Profile: Michael T of Code Noir

Code Noir, a duo from Greece and Sweden, have had a bit of a rough go since their formation in 2015. The band began with a full lineup but when the time came to record their debut EP, Burn Card, they had to carry on as a two piece. Fast forward to now and the band is readying their second EP, Jack of All Trades, and it seems as though a narrow stable may have been the best thing for them as their hard rock thunder meets blistering metal sound is tighter than ever. Just ahead of the EP’s release we had the chance to pose our set of Profile questions to vocalist/rhythm and lead guitarist/bassist Michael T to get the backstory. Head inside to see how it went down and show them some support from the links contained within.

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Profile: Greek Prog Metallers Calyces

The 2000s shaped progressive metal into the juggernaut it is today and classic rock from the 70s sealed its legendary status with bands that were larger than life. Greek progressive metallers Calyces paid close attention to all of this on their upcoming debut full length, Impulse To Soar. The album is drenched in all the above but also has a slight taste of the sludgy yet atmospheric sound that we’ve come to know from bands that cut their teeth in the Savannah, GA scene. But, best of all, it’s a very memorable debut, one that begs repeat listens due to its mystifying songwriting and catchy grooves. Just ahead of the album’s release, we had the chance to pose our set of Profile questions to the band so head directly below to see how it went down and be sure to give them some support via the links contained within.

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Sepulchral Saturday: Slitherum – “Godbox Suicide”

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Inspiration to write about an old album I have only just been tipped off to is a bit like the stars aligning. Everything needs to be right: Curiosity, motivation, alcohol, time. It all needs to line up. Fortunately, after a couple grueling days of sobering up from this past weekend in Baltimore, I finally had my shit organized again. Just in time for the weekend, I was introduced to the lesser-known project called Slitherum and their recently released debut album titled Godbox Suicide. Pale and brooding, yet simultaneously aggressive and catchy, this is an interesting album and one certainly worth getting absorbed in. Continue reading

Album Review: Kawir – “Father Sun Mother Moon”

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Formed in 1993, Kawir can rightly be considered veterans of the Hellenic black metal scene. For most of their existence, they lived in the shadows of their more prominent compatriots, who go by such names as Varathron, Rotting Christ and Zemial. However, recent years have seen Kawir improve drastically on a musical level, resulting in the band slowly being pushed into the foreground. Their new release Father Sun Mother Moon certainly will not hinder that process, but Kawir enthusiasts might be disappointed that this is the group’s album since 1999’s Epoptia that fails to improve upon its predecessor. Continue reading