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CD review WITCHERY "In His Infernal Majesty's Service"

Veröffentlicht am 26. November 2016 von Markus W. in Witchery, Arch Enemey, News, CD Review, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Black Metal

(8/10) I think there isn't a much better title than "In His Infernal Majesty's Service" for Witchery's newest longplayer. Six years after their latest studio album it's the Swedish five-piece that comes back with a brand new studio album which is the anticipated metal blast.

"In His Infernal Majesty's Service" is the sixth album of the band that rose in the end of the 90's out of Satanic Slaughter. In all these years the band went through several line-up changes but one thing they could maintain in all these years was the brutal mix of thrash-, black and death metal, something that's also reflected on the new record.

The album has a great sound. By this I mean, that the mix and the production are very well done by also keeping the general expression rough and unpolished. This longplayer feels like a 37 minutes energy boost that is very welcome.

Talking about the running time leads us also to the weaker part. Even though the album comes with eleven songs it became surprisingly short. One or two tracks more could have been easily handled by Witchery supporters, esp. considering the fact that the ones recorded are all awesome.

This makes it also hard to pick out some of the tracks since they are equally good. However, there are a few that might stick their head out a little bit more.

An evil grunt starts "Lavey-athan", an energetic an sinister opener per excellence. "Zoroast" is next. This number has a more dirty punk approach while "Netherworld Emporer" is a blackened thrasher that openes the gate to hell.

Witchery pushes the pedal to the metal with songs like "Gilded Fang" and builds on a steady beat in tunes such as "In Warm Blood".

"In His Majesty's Service" is a raw and wild album that includes an infernal beauty. This is real metal without boiled down to the essence.





1. Lavey-athan 
2. Zoroast 
3. Netherworld Emperor
4. Nosferatu 
5. The Burning Of Salem 
6. Gilded Fang 
7. Empty Tombs 
8. In Warm Blood 
9. Escape From Dunwich Valley 
10. Feed The Gun 
11. Oath Breaker 


Label: Century Media

Genre: Blackened Thrash

Release Date EU: November 25th, 2016

CD review WITCHERY "In His Infernal Majesty's Service"

METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2016 von Markus W. in Festival, Tour, Arch Enemey, Satyricon, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Metal On The Hill

Some news for my Austrian readers. There is a new festival coming up this summer called "Metal on the Hill". The event will take place in Graz, Austria and it is the area of the Schlossberg that creates the scenery for this metal indoor show/open air. The locations are actually pretty cool and the line-up isn't too bad either.

It's a two days festival with the following bands being confirmd already:

12.08.2016 Dom am Berg (DevilDriver, Drescher, Jinjer, Tuxedoo)
13.08.2016 Kasemattenbuehne (Arch Enemy, Satyricon, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell                   + 3 more TBC)

METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria

KREATOR tour trailer

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Kreator, Vader, Arch Enemey, Sodom, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, Tour

The trashers from Kreator have released a new trailer for the coming tour with Arch Enemey, Sodom and Vader. Here it is:

And here are the dates:

KREATOR tour trailer

Jackson on tour with KREATOR

Veröffentlicht am 1. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Kreator, Jackson, Sodom, Vader, Arch Enemey, Tour, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News

Jackson accompanies the thrash legends of KREATOR on their upcoming European tour. During stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, fans have the opportunity to test some of the official Jackson models and learn more about the new products. At the Jackson booth an exclusive range of electric guitars of various Jackson series will be presented. And of course: Milles signature model, the Jackson "Phobia" will be definately not be missing. Plus: It also attracts as the top prize of the Jackson raffle.

Jackson on tour with KREATOR