The trance trip of Pressor

Originally from Kostroma, Russia, this stoned sludge doom band is now hailing from Saint Petersburg. Pressor is active since 2008 but started under the monicker Leaden Sky. After several changes in the line up, the name was changed in 2010 to Pressor and start releasing material. Their latest effort is