Interviews

Interview: James McBain from Hellripper

Scottish one-man band Hellripper is absolutely tearing it up at the moment with The Affair of the Poisons, undoubtedly one of the coolest Metal releases of 2020. Steve, from Aeons Abyss, was very grateful that James McBain, the man who is Hellripper, took some from his hectic schedule to answer a few questions about the release. […]

Steves reviews

Review – Behemoth – ‘In Absentia Dei’ – Live Stream Event – 5 September 2020

As everyone will attest, 2020 has been a real fucker of a year for metal, and for live music in particular, and it’s all due to a one in a hundred year plague. Yep, who would have thought… Going to a Metal show; something that we’ve all just taken for granted, something that is the livelihood of many, the driving spirit, the community, dare I say the religion of Metalheads worldwide, disappeared in a flash. […]

Death metal

Metal Redux: Massacre – From Beyond (Death Metal)

So back in 1991 there was a gigantic ripple in the Death Metal scene. An album recorded at Morrisound Studios was released. It featured band members who had been in Death, and who were heavily affiliated with the Florida metal scene since the early 80s. Oh yeah, and the singer claimed to have invented the Death growl (or vokills, as Kam Lee called it). And the word on the street was that the music on the release was all written between 1984 and 1986 and the songs were well known in the local scene, and the band was infamous for a particular song about having sex with a corpse. […]

Metal Redux

Metal Redux: Morgoth – Cursed (1991)

Morgoth came to me through the late night Aussie music video show, Rage, on the ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation). Most Saturday nights, around 3am they would play maybe ½-an-hour to an-hour of metal; it was great. I would set up the family VHS on long-play-record, and let it run overnight. First thing in the morning, I would grab some brekkie, and fast forward through the crap, and then normally after the grunge segment (that was pain), it would be metal time. […]

Metal Redux

Metal Redux: Destruction – Live Without Sense (1989)

Why would I include Destruction as part of Metal Redux, you may ask? One of the so called Big 4 of Teutonic Thrash. Surely everyone knows Destruction? Its a great question, as this titan of thrash metal has been kicking around for 37 years. And with 14 albums, several EPs, and two anthem re-recordings of their classics, I am sure many of you know them, as well as their best tunes. […]