NEWS FOR 1998...
#Some shits are better not to be known... yeah..FALLEN has finally opened
the film-goers eyes to the other side...fucking excellent movie,
minus the gory parts... war between a detective and a demon called Azazel,
ring any bell??? yeah, the demon which can move from a human body to another
by touches. A good movie and a very APOCALYPTIC ending. It's nice to watch this
movie after having your shit frozen by watching the re-vamped 'Exorcist'.
You'll feel damn good afterwards! Not exactly the same with BLADE though...
too many jokes and the terrible thing is...bad acting!!! The storylines are OK,
but not the too much superheroic shit. Not exactly a good modern-day
#Fuck off Lecter!!!! Cradle of Filth won't be the same again.
An absolute crapshit remix of 'Twisting Further Nails'. I am now glad to
announce that Cradle of Filth might soon become the METALLICA
of Black Metal. Thing that has to be avoided in the Black/Death Metal scene!!!
On a more serious note though...appreciation goes
to Dani and the pack for covering Venom's 'Black Metal', Iron Maiden's
'Hallowed Be Thy Name' and Sodom's 'Sodomy And Lust'. No shit..
they're good!!! And, the fave 'Lustmord..' was again re-vamped to give
you guys/girls out there an extended 'chilling' session, re-titled as
'Lustmord..(the re-licking of carnivourous wounds)'. An excellent release,
and you actually can 'digitally' scratch the stupid 'Twisting..' if you have
(re)bought one..i wonder where the fuck is Manowar's 'Kill With Power' cover
which was originally planned months ago....The same goes to other WASP and Sisters covers...
#Finally...Black Metal is exposed! to the most hypocrite British terrestial tv
viewers...'Living With The Enemy' which was on air last Nov 4th, terribly
shows that Black Metal is in fact just another taste of music. Dani, the leader of the
pack don't even tried to be 'brave' enough to show what their 'Jesus Is A Cunt'/Masturbating
Nuns really mean. By saying it was meant to be sarcastic is terribly wrong. I really
don't think In-Your-Face-Blasphemies is part of an act of sarcasm.
#It's still the peak time of the re-emergence of thrash-y metal.
Black/Death Metal bands...nearly everyone's doing it. There are good bands
despite some 'sad' attempts by most of the revivalists...
Check out December Wolves, rarely heard but yet have released two amazing albums..
nope, the latest won't let you to sit tight on your bed. An excellent
combination of Thrash and Black Metal. No speed limit. Even Terrorizer
mag agreed with me. The said, it's like listening to the Haunted and some
epic Black Metal bands. I need to add one, it's like combining the
perfect 'masturbating' riffs of Slayer,
with the holocaustic drumming of Hellhammer(Mayhem) and the majestical
sound of Emperor. Not forgetting certain Deicide's influences can be found
here and there. If you are bored with the mellow shit produced by the extremes nowadays,
then try this supershit. A psychologically-unbalanced release yet marvellous!!!
#Talking about revivalists, here goes again, The absolute, and most successful
Thrash Metal revivalists, The Haunted have yet again coming up with
a newer release, under the genius work of Jensen, is the Witchery.
It's 80's Thrash Metal, Bay Area Thrash to be precise, with haunting
lyrics and disturbing(not!) album concept...indeed.
#'Peccatum is an art, Peccatum is the feeling'. That's what THEY said when promoting the
band. Combining the skills of Ihsahn, his wife and his brother-in-law
(Thanx to Yng Yin for correcting me!)
They take on what they prefer to call as Folk Metal. Though, there are loads
of EMPEROR sounds in it despite their attempt to define as Folk Metal.
EAR/EYEFUCK PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH
1. CRADLE OF FILTH-CD-Cruelty And The Beast ltd edition****1/2
2. MAYHEM-video-Live In Bichofswerda****1/2
3. DECEMBER WOLVES-CD-Completely Dehumanized****1/2
6. NIGHTSHADE-demo-DEAD ROUGHAYA***
#Correction...CRADLE OF FILTH will appear on BBC2..not BBC1..on
October 21, in programme called 'Living With The Enemy'. Will be featuring
a mother and a sister of two COF 'die-hard' fans who will be following
COF throughout their European tour dates...
