Saturday, 10 September 2016

Foul Body Autopsy - 21st Century Fascism (Single)

Grindscene Records 2016

1. 21st Century Fascism

One Man death metal killing machine Foul Body Autopsy is back with a new release, albeit a one song single release, which  quite an usual move from an extreme metal band. Clocking in at just over three minutes, Tom produces some extremely well executed death metal. There is a lot more melody to the bands sound nowadays, which isn't a bad thing at all as it makes for an interesting style when mixed with the more brutal passages. The blast beat and dual vocal sections work particularly well and offer that more brutal edge to those that prefer their death metal with a bit of pace. This single bodes very well for a new e.p. or album which knowing Tom's musical output, shouldn't be too long in the making. Shame it's only one track on offer here, but it comes highly recommended nonetheless.

8.5 Out Of 10

Friday, 2 September 2016

Bristol Deathfest - First Bands Announced!

Defeated Sanity, Hour of Penance, Nader Sadek, Kraanium, Cytotoxin and Epicardiectomy will all perform exclusively in the UK at Bristol Deathfest with a host of other bands.

Bristol Deathfest is a 2 day indoor death metal festival held at The Bierkeller in Bristol over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017. Twelve bands have just been announced securing this as one of the must attend festivals of 2017 for any fan of Death Metal.
Following the success of the bands’s double-EP album release Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata, kings of brutality Defeated Sanity will headline the first night at Bristol Deathfest. They will be performing Disposal of the Dead in it’s entirety as well as some classic songs while the tightly oiled machine that is Hour of Penance will close the festival on Sunday night. Both headline artists will be performing exclusively in the UK at Bristol Deathfest.
Jacob Schmidt (Defeated Sanity) issued the following statement: "Next April we will be returning to the UK for the first time sine 2013! It’s been too long of a time and we are super stoked to see all you sick fucks again at Bristol Deathfest!!!"

Nader Sadek will also be appearing exclusively in the UK for the first time ever at Bristol Deathfest. This unique performance will feature Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal/Nile, Serpents Rise), Destructhor (Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel/Zyklon), George Maier (Pestilence), Sarah Jezebel Deva (ex-Cradle of Filth/Therion) and Mahmud Gecekusu (Perversion). Kraanium and Epicardiectomy will be bringing the slam hammers for two heavy exclusive sets. If that’s not enough, radioactive, technically precise,
Cytotoxin will be arriving from Germany to make a total of six UK exclusive shows all at Bristol Deathfest. Not to be outshone by international acts, the UK’s answer to Dying Fetus meets Behemoth, Dyscarnate and Scottish melodic and technical fiends, Man Must Die will both be making appearances. Necrosis, Scordatura, Body Harvest and Ascaris complete the announcement and represent the best of the UK underground scene. 2 day tickets are a bargain at only £33 and with news of a warm up party on the Friday night before the festival, Bristol Deathfest needs to be on every Death Metal fa’s gig calendar.

Tickets available from: HERE
Facebook event page: HERE

Bristol Deathfest is proudly sponsored by RS Studios, The Lanes, Purple Rose Tattoo Studio, Rotten Music, UKEM Records and Metal Brethren. Bristol Deathfest is organised by End of the World Promotions. A natural evolution of their previous festival, Slam Fest. (Previously featured Kraanium, Korpse, Cytotoxin, Craniotomy and more). End of the World Promotions always aim to bring the best of underground death metal to Bristol.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Eastern Front Signs to Cacophonous Records!

Ipswich ‘War Torn’ Black Metal 4-piece EASTERN FRONT are the fifth inductees to the resurrected Cacophonous coven, signing to the label today and announcing their much anticipated third album EMPIRE for release on 30th September.
EMPIRE focuses on the concept of building an empire through bloodshed and devastation, and is the first record to feature new vocalist Marder.
Signing to the birthplace of UK Black Metal, and to be a part of this historic relaunch is such an honour. Their mission statement and work ethic really resonates with us and clearly it hasn't changed since the early 90's, their passion to succeed is infectious and with it being such exciting time in the UK extreme music scene the quality of the Cacophonous roster is testament to that. We feel our brand of War Torn Black Metal is a perfect fit and will add to the legacy. Cacophonous has always had a great reputation for pioneering new and established bands, so in our tenth year of existence it’s the perfect place for Eastern Front to launch 'EmpirE'.
'EmpirE' is our darkest and most conceptual release to date. Its essence is limitless loss, the notion that empires are literally built upon countless sacrifice and slaughter. The bigger the empire the more blood will have been spilt, the more pain endured, the more wounds inflicted. ‘EmpirE’ is a focused single vision of death as is conveyed throughout the artwork and is our statement of intent as a band redefined. This concept resonates for the members of Eastern Front, pain and loss having been the band’s fifth member for the last few years so this as catalyst certainly affected the writing when research began, that place of introspective honestly is what birthed the album ‘Empire’
We welcome Marder to the vocal parapet, a true ferocious force of nature and now an essential part of our battalion. During the first studio sessions Marder came in as a guest for the record but from the first scream we knew if the job of vocalist for Eastern Front ever became available again she is the one. It did. She is.”
- Destroyer, Guitars

Track List:
1. Empire
2. Veiled By Blood
3. The Fire Consumes
4. No Snow Falls For Sorrow
5. Husks Of Kursk
6. Crimson Mourn
7. 1000 Winds That Blow
8. Die Reise In Den Tod Pt. II


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Blog Is Back!

