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BABES IN TOYLAND – Barbe-Q-Barbies talk about their upcoming album ‘Borrowed Time’

With a new contract with Dissonance and a new album ready to roll, it’s no wonder the members of Barbe-Q-Barbies are very happy with life right now. “With this album we were not afraid to be ‘us’ in every way,” says vocalist Niki, as effervescent as a bottle of bubbly. “That’s pretty much the strength of it. You know, we weren’t afraid if…

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LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION – Alex Wank talks about Tempter’s recently released lost album ‘Turpis Rex’

After many years spent languishing in the vaults, the sole Tempter album ‘Turpis Rex’ was finally released in 2018. The brainchild of ex-Pungent Stench drummer Alex Wank and a guitarist/vocalist known as Tarpiu, Tempter’s rise and fall was a curious turn of events, as Alex Wank explains.     “I think Pungent finished in the summer of 2007,” he recalls, “and Tempter started probably…

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BEAUTY IN BLACK – If there’s one band that could never be accused of standing still, it’s Therion…

If there’s one band that could never be accused of standing still, it’s Therion. Dissonance’s ‘The Nuclear Blast Recordings’ six CD set (which features the band’s first four albums – ‘Of Darkness’, ‘Beyond Sanctorum’,  ‘Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas’ and ‘Lepaca Kliffoth’ –  as well as the ‘Live In Midgard’ double) ably shows how dramatically the band changed over a short period…

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DISSIDENT AGGRESSOR – Aggression’s guitarist and founder member Sasquatch tells tales of terror

Probably one of the most famous and heaviest Canadian bands ever, Aggression originally came together in 1984 under the name Asylum. “We originally formed Halloween night 1984,” remembers guitarist Denis Barthe, better known to all and sundry as Sasquatch. “Burn [guitarist Bernard Caudron] and I made a pact to form the heaviest, fastest, loudest band possible. Shortly after, we entered a partnership with…

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THE KINGMAKERS PART TWO – Desolation Angels’ Robin Brancher talks about the band’s latest album ‘King’, future plans and salami slicing…

In July 2017 Desolation Angels – DA Mk3 for those who’ve been keeping up – self-released ‘King’, their first full album for nearly twenty years. The following February the album was re-issued by Dissonance, with a vinyl version following on Back On Black. It is, without doubt, a great metal album, and one with which the band are – quite rightly – extremely…

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