#Also, out on October is a cross-shaped limited editon of 'Cruelty And The
Beast', with new artwork plus 5 new tracks! This includes cover versions
of SODOM's 'Sodomy And Lust', VENOM's 'Black Metal' and the re-named
'Shallow Be Thy Grave' as opposed to 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' by
IRON MAIDEN. Also the total re-recording of the magnificient
'Lustmord And Wargasm'. The SAD part however, was the re-mix version
of 'Twisting Nails Of Faith' in which they (In this case, i would blame
Lecter!) finally tried to 'technochrize' the already good song. For
fuck's sake, Stay Loyal to Metal
#Clash Of The Titans 1998!!! SLAYER versus SEPULTURA. Scheduled for
a 2-day-shows, will be held at the infamous London Astoria on
November 26 and 27. Ticket priced at 14 quids and available through
usual ticket outlets throughout UK. This would be the first
SEP's new vocalist appearance in the UK soil. Nicknamed Derrick 'Giant'
Greene, has filled in Max Cavalera's shoes, when the latter fellow decided
to quit the SEPS and formed a hardcore-influenced,
one dimensional, premature band.
Review of the most-anticipated gig of the year is assured! Check out
this page soon!
#MAYHEM have released a Live video featuring raw live clips of 'Fall Of
Seraphs','Chainsaw Gutsfuck' and lots more! Videos can be obtained
from PHD distributors throughout UK, HMV or if by mail, through
#Halloween UK Black Metal Fest (Finally!!), will be held at Vampyria
Club in Norwich on October 31. HECATE ENTHRONED will headline the fest
supported by other few not-yet-mentioned bands. Ticket priced at
7.50 quids (door) or can be obtained from the Club in advance.
#MOTORHEAD, kings of the rock and roll, will be touring the UK
Check out local Box-Office to confirm the dates.
#CRADLE OF FILTH will be wrapping up their 1998 'Tour'turing Europe dates
with two local shows at Glasgow and Sheffield Corporation. Both shows
will take place in mid-December. Another review is assured!
#Also coming this Halloween, The Remastered Version, first time in Stereo surround,
is the comeback of 'The Exorcist'. A classic tale of exorcism, possession and blasphemy!
Note that this is quite surprising that it will be shown in the UK as the movie
was banned before by the BBFC for potraying loads of blasphemous acts
EAR/EYEFUCK PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH
2.DARKEND-CD-Gothic Rock Compilation**
Go to the OZZFEST UK 1998 mega-festival review
#News..news..news...essential visual entertainment...Check out the adult animation series 'SouthPark'. True Adult,
anti-establishment, anti-world theme. Making as if The Simpsons/Beavis&Butthead being made by Disney!
Go to the Catharsis 1998 micro-gig review
#Essential reading material...LORDS OF CHAOS, Highly Recommended!!! No hype, No exaggeration, Just a plain fucking truth!
#VAMPYRIA II, This second 'installment' of Vampire-fest will be held in Camden Town, London on Sept 27, 1998. Tickets priced at 20 pounds.
Will be featuring (almost) everything you need to know about Vampirism. From Role-Playing to Music. From Fashion(?) to Movies.
Special Guest includes Cradle Of Filth and Inkubus Sukkubus.
Also there will be loads of stalls, awards ceremony, merchandises etc. Tickets are now available from Resurrection Records or
StarGreen Box Office(credit Card Payment)
#Bloodstone, the first (Is it?) official magazine for Vampires,
now in its 'Launch' issue,
now available from Forbidden Planet Stores nationwide or
Dark Angel Productions if by post.
#EMPEROR, kings of furious art, will return with their new album
scheduled to be out at the end of this year. Remastered version of
their previous albums, 'In The Nightside Eclipse' and 'Anthems To The
Welkin At Dusk' will be released in October featuring added bonus
tracks never before released!
#CRADLE OF FILTH will appear in BBC's Documentary entitled 'Living With
The Enemy' which will feature the whole story (Not Exactly All!) of
the lifestyle of Britain's Metal youths. Scheduled to be screened in October.
