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LUNATIC HOOKER SPEAK TO ZT ABOUT EMBRACING THE FILTH

With their debut album Embracing The Filth being just around the corner, Zero Tolerance found a nice excuse to ask London sludge/grinders Lunatic Hooker a few questions. Guitarist Ross told us all about extreme music, sick situations, and being nice to others. ZT: Can you give us a brief history of the band? What brought you together and what are you hoping to achieve with the band? LH: The origin of the band started a couple of years ago. On evening I was sat watching the ‘Extreme Metal’ episode of the Metal Evolution TV series and thinking to myself that I quite fancied getting back to playing some extreme metal, and that very evening...
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ALAN ‘NEMTHEANGA’ AVERILL’S VIEW FROM THE BUNKER: TOUR TALES

With very few exceptions, every issue of Zero Tolerance over the past 6 – 7 years has featured Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill’s column (yes, that loud mouth from Primordial, Dread Sovereign and other degenerate bands); from recounting the weird and sometimes hilarious experiences of his globe-trotting as he tours the world with his bands – to social commentary, the man at the front has something to say about, well, just about everything. Some of it you might like, some you might hate – some might go right over your head or give you an involuntary facepalm, we don’t really think he cares – but...
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ZT EXCLUSIVE: FULL STREAM OF INFERNO – GNOSIS KARDIAS (OF TRANSCENSION AND INVOLUTION)

ZT heave teamed up with W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS to present an exclusive stream of INFERNO‘s highly anticipated seventh album (which is released today),  Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution). A work of almost impossible magnitude, INFERNO’s latest long-player sees this long-running Czech cult go from strength to strength, daring to dream beyond black metal whilst finding its innermost core, resulting in an opus which both scales feverish heights and plumbs fathomless depths – simultaneously. Simply, it is a work of both boundless beauty and even-more-boundless darkness. Since the band’s conception in 1995, the...
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ZT EXCLUSIVE: UK SNUFF GRINDERS BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS STREAM NEW ALBUM

Some music was meant to stay underground, or so the saying goes – and some music was meant to stay in a filthy basement, knee-deep in gore, knitting a new pair of socks with someone’s entrails. Welcome to the deranged world of Basement Torture Killings. The original line-up of BTK first escaped from their asylums, secure units and maximum security prisons back in 2007. They were drawn together by fate and stayed together due to their mutual interest in death metal, grindcore and killing. They evaded capture long enough to record a demo, an EP and two albums, The Second Cumming, which was released through Arcane Productions in 2011 and...
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ZT INTERROGATION: RUINED FAMILIES

Following up from their successful mini-tour in support of their brilliant new album Education, Zero Tolerance caught up with Athenian noise-makers Ruined Families for a Q&A on their new album, current state of affairs, and the future of hardcore. Screamer Takis Zontiros responded.     ZT: What is it that we need to know about Ruined Families before any conversation starts? TZ: Ruined Families is a band playing aggressive, politically-charged hardcore punk music from Athens, Greece.   ZT: How would you describe your style? TZ: For this record, we chose to define ourselves as a ‘futurist hardcore’ band. This...
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ZT PREMIERE: DUTCH DARK LORDS ULSECT STREAM A NEW TRACK

“The track ‘Our Trivial Toil’ depicts absolute futility. The colliding ways of man leading to inevitable doom. The oppressive force displayed throughout this song makes it one of the heaviest on our debut; even midst passages of deceptive calm, imminent terror lurks beneath the surface, ready to seize occasion…” comment Ulsect on the track premiere we’re streaming below having joined forces with their label Season Of Mist. It is hard to imagine The Netherlands’ Tilburg as the heart of darkness. Yet in musical terms, this expression qualifies as an apt description for the homely Dutch city that has...
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ZT EXCLUSIVE: ACRIMONIOUS STREAM NEW ALBUM ELEVEN DRAGONS

ZT have teamed up with W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS to present an exclusive stream of ACRIMONIOUS‘ highly anticipated third album, Eleven Dragons. A work of unimaginable might, of enduring and unyielding spiritual will, Eleven Dragons is the sound of serious and thoroughly occult BLACK/DEATH metal given shape and successive flight. It is the many-splendored brilliance of eternal (and eternally damning) illumination, spread across 11 hymns in an engrossing ‘n’ engaging 67 minutes. It is the promise – and subsequent sonic manifestation, at their respective times of study – of ACRIMONIOUS’ celebrated first two albums...
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