Saturday, November 30, 2019


TOR MARROCK are a band from the mountains of West Wales. They began in the summer of 2005 releasing a demo entitled 'the death of summer',
followed by their debut album 'a gothic romance' in 2007. These early releases saw the band experiment and find their now trademark: cellar metal sound.
TOR MARROCK released their second album in Dec 2013 entitled 'destroy the soul' on Swedish label Black Vulture Records. The album received excellent reviews
and cemented TOR MARROCK in the scene of underground metal.TOR MARROCK now release their awaited 3rd album again with Black Vulture Records,
titled 'the concept of self'.

The album was recorded by TOR MARROCK in the Cellar (UK) and mastered by Mikael Uimonen. Artwork by Adrienne Roisin and design by Daniel Tjernberg.
TOR MARROCK is endorsed by Cassidy + Zombie Dust Pickups...

2018 line up:
Tor Marrock - guitars,vocals
Dio Davies - drums
Dean Vaughan - bass guitar

+Featuring; LIV FREE (vocals) on "lets make love in the dark".

1.a belonging
2.sacrifice the flesh
3.angel (the second beast)
4.(lets make)love in the dark
5.the dark in your eyes
7.summer in italy
8.the concept of self

downfall records;
black vulture records;
tor marrock;


1. Caravan of Hate 06:57
2. Cross Contamination 05:33
3. Inertia (Creeps) 05:24
4. Crawling Forward 05:00
5. Doors and Corners 03:39
6. Eyes Unwilling 06:14
7. Posthumous Posthuman 09:26

8. Retention Rumba 03:38

Intoxicate hails from Gothenburg, Sweden and was formed in 1988 as one of the first thrashbands in this area.
Three demotapes were released and got some recognition in the worldwide underground-scene until the split-up 1991.
We were asked to re-unite for a gig at Gothenburg Sound Festival in 2015, a tribute-festival for the bands that created
“The Gothenburg Sound”. (Even if we wasn´t a part of that creation, we played live with these bands in the old days
when they started, and therefore was asked to play with them again).                                                                                                                                        
So, with four out of five original members, we hit the stage again and haven´t stopped playing since then.
We went for a mini-tour in the Netherlands, played some gigs in Gothenburg with Hatesphere, Pagandom, Nightrage and more.
But most time has been spent to write, rehearse and record this album, “Cross Contamination”.
Front cover by Raimo K. and layout by Daniel T.
It´s mixed by Anders Backelin (ex-Lord Belial) and mastered by the greatest guitar player on planet earth, Andy LaRoque. Enjoy!

1989 Monomania (demotape)
1990 Tango of Nietzsche (demotape)
1991 Into Hibernation (demotape)
2015 Retrogressive (EP. Re-issue of 6 demosongs)
2017 Death in Gothenburg. (Compilation with In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Ceremonial Oath and more)
2019 Cross Contamination (CD)

Mattias Grytting  Vocals
Tommy Carlsson  Guitar
Mattias ”Bullen” Bolander  Guitar
Martin Landin  Bass
Tomas Eriksson  Drums



Band members:
Iain Scott - Vocals
Aitor Gazzoline - Drums
Donnie Burgess - Bass
Nando Thommessen -Guitar
Senen Garcia - Guitar

-Grind / Metal / Hardcore from London


-Founded in 2014 in the bleeding heart of London, The Brood embrace multicultural diversity with members from England, Tenerife and Galicia.
Stylistically, the music is a fusion of pummelling blastbeats, grinding hardcore, blackened metal with an underlying spirit of punk rock flowing through it all.
The Brood has shared the stage with the likes of Rotten Sound, Leng Tch'e, Teethgrinder, Enabler and Employed to Serve, to name a few.  