I'm Back!
Yeah that's right, the UNITED KINGDOM EXTREME METAL review blog is back up and running and taking submissions from UK bands for reviews!
The best way to get your release, new or old, is to email a download link or link to a streaming site to: /
thanks all! 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Slam Fest Preview


Image For those of you who prefer your death metal to be of the absolutely monstrous variety, then cancel all your plans on Sunday 24th May at once and instead get your ass to The Bierkeller in Bristol for quite possibly the heaviest show that the city has ever seen. Brought to you by End of the World Promotions, Slam Fest consists of some of the finest brutal death and slam that Europe has to offer. Whether you prefer groove laden, guttural growls or brain bursting blast beats, Slam Fest is guaranteed to have at least two bands that will dramatically harden your nipples. 

 After slaying Camden magnificently in September, Norwegian maniacs Kraanium return to the UK to unleash their very unique brand of pounding brutality upon Bristol. Having deservedly landed the headline slot, the slam masters will be bringing their harrowing brand of intense, groove heavy slams to Bristol for the very first time. Kraanium are a band that have gone from strength to strength since their reformation in 2006 and are definitely not to be missed at Slam Fest on any accounts. If you like your metal to be of the horrifyingly brutal variety then look no further than local lads Necrosis. Since the storming success of their debut EP Catatonic Psychosis in October 2013, Necrosis have become an established act on the UK extreme metal scene and landed themselves some pretty enviable slots at killer European festivals such as Gothenburg Deathfest last September and Death Feast this September, sharing the stage with pioneering acts Suffocation, Nile, Asphyx and Disentomb. Kraanium are not the only European band taking to the stage this weekend. One man slam monster Carnifloor is travelling across land and sea from sunny Amsterdam to treat Bristol to a hearty dose of pure slamming aggression. Influenced by brutal death masters Necrophagist and Beneath the Massacre, Carnifloor is an unstoppable one man metal machine who you definitely do not want to miss out on seeing. Unless of course you don’t like incredibly talented musicians. Carnifloor is also a member of Dutch brutal slammers Korpse and Norwegian slam masters Fermented Masturbation. In keeping with the European bands theme, French quintet Darkall Slaves are primed and ready for their UK debut. After the success of their 2014 full length debut Transcendental State of Absolute Suffering, fans of death metal across the world are eager catch one of Darkall Slaves’ live performances. Their will undoubtedly be those in the crowd specifically looking forward to Darkall Slaves bringing their arsenal of superb death metal to the party. Returning back to the UK now and no nonsense Brummie foursome Spawned from Hate have earned themselves a place on the bill. Spawned from Hate’s incredible talent has set them up as esteemed regulars on the UK death metal circuit, having shared the stage with the likes of Cryptopsy, Cancerous Womb and Defeated Sanity. This is a band perfect for those who like their death metal to be of the technical and old school variety. Two man slamming act Chainsaw Castration have earned themselves a slot on the bill and with a varied set of influences ranging from Entombed right through to Fermented Masturbation, you can see why. The Nottingham duo provide some of the most thunderous and guttural slams of the evening with a slow but incredibly intense sound that grabs you by the pit of your stomach and launches you into a fit of heavy audio delight. Reigning down on Slam Fest from the grim north are five piece Visions of Disfigurement. Hailing from Manchester (or Slamchester as the band refer to it), the band pack a mighty punch with their unique brand of macabre, almost blackened slam. Employing a variety of different vocal styles, the bands groove heavy feel makes them almost an instant winner. If you’ve ever listened to Whitechapel and thought they could do with sounding a bit more like Raped By Pigs, then look no further as you’ll have found your new favourites in Visions of Disfigurement. Finally, Slam fest plays host to an exclusive performance by elusive new brutal death act Inebrious Incarnate. Consisting of Federico Benini and Doug Anderson of Unfathomable Ruination fame, Inebrious Incarnate are the faceless band of the evening, with little to no information about them anywhere. There’s nothing like a wild card to liven the proceedings up a bit! In all honesty, Slam fest is by far and above the heaviest show to grace the West Country for many years. It encompasses every facet of the glorious spectrum that is death metal and is categorically not an event to be missed. Having already had to move venues once due to substantial ticket demand, get yours here to avoid disappointment! Eilish Foxen