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Heavy Metal Tribune #013

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Returning after a 7-year long wait since their last album, Fields of Rot, Norwegian black/thrashers Nocturnal Breed grace our cover, with band mastermind S.A. Destroyer giving us a peek behind the scenes on what went on in the writing of their latest album, Napalm Nights.

In our chat with Matti and Jyri of old school Finnish death metallers Corpsessed, we uncover the history behind the band and their insights on the recent rapid growth of the Finnish death metal scene.

The departure of the Hoffman brothers from Deicide also marked the revival of Amon. While the band’s last release prior to the hiatus was in the 1989 demo, SacrificialAmon returns stronger than ever, and brothers Eric and Brian finally get to show their technical flair on their latest album Liar in Wait. Eric Hoffman, one half of the axe-wielding brothers gives us a short history lesson on Amon.

Marco’s reputation as ex-Blasphemy guitarist (aka The Traditional Sodomizer of the Goddess of Perversity), with even a track by the Ross Bay legends written in his honour (Goddess of Perversity off Fallen Angel of Doom), fans would expect Tyrants Blood to be equally bestial to Blasphemy‘s trademark war metal style. But Into the Kingdom of Graves proved to be a different breed of monster, and unlike previous releases of Tyrants BloodInto the Kingdom of Graves is a much more technically challenging release. Marco explains the difference in stylistics to previous Tyrants Blood releases, as well as his performance in Blapshemy.

Oriental extreme metal has quickly gained a foothold internationally, with ChthoniC amassing a sizeable fanbase. Over at Hong Kong, Evocation is slowly building up their brand of melodic extremity, and with comparisons of their newest album, Abracadabra to the early works of ChthoniC and Anthelion, the band is ready to leave their mark in the international metal scene. Tomy, guitarist and vocalist of Evocation, tells us what sets their band apart from other bands out of the region.

Swedish black metal band Necrophobic closes the 13th issue of Heavy Metal Tribune. In our second ever chat with Joakim, he explains the return of the style on their latest album, Womb of Lilithu to the one that fans of Hrimthursum are familiar with, as well as their quest in finding the void that has been left from the departure of Robert Sennebäck. (Read our previous interview with Joakim, conducted in 2010 right here.)

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Local friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, grab your copy of #013 from Inokii and Roxy Records soon! More outlets to be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Foreign friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, as usual, cancontact us for a copy of issue #013 (P+H of USD2.00 applies).

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Heavy Metal Tribune #012

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This month we feature Taiwan’s ChthoniC, and learn more about their latest album Bu-Tik and talk a little bit about their touring experiences. We also talk to the recently reactivated Nocturnal Graves, and their excellent new album …From the Bloodline of Cain. Imperial Triumphant then gives us the low down on their new EP, and their views on Sodom and Gomorrah. And we finish up with two of the editors’ favourite American atmospheric black metal bands, Anagnorisis and Vattnet Viskar.

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Local friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, grab your copy of #012 from Inokii and Roxy Records soon! More outlets to be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Foreign friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, as usual, cancontact us for a copy of issue #012 (P+H of USD2.00 applies).

Heavy Metal Tribune #011 (July/August 2013)

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This month we are honoured to have Singahell Barbarian Horde the Mighty Impiety gracing our cover. We talk to band mastermind Shyaithan to learn more about the glorious history of Impiety, along with some trivia about their brand new release, The Impious Crusade. We follow that up with Dark Tranquillity telling us about their 10th studio effort, Construct. American occult black/sludge metal band TOAD then talks to us about what goes on behind the scenes and their beliefs when writing their new record, Endless Night. Portuguese technical/progressive death metal band Colosso shows us the worldwide prevalence of extreme metal, with band mastermind Max telling us about their debut, Abrasive Peace. Canadian symphonic black/death metal band Necronomicon closes our issue with a discussion of their musical style, and about their new album, Rise of the Elder Ones.

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Heavy Metal Tribune #010 (May/June 2013)

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This month The Monolith Deathcult tells us more about their history, what inspired them to start playing industrial/progressive death metal, and their new album, Tetragrammaton! We then have Jungle Rot talk to us more about their seventh full length, Terror Regime and their work with Victory Records thus far. Our Asian Spotlight features Taiwanese old school thrashers Masquerader, with the band telling us about what inspires them and their art. We also talk to crossover/thrash outfit Birth A.D. and Italian progressive/ambient black metal band Progenie Terrestre Pura (q[T]p). We then have sludge/doom maniacs I Klatus tell us more about their spiritual beliefs, and how it works with their music.

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Heavy Metal Tribune #009 (April 2013)

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Rotting Christ graces our cover this month, with mainman Sakis telling us more about the process behind their new full length release, Kata Ton Daimona Eaftou. We then have Nader Sadek talk to us about his fascination about petroleum on his project, In the Flesh, and how the all-star lineup came about. Primitive Man is the Sounds of the Underground band of the month, featuring Ethan from Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire. Kathir tells us more about his new band, The Wandering Ascetic and how it is different from his main band, Rudra, on our Asian Spotlight column. Finally, we have Italian stoner metal/Southern rock duo Tombstone Highway talk to us about their long-awaited debut, Ruralizer and the brewing stoner/doom scene in Italy.