Not being shy of big crowds, the band was part of Bloodstock 2018 and Incineration Fest 2019.
In 2018, after a vocalist change, the band continue to move forward stylistically and lyrically chomping at the bit to use music as a tool to speak out
against current day struggles against Capitalism, Politics, Facism, Sexism, Racism, Corruption and their consequences on every living being on Earth.
-Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Raised Fist and all the other good stuff.


Michael Lang – All instruments
Liam Micuda – Vocals

Formed in 2016, Grimtone is a black metal duo from Sweden.
The music is pure second wave black metal with influences from DSBM on the vocals;
Grim, harsh and cold!
First album was released in 2017 called "Momento mori".
The 2nd album was first released as a LTD. cassette in 25 copies, under the name "Morte In Vitam" 2019.
The album was then renamed to "Hymner till döden" and with a new front cover,
this will be out as Digipack-CD/ Digital in 2019 by Downfall Records.


1. Morte in vitam
2. Dödens vals
3. Ur avgrunden född
4. Det stora föraktet
5. Mörkrets makter
6. Det universala mordet
7. Förpesta min själ
8. Den oheliges blod
9. Innanför min hud
10. Djävulens tyrann


1. I 
2. Cold Skin
3. Goat Necro Fever
4. Sounds of wood
5. Holy Night
6. Priest
7. To the fallen one



"METAL MIRROR were formed in the county of Middlesex in 1979
at the begining of the NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL movement.
One year later they released one of the most legendary 7 inch singles of the entire period, namley - ROCK AN ROLL AINT NEVER GONNA LEAVE US with the b- side ENGLISH BOOZE. released on the MM label.
In 1981 they had there track HARD LIFE included on the Legendary NWOBHM compelation album HEAVY METAL HEROES.
One of the Bands recorded live shows from 1981 was released in 2006 on two vinyl LPs METAL MIRROR vol 1 and METAL MIRROR vol 11.

In 2014 a collection of everything they had ever recorded in the studio 1979 - 82
(1982 being the year the Band broke up.) Was released as the award winning album
This album was released on CD and as a double vinyl.

In 2016 - METAL MIRROR - The Dingwalls Tapes - Live In London - June 15th 1981.
was Released on CD.

In 2017 the band reunited, bringing in new drummer Mike ( Stav ) Stavoski and recorded a new studio album, VODKA HELL AND ANGELS. which was released on Digital format only on 7/7/2017.

Now in 2018 VODKA HELL AND ANGELS will be released on CD + digi With a 8 page booklet with lyrics etc on DOWNFALL RECORDS.

Album Mastered by the legendary PETE MAHER - The Rolling Stones, U 2, Jimmy Page, Rod Stuart, and more.

front cover artwork by Syndomea Illustration and CD layout D. Tjernberg.""

/""NWOBHM pioneers Metal Mirror’s new album Vodka, Hell & Angels is a fresh and updated look at the classic sounds of the band from back in the day.
From the offset, it sets out as a booze-infused anthemic party to the ears.""/RAMzine (uk)

1.One Way Ticket to Hell
2.I Love Halloween
3.Vodka Hell and Angels
4.Devil in the Glass
5.Dusk Till Dawn
6.Long Black Train
7.Slow Game
8.The Gates of Hell
9.Liar Killer
10.Little Dam Punk (With a Big Big Head)
11.Million Dollar Itch
12.Outlaw Rider
LINE-UP:"vodka hell and angels"



1.Demon sold
2.Incubus in church
4.Child of god
5.Malum suscitat
7.Crushed faith
8.Chains of the soul
9.Bag of bones
10.Perishing in christ

"MONSTRATH is a demon of the Enki line, a female demon, less popular than others but as powerful as all,
perfectly matching the sound mass of the Band.
Located exactly at 23°10’44?S, 45°53’13?W, the initial idea 2015 was elaborate work and very angry,
after much talk and meetings the path is traced, of course with the help of the current technology,
reality began to change after some auditions.
-in 2017 first digital single "CHILD OF GOD" was released worldwide by Downfall records,
as a first glimt of what to come in future.
-in 2018 a 2nd single "INCUBUS IN CHURCH" was released from the upcoming album on Youtube.
-in October 2018 the debut fullenght-album "THE WORLD SERVES TO EVIL" will be released to the masses!"


