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Latest News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:09:09 +0000 en-gb Paul Gillis Talks About Professional, Personal & Tripped Up Routine

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Unleashing the ultimate drug of doom, here comes high yet the awesome Drug Honkey from Chicago. Portraying the dirtiest and trippiest sound like never before, Drug Honkey released it's fourth album mingling with Kunal Choksi of the Transcending Obscurity (previously known as the Diabolical Conquest) on 2012. As their music is becoming much more prevalent in India, we chanced to talk to Paul Gillis, the Honkey Head, handling the Synths/Vocals/Samples/Programming of the band. Here is how the band shed more light into their professional, personal and tripped up routine.


IMR: Hello Paul! Greetings from India! How are the guys in Drug Honkey been doing?

Honkey Head: Hello Rupsa, greetings back to you from Chicago. We are doing well, thanks.


IMR: Coming straight into the album and your music, I am absolutely blown away by the depth in the music. Could you tell us what is the theme of your band and how did it influence you? And which other acts would be your main influence?

Honkey Head: Well thanks, I'm glad we were able to blow you away. Haha... The theme, hmmm... Not really sure there is a theme. We just do what we do. There really isn't a set idea as to what we do. We just do whatever it is that we do.  As for influences; we have many. A few would be: Winter, Autopsy, Godflesh, Scorn, Plastikman, & Celtic Frost...     


IMR: How has the recording of ‘Ghost In The Fire’ been for you guys? What was in your mind when you recorded the album? Has the anticipation been successful?  

Honkey Head: The recording process was relatively smooth, but over a long period of time. We don't rush things, as we have our own recording studio(s). Doom was in our mind along with all the bullshit life throws at you along the way.

The anticipation was definitely successful. The album ended up sounding just as we wanted & it has been very well received overall..


IMR: This is your fourth full length album, how has the earlier albums been perceived by the people? How was the experience?

Honkey Head: Some people love our albums & some people not so much.. It is just the nature of the beast when creating music as we do. It's definitely not for everyone, & we are ok with that. When picking up a Drug Honkey album, you either know what you're getting yourself into, or you are willing to open your mind. The last thing we want to give the listener is the same old shit everyone else has already before.


IMR: How did you guys couple up with Diabolical Conquest?

Honkey Head: Kunal asked us if we would be interested in working with him & the rest is history.


IMR: I have been particularly interested in the artwork of your album. If you could tell us more about it. And how did the band name come into life? Any special significance of the name?

Honkey Head: A friend of mine snapped the shot of that tree. I really liked it, so I took it & added the ghosts, color, atmosphere, etc... It felt very much like what the album encompasses.

Drug Honkey basically means we are the Honky's giving you the key. The key being the music. Hence the spelling Drug Honkey.


IMR: How has the rehearsal schedules been for you guys? 

Honkey Head: As of late, we have been in recording mode towards a 4 song EP we are hoping to release by mid 2014. We have been concentrating on that & not "live" shows for the time being.


IMR: Could you tell us more about the  lyrical content in 'Ghost In The Fire'? What would the newer audience expect from the lyrics and the songs?

Honkey Head: The lyrics are mainly my subconcious brought to life. Most of them are improv & just happen as the songs are created. It really depends on the mood I'm in at the moment. That determines where I go lyrically, & that tends to be a dark place.


IMR: Any new materials on the roll? When can we expect the next drug pill to be unleashed among the audience?

Honkey Head: As I said a bit earlier, expect an EP sometime in 2014.


IMR: Any live shows that you guys are doing recently?

Honkey Head: Not lately, as we are concentrating on the new recording. 


IMR: What’s your take on the Indian audience? Would you like to come and perform in India in the future? Any Indian bands that guys have heard and look forward to? What are your views regarding the growing scene in India?

Honkey Head: They have been supportive for the most part. There are aot of people in India & we hope to capture them all. We would love to play India, as long as we are taken care of financially as it would be an expensive trek. 


IMR: How is the relationship between all the band members? Sheer professionalism, or work and play both? Apart from being a part of the awesome band, what’s your day-job, or profession?

Honkey Head: We are all friends as well as bandmates. We party together, fight together, & even work together from time to time. I am an elevator constructor, Hobbs & Brown Honkey are carpenters & BH Honkey is a studio engineer.


