Lord of Evil

Garage-level bands are usually condemned to the usage of the same rudimentary forms which causes their music to be dominated by the distorted guitar which constitutes the common ground for metal, hardcore, grind and oi. But at the same time there is often a struggle to somehow project desired message into those almost universal, objective structures with only small variations, just as Hellhammer was struggling with confinements of the form, despite being wholly avant-garde in its visions. And it seems that if there is truly a will, it will successfully color those rudimentary structures with desired character.

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Tau Cross Releases New Track “Burn With Me” From Upcoming Album Messengers of Deception

Revolutionary but traditional metal/punk band Tau Cross — continuing, among others, the legacy of legendary hardcore band Amebix — unleashes its forthcoming album Messengers of Deception on December 4th, but has released a teaser track for the song “Burn With Me,” featuring a video by Jakob Moth which showcases some of the imagery and aesthetics behind the band. This continues the search for a single voice between punk, metal, and hard rock that avoids both commercialism and indecisive polyglot, instead creating a powerful sound of dissent and exploration.

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Sacramentum Detail Finis Malorum Re-Issue

Following up on an earlier announcement, Vic Records released the complete details:

Re-issue of legendary 1994 mini cd plus two covers tracks (Sepultura’s ‘The Cure/ Antichrist’ and Mercyful Fate’s ‘Black Masses’), their 5 track 1993 demo ‘Sedes Impiorum’, and one very early and rare track. All tracks are carefully digitalized, restored and remastered by Achilleas Kalantzis at Suncord Audiolab (Varathron, Benediction,Gomorrah). The booklet contains extensive liner notes by French journalist Olivier ‘Zoltar’Badin (Cathedral, Dark Funeral, Treblinka) and many rare pictures. Finis Malorum was recorded in Unisound Studios, Sweden with Dan Swano (Katatonia, Opeth, Dissection) and the cover tracks were recorded with Kings Diamond’s Andy Laroque at his Los Angered Recordings studio. Supreme Swedish melodic Black/Death Metal! Sacramentum recently reformed and will release their new album on Century Media.

Should be out on October 30, appropriately.

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