Loi Trejo – Vocals
J. Lugger – Guitar
Ramírez Cortázar - Guitar
Morales Elmano – Bass
Niko Teixeira – Drums

Produced by Tchelo Martins.
Recorded at Loud Factory and also at the Audiolab Vintage Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Tchelo Martins, Tiago Assolini and Wagner Meirinho (Loud Factory).

Related links:
Downfall Records: +
Sangue Frio Produções:
Audiolab Vintage Studio Taubaté:
Loud Factory:


1. Soil Companion
2. Drawn To Infernal Depths
3. No Promise Of God
4. Av Jord Är Du Kommen
5. Magma Prophet
6. The Vortex
7. Plague Of Justinian (541-542 A.D.)
8. Till Jord Skall Du Åter Varda
9. Life Eater
10. In Their Rotted Flesh
11. The Soil Beneath Us

Cursus Bellum, spawned in the vast black soil of Lundaslätten, Sweden is consisting of Jocke Unger – drums / vocals and Anders Nyander – guitars / bass.
After decade long co-operation in constellations such as Sgt.Carnage, along with the mutual metal-vinyl & beer consumption of biblical proportions,
the musical and creative direction of Cursus Bellum first took its perverted form in 2013.
The first official unveiling of the duo came in form of the recording MCD/Cassette “Accusing The Dead“, released early 2016 on Downfall Records.
Further inspired by the surounding muddy moraine and pale horizonless skies of the Scanian plains material for a new full length album was assembled.
The recording seance was once again held in Studio Oggerlunden and the new full length album “Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit” will be released as CD and in Digital
format by Downfall Records in the fall of 2018.

The members also have previous or current involvement in acts as:
Jocke – Totenwelt, Ratad, Järnbörd, Immersed in Blood, Sgt. Carnage, Supreme Majesty...
Anders – Non Serviam, Sgt.Carnage, In Black, Obscurity (Krstd.), Serenade (es.)...

Jocke Unger – drums / vocals.
Anders Nyander – guitars / bass.




The swedish, symphonic death metalband DARK LEGACY are back again! They have finally completed their 2:nd album -“The Rejects”. After their debut album -“Ad Extremum Epilogue”(BVR007), DARK LEGACY released a first, digital single with the new title track -“The Rejects”(BVR014) and now the full length album is ready for a release! ”The Rejects” have 8 tracks and the band are mixing their musical influences from acts like Edge of Sanity, My Dying Bride and Opeth, as well as classical composers. A journey within songs from genres of death/doom/black to heavy metal and vocally it’s growling mixed with clean singing. ”The Rejects” is mastered by Dan Swanö (Nightingale, Edge of Sanity, Witherscape) at Unisound.


"From North" are a new Swedish viking metal band founded in 2016 in Varberg Sweden, the music is a mixture of songs with heavy riffs to unadorned songs
with texts taken from the norse mythology consisting of gods, vikings and other beings. The band has a large and dynamic sound that is backed by a large
and well-made backtrack consisting of a lot of medieval instruments.

The band consists of Håkan Johnsson (singer and songwriter) Mattias Svensson (guitar), Mikael Kindblad (bass) Robin Hermansson (drums), Janne Lüthje (guitar) and Andreas Lindvall (lyrics).

The members have a long history in music and have connections to Items,
Stormhold, Anata, Bleed for Me, Irrbloss, Sinisty, Zero Illusions, Years of Falling etc.


BATTERY SERIES : Lucas Hoopes / The Age of Ore

1. What is your name and what band do you play for?

Lucas Hoopes from The Age of Ore

2. Who made you want to play drums and why?

My brother Jake played guitar for about a year and I loved the music. I told my dad that I wanted to play an instrument. He said, “Sure Ill buy you a guitar”. And I told him that I wanted to play the drums, so he got me a drum set.

