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PANTHEIST ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

News reached us today that the UK’s standard bearers of the Funeral Doom sound, Pantheist, have been hard at work forging the latest entry into their esteemed canon. We’re told it’s taken time and patience but now, seven years after their self-titled album, the UK-based four-piece are ready to announce the release of their fifth full-length: Seeking Infinity. According to the information we’ve received, listeners can expect the album to be a “decisive return to the band’s funeral doom roots whilst still incorporating the atmospheric and progressive elements that have become an integral part of Pantheist’s...
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GUITARIST RALPH SANTOLLA PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 48

In the current issue’s editorial message I commented that I hoped we’d be going to press without the need to add another RIP on the magazine’s spine, at least, not for a while – so many musicians have died over the past months – and all of them too soon. But we learned that this won’t be the case, as it’s with more sadness that we’re announcing yet another untimely death as guitarist Ralph Santolla has passed away following a heart attack on 31 May 2018 where he subsequently fell into a coma; his life support was withdrawn and the guitarist died on 6th June 2018. Santolla’s distinctive...
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DREADFEST: LEEDS’ D.I.Y. FESTIVAL REVIEWED!

DREADFEST, MARCH 2018, TEMPLE OF BOOM, LEEDS Words: Chris “Frenchie” French Pics: Stuart Bendiks (Scapegoat.tv) https://www.facebook.com/scapegoat.tv/ Dreadfest is a DIY festival taking place at DIY venue (and probably the coldest place in England) Temple Of Boom in Leeds, UK. 38 European bands from all of the most extreme ends of the music spectrum are showcased in this spectacular sold out event. The Friday pre-show is just a prelude of the carnage to come, with  Deus Vermin creating a dense and suffocating atmosphere with their colossal take on black metal. French noise duo F.A.S.P. beat a table full of pedals so hard it is in...
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VIDEO PREMIERE: HOLLAND’S SHYLMAGOGHNAR SHARE THEIR NEW VIDEO VIA ZT MAG!

We’ve joined forces with Napalm Records to give you an advance listen to a new track from atmospheric black metallers Shylmagoghnar‘s forthcoming album, Transience. Hailing from the Netherlands, Shylmagoghnar have become one of the most spoken of extreme metal duos in underground metal throughout the years. With their 2014 debut album Emergence – and without having signed to a label – their album reached nearly 1,700,000 views on the band’s YouTube channel. One half of the gruesome twosome, Nimblkorg, comments on the track that’s shared below: “Though time flows in directions unknown, one certainty...
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ZT INTERROGATION: DON’T JUDGE A BAND BY ITS NAME – AT LEAST, NOT OF FEATHER AND BONE. JO...

With most issues we end up with content that gets moved about and doesn’t make it into print. It’s sad, we know – but it’d be even sadder if we didn’t share these pieces with you here. Enjoy! JOHN MINCEMOYER ENTERS THE EXTREME METAL REALM OF DENVER, COLORADO TO EXCHANGE WORDS WITH BASSIST/VOCALIST AS FROM ONE OF ITS LATEST PRODUCTS, OF FEATHER AND BONE. As a moniker, Of Feather And Bone strikes an evocative and intriguing balance between the poetic beauty and naked savagery one might find and/or see in nature. When asked to elaborate on this idea bassist/vocalist AS replies: “The band name kind of came from...
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ZT INTERROGATION: CHRIS KEE JOINS CONJURER’S BRADY DEEPROSE DEEP IN THE MIRE

With most issues we end up with content that gets moved about and doesn’t make it into print. It’s sad, we know – but it’d be even sadder if we didn’t share these pieces with you here. Enjoy! CHRIS KEE JOINS CONJURER’S BRADY DEEPROSE DEEP IN THE MIRE. “After the EP, the process for which was very divisive and tense, it’s a massive breath of fresh air to all be on the same page,” begins Brady as we look back at the creation of new album, Mire. “It’s a lot more cohesive and exciting, it certainly sounds a lot more like what we envisaged. I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to marry so many...
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ZT PREMIERE: LISTEN TO ALKALOID’S NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Since it’s released tomorrow (18 May) we’ve joined forces with those good people at Season Of Mist so that you can have a listen to Alkaloid‘s brand new album Liquid Anatomy.  Taking its name from a class of chemical compounds that are often used for pharmacological ends and sometimes even possess psychotropic capabilities, Alkaloid is defined through the field of tension created between various musical opposites. The band merges extreme metal and other genres of music into a unique progressive style that the listener might somehow find familiar but has not heard its exact like yet. Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura,...
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