Here’s one to take you back. It’s like the 1980s have returned and gore is being dragged back, kicking and screaming, into the foray - with no mercy. At once reminding the viewer of such video nasties as Blood Feast, Driller Killer, Evil Dead and Bad Taste in the energetic compulsion of seeing bodies torn apart and ripped into pieces, porn actresses are eviscerated at every turn. POV shots reveal stomachs cut into, arms and legs sawn off in graphic detail, decapitation and ev
Having kindly allowed fans a good few months to pick their bloodied and semi-obliterated jaws up off the floor following the release of earth-shattering blackened epic, ‘A New Kind of Horror’, the tail-end of March 2019 saw Anaal Nathrakh hit the road for their hugely anticipated ‘Horror in Extremis’ tour. On the final night of the Birmingham wrecking crew’s recent round of electrifying UK tour dates, Dark Matter had the pleasure of checking in with frontman Dave Hunt to disc
"We started out swapping images between the two of is, which is how we usually start considering artwork. We’re not sure at the time what we’re looking for – maybe an image that we can use wholesale, maybe just things that set a kind of visual tone that we can both get into as somehow connecting with the spirit of the album as a whole. For A New Kind of Horror, obviously one of the most visual inspirations was the first world war theme. But we have a particular take on it."
Scratch the surface of any dominant political agenda, social norm or organised religion and you’ll very quickly uncover something infinitely more ugly and primitive lurking beneath in limitless abundance. And through desolate, darkly unravelling strains of rasping snarls, ricocheting blasts and deathly atmospherics, it’s with seamless ease and diabolical panache that Anaal Nathrakh plunge the listener headlong into these horrific waking nightmares. So hold your breath and bra
If all of hell’s minions rose from the abyss to gorge on a ghoulish cocktail of Class A hallucinogens, undiluted hate and human suffering, the sum of this combined wretchedness would still fail to rival the sheer, nightmarish darkness so richly contained within ‘A New Kind of Horror.’ But rather than being the product of any such black sorcery or demonic influence, the various battering and blackly atmospheric energies that abound here originate from a place of intense, unmis
Blasphemous black metal titans Behemoth have released the second track to be taken from forthcoming studio masterwork ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest.’ Unleashed ahead of the album’s hugely anticipated 5th October release, the aptly-titled ‘Wolves ov Siberia’ comprises a gloriously feral, frostbitten onslaught that sees poundingly primal blasts abound with ritualistic majesty alongside coldly immersive strains of tremolo. Seamlessly blending these genre-defining trappings with a