3. When did you get your first kit? Tell us about it…

I got my first drumkit when I was 6 years old. It was a 5 piece maroon Pearl kit.

4. Where your parents supportive of you and your loud / expensive new habit?


At first my mom didn’t want me to get drums, because she didn’t know where we would put them in our house. But my dad was supportive and on board with the idea and eventually my mom came around. They are my biggest fans!

5. What drum performance on an album is perfection to you?


AEnema by Tool!! Towards the end of the song, the drums get really heavy and Danny Carey does a lot of crazy fills.

6. Tell us about your current kit and set up in DETAIL.

8-piece Black Pearl export. It has 9 symbols, a cowbell and a double bass pedal.

7. If you could have a dream kit tell us about it in DETAIL

I do have my dream kit, except I would like to include a few more toms and an electric percussion board as well as a gong.

8. Name your top 5 drummers excluding Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy

Nico McBrain – Iron Maiden
Danny Carey – Tool
Ray Luzier – Korn
Keith Moon – The Who
Matt Cameron - Soundgarden

9. Do you prefer Live or Studio?

Live because it is more interesting to watch. I like when they freestyle on songs and extend them/add in interesting drum solos.




1.What is your name and what band do you play for? 
Answer: Mike Daniel (aka) Mike D!  Drummer of UNKNOWN

6.Tell us about your current kit and set up in DETAIL.
Answer: I play a Yamaha live custom 5 piece with 4 rack mounted Meinl Cymbals Classics Custom dark 

8.Name your top 5 drummers excluding Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy
Answer: Jay Weinberg, Chris Adler,matt mcguire,Eloy Casagrande,Travis Barker 

9. Do you prefer Live or Studio?
Answer: Honestly they’re both fun in their own ways , nothing beats performing live ,but also it’s almost like birthing a new born every time we go to the studio 

10.Do drummers really get all the chicks and if so how do we convince the guitarist?
Answer: Of course we get all the chicks! I’m mean don’t get me wrong chicks like guitar players and vocalist  too , just not so much


1.Thanks for taking the time to talk to The Grinder! You have a new album out, Tell us about it!

Answer: We have a 4 song EP out now. We are in the planning stages of recording a 5 song EP in March.

2.Where was it recorded? Is all the material new? It was recorded at Salamone Studios in Fredericksburg Va. All the material was new at the time of recording.


3.What is the biggest difference between your last release and the new one?

Quality and production. A lot more time, money and production went into it.

4.Are you signed to a label? , If so which one and how did they help or support the process?

We are not signed to a label.

5.What has been going on with the band between albums? Did you tour?

We are in the planning stages of a few tours for 2020.  We’ve just been trying to play as many festivals and shows as possible.

6.Do you have any new members?

We have had the same members pretty much since the beginning.


7.Who produced the new album and how did they effect the album?

It wasn’t really produced by an outside source, most production was done by each band member.

8.Some like to record naked or in the dark with candles , Did you have any strange studio


We don’t really have any strange practices but you definitely have to be in the right “state of mind” and have a good time!

9.Of course tell us where to pick up your album and how to learn more about you.

All links to music and videos can be found on our website music can be downloaded or streamed from most platforms. You can also find member bios, pictures and social media.

10.What is your plans now that the new album is out?

Spread the word! Share with friends. Try to get as many people as possible to hear it. 



Ammune is a 5-piece band from the eastern shore of Maryland. Josh (vocals), Tyler (guitar), Zach (bass), Mike (drums) and Beans (guitar) all have a passion for music and expression through the arts. The central drive for the music creation

Band Members
Tyler Anderson
Ben Molnar
Josh Wilder
Zach Anderson
Mike Anderson


THE AXEMEN SERIES : Matt / Ingraves
Tell your name and what band you play for:

My name is Matt and I play guitar for Ingraves

Who made you want to pick up the guitar?