IMR: I have heard that you are in another band named 'Morgue Supplier' as well. Is managing two bands, tough? Are other members of the band, part of some different band as well?

Honkey Head: You have heard correctly, I am. It is tough keeping both going, yes. But I love doing it & will continue until I cannot anymore. As far as Drug Honkey goes, I am the only one with another band.


IMR: What are your plans for future?

Honkey Head: To make music & play shows.


IMR: What would be your message for all our readers?

Honkey Head: If you have an open mind, & love heavy music, Drug Honkey will fufill your needs. Give us a listen.


IMR: Thank you, Drug Honkey! For the wonderful time that you have provided us with. I would personally thank you for the awesome album. We wish you all the best for your future endeavors and everything nice and great!

Honkey Head: Thank you for the great interview Rupsa!

]]> (Rupsa Das) Interviews Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:49:29 +0000
Interview With Cold Night For Alligators

Cold Night For Alligators Interview

Touted to be one of Denmark's most promising acts, with a host of accolades to their name, Cold Night For Alligators, are one artist that deserves much more credit than given to them. With successful stints at Norway and UK to their name including the prestigious UK TechMetal Fest, Cold Night For Alligators are riding the crest of the massive buzz they have generated with an eclectic mix of Technical Hardcore coupled with Technical Death Metal and the likes, bounded by a thick slab of groove and ambient soundscapes.



Having released their entire body of work for a “Pay As You Want” scheme on their Bandcamp page, Cold Night For Alligators have been busy working on their next offering. In the meantime they found themselves headlining at Dhanak, IIST, in late September. Amidst the amusing tidings of their first visit to the country the humble lads in CNFA sat down with us for an interview. This is what transpired.

IMR: Hey there dudes, how’s everything in Camp CNFA?

Everything is great! - a lot of really exciting stuff happening at the moment.


IMR:  2013 seemed to be a busy year for you, what with the release of your “Young Catalysts” and “Tranisitions” singles, not to mention the UK trip which saw you sharing stages with The Color Line and also playing alongside Monuments and TesseracT, Pheww! So what’s up next for you lads?

Now we have had our first trip outside Europe and what a blast! Hopefully we will be back in India sometime soon!

Now we are going to continue writing our debut album which will be released in 2014. We have a few festival dates sorted in start of 2014 but else we wouldn’t be playing many shows before the release of the album. When it gets released we will be playing as much as possible, both national and international.


IMR: How would you define Cold Night For Alligators for the uninitiated? What does CNFA, with its lyrical themes and ambient-meets-brutal compositions represent? 

CNFA is a band that brings whatever they like musically into the music they create. Our sort of main expression is obviously metal, but still, we belive that what sounds good is good, and o we bring it into our music. So how would we define ourselves? By saying the CNFA is an honest picture of what its five individuals represent. 


IMR: How did you guys come up with such an interesting name for the band? More importantly how did CNFA come into existence?

As some may know, we got the name off a font online. We weren't that into the font itself, but we liked the sound of it. But most of all we wanted a name that wouldn't instantly label us or put us in a box, for which this seemed like a perfect fit.

A few of us (Kristoffer, Jack, and Roar) merged from another band because we all wanted to play more heavy stuff than the grunge we were playing at that time. From the initial thoughts on what music we were going to play we've evolved quite a bit, but we love everything about it.


IMR: How does CNFA tackle the songwriting process? Also if you could give us any details on when your next studio effort is going to brutalize our ears, that would be awesome. 

Mostly a guitar or drum part is written and then added the touch of the others afterwards. Normally that happens in front of the computer, and when enough pieces are created, we go into our rehearsal facility and play it and turn it into a complete song.

Hopefully or most likely our debut album will be out sometime next year.


IMR: Seeing that all of your works are available for free on Bandcamp, how do you breakeven as a group of working individuals, from this? Is this your tactic against the whole Internet piracy/Illegal downloads shebang? Do you plan to change this in the future with lengthier releases? Would you consider the crowd-funded method?

It’s difficult to be a small band and it costs a lot of money. When you can’t get thousands of people to attend your show you don’t much money by playing. The best way to get people to your shows is to attract them with good music. Because of this we believe it’s best to give away our music for free. We want as many as possible to check us out and hopefully they like it and will catch us live.

