Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Rampancy - "The Sublime Conquest of Nothing" (2017)

RAMPANCY - "The Sublime Conquest of Nothing"

Year: 2017
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Canada
Track List:
  1. Blood for blood
  2. Failure in the eyes of Jehova
  3. Schadenfreunde
  4. Choose your side
  5. Thy Kingdom
  6. Besieged
  7. Solitary march under a black flag
  8. Hanger 96 (Two forces balance)
  9. Dawn of the new order
  10. Insurrectionary extremist
  11. A.F.D.T.D
"The Sublime Conquest Of Nothing" is the fourth album chronologically and the first under the new name Rampancy following up from the 2014 release "Aftermath". Many of these songs are re-envisioned from their past as Anti-Freeze tracks found on other releases and some tracks are entirely new themselves.

Thematically, this album largely deals with topics of violence, hatred, betrayal, and insurrection. The songs expand on previous anarchist topics and declares open hostility towards a collective world enslaved by political machinery and an identity crisis.

Misconducters - "Boundless" (2015)


Year: 2015
Genre: Hard rock/Metal/Punk
Country: UK
Track List:
  1. The game
  2. Class of '84
  3. Pave the way
  4. Hunter and pray
  5. Boundless
  6. Plain conditioning
  7. Lurch
'It would be a bit hard to find a term that resumes this precisely, but it's definitelly not conservative/authoritarian/patriotic/sexist/racist at all, the idea of "Misconducters" has always been to make a sound free from fashions or trends, but it might be fair to roughly describe it as a well balanced mix between Hard Rock, Metal and Punk. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


  • Cómo efrentar el fascismo en el metal extremo [español]

    Article written by Barbarie and originally published in Italian at this address: "Come opporsi al fascismo nel metal estremo"

    Download the PDF [A5] ready-to-print: 

    Very often the extreme / black metal scene has not been the most welcoming place for non-white and/or LGBTQIA people. These people would like to go to black metal concerts and be part of their scene but often don’t feel safe by the consistent presence of racists at gigs and festivals. The heavy presence of racists in Black Metal even produced a completely new and autonomous subgenre: the infamous NSBM, or National Socialist Black Metal.
    This pamphlet is just a tool aimed at solving this stifling problem. Boycott has always been a revolutionary tactic: we just need to find a way to use it effectively. First, just for simplicity, we need to divide the problem of nsbm in 2 parts: the bands and the scenes.

    1) THE BANDS

    • Openly NS bands like Graveland, Satanic Warmaster, Peste Noire or less popular ones must be hindered and boycotted in every possible way.
    • The boycott shall also include non-NS bands where fascists play. Many NS bands from the 90s has in fact become more intelligent through time and for marketing and political reasons they cleaned their image leaving behind the most obvious nazi paraphernalia. Nokturnal Mortum is a great example of this process: while they are now publicly “apolitical”, their members are still obvious militants or supporters of Ukrainian neo-fascism.
    • We must not tolerate also bands that share the stage with openly NS bands who, despite the severity of racism, claim that they only care for the music or other similar bullshit completely unattached to the material reality. If they care about the music so much, why don’t they make gigs the most welcoming places they can to all kind of people? Contrary to adhering to an ideology of hate – which is a choice someone makes – the conditions you are born into, your traits, your ethnicity or your sexual orientation are not something you choose. Musician, who do you want to play for?

    1.1) RESEARCH

    • Many symbols related to Nazism can be found in artworks: their presence should ring a bell.  
    • The “Hate on Display” project provides a solid database of racist symbols and can be found here
    • It is very likely that someone already discussed online about the ideas of a band and of its members. It is easy to find these info.


    Stop fuelling Nazis with our money. Stop buying NSBM albums, merch, stop going to NS-friendly gigs. Who still wants to listen to these bands can download their music illegally, but without publicizing it. Do not ever go to their gigs (apart if planning to picket it as presented in point 1.4 below).