Dimebag Darrell, Kurt Cobain, Hetfield (but not Kirk),all the usual greats

Are you self taught or did you take lessons?


I started with lessons as had no idea where to begin and the internet was in it’s infancy back then! Nowadays there is so much information you can find out anything and get tabs for any song you can think of. Lessons helped me get the basic essential playing techniques that you can then build on from there.

Can you read music, can you read tab?

I did some classical guitar a long time ago and piano so can read standard sheet music, although not that fast! I read tabs and it’s a must. We use it a lot for tabbing out new ideas so we can hit the ground running when we get together to work on new stuff.

Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?

I don’t think my ear is sophisticated enough for me to have my own tone, or am just a bit lazy! Once I get something I like I stick with it. As we play in such low tunings I try to push the mids and let the bass guitar provide the lows.

Tell us about your guitar (brand, model, year, colour)


I currently have 2 guitars I use:
Jackson Pro Series Juggernaut HT7 in charcoalburst 2018. This is the Misha Mansoor signature edition and I’m not even really a huge misha fan (he is good though!). This 7 string has a great neck, 26.5” scale which is again good for maintaining our low tuning and it looks pretty cool!
My preferred is the Ibanez RGIB6 Baritone, Black (what else) 2017. This has mighty 28” scale length , super smooth and fast 3 piece Maple/Purpleheart neck with Basswood body. This is great for low and heavy! It has no tone knob just killswitch and volume with a fixed bridge.
Both guitars are fixed bridge as I don’t fancy having a Floyd rose at drop G with, unless its blocked off, I run .74 string on the heavy end. I run a custom string set on the 7 and a regular Baritone set from .72 to .13 and the Baritone.

What about pickups? Passive or active? 

Tell us about them
On the Jackson I have the stock Jackson MM1 humbuckers which I believe were made with Jackson and Misha Mansoor as an alternative to using actual Bareknuckle Juggernaughts. They are a passive that throw out loads of gain and can be split to single coil. They sound great and are exactly suited to this particular guitar but, being honest, I wouldn’t use any passive pickup any more. I will be changing this 7 string out for something else soon!
The Ibanez has EMG60 (NECK) AND 81(BRIDGE) active and there isn’t anything better!

Lets get in to amplification, same drill brand, model, speakers etc


I am using the Boss Katana 100 head and Laney Ironheart 2 x 12 cab. Both not really beatable for their pricepoint, easy to transport, and pretty bulletproof so far. I set up everything on the computer in the tone suite and very rarely get it all the way up to 100W.

Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy

As I use my amp for all patches then I run a simple set up of Boss TU-3 to keep me in tune and a TC Electric Sentry noise gate to control all those unwanted extra sounds and keep everything tight

Now tell us your dream rig in detail

Currently, I’d say Mesa Dual Rectifier 3 channel, with Orange 4 x 12 Vintage 30s. I probably add couple of Fortin pedals (Blade, Zuul). Either all that or a Kemper with some custom profiles set up by a guru somewhere!

What guitarist can you not stand?

I couldn’t pick any one player to bag on but just because you can finger tap like a beast doesn’t mean you can write a good riff!

Is tone more important or technique?

Technique I’d say. Bad playing with good tone is still bad playing, bad riffs with good tone still suck!

Name your top 5 guitarists?

Andreas Kisser,

 Brent Hinds,
 Mike Schleibaum ,
 Zakk Wylde,
 Dimebag, and so many other greats

Who is the most overrated guitarist?

Hard to pin down but The Edge looks pretty out his depth when you put him with any decent guitarist!

Who would you like a one hour private sit down lesson with? Anyone dead or alive

I reckon Vogg from Decapitated is very underrated and would have loads of great insight for riffs with his background. Also he’s trubo gear guy so that’d be interesting too to see what tips could be picked up!