Right now it costs a lot of money but we believe this is the best way.


IMR: What are your thoughts on the genre based biasing that is so rampant in the community these days? What do you have to day to those who lump your band with one category or the other?

We don't really pay that much attention to it. We feel we do what we do best, and that is to play music. We have been placed in so many categories and that's quite perfect for us, since we strive to be ourselves in every situation, and when we are, people consider us to be very versatile, which is a good thing. 


IMR: What Metal bands do you listen to? What do you listen to when you are not listening to Metal?

Well, i'm a big killswitch engage fan, so i gotta mention them, and i've been listening to: Fit for a king, Lower definition, Erra, Devil sold his soul and Hands like houses.

My not metal bands are: City and colour, Deaf havana, I the mighty, the Elijah and a danish artist called Rasmus Seebach.


IMR: Recently in July CNFA played the main stage at the UK Tech Metal Fest. What was it like to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry today? What experiences did you take away individually from the UKTMF episode? 

It is alway a great experience to play with great bands of the scene. By getting these kind of gigs we get the opportunity to play in front of a bigger crowd on bigger stages than normal.

The show at UK Tech Fest was a great experience for us. It seems like people really liked our music and our live show which really gives us a lot of confidence that we take with us to the next shows.


IMR: We hear that you challenged the lads from Monuments for a football friendly at the UKTMF; what was the outcome? How big fans are you when it comes to football? What are your thoughts and predictions for the World Cup that would be held next year? 

Unfortunately Monuments didn’t dare to play us when the day arrived. We are more than willing to give them another chance if they are up for it 

We are all big fans of football. Unfortunately the Danish national team isn’t at the top right now. The way to the world cup in Brazil seems really difficult – we need the old days with the Laudrup brothers and Schmeichel in the goal 

Perhaps the coach should think of getting some of us on the team. We always bring a ball with us on tour and use lot of time playing samba ball. Some say we look like FC Barcelona when we are playing with each other ;-)


IMR: What’s the next step for CNFA as a band? What can your fans expect from you next? Where do you see yourselves 3-5 years from now?

Right now the most important thing for us is to write our debut album. We hope to get this out in first half of 2014. The album will be produced by Daniel Braunstein, who did our two new singles, and we can’t wait to hear the output!


IMR: Would you give us a little insight into what is it like being a nascent Metal band from the Danish circuit? Tell us something that’s uniquely Danish Metal, and won’t be found anywhere else outside the scene.

It's hard to be a metal band from Denmark, cuz the metal scene isn't very big. There are only 6 million people in Denmark, so it's quite hard to get noticed.

Hvis der er nogen der har noget at tilføje eller her må i meget gerne skrive noget, for jeg er blank?


IMR: The gig at Dhanak, IIST, would be your first show outside Europe; what are you looking forward to the most, on this trip?  

Exactly, It is our first trip outside Europe, and that's why it's a special moment for us. At some point, we always wanted to come here, and now it's actually happening, so we are really honored to finally being here. - You can be sure that this will also have affect our show at Dhanak 13´. It's going down!


IMR: “Cold Night For Alligators” has a dedicated fanbase to its name. Are you aware of the Indian Metal scene or the bands from here?

Before going to India, I had no idea, cuz you always hear about the Bollywood scene and that's so huge over here, so i had no idea that metal could thrive here. But I told by one of the guys who have been taking care of us, that there are a lot of metal bands over here and that the metal scene is growing fast, and that to me is amazing.


IMR: This is your space, in case you want to share anything with your fans, especially the Indian ones.

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE SUPPORTING US! We really appreciate any support we get, whether it’s a like on Facebook, someone attending our show or buying some of our merch.

We had the most amazing time in India and the crowd at Dhanak was fantastic! We really hope to be back in the future.

PS. Your food is so delicious, but a bit hot spicy for us.

]]> (Arkadeep Deb) Interviews Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:08:29 +0000
Cloudkicker New Album “Subsume” In The Works

Cloudkicker Subsume

One man Juggernaut, Ben Sharp, the brains behind Cloudkicker plans to release the next album, titled “Subsume” come September 14th. What started as a Modern Prog Metal mean-machine, Cloudkicker expanded its soundscape towards a conventional post-rock sound, with the last full-length album, “Fade”. You can read IndianMusicRevolution’s review of “Fade” here: “Subsume” can be pre-ordered for 1$ or more from the band’s Bancdcamp page:


The following message was issued by Ben Sharp on his blog:

“Hello all,

Sorry about the delay in publishing details, I went to go buy some shirts. Subsume is the name of the new album and it will be released in two weeks on September 14.

