BECOME THE WATCHER – “TRAUMA”

Prepare to be trampled under hoof for Durban based berzerkers Become The Watcher are due to lay siege to your synaptic chasms in the most crushing fashion with the title track from their upcoming album ‘Trauma’. Due to be premiered this very night on Burgstudio figurehead France The Planet’s ‘Monday Night Metal Madness’, ‘Trauma’ is … Read more

CHAOS DOCTRINE – ‘AND IN THE BEGINNING…THEY LIED’

The latest album by Johannesburg based wrecking crew Chaos Doctrine entitled ‘And In The Beginning… They Lied’ is a devastating piece of aural damage that deserves your attention. I have been salivating like a lovelorn ape at the prospect of wrapping my ears around this slab of scorch and finally have been given the opportunity … Read more

GHAST – DAWN

Ladies and gentleman prepare to be pummeled into submission for Port Elizabeth based purveyors of punishing Deathcore infused Metalcore Ghast have just released their debut album entitled ‘Dawn’ and it is explosive! This blistering foray into sonic carnage is ferocious and fraught with voracity. Beginning with the eerie tones and ominous atmospherics of “Abaddon Birth” … Read more

LABORED BREATH – ‘DYSPNEA’

Released courtesy of the magnificent Sentient Ruin Laboratories, ‘Dyspnea’ by Labored Breath is a chaotic maelstrom of raw frenzied Black Metal that convulses like a contortionist on ketamine.This thirty six minute descent into aural devastation is akin to being enveloped in a cesspool of barbed wire and blood spattered limbs. Beginning with the mangled auricular … Read more

KENNETH HUGH – ‘FAR OUT PLACES’

Prepare to embark on a journey of epic proportions. Your conductor for this ride into the fantastical is multi-instrumentalist and creative fountainhead, the inimitable, Kenneth Hugh. Ladies and gentleman, this maven of magnificent musicianship will transport you to ravishing realms that exist beyond the mundane reality you call home. Strap in and enjoy the ride … Read more

THE IRIDIUM EXPERIMENT – ‘OKESUTORA’

Folks, prepare to be floored and awed in equal measure for the Instrumental version of the EP ‘Hero.Victim.Villian’by The Iridium Experiment is a scintillating exercise in musicianship and instrumentation that will leave you reeling in a state of blissful reverie. With a revamped production that is robust and sparkles with sumptuous clarity, the anthemic melodies … Read more

GRAVESEND – METHODS OF HUMAN DISPOSAL

Hold on to your sanity because once you take the plunge into the depauched, depraved and deliciously disgusting filth-encrusted Grindcore plied by Gravesend you may just descend into a state of blissful psychosis. Perhaps that is the point for I loved every homicidal minute of ‘Methods Of Human Disposal’ released by the indomitable 20BuckSpin collective. … Read more

SUFFERING HOUR – THE CYCLIC RECKONING

Prepare to be engulfed in a punishing, pitch black and pummeling sonic morass of utterly malevolent Blackened Death Metal that is raw, ravaging and atmospheric in equal measure. Welcome to the twisted and tumultuous world inhabited by Suffering Hour. On their fourth release and second full length, the monolithic, ‘The Cyclic Reckoning’, this Minnesota based … Read more