Colombian Metal: Mantus

Monday, May 9, 2011 Category: Blog Tags: , ,

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


Indian Metal: Kryptos

Saturday, January 22, 2011 Category: Blog Tags: ,

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 Metal: Demonic Resurrection

Saturday, January 22, 2011 Category: Blog

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…


BILOCATE: breaking the law?

Sunday, December 12, 2010 Category: Blog Tags: ,

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.


A Hill To Die Upon (ep.183)

Sunday, December 5, 2010 Category: Blog

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