The German death metallers of Chemnitz are back with a heavy, obscure mini-album six years after releasing their original debut “...Smouldering”.
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Paul, drummer of one of the world's most provocative bands, sat down with me for a chat. Read what he has to say about an external communications plan, label connections and their recent album "Red Before Black".
Memoriam – The Silent Vigil (2018) Review by Estelle for Metalegion Magazine on the 31st of May 2018 TRACKLIST Soulless Parasite Nothing Remains From the Flames The Silent Vigil Bleed the Same As Bridges Burn The New Dark Ages No Known Grave Weaponised Fear Dronestrike V3 Prisoners of War RELEASE DETAILS Genre: Death Metal Label: Nuclear… Continue reading MEMORIAM. So old school death metal still can be played properly?
Interview with vocalist Karl Willetts from Memoriam Interview for Metalegion Magazine by Estelle on the 19th of February 2018 Hi Karl! First of all thanks a lot for being down to talk to me even at this late hour! My first question would be, what would you say is the most satisfying thing you’ve ever… Continue reading “A lot of the lyrics on this new album are all very reflective of the world that we live in” – Karl Willetts (ex-Bolt Thrower, Memoriam)
And it's here again: The third issue of Metalegion Magazine, another project I am contributing to is out and ready to be purchased for the price of 6€ (printed version) or 0.99€ (digital version)! This time the magazine features my interviews with Karl Willetts of Memoriam and ex-Bolt Thrower, Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse and Marcel "Schmier"… Continue reading Metalegion Magazine #3
The second issue of Metalegion Magazine, another exciting project I am contributing to is now out and ready to be purchased for the fair price of 6€ (printed version) or 0.99€ (digital version)! Besides lots of other highlights, the issue features my in-depth interviews with top acts of the metal scene like Running Wild or Sodom, a few reviews… Continue reading Metalegion Magazine #2
Finally have time again so I decided to design some things for my new room. Making a wallpainting came in mind, then how much I love the eye motive on album covers, then how difficult it would be to try painting Morbus Chron`s artwork Sleepers in the Rift, so at the end I went with… Continue reading Living in the pupil of 1000 eyes
It's finally done, turned out well I think. Gotta love this one :)
Interview with Martin van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail of Bullets, Grand Supreme Blood Court, ex-Pestilence) Interview by Estelle at Brutal Assault on the 6th of August 2015 Hi Martin, thank you very much for giving the chance and doing the interview for Darkness Unseen! First I'd like to ask, in which band and in which period… Continue reading “Asphyx will always be Asphyx – what you see is what you get” – Martin van Drunen (Asphyx, Hail of Bullets, ex-Pestilence)
Here's an audible answer of my Obituary interview made with Donald in January 2015 [read the full interview here]. The reason why I wanted you guys to hear how he speaks is that I guess he is one of the best interviewees any journalist could get: I didn't have to stop for a minute thinking about any section… Continue reading A little piece of the interview made with Donald Tardy
Making lists has never been my cup of tea but let's try. (Including EPs) 1. Morbus Chron - Sweven At first the Swedish Morbus Chron's second album didn't convince me but I can't describe how much the record grew on me a few months after the first listening – I got to the point where I consider it to be no… Continue reading My top 10 of 2014 albums
Interview with Donald Tardy (Obituary, Tardy Brothers) on Obituary's new album 'Inked in Blood' Interview for Metalegion Magazine by Estelle on the 21st of January 2015 Hello Donald, thank you so much for doing the interview for the magazine! Could you select 3 albums that you either consider your all-time favourites or that had an… Continue reading “We kept it very true to what we used to do back in the day” – Donald Tardy (Obituary, Tardy Brothers)
Interview with John Tardy (Obituary, Tardy Brothers) Interview for Metalegion Magazine by Estelle on Brutal Assault XIX, on the 7th of August 2014 Hello John, first of all thank you very much for doing this interview for Metalegion Magazine! What do you think is the main reason of Obituary's success? I guess we just like… Continue reading “I don’t think you can go out and say ‘I want to be different’, because if you try to set that goal, you are never going to get anything done” – John Tardy (Obituary, Tardy Brothers)
Morbus Chron - Sleepers in the Rift LP, 2012 Detest Records Morbus Chron - Sweven LP, Century Media 2014 Just look at that amazing booklet and all the little details!
Interview with vocalist Robert Andersson and bassist Dag Landin from Morbus Chron Interview by Estelle on the 18th of October 2014 on Live Evil festival in London The Swedish death metallers Morbus Chron – whose name comes from a kind of illness also known as Crohn's disease – have proven to be one outstanding, unique band… Continue reading “We let it become whatever it becomes” – Robert Andersson (Morbus Chron)
There are several Morbus Chron shirts but none with the artwork of Sleepers which actually became one of my all time favorites (same for the album itself), so I decided to make a shirt for myself. This was my first attempt ever and it turned out really beautifully, I'm happy :D
[I apologize in advance for not all parts of this report being completely objective as it was such a personal treat for me that I'll most likely never forget. Can be considered as some kind of an experience-report. :)] Concert review: Overtures of War tour 2014 – Bolt Thrower/Morgoth/Incantation – 25th of September 2014, Wien… Continue reading BOLT THROWER, MORGOTH, INCANTATION. One word: epicness
Interview with Marc Grewe (Morgoth, Insidious Disease) Interview by Estelle on the 25th of September 2014 Hi Marc, first of all thank you very much for doing this interview! Firstly I would like to ask, in which period do you think Morgoth was on the highlight of its career, creativity or composing capability? It's hard to… Continue reading “We basically just do the stuff that we want to do” – Marc Grewe (Morgoth, Insidious Disease)
So, there was a Nunslaughter-Demonical-Warfect gig on the 17th of July in Graz, me and my friend were planning to go there for a month, we just couldn't find anyone with a car isn't full going there. We were searching for weeks but then we said "okay fuck it" and decided to go by hitchhiking, so… Continue reading “Pure fucking metal-hitchhiking over 400km”