    If we organize, we are (of course) more effective.
    Make scorched earth around the Nazis.
    • Make effective use of all available connections and even social networks to make pressure on non-NS bands so that they have to take a side and avoid sharing stage with fascists.
    • Pressure must be put also on the organizers of NS concerts and on the people that provide them with a place where to hold them: they must acknowledge who is going to play there, what are the band's stances on anti-semitism, racisms and homophobia and what their members said and did during the years.


    The objective is to block and disrupt a concert from taking place.
    A few examples of effective antifascist actions:
    • hang up banners, flyers and posters all around the concert venue days before the concert in order to push and distress the owner of the place even more;
    • hand-to-hand flyering is as always a good option too;
    • a picket in front of the place should be organised the day of the gig - if it is possible to deploy enough forces to make the action safe.
    These tactics present the biggest risks and should be organised with care and taking any precautions that will make their accomplishment safe from both a physical and a legal perspective..



    The places where the scene lives must be kept free from fascists. Ambiguous people must be disambiguated, confrontation is necessary to defend yourself and to keep our spaces safe for everybody to enter and enjoy. Does someone with a Burzum t-shirt walk around our places? Confront him/her and make your move. A panacea solution does not exist, some people should just be warned about the shit they are endorsing, and other ones must be simply kicked out.
    It’s now obvious that fascists will not disappear by themselves. We can’t waste time in organizing generic black metal concerts or festivals that just allow people to enjoy themselves one night. The gigs we organize or we attend to, must be more and more explicitly political, clearly antifascist and, in case of black metal, understandably anti-nsbm.


    We should not enclose ourselves in our scene: prolific connections can be made "outside" of it. The punk and hardcore scenes are possibly the most antifascist and revolutionary existing ones, many of us are already active members of these scenes or have comrades or friends in them.
    As antifascists, we must develop non-sectarian mutual-supportive relationships with those comrades, and, since these scenes have a long and established antifa history, we should learn what they have already developed through time to keep their scenes safe.
    If their participants are not aware of what is going on inside the extreme metal scene, or if they have prejudices against it, we should share knowledge with them about the growing anti-racist feeling that is developing in our scene. With the migrant and social crisis deepening, political positions are also taking a more defined shape: taking an antiracist stance has become necessary for everybody that oppose Nazis. The help from these people is necessary.


    Our objective is to be able, over time, to blur the distinctions between scenes that share the same values: defending our music, places and concerts from the fascist scum and, ultimately, defeating fascism by kicking out racists from concerts, from scenes, from the world, from the universe.

    Download the PDF [A5] ready-to-print: 

  • Cómo efrentar el fascismo en el metal extremo [español]
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Repressione - "Col Sangue Agli Occhi" (2017)

    REPRESIONE "Col sangue agli occhi"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Hardcore
    Country: Italy
    Track List:
    1. Guerra alla città
    2. Huye hombre
    3. Cieli di piombo
    4. The game (INFEST)
    5. I giorni dell'ira
    6. Col sangue agli occhi
    7. Colpo su colpo
    8. Macho free zone
    9. About to crack (VITAMIN X)
    10. Happy time (xLIEx)
    Bandcamp / Facebook 

    Repressione are very good friends of this blog and a very supportive band with the movement. They are from Bolognia, Italy openly Anti-Fascist. 

    Amethyst Falls - "Amethyst Falls" (2017)

    AMETHYST FALLS "Amethyst Falls"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Black Metal/Shoegaze
    Country: USA
    Track List:
    1. Awaning
    2. Through halogen eyes
    3. At the edge of the world our shadows singhing
    4. Hintergerdanke
    5. Painted Hands

    Our friends from Orb Weaver Collective (who define themselves as "wild-seeking artist on the western coast of the United States, unified, living together at the edge of civilization, bout to their craft as musicians, painters, poets and performers") send us the newest ralease by Amethyst Falls (an amazing band from Oakland, USA that plays a mix between Black Metal, Dark Wave and Shoegaze).

