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Kvarforth on delayed Shining VII

Swedish nutcase Niklas Kvarforth has spoken about the continued delay to the forthcoming Shining album, “VII / Född Förlorare.” “Despite the fact that the album was recorded two years ago, it has still not been mixed.  Our producer has been concentrating on recording other artists instead of...

Captain Beefheart passes away age 69

Experimental rock pioneer and visual artist Don Van Vliet, otherwise known as Captain Beefheart has passed away age 69 today in California from problems with multiple sclerosis. Despite never crossing into the fast lane of mainstream success, his works are revered as unique and incredibly influential to a...

Repugnant announce new album title…

Sweden’s sickest sons have announced the album title for their upcoming full length, due to be released around March 2011 as “Toxic Contagion.” There are talks of an EP later in the year too, along with the now long overdue re-release of all their demos on DLP. With a recent batch of...

De profundis take on India: Exclusive Tour Diary

London-based progressive extreme metal band De Profundis celebrated its five year anniversary last month. In that time, De Profundis released two full-length albums, played 51 concerts across 11 countries, did two international tours, supporting the likes of Iron Maiden, Nevermore and Opeth. … The...

Featured Releases: Teitanblood! Embrace of Thorns!

Premier underground black/death label Nuclear Winter has redeployed two WMDs from its arsenal of unstoppable sounds. Greek death metal titans Embrace of Thorns had their 2009 offering “Atonement Ritual” re-released via tape this week in limited quantites (200 copies!). These God-hammering...

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