Profile: Blackened Death Metallers Forbidden Rites

Forbidden Rites

The beginnings of blackened death metallers Forbidden Rites traces back to the late 90s but as fate would have it, their debut Pantheon Arcanum just saw the light of day late last year. The fact that the current band members played in several other projects through the years isn’t lost on this debut though; the melodic punch of late era Dissection looms large and the blackened death metal of Necrophobic looms equally as large. Put simply, the performances and overall sound of this debut mark a band that should be well in its prime and not just getting their momentum going. But, fate is a fickle thing and here we are, all these years later with an outstanding debut. We recently had a chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions so head below to see how it went down. Don’t forget to click the embedded links to snag your own copy. Continue reading

Profile: Switzerland’s Raw Black Metallers Brahdr’uhz


Raw and vile black metallers Brahdr’uhz just released the compilation Land of Darkness and it’s twelve tracks of uncompromising and unforgiving coldness. If you’ve missed out on their handful of EP’s and Demo’s now is the time to complete your collection. First and second wave black metal collide in a hellstorm as the band rips through each track, the trem work is second to none and the buzz surrounding the mix just heightens the horrific atmosphere. Just behind this release we had the chance to ask the band our set of Profile questions and they were razor sharp with their answers so keep reading to see what they had to say. Continue reading