EAR/EYEFUCK PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH
1. THE HAUNTED-CD-The Haunted****
2. HYMNS TO THE FALLEN-CD-Featuring Hecate Enthroned and Enthroned****
3. DIMMU BORGIR-CD-Godless Savage Garden****
4. World Domination Live-video-Featuring Dark Tanquillity, Enslaved, Bewitched, Della Morte, Swordsmaster and Demoniac****1/2
5. SLAYER-video clip-I Hate You***
6. AT THE GATES-video clip-Blinded By Fear****1/2
7. CANNIBAL CORPSE-video clip-Devoured By Vermin***
8. LORDS OF CHAOS-book-The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground****1/2
9. FEAR FACTORY-CD-Obsolete****
10. APOLLYON SUN-CD-God Leaves (And Dies)***
11. X-Files-Film-Fight The Future****1/2
12. SEPULTURA-Advance 1-Track CD-Choke**1/2
PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH
1. CRADLE OF FILTH-CD-Cruelty And The Beast****1/2
2. SLAYER-CD-Diabolus In Musica****1/2
3. COVENANT-CD-Nexus Polaris****
4. CANNIBAL CORPSE-CD-Gallery Of Suicide****
5. THE CRAFT-video-****1/2
6. HECATE ENTHRONED-CD- Dark Requiem****
7. X-FILES-video- Patient X/The Red And The Black****1/2
8. X-FILES-video- Emily****
UPCOMING GIG/FEST/TOUR DATES THROUGHOUT UK/EUROPE
1. IMMORTAL-April 11, Bradford Rio
2. Dynamo Open Air Fest-May 29-31, Holland inc. Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Death, Emperor + lots more
3. DEICIDE-June 11, London Astoria 2
4. MORBID ANGEL-to be announced soon
5. CRADLE OF FILTH-June 5, London Astoria
6. Ozz-Fest-June 20, Milton Keynes Bowl inc. Slayer, Soulfy, Fear Factory, Type O Negative + lots more
AUDIO/VISUAL PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH
1. MORBID ANGEL-CD-Formulas Fatal To The Flesh****1/2
2. SADNESS-video clip-Heretic****
3. UNLORD-video clip-Schwarzwald***
#Yesszzzz... I'm back on track after a long gothically-inspired tours and holidays. Coming soon is the review of Morbid Angel's latest debut
'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh'. Also, at last, actual photos taken from the Cradle Of Filth's recent gig
in London will be uploaded onto the review soon. Not to forget, as everyone knows, Cradle Of Filth's
precious style of its own identity has been vandalized by the usual I-am-evil posers!
Cradle Of Filth's fans will now be known as trendies or in other words, they have
been commercialized! Well, FUCK OFF!!! A small article on the latest trend of RIP-OFF and COMMERCIALIZATION
will emerge soon....i.e. the COF re-visited,retro-metal comeback, the vampire trend and more.
#Coming up gigs and events....DYNAMO open air music fest which is scheduled to be held in
Holland on May 29-31, 1998. Will feature more than 60 bands on three stages for three days. Ranging from Black Metal
To Death Metal, Power Metal to Heavy Metal, Industrial, Gothic and Doom. There will be more than 70 departure points
from the UK. The review of the event, however, is not promised as the date seems to clash with my upcoming exams. Shit.
Again, Cradle Of Filth will be invading London Astoria for the second time on June 5, 1998. A lots of new songs from the
upcoming album 'Cruelty..' predicted to be played live as the date is just 1 month from the scheduled release
date of 'Cruelty..'. Review however, is not promised. It depends. And shit again.
#Yep... if anyone missed it.. the reviews have been completed....
Check out Cradle Of Filth's X-Fest
and Black Sabbath re-united gig now..!!
#More news on Death Metal to come...Death Metal is predicted to
resurrect in 1998 !...DEATH will re-unite,
MORBID ANGEL will release a new album 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh'..
this time without the long-time frontman David Vincent.
#EMPEROR..EMPEROR..EMPEROR..The reigning king of Sophisticated Black
Metal Art and Musick !!! This time, they conquer the Terrorizer's
Poll for Best Band and
Best Album Of The Year with 'Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk'...
CRADLE OF FILTH, however manage to get the second spot...
right behind SLAYER for all time 50 favourite bands....
Dani Himself took the first spot for the Most Shaggable Male (!!!)
reigning together with Tairrie.B (Tura Satana) for Most Shaggable
Worst band...was MARILYN MANSON...Looks like
the Industrial/Shock Rock band was not widely accepted by
metal/satanic heads....because of his attitude I suppose...
#MTV's SupeRock Is Becoming SuperCrap !!! More or less...numbers of extreme
music shown is decreasing (maximum 4 for a 2-hours show !).
And the host herself..Ms. Julia 'Bitch' Valet..knows
nothing about metal music !! VH-1's Friday Rock Show is far more better than
SuperRock now. At least they're showing clips that was meant to be
shown. Not repeating the same crap..again and again...
Fuck Off Julia Valet !!! Stop The CrapBitchingTalk !!!
Audio/Visual Playlist Of The Month
1.ABYSSOS-CD-Together We Summon The Dark****1/2
2.PARADISE LOST-video clip-One Second***1/2
3.CRADLE OF FILTH-video clip-Malice Through The Looking Glass****1/2
4.VENOM-video clip-Evil One**
5.MOONSPELL-video clip-Second Skin****1/2
7.HYPOCRISY-video clip-Roswell 47****
9.TYPE-O-NEGATIVE-video clip-My Girlfriend's Girlfriend****1/2
10.SEPULTURA-video clip-Sepultura 'attitude'****1/2
11.ACHERON-CD-Lex Talionis/Satanic Victory****1/2
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