A Fist in the Face of God pays tribute to the mighty Bathory with an archived radio show that includes thoughts from Fenriz, Sindre Solem (Obliteration) and more: http://afistinthefaceofgod.blogspot.com/2012/06/maniac-monday-obituary-ix-hail-quorthon.html
A Fist in the Face of God interviews the dudes from Norwegian thrash act/Obliteration sideproject Nekromantheon: http://afistinthefaceofgod.blogspot.com/2012/01/interview-with-kick-sindre-of.html
is offering up a track from the new Execration album "Odes of the occult" for free download: http://duplicate-records.com/mp3/web_mp3/05_-_A_Crutch_For_Consolation.mp3
If you're into brutal old-school-favored death metal ala 2009's brilliant Obliteration LP "Nekropsalms", you'll probably want this too.
Obliteration's much sought-after album "Nekropsalms" is finally getting a domestic US release via : http://www.forcefieldrecords.org/store/
Copies are limited so if you missed it last time, you better get on it now. It's a modern classic.
Looks like will be doing a much-needed repress of Obliteration's stellar "Nekropsalms" LP: http://www.tigernet.no/shop/release.php?code=131264
Hopefully all the people who have been emailing me wanting copies of the long sold-out pressing on will be able to grab it.
has picked up Kolbotn death metal masters Obliteration as well as fellow Norwegians Insense. Look for a new record from the former in the fall, the latter this coming spring.
Live Evil is the underground metal festival happening in London this weekend featuring bands who have all had the honor of being selected as one of Fenriz's bands of the week. Like many folks, I am unable to attend, but lucky for us someone put together a mix with tracks from every act: http://afistinthefaceofgod.blogspot.com/2010/10/fist-in-face-of-god-presents-live-evil.html
Quite a few Scandinavian names worth noting there, including Sonic Ritual, Deathhammer, Obliteration, Hooded Menace, Nekromantheon, Ghost...
Obliteration will be doing a few UK dates supporting Ramesses in addition to performing at the Live Evil Festival:
10/21 - Trillians, Newcastle
10/22 - The Asylum 2, Birmingham
10/23 - The Underworld (Live Evil), London
Swedish death metal act Miasmal will be making their long-awaited live debut at the upcoming Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen on September 16. Other bands performing at said fest include Obliteration, Nominon, Ascended, Corpus Mortale, Maim, Vorum and tons more, including great non-Scandinavian acts such as Bloody Sign (FRA), Anatomia (JAP) and Dead Congregation (GRE) -- pretty much every top-level non-American death act. Full details here: http://www.killtowndeathfest.dk/
Obliteration lists their top 5 guitar albums for MetalKult: http://www.metalkult.com/top-5/obliteration-top-five-guitar-records/
Check out their review of "Nekropsalms" here: http://www.metalkult.com/reviews/notes-from-the-underground-obliteration/
Bloody helvete! We all knew that Norwegian punk-laden thrashers Waklevören had it in them to create an absolute killer of an album, but until "De dødes arkiv" hit the streets, we had no idea just how much of a napalm blast it would create. This, their third release, is their best and most varied yet. It's got the hardcore, fuck-everything attitude they're known for, but it's so strong now that it just oozes from the speakers, leaving no doubt that this is truly genuine metal played with absolute passion.
You could maybe class Waklevören as the quintessential anti-supergroup. Comprising members of Red Harvest, Immortal, Aura Noir, Fuck You All and Infernö, they have every right to demand respect but, the fact is, they really don't give a damn. It's obvious in this, their heaviest record so far, that it has been a case of "Let's drink a shitload of beers and jam out some brutal hardcore thrash. If they like it, fair enough. If they don't, who cares!?" There's not much point in trying to single out highpoints on here as there's not a dull moment to be had. And the fact is, that if you're into the kind of filthy vehemence spewed by the likes of countrymen Obliteration or Sweden's crustcore kings Skitsystem, you'll absolutely adore this. It might be a bold statement, but I'd even go so far as to say that this is possibly the best album released that falls under that crusty, punky thrash umbrella. If ever there was an essential album within a particular genre, this is it. Having reviewed hundreds of albums over the years, I must also point out that this is the first I've ever given full marks to. Why? Just buy the fucking thing and find out!
- John Norby
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU, all metal/punk to coincide with the new podcast:
01. TALK 1
02. Waklevören - Attakk
03. Eskatol - Fane av løgner
04. Årabrot - End of the world / Revelations
05. Lögnhalsmottagningen - Positivt tankande
06. TALK 2
07. Grave - Liberation
08. Obliteration - Exterminate
09. Liket Lever - Levande begravd
10. Knugen Faller - Jag vill inte vara med
11. TALK 3
12. Haust - Anti-reproductive
13. Underachiever - Cut a smile
14. Pointless Youth - Damaged head
15. Wolfbrigade - In adrenaline
16. Darkthrone - I am the graves of the 80s
17. TALK 4
18. Nekromantheon - We're rotting
19. Slugathor - The smoke
20. Tyrant - I'll burn that bridge (before you can cross it)
21. TALK 5
22. Bitch Boys - Automobile
23. Mögel - Jag är så rädd
24. Okkultokrati - On mouth of hells
25. Victims - Another way to die
26. Nitad - Stockholmsnatt
27. TALK 6
Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.
Not that it needs to be reiterated, but Norway's been ruling the scene when it comes to filthy metal/punk. Darkthrone, Obliteration, Okkultokrati, Haust... all top-notch acts. See also: Waklevören. I'm making a mix, it'll be posted this weekend and it'll include this track.