Hello once again dear reader!
Hope you enjoyed the last issue and have been itching to get your hands on this, the next instalment, featuring no less than an eight-page feature with the brilliant Inquisition ahead of their new album Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith [PAUSE FOR BREATH]. 2016 has already seen some absolutely crushing releases, and as we head toward the latter part of the year this trend looks set to continue, which in a world as turbulent as ours is good to bloody hear, eh?
So, this issue we've dug down deep to pull together a cast to satisfy even the most fussy readers, from our gargantuan conversation with Dagon, to the controversial A.M.S.G., the verbally difficult Profanatica, to Godflesh's Justin Broadrick, to some smelly old-school crust brought to you courtesy of Cormac's re-animated Anger Burning section, to the arguable madness of Reverend Kriss Hades in Nathan's trip back in time via his Exhume To Consume capsule... I think it's pretty safe to say that whilst we're appearing late onsale again (I am really fucking sorry!!!) at least we're sticking to our promise of delivering editorial content that you won't - under any circumstances - find under any other glossy magazine cover - nor a matt or a digital one for that matter!
And, if like me you enjoy looking at the pictures alongside all the long and impressive printed words, it's also with great pleasure that we're able to include photography this issue by the extraordinary Pete Beste. Pete's shots of Darkthrone appeared on our very first edition and for me, made the difference between issue 001 being a great first issue or a really great one. He has the knack of capturing a certain hard-to-capture something, and I hope you'll agree that his Inquisition shots are testament to that.
Anyway, you know the drill: eyes to the right for this issue's full list of contents and we'll see you in September with another edition, along with some tales from this year's Bloodstock Festival no doubt. Have an excellent rest of your summer from all of us at the magazine and as always, thanks for your readership!
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REGULAR FEATURESA.M.S.G. | Profanatica | Baptism | Cauchemar | Castle | Hammers Of Misfortune | Iskra | Dylan Carlson | Khost/Godflesh | Monolithe | Ringworm | Whitechapel | Svart Label Spotlight: High Fighter & Sink
UNDERGROUND BLACK METAL SECTIONBaise Ma Haiche | Neige Et Noirceur | Front | Invehertex | Shataan | Nox Formulae
DARK ENTRIES | DARK AMBIENTPhonotek | Vortex | Beyond Sensory Experience
ANGER BURNING | CRUST, PUNK, D-BEATFatum | Swordwielder | Cancer Spreading
RAPID FIREBlack Absinthe | Head Of The Demon | Crowhurst | Black Crown Initiate | Fistula | Blood Incantation | Zeal & Ardor | The Bendal Interlude | Dulvitund | Countless Skies | Raging Speedhorn
SENTENCINGAudio reviews including the ZT Soundcheck and Release Of The Issue Live reviews
- LABEL PROFILE | Dark Descent
- EXHUME TO CONSUME | Rev Kriss Hades
- ON THE RACK | Dan Swano
- ARTIST PROFILE | Realm Of The Damned
- VIEW FROM THE BUNKER | Alan 'Nemtheanga' Averill's column