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BLACK FRIDAY: UK EXCLUSIVE OFFER

We’re kicking off our Black Friday Weekend Sale with a special offer exclusively for UK readers! In the first of our offers, UK residents can choose between two subscription terms – both include a special Black Friday discount AND a free copy of Electric Wizard’s latest CD ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’. “A depraved, heady, sinuous mixture of drugged-out sexual decadence, death-tripping devil worship and whip-lashed violence, Electric Wizard sound reinvigorated.”– John Mincemoyer, 5/6, ZT issue 081. Here’s the details: 6 ISSUES: Pay for 5 issues and get the 6th free: was £21.99, now £19.79,...
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EXPERIMENTAL LITHUANIAN SLUDGE BAND ERDVE UNVEIL A NEW TRACK

We’re teamed up with Season Of Mist so that you can sample a track from Lithuania’s Erdve. Sharing no less than the title-track, the band comment: “Our debut album’s title-track ‘Vaitojimas’ is also the very first song that we wrote. The song signifies the core, essence, and attitude of Erdve and sounds as it is – a pounding statement of primal violence, which is lyrically explained in the context of religious justification.” The full album is due for release on 9 February 2018 and you can pre-order a copy by pointing your mouse at this location. When Erdve formed in the Lithuanian capital...
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UNVEILING CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’S PAUL BOOTH DIRECTED ‘SPECTRAL WAR’ VIDEO

Yes, yes, we all know who they are so no big introductions required. Instead, we’re pleased to report that we’ve joined forces with Napalm Records to unveil Cavalera Conspiracy‘s new video for the track ‘Spectral War’, taken from their brand new Psychosis album which has been released TODAY! “Our new video ‘Spectral War’ was directed by the great tattoo artist, Paul Booth. It focuses on the idea of manipulating war through the ages! I’m very excited for the release of Psychosis! Death/thrash Metal is back to set the world on fire!!!” says a pumped Max Cavalera, who’s clearly pleased with...
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WE DISCUSS ‘THE FORCES OF DARKNESS’ WITH GERMANY’S REBEL SOULS

We caught up Germany’s Rebel Souls for a long-overdue chat about the band’s debut full-length The Forces Of Darkness; an album it transpires, that was written 15 long years ago… “Rebel Souls is a death metal project originally hailing from Thuringia, Germany, founded in 2000 by then 17-year old Thomas Plewnia (Guitars) and Stefan Hielscher (Bass, Vocals). Named after the second album of Polish underground veterans Damnation, we aimed to produce fast and raw death metal in the vein of Vader, Vomitory or Krisiun. Between 2000 and 2003, we home-recorded a couple of demos and played a handful of local gigs. However, our...
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WE PUT CANADA’S MANGLER THROUGH THE WRINGER…

Canada’s Mangler included a great track on issue 080’s covermount CD, so we grabbed them for a few words about it and other things… “When we started the band our goal was to write straight-forward, hard hitting death/thrash. We really love bands from the mid and late 80s that were bridging the gap between thrash metal and early death metal, we try and incorporate both those styles into our riffs and sound. We also try and put traditional heavy metal riffs into our songs as well,” say Canada’s Mangler when we question them about their output – which you can hear on issue 080’s covermount CD – which is...
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PERU’S PSICORRAGIA DISCUSS LIFE, DEATH AND THEIR ALBUM MADREMUERTE

We caught up with Psicorragia to see what keeps Peru’s blackened doom/death veterans alive and kicking. “Our lineup has practically remained the same over the years. At one point a member retired, but he came back later. On drums though it was a definitive change; five years ago Teo Suchero joined the band. Since then, we have been the same old men,” says Mario of Peru’s Psicorragia. “We’ve been spreading South American death doom metal,” he adds. Since 1994 we should add! If you’re wondering what Psicorragia’s version of blackened death/doom sounds like, then you need look no further...
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“WE HAVE NO HEROES”: VULTURIC EYE DISCUSS FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH….

Vulturic Eye are an oddly interesting bunch; confident – or maybe even slightly confrontational? This conundrum, along with the inclusion of their track ‘Mars Sector 6’ on one of our covermount CDs led us to dig around in their musical manifesto for more information. “There is no hierarchy in Vulturic Eye, there is no personality. We could claim to be called Jason and live our life as a chivalric knight but that would be a fiction,” comes the answer from the UK’s Vulturic Eye as we approach the collective to find out more. “We have been circling the underground for many years and continue to do so...
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