Blazing across the hills of Colombia comes a force for metal that cannot be silenced (no, not Duncan Hills Coffee): the music of Mantus. Featuring on our Dread Lair special this week, my fascination is what lies behind the music; what drives the … read more
Alongside Demonic Resurrection, Kryptos can be seen as one of the most longest standing Indian metal bands. Their music has been described as ” an amalgamation of aggressive riffing, melodic lines and ambient drumming”. I spoke to Nolan Lewis, guitarist/vocalist of this metal … read more
Indian Extreme Metal is much of an unknown for us in the West but for DEMONIC RESURRECTION it is an unmistakeable way of life. Dripping with anticipation I crept into the demon’s lair to indulge in a quick human sacrifice with DEMONSTEALER…
It could be said that many of us take our metal for granted: it is always there to uplift us, and those who can play guitar can always knock out a quick riff or two to chase away the winter blues. But to quote the mighty Priest, what if metal itself was “breaking the law”? BILOCATE are a hardworking metal band who find themselves in just such a position on a day to day basis, originating from Jordan which is a Hashemite kingdom whose legal system is based largely on Islamic law. I spoke to vocalist Ramzi Essayed from the relative safety of my London residence.
Christian? Metal? Despite our fascination with the dark side, there seems to have been an alternative strain of light-tinged metal stretching out from the fretboard, from the early doom-meanderings of Trouble’s “Psalm 9” to the yellow-and-black hair attack that was Stryper. One of … read more