Category: Features

Six Blasphemies – Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen’s Current Playlist

For the November edition of Staff Infections, Metal Review’s Sasha Horn extended an invitation to Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, Twilight Of The Gods, ex-Mayhem) to contribute his own playlist. He responded with six

Demilich – Excerpts From A 17-Year Swansong

originally written by Juho Mikkonen It’s rather unfortunate that the term “cult” (let’s just pretend that the other transcription doesn’t even exist) has gone through a process of depreciation through inflation of Weimarian proportions and

An Interview With Pestilence – The Quest for the Holy Grail

Originally written by Melissa Mercury. Hailing from the Netherlands, the influential death metal band Pestilence can be credited with creating the foundation for what death metal is today. Originating in 1986, they exploded onto the scene with

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Sunday 7/4/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen For your average dickface-cum-festival-goer the third and final day at Tuska is not usually that much about resurrection of biblical proportions. In lieu of getting a new life or a

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Saturday 7/3/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen As the first day of the revelry finally culminated in Devin Townsend’s mesmerizing Ziltoid-spectacle, our quartet of first-string journalism was well on its way to reach objectionable levels of self-imposed

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Friday 7/2/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen For the uninitiated: Tuska Open Air is the biggest and oldest running extreme metal festival in Finland. By no means am I trying to say that it’s also the most

An Interview With Torture Division

Originally written by Erik Thomas. In my many years of metal journalism, I’ve met and interviewed numerous folks. None are more entertaining than Lord K Philipson, he of The Project Hate MCMXCIX and the now-defunct God Among Insects. With

An Interview With Alcest – Luminous Dimensions

Originally written by Patrick Rennick. One of metal’s greatest strengths as a stalwart sonic form is the enduring musical backbone laid down by its original innovators. Within the major metal genres,characteristic musical elements exist. For