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LIVE REVIEW: THE OCEAN, DOWNFALL OF GAIA AND HEROD

THE OCEAN + DOWNFALL OF GAIA + HEROD March 2019, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Words and pic: Graham Matthews It is a night full of fine quality progressive metal, executed brilliantly in a wonderful atmosphere, when The Ocean call in at one of the best beloved independent venues in Leeds. Switzerland’s...

ZT INTERROGATION: LOWEN CONJURE UP SOME MAJESTIC DOOM

Fresh from releasing their wonderful debut album, two-thirds of doom outfit Lowen tell ZT how they came to be an entity and why they like it slow and mystifying. It’s fair to say that doom metal has enjoyed a fantastic time of late, with the likes of Pallbearer, YOB and more releasing some of their finest...

ZT INTERROGATION: GRIMNER PREPARE TO DO BATTLE IN THE UK

Swedish folk metal outfit Grimner are celebrating their tenth anniversary with the release of album number three and their first ever UK tour in March. Graham Matthews fired a few questions over to chief flute player Johan Rydberg. Looking like they stepped off the set of Vikings, Sweden’s Grimner can be...

NAPALM DEATH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR AND WORMROT PREPARE TO GRIND GLASTONBURY

British grindcore legends Napalm Death have been announced to play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Joining them will be Extreme Noise Terror, Wormrot and Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life. The four acts (with more to be announced) will be appearing in the Shangri-La area of the festival, on the...

BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS ON THEIR BERYL RITUALS

Having just released their third ‘killer’ album and celebrating ten years in the business this year, we caught up with Basement Torture Killings for their sick and twisted celebrations. It’s not been an easy few years for Basement Torture Killings since their last release, 2014’s A Night Of Brutal...

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