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Heavy Metal Tribune #008 (March 2013)

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With the band’s third full length album finally released, Koldbrann talks to us about their brand new effort Vertigo and the numerous shifts in musical style that the band has displayed over the course of their career. Old school Finnish death metal band Desolate Shrine is the Sounds of the Underground band of the month, and band instrumentalist/artist LL tells us about the bleak outlook of their new album, The Sanctum of Human Darkness. Indian death/thrash metal band Devoid returns years after their full length with The Invasion EP, taking a more brutal approach on their new concept release. Arun tells us about the music, and the band’s future. Finally, we have Dark Descent Records on our special Label Spotlight column, with label owner Matt telling us more about the challenges of running one of the best underground labels in recent years.

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Singaporean friends of Heavy Metal Tribune can now grab your copy of #008 from Inokii and Roxy! Foreign friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, as usual, can contact us for a copy of issue #008 (P+H of USD2.00 applies).

Heavy Metal Tribune Issue 7 (February 2013)

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English gothic metal band Paradise Lost talks to us in this month’s issue to tell us more about life on the road, and their constantly evolving musical styles. Swedish death metal freak Rogga Johansson who heads bands such as RevoltingMegascavenger and Paganizer talk to us about what goes on in his mind and his passion for old school death metal. Italian occult, blackened doom metal band Riti Occulti is the Sounds of the Underground band of the month, giving us their take on philosophy and the occult. Anti Graham, one of the longest running symphonic black metal band out of Nepal graces our Asian Spotlight column. We end off with Colombian black/death metal outfit Nepente telling us about their crushing, relentless brand of extremity on their new album, Suffering is the Seed.

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Local friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, you can now grab your physical copies at Inokii! Overseas friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, you can contact us for us to send you a copy of the magazine (P+H fees of USD 2.00 applies).

Heavy Metal Tribune Issue 6 (January 2013)

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Legendary Swedish death metal band Grave graces our cover for this month’s issue, with drummer Ronnie giving us an insight to the band. We also have Evocation and Acrimonious talk to us about their music and recent releases. In our Sounds of the Underground segment, we feature Nepalese brutal, “fun” death metal band Binaash and their philosophy behind writing their music. And finally, we have Singaporean black metal band Zushakon on our Asian Spotlight section, telling us more about the upcoming self-titled full length release.

In this issue we also bring to you 6 releases to kick of the year to a brutal start.

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Local friends of Heavy Metal Tribune, you can now grab your copy of issue 6 from the following outlets: Inokii (Far East Plaza) and Roxy Music (Excelsior Shopping Centre). Friends from overseas can also contact us for a copy of the magazine mailed to you as well (p+h of $2.00 applies).

Heavy Metal Tribune Issue 5 (December 2012)

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This month we talk UK to punk-turned-thrash metal band Onslaught, to learn more about the band’s illustrious past from the eyes of bassist Jeff, and to know what it is like to work with one of the pioneering UK thrash bands. We also talk to Ragnarok, to find out more about the constantly rotating members in the band and how it has affected the writing of their newest masterpiece, Malediction. India’s heavy metal band Albatross is our Asian Spotlight pick for the month, as bassist Dr. Hex and vocalist Biprorshee gives us a background of the band, and of their collaboration with Vestal Claret on the latest split. Finally, we have Khonsu on our Sounds of the Underground section, the new black/industrial/progress ive band featuring members of Keep of Kalessin.

To end the year, we have 8 contenders for album of the year, in addition to our usual 6 Editor’s Picks.

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Outlets for Singaporeans to grab your physical copy to be announced soon. Meanwhile, remember to grab issues 4 and 5 at the upcoming TRUE METAL INVASION show on the 29 November! Alternatively, contact us for a copy to be sent right to your mailbox (postage and handling fee of 50 cents apply).

Foreign friends of Heavy Metal Tribune can also get your copy (and our back issues) from our online store at this location.

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Heavy Metal Tribune Issue 4 (November 2012)

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This month we talk to Dagon, mastermind behind the cult black metal band Inquisition to learn more about the history of the ancient cult, and their evolution over the years. Rob Moschetti then tells us more about the project featuring Exodus‘ Rob Dukes, Generation Kill. Polish death metal supergroup Masachist graces our Sounds of the Underground column this month, and Singapore thrashers Xanadoo tells us more about the shit that goes on behind the scenes and in their heads.

And as usual, 6 records that will leave your neck totally destroyed.

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Outlets for Singaporeans to grab your physical copy to be announced soon. Alternatively, contact us for a copy to be sent right to your mailbox (postage and handling fee of 50 cents apply).

Foreign friends of Heavy Metal Tribune can also get your copy (and our back issues) from our online store at this location.

Heavy Metal Tribune is a completely free magazine. All prices listed here and on our online store are purely for postage costs.