Moving Home

I’ve decided to make a monthly publication rather than have a blog, so this site will close at the end of January. here’s the details of the new home

Beneath The Surface Issue 1
New Underground Metal monthly digital magazine

https://view.publitas.com/p222-6832/beneath-the-surface-issue-1/

This is a test issue and features mainly new reviews, but the interviews have been published on my WordPress site over the past couple of months
it contains 24 pages and the next edition will be 40+ pages

Interviews:
Metatron of The Meads of Asphodel / Wolves of Avalon (UK)
Il Vuoto (Italy)
Pokerface (Russia)
Paralysis (USA)
Stench Of Lust (Taiwan / Canada)
Vingulmork (Norway)

Demoniac’s Picks Of The Month
Midnight Odyssey
Sorcier Des Glaces

Reviews:
An Ocean of Void – The Great Escape
Batushka – Litourgiya
Bedowyn – Blood Of The Fall
Dawnstar – Untitled
Endless Recovery – Revel In Demise
Grill – Grill
Henriëtta – Dead By Dawn
Third Storm – Taritiya Me
War Atrocities – Necromantical Legions
Wilt – Moving Monoliths

Issue 2 is out February 1st

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Metal Legions – A Tribute To Lemmy

Metal Legions – A Tribute To Lemmy
Weekly podcast dedicated to underground and extreme metal

https://www.spreaker.com/user/metal-legions/metal-legions-a-tribute-to-lemmy

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Motörhead – Killed By Death
Motörhead – Bomber
Motörhead – Motörhead
Motörhead – (We Are) The Road Crew
Motörhead – Iron Fist
Motörhead – Overkill
Hawkwind – Night Of The Hawks
Motörhead & Girlschool – Please Don’t Touch
Motörhead – Going To Brazil
Motörhead – R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
Motörhead – Rock Out
Motörhead – Get Back In Line
Motörhead – Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
Slash – Doctor Alibi
Probot – Shake Your Blood
Lemmy – Tie Your Mother Down
Motörhead – Doctor Rock
Motörhead – Claw
Motörhead – Orgasmatron
Motörhead – Ace of Spades (Acoustic)

Beneath The Surface: Coming January 1st 2016

Beneath The Surface: Coming January 1st 2016

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Dedicated to Underground bands, this digital magazine will be published on the 1st of each month
It’ll be available for mobiles, ipads as well as pc and will also be downloadable

The thing I heard most from bands in 2015 was that no one wanted to cover them.
I found this out for myself earlier in the year when I sent 50 promos out for an album and only one webzine bothered to review it.

So this will tie in with the Metal Legions podcast, as well as the Sixsixsix Music Bandcamp page, and all three formats will be devoted to Underground Metal

Issue 1 will feature some of the interviews I’ve posted on my blog the past few months, as well as some new reviews
It’s just to get the zine launched and the name known and will contain about 20 to 30 pages

Issue 2 will be the full magazine and I’m looking at adding about 30 to 40 pages per month
interviews will have to be returned to me by Sunday January 24th for publication on February 1st

Issue 2 will include a couple of features, including an Australian scene report + reviews and interviews
and I hope to have a compilation to tie in with this issue

Review: War Atrocities

War Atrocities – Necromantical Legions (Witches Brew)

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Whatever you like to call it, Blackened Thrash, Speed, Crust… this is a genre I should spend more time immersing myself in. For the most part, I find it the purest form of Metal since the 80s, with the influences ranging from the likes of Motorhead and Celtic Frost and with an attitude that’s second to none.

War Atrocities, who hail from Split in Croatia, are basically a one man band, (Wastelander) with a few guests that contribute now and then, with bassist Nesveti Alkar, joining in the fun for this MCD. And as you’d expect with a band name like War Atrocities, the subject matters include death and war.

I don’t really need to tell you the rest, but for those that need to know a bit more, this is a dirty as hell, punk tinged slab of Tom G Warrior influenced filth. It’s more mid-paced than you’d probably expect, but that doesn’t detract from the very authentic 80s feel to everything. Including a ballsy cover of Bathory’s Armageddon. Which, without wishing to offend any purists, is much better than the original. But that’s mainly due to the improved production. Opinions aside, this is a simply a great trip down memory lane and is a real fun listen, especially for older Metalheads, such as myself.

So, if you want to spend Christmas in studded wristbands and bullet belts, whilst practising your best deathgrunt, this beast is unleashed on December 24th.

https://www.facebook.com/War-Atrocities-513707558681644

https://www.facebook.com/witchesbrewthrashes/

Bitesized Interview: Heimfard

Heimfard is a two man project of Robert (Lebensnacht) & Vindr (Gandreid) playing epic metal in the vein of Bathory and Falkenbach and perhaps a bit of Moonsorrow. It is a tribute to those bands and their great music

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When it comes to one man bands, the two biggest influences are Burzum and Bathory. You are heavily influenced by Bathory (You also named the band after one of his tracks). What made the work of Bathory so special and why are so many bands still influenced by Quorthon’s music?

Robert: One of my first metal bands I listened to was Bathory (album Hammerheart) and I am deeply interested in history. So Bathory and Quorthon had a big impact and influence to my musical development.
Special is the unique and authentic atmosphere Quorthon was able to create, also the pagan theme was not so overused as now. So it was something fresh and new I guess.

Heimfard originally started as a single person and then expanded into a duo. Are there any plans to expand it to a full band and maybe play live one day?

Hm, no, for now we will stay as duo, I am from Germany and Vindr is from Norway, so creating a real band is not really possible but also not necessary (you know “Bathory”-style).

When you advertised for a new singer, one of the requirements was for an interest in old history. Which parts of history interest you the most? Presumably Vikings will be at the top of the list?

I am interested in all kind of history, but Medieval and ancient times are my favourite, so Vikings also.

You’ve just released a taster of the album. The track “Storm of Ressurection” is available on your Bandcamp page for all to download…. Is that a good representation of the new album? To me it has a similar feel to the demo, but is just more epic…..

Well, it was the first track we finished, but yes I think it is a good introduction of what will come. We improved the song writing a bit and the production quite a lot. More epic is good, that is our target. Hehe
There will come more dark and black metal like songs but the focus is set on epicness.

Will the tracks from your demo, A New Beginning, be included, or are you writing all new songs? And finally, when is the album likely to be released?

No, they will stay as demo, maybe they will appear as bonus songs, but the album will have only new songs. We just finished song number two and shall start with number three very soon.

https://www.facebook.com/heimfardofficial/