    Smuteční slavnost - "Zahrada krkavců" (2017)

    Smuteční slavnost -  "Zahrada krkavců"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Black Metal
    Country: Czech Republic
    Track List:
    1. Moc sžírá vědomí
    2. Zákonitost střídá chtíč
    3. Když procházíme světem
    4. Jistota na konci řady
    Bandcamp / Facebook

    "Strictly unorthodox black metal" tag-line was meant as a joke. But we mean it. We are not interested in taking any part in your orthodox, evil, role-playing. We use black metal as a tool, not as an idol."
    Smuteční slavnost is back on the road. This is their newest release with very strong lyrics and a very 'solid' sound.

    Also, you can take a look into their past releases we have supported here. And stream and download this one in bandcamp. 

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Anarchist Wolves - "Kill the Fascist Seed EP" (2017)

    ANARCHIST WOLVES - "Kill the Fascist Seed EP"

    Year: 2107
    Genre: Blackened Crust/Grind/Thrash
    Country: USA
    1. Smash the Fascist
    2. Malignancy
    3. Smoke Out the Rats
    4. Interlachen
    5. No Empires
    6. Post Truth
    7. Plight of Insurrection

    Another brilliant solo project, this one from anonymous artist "Wolf Boy" in New Mexico.According to the artist, the album is intended to "fuel your outrage, to soundtrack your organizing and agitating, and to propel you into the streets to stop fascism." Worthy goals all round. 

    The album is aggressively lo-fi and anti-commercial in all the finest traditions of the punk and black metal scenes that spawned it, paying homage to the greats of the genre with a clear influence from the Norwegian second wave. The dark tremolo picked intro to "Interlachen", resolving into furious crusty riffing, perfectly enacpsulates the violent mood of the album, along with its wide range of influences. The longest track on the album, "Plight of Insurrection" similarly utilizes mournful minor key ambience before shattering the atmosphere into shards of raw crust punk and militaristic drumming.

    What I found particularly interesting was the blend of hardcore elements into the mix, with breakdown-esque sections surrounded by blast beats, punky riffing, gurgling screams, and the kind of tremolo picking in minor keys that is normally found in much more traditional black metal. That being said, this is clearly a black metal release, not a punk one. The warlike aggression in the music, the militant drumming, the incredibly provocative and threatening lyrics, and their vicious delivery all combine to make Anarchist Wolves an expression of not just antifascist rage, but the kind of revolutionary art this genre is so exclusively brilliant at producing.


    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Kosmogyr - "Quiescent" (2017)

    KOSMOGYR - "Quiescent"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Black Metal
    Country: China/ Czech Republic
    Track List:
    1. Quiescent
    Bandcamp / Facebook

    Kosmogyr is a black metal project made collaboratively by two people from Shanghai and Prague.

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Blight - "Basidium" (2017)

    BLIGHT  "Basidium"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Black Metal
    Country: USA

    Track List:
    1. Side A - Theocratic Mujahidin, blight
    2. Side B - Goodbye horses

    Blight is an 'anarchist black metal' band from Chico, California with primitivism related lyrics and a blasphemous and political context in their background. Their music has a raw with a lot of rage in it. I don't really have more information about this project, but it has definitely a space in our blog...

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Abkehr - "In Asche" (2017)

    ABKEHR  "In Asche"

    Year: 2017
    Genre: Black Metal
    Country: Germany

    Track List:
    1. I
    2. II
    3. III
    4. IV
    Bandcamp / Facebook 

    "From the most remote crevices of the German extreme metal underworld come Abkehr, a new black metal entity from Northern Germany who’s genesis appears to have been sparked by unprecedented emotional and mental collapse and by an unfathomable pull toward absolute, devouring darkness. Abkehr were formed in 2015 in Northern Germany by sole masterminds Raash and H. with the intent of unifying under the black looming star of self-disintegration the raw misanthropic grimness of the most praised Norwegian black metal tradition with the atmosphere and desperation of depressive black metal, and the swarming majesty of US atmospheric black metal."