I’m going to do something new and fun this time. As of now, Subsume is available for digital pre-order via Bandcamp(which is now the same thing as You will instantly notice that the pre-order is not free, but rather $1 or more. Don’t worry; once the proper album is released it will be done so using the familiar $0 or more. Let me explain.


When you pay $1 or more for the pre-order, your email address will be registered with Bandcamp so that the instant the album is made available for download you will be notified. Due to a quirk in the Bandcamp software, the only way to accomplish this is by charging you an amount of money. The minimum is 51 cents but I thought that was a very odd number and upped it to a plain old dollar.


As a present for pre-ordering the album you will be able to download a remixed version of the first track, titled “The warmth of the daytime seemed like a dream now.” This remix was created by t16, who some of you may know is my brother. Once the album is released it will not include this song, although you will be able to stream it from his Soundcloud page. So that’s another incentive to pre-order.”


Given that the his entire body of work is available for free digitally, Sharp has eschewed the issuing of CD’s and plans to release two different LP versions. More details about the album and related merch bundle can be found here:


Based out of Ohio, Ben Sharp started Cloudkicker way back in 2007 as an instrumental project. So far the entire discography is available for streaming and free download from the bandcamp page. 



]]> (Pravin) Recent News Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Born Of Osiris-Tomorrow We Die ∆live∆live.html∆live.html Born Of Osiris-Tomorrow We Die ∆live

When I first heard that Born Of Osiris was about to emerge from the studios with a fresh batch of tracks, the first thought that occurred to me was, if this album was going to be “The Discovery 2.0” or were they going back to same pattern they followed on “A Higher Place”. Owing to the much gossiped about departure of their colleague on the previous album, guitarist Jason Richardson, there was much speculation behind the direction the band would opt for. Safe to say, much of that had been allayed with the release of the 2 singles from the album, the first to tracks "M∆chine" and “Divergency”.


“Tomorrow We Die ∆live” comes as the 4th offering from Chicago based Prog Deathcore giants, Born of Osiris.. First thing first, those who prefer their metal sans any studio effects or anything that does not strictly fall under orthodox Heavy Metal sounds would be best seeking their share of headbangs elsewhere; for those who are game for down-tuned riffage peppered with a plethora of apocalyptic keyboard work, would be more than at home. Starting the album with the much publicised single "M∆chine", the band gives us a gist of what to expect from the album thereon. “M∆chine” is an anthem of sorts with the instruments picking up the tempo to a point where it blows up into frenzied action. Soon enough the band vies for attention at all fronts, especially Cameron Losch’s footwork and more importantly Joe Buras’ keyboard which forms a crucial part of the blueprint to any BoO number. “Divergency” picks off where “M∆chine” ended to embark on more apocalyptic, doomy keyboard soaked action. The track dances around the album title as the chorus, ending in a mish-mash of Dubstep inspired cacophony. By now, most listeners would be aware of the potential Lee Mckinney is wielding to balance a 2-men job on his own shoulder and I give him much credit with the finesse with which he pulls off his task. 4th track “Exhilarate” is a good example of how much the band has become accessible over time. It’s hard to zero in on what, but the band has somehow re-invented their approach to the same instruments that they played on the previous album and have engineered something much more enjoyable. “Absolution” highlights another new aspect of the band; Buras’ cleans. Something that we enjoyed sparingly so far, Buras’s snarly cleans add a different dimension to the vocal segment, which makes the chorus all the more catchy. Another interesting addition would be a Middle-Eastern sound tinge; prevalent throughout the album, but now in hindsight I believe it was never unheard on a BoO album before this. “Illusionist” begins in typical BoO fashion till Lee Mckinney unleashes a simple yet mesmerizing sweep to state business. What sounds most remarkable would be the bizarre duet that McKinney’s guitar layers do with the haunting keyboard.


I have usually come to associate Born of Osiris to be the soundtrack to my endless hours of Devil May Cry sword-slashing so the eloquent, diverse and melodic synth-work that Buras has in his kitty are something of a brownie point for me. Albeit every band matures with every album it releases, but to make the most of with the tools at hand is something a few are able to apply. BoO would be one of the rare bands who have coped with the immense scrutiny and anticipation they garnered with the release of their previous album and have come up with an equally promising follow up. Make no mistake, composition-wise the band is formulaic as ever: Cannizaro’s gutturals complemented by Buras’ screeches sync perfectly over the keyboard driven anthems; Lee Mckinney is yet to disappoint fans; also, the one to watch out for on this record would be the man behind the drum-kit, Cameron Losch. Consistent throughout, the album, Losch does not go out of the way to illustrate technicality, but impresses upon the listener with the sheer brute force with which he skin-slams through one track after another. Given the limited few times I have replayed the album, Losch, in my opinion did his best on “Divergency”, especially with the bridge section.


The easily negligible flaw one can point a finger at would be the lack of flow between the tracks, which poses a hindrance only after the first few spins, making it hard to differentiate between a track and the next, but that is essentially nit-picking and not big enough to  belabour the band’s  best efforts. I would be more worried about the cookie cutter bands that rip off BoO by the dozen but are essentially generic EDM sprinkled Post-Hardcore at the best. The crucial factor one should keep in mind while listening to the album is to stop comparing it with any of their previous works, and by previous works, I mean their last release “The Discovery”. The prime reason behind this would be the shortening of their ranks. “Tomorrow We Die ∆live” strikes the perfect balance between melody and aggression and all the elements in between to offer up a melting pot of various influences. I suppose, the variation between the new BoO album and the previous would be equivalent to the variation between Lamb of God’s “Sacrament” and “Wrath”. This is as “modern” as Modern Metal gets. 


Pros: Accessible, catchy.


Cons: Formulaic composition.

]]> (Arkadeep Deb) Reviews Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:43:51 +0000
Ephel Duath Finishing Work On New Album; First Details Revealed

Ephel Duath New Album 2013

Next July, experimental metallers Ephel Duath will return to Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. Together with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Hate Eternal) the band will complete the recording sessions for their new album started last February, and do the final mix. Alan Douches will master the songs at his West West Side Studios, NY.


Ephel Duath's new album will once again feature the incredible Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Kreator, Necorphagist) on drums, joined this time by his band mate Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Dethklok, Joe Satriani) on bass.


The recording line-up is as follow:

Davide Tiso - guitars

Karyn Crisis - vocals

Marco Minnemnn - drums

Bryan Beller - bass


Featuring 8 new songs and reaching over 55 minutes of total length, Ephel Duath's new album is a multilayered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post rock, blended together with a strong will to experiment and with no boundaries in sight.


"I wanted this album to be a strong statement" - comments Davide Tiso. "And I believe we achieved that. Every time I put together a release for Ephel Duath, I deal with it as if it was our last. Would I be OK to let this album be the band's last shout? Yes, I definitely would. I compose music to primarily please myself; doing it puts my mind in a very specific place, a spot where I feel fitting-in much, much better than in everyday life. Playing my guitar for Ephel Duath I get the peace and the release I need to keep myself going. I'm an avid metal listener but when I play for Ephel Duath I don't feel the need to bring my music to fit any parameters, at the same time I don't put any efforts whatsoever to sound different: I just let go and navigate."


"Songs are coming out effortlessly and quicker the older I get, and I believe that with this new album I reached the highest level of intensity of my entire musical career" - continues Davide. "Lyrically the new songs dig deep in higher self subject matters, combining brutally visual imagery with a painfully honest soul searching quest."


Some of the new songs titles are: "Tracing The Path Of blood", "Feathers Under My Skin", "When Mind Escapes Flesh".


Ephel Duath's new album will come out in the fall of 2013 on Agonia Records, it will be available in digital, CD and vinyl version.

]]> (Pravin) Recent News Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Necropsy Inks Deal With Xtreem Music

Necropsy Signs Xtreem Music

Legendary finnish death metallers Necropsy have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their brand new 4-song mini CD "Psychopath Next Door" and their upcoming 2nd full length album most probably for 2014. 


Formed back in 1987, the band released numerous demos and EP's until 1993 when they disbanded to later reform in 2011. Among these early recordings, the band did a split LP with Demigod and they're having all these demos, split and EP's re-issued on a 3-CD/4-LP set through Century Media under the title of "Tomb Of The Forgotten" out in June 2013. After releasing their debut full length in 2011, the band started long negotiations with Xtreem Music resulting on a deal that will see their new work widely spread, putting back the band's name on the underground death metal map in hopes to get the recognition they always deserved.


"Psychopath Next Door" delivers 4 songs of heavy and catchy classic death metal with their usual finnish touch. Release date for this EP is still not decided though it should happen during summer 2013. For now you you can actually listen to an advance song on the following link:

]]> (Pravin) Recent News Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000
French Progressive Metallers Uneven Structure Streaming '8' Ahead Of Release

Uneven Structure 8 Streaming

With little under a week to go until french progressive metal explorers Uneven Structure release their re-worked, re-recorded and re-packaged 8 EP, the band have released a full stream for fans to enjoy via Basick Records. Listen below! 


8 has been reworked to add in the vocal prowess of Matthieu Romarin and is presented as one 24 minute long track, in eight movements. The record showcases their distinct soundscapes with fierce poly metric metal. Think Pink Floyd’s creativity meets Meshuggah’s brutality with a side serving of Devin Townsend’s progressive charm. The band recently released a haunting new video which perfectly showcases their sound and artistic ethos. 


Comments guitarist Igor Omodei: "8, as a collective piece is something we love to play live but the way we do now is quite different from the 2009 EP. So we decided to release this altered version by going back to the drawing board, reworking it, taking advantage of the lineup consolidation and technical progress we've been through since the original was out. This is a thank you to our fans for being so supportive and believing in us, and we really hope they will enjoy what we’ve done with it. Whilst they enjoy this, we’re busy in our batcave, working on our second album. We want to get that exactly right as it’s a concept album, the technical aspect is more engaging than on Februus and we're leaving more room for experimentation which means our writing spectrum is broad as hell.”


The band are already hard at work on the follow up to their first album Februus, and are also set to appear in July at Techfest with a tour planned for Sept/October this year. 


The 8 EP and Februus album bundles will be released by Basick Records on June 3rd. Available in stores, via all good online digital retails and via the Basick Records webstore.



]]> (Pravin) Recent News Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Aborym Is Streaming The Second CD Of "Dirty" With Terrorizer Magazine

Aborym Streaming Dirty Terrorizer Magazine

Terrorizer Magazine has premiered the second CD of Aborym's new double album "Dirty". While the first CD contains of original material only, the second CD is made of two completely re-recorded tracks from  “Fire Walk With Us” and “Kali Yuga Bizarre” albums, covers of Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails tracks as well as a special album-closing track, preformed together with fans of the band. It can be streamed here:


"Dirty" is out now in Europe and will be available in North America on the 11th of June.


Featuring 16 new tunes in total, the upcoming double album will be made available in digipack, gatefold LP and jewelcase CD formats via Agonia Records. The jewelcase edition will only feature the frist CD of "Dirty", currently available for streaming via Noisey at:



CD 1

1. Irreversible Crisis

2. Across the Universe

3. Dirty

4. Bleedthrough

5. Raped by Daddy

6. I don’t Know

7. The Factory of Death

8. Helter Skelter Youth

9. Face the Reptile

10. The Day the Sun Stopped Shining



11. Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on “Fire Walk With Us”)

12. Roma Divina Urbs  (new version originally released on “Kali Yuga Bizarre”)

13. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)

14. Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)

15. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

16. Need for limited loss (new track)


Formed in 1992 by frontman Fabban, Aborym started life as a covers band and went through several transformations, eventually pioneering what the band calls "hard-industrial-electro extreme metal". With "Dirty" being band's 6th full-length release, the current line-up consists of: Fabban - vocals, bass and synths; Paolo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) - guitars, keyboards and programming and Bard “Faust” Eithun (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja, ex-Emperor) - drums.

]]> (Pravin) Recent News Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Crystal Ball Signs With Massare Records

Crystal Ball Massacre Records

Swiss hard rock legends Crystal Ball have signed with Massacre Records!     


Everything started back in 1995, when Crystal Ball were a cover band named Cherry Pie. They used their stage experiences as foundation for Crystal Ball, who soon became one of Europe's major forces in the hard rock genre.


Their successful debut album "In The Beginning" was released in 1999, followed by the even more successful "Hard Impact" in 2000.


They soon signed with Nuclear Blast and toured with bands such as U.D.O, Doro and Axxis. After the release of their fifth album, "Timewalker", Crystal Ball went on their first headliner tour with Thunderstone.


In 2007, Crystal Ball signed with AFM Records and released their sixth album "Secrets".


Now, in 2013, the band's back with a brand new line-up featuring a great new vocalist, Steven Mageney.


They're currently working on their seventh album, which is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

]]> (Pravin) Recent News Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:47:59 +0000
International Day Of Slayer Becomes Yearly Holiday

Slayer Band International Holiday

In the wake of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death, the directors of the International Day of Slayer -- the Slayer-centric holiday that sprang to life on 6/6/06 -- announce a change in the status the celebration of this year's version of "the world's first heavy metal holiday."


"With the passing of Jeff Hanneman, it would be reasonable to assume that the 2013 celebration of the International Day of Slayer would be a somber one," said Hessian spokesperson and International Day of Slayer CEO Jim Tate, "but nothing could be further from the truth. This year more than any other demands full engagement and celebration from Slayer fans and hessians across the globe." Tate explained that the term "Hessian," derived from the long-haired maniacal mercenaries of the revolutionary war, is a term of cultural self-reference for metal fans.


He explained that the significance of the International Day of Slayer goes far beyond Slayer. "The outside world was once again forced to reckon with us as a cultural movement when they acknowledged the loss of one of metal's most important figures, so it would be a mistake to simply hang our heads and close up shop. Jeff made music that was loud and defiant, and we must continue to uphold this standard in how we commemorate him and represent the hessian community," said Tate.


Many commentators view Slayer as the "archetypal metal band" because of their uncompromising approach, their weaving of a mythology combining technology and occultism, and their unapologetic pursuit of a lifestyle apart from what modern society considers normal. In fact, some consider Slayer the saviors of heavy metal, which was veering toward the populist path which would lead to its assimilation by rock music, and absorption into a "metal-flavored" version of rock for sale as a mainstream product.


International Day of Slayer CTO Dag Hansen spoke up on this point. "Pizza wasn't invented in Italy, Chinese restaurant food was invented in New York, Sri Racha sauce was created in California, Dutch ovens aren't Dutch and French fries have no relation to France," Hansen. said. "We don't want metal to become another culture absorbed by the money machine and turned into a pale imitation of itself."


"We at IDoS ask you to again stand up in the name of Slayer, in the name of metal, and in the  name of Jeff Hanneman, and remind the rest of the planet that we are here, and we will not be going away anytime soon," said Tate. "Good music is heroic and ultimately immortal, and now more than ever, the music of Slayer is exactly that. They created the battle hymns that so many of us have used to navigate our lives, ones we will continue to rely upon to as the days ahead grow ever darker. We cannot let these works fade with time. It is sometimes hard to remember that Slayer is comprised of mortal men like ourselves, but with the proper dedication and stewardship, their works can last a thousand years and join the ranks of masters like Beethoven and Wagner. This is what we must strive for by insisting on bands like Slayer for us and future generations."


Reminding listeners that as every year, this year the International Day of Slayer will be on the same date, with the same agenda. "Join us. It is never too late to make your voice heard. Metal is the mission, Slayer is our weapon. On June 6th, stand with us to celebrate as visibly as we can," said Tate. "Don't go to work, listen to Slayer!"


The International Day of Slayer website exhorts users to:

a) Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car.

b) Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.

c) Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment.

d) Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer.


DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.

Taking that participation to a problematic level


a)Stage a "Slay-out." Don't go to work. Listen to Slayer.

b) Have a huge block party that clogs up a street in your neighborhood. Blast Slayer albums all evening. Get police cruisers and helicopters on the scene. Finish with a full-scale riot.

c) Spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries.

d) Play Slayer covers with your own band (since 99% of your riffs are stolen from Slayer anyway).

e) Kill the neighbor's dog and blame it on Slayer.

]]> (Pravin) Recent News Sat, 01 Jun 2013 05:24:43 +0000