From March, 2013

PYRITHION The Burden of Sorrow

It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion have created a dark and intense death metal record almost overnight. The individual members’ prior success aside, the music speaks for itself. Singer Tim Lambesis, who is best…

SACRED MOTHER TONGUE Out of The Darkness Sampler

Sacred Mother Tongue is a 4-piece British metal band from Northampton initially formed in 2004. The current line up (since 2008) consists of Darrin South (Vocals), Andy James (Guitar), Josh Gurner (Bass) and Lee Newell (Drums). Their album “Out Of The Darkness” is to be released 15 April 2013 via EMI Label Services and Transcend…

WHITECHAPEL The I, Dementia Video

Whitechapel’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete…

VREID Interview

Following up the critically acclaimed and Norwegian Grammy-nominated album ”V”, the Norwegian band Vreid (Translated: Wrath) is back with their new opus “Welcome Farewell”, displaying a new and fresh approach to their already trademark sound. The Vreid Brigade’s music is often referred to as ”Black & Roll”, and Metal Hammer UK described their music as “a unique…

RAVEN BLACK NIGHT Interview

Interview with Raven Black Night by Neil Mach on Friday March 08 2013 Raven Black Night are a true/metal doom band from Adelaide South Australia.  After forging a new partnership with Metal Blade, Raven Black Night has now released a stunning new album ‘Barbarian Winter‘ reviewed here >>   http://metalasreligion.com The Grand Inquisitor at METAL…

TRIAXIS Hammerfest Choice

The Pontificium Consilium thinks that you should venerate this band too:  Triaxis are a heavy metal band from South Wales. Formed in 2006, they self-released their debut full-length album Key To The Kingdom in 2009 to critical acclaim, including plaudits from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Zero Tolerance as well as coverage and praise from many leading music…

SCI-FI MAFIA Hammerfest Choice

The METAL AS RELIGION Pontificium Consilium has convened and has ordained that the following band is an inspirational source -and should be sought out at Hammerfest V: Sci-fi Mafia, with their psychotronic arsenal of nuclear sounds, are this year’s most whoop-ass must see band.  Hailing from the depths of Middle England they are an amalgamation of electronic industrial and…

SHEAR Hammerfest Choice

The world’s destiny is at stake – and all that stands between Man and his Destruction is the New Religion : The True Religion of Heavy Metal. The METAL AS RELIGION Pontificium Consilium has convened and has ordained that the following band is an inspirational source -and should be sought out at Hammerfest V: ‘Shear‘’ is a…

MONUMENT Hammerfest Choice

The world’s destiny is at stake – and all that stands between Man and his Destruction is the New Religion : The True Religion of Heavy Metal. The METAL AS RELIGION Pontificium Consilium has convened and has ordained that the following band is an inspirational source -and should be sought out at Hammerfest V: ‘Monument‘’ was formed…

MAKING MONSTERS Hammerfest Choice

The world’s destiny is at stake – and all that stands between Man and his Destruction is the New Religion : The True Religion of Heavy Metal. The METAL AS RELIGION Pontificium Consilium has convened and has ordained that the following band is an inspirational source -and should be sought out at Hammerfest V: ‘Making Monsters’…