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ZT INTERROGATION: TEUTONIC TITANS ATROCITY HAMMER HOME THE HORROR

As the pulverizing middle leg of their Okkult series of albums is released by Massacre Records to widespread acclaim, Atrocity vocalist Alexander Krull and guitarist Tosso Bauer, share their thoughts on the German veterans’ new album, and plenty more besides, with ZT’s Paul Castles. ZT: So your new album, Okkult II, has just been released – how are you all feeling feel about it? Alex: We are all very excited about the new album and it turned out killer! All the feedback from the fans has been amazing!! The international reviews for the album have been fantastic, too! Wow! Okkult II went immediately into the German album...
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Infera Bruo stream new track with ZT

ZT have teamed up with Prosthetic Records to bring you a stream from Boston based black metal quartet INFERA BRUO, (ex-Trap Them), who present Scorne, taken from Cerement, a challenging new album rooted in primordial blackened energy whilst still following their experimental instincts.   Infera Bruo isn’t progressive for the sake of being progressive, they just do what comes naturally. Cerement, the band’s third full length LP is a testament to that. The album was produced by Baudhuin and mastered by Brad Boatright. It contains 8 tracks of at times, warm and lush, while at others, harsh and cold, black metal. Acoustic guitars...
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INFESTUS UNVEIL NEW TRACK WITH ZT

ZT have teamed up with Debemur Morti to bring you a stream of the new song Thron aus Trümmern from the Infestus albumThrypsis.   While still distinctly Black Metal in outlook, with each album INFESTUS pass through another obscure void of estrangement towards a clearly identifiable realm of tangible pain. Thrypsis removes another layer of murk, exposing the metallic core with frightening clarity. Band mastermind Andras took 4 years to craft, refine and record these seven new spells which take their multi-faceted dark metal to another level. Thrypsis will be out on October 5 worldwide and is available now for pre-order in special...
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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 work in recent years, while the old masters in Sleep, The Obsessed and others just keep going. That can make it difficult to stand out for anyone fresh to the scene, but London-based trio Lowen have made a great attempt at doing so. Melding elements of doom and stoner metal with a progressive edge and Middle Eastern charm (mostly through...
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ZT STREAM NEW CEMETERY URN ALBUM BARBARIC RETRIBUTION

ZT have teamed up with HELLS HEADBANGERS to bring you an advance listen to the new CEMETERY URN album, Barbaric Retribution. By now, CEMETERY URN should need no introduction. A staple of the Australian extreme metal scene, for over a decade now, the band have been a study in staunch self-reliance, self-booking two highly successful tours across the United States as well as releasing their first two albums on their own Cemetery Recordings. Following up the momentum created by last year’s poised ‘n’ powerful Cemetery Urn, CEMETERY URN strike with arguably their most vicious record yet. Ever aptly titled, Barbaric...
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NORWEGIAN MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST SYLVAINE VIDEO/TRACK PREMIERE NOW PLAYING!

We’ve joined forces with our friends at Season Of Mist to premiere the new video and new music from Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine. Entitled ‘Abeyance’ the track is taken from her forthcoming album Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone, due for release on 2 November. The artist comments:”’Abeyance’ is one of the most diverse and uplifting tracks on Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone. The drums provided by Stéphane ‘Neige’ Paut, who also composed the bass-line for the song, creates a groovy backdrop for a grave message embedded in the music, of humanity’s cruelty towards itself, as well as the inner decay and...
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LO! SHARE ANOTHER STUNNING VIDEO VIA ZTMAG.COM

Although Vestigial – Lo!’s album that the track in the video here is taken from – was released last October through Pelagic Records, this is a brand new clip for the track ‘Gods Of Ruin’ and we’re sharing it as it’s really worth watching. “The concept for the video was conceived by Carl and Adrian (Shapiro) wanting to find a unique and interesting way to use live footage in one of our music videos,” the Sydney-based band comment. “The base footage was shot by a friend of our Marmo in Cluj Napoca, Romania at a show there in October 2017. It’s a single shot and is a great...
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