Oct 102016



On October 28 Godz Ov War Productions will release the third album, Sepulchral Psalms From The Abyss Of Torment, by the Polish blackened death metal power trio Kingdom. Today’s it’s our pleasure to present the premiere stream of the album’s third track, “Forsaken Tribe“.

A song like this warrants a warning: If you have body armor handy, it would be wise to strap it on, and stretching your neck muscles would be a good idea, too. “Forsaken Tribe” is a megaton crusher, and when Kingdom really shift into rampaging gear at the 0:40 mark, it becomes a hell of a headbang trigger, too. Continue reading »

Aug 162016

Khonsu-The Xun Protectorate


I’ve returned from Olympia where I spent three days and four nights immersed in the wonders of Migration Fest. While I still need to write a recap of the festival’s final day to accompany two previously posted recaps, I’ve also started exploring developments in the world of metal that I missed while I was out and about in Olympia. Unsurprisingly, I missed a lot. I’ve selected a mere quintet of items to recommend in this round-up — four of them from old favorites of our site and one by a very striking newcomer.


To say that we’ve been eagerly anticipating the new album from Norway’s Khonsu would be an understatement. Earlier this year, our man Andy Synn named it as one of his five most anticipated albums of this year, largely on the strength of the band’s 2012 debut album Anomalia, which he called “without doubt one of the strongest and most creative debut albums in living metal memory”. And now, finally, we have more details about the album along with a video trailer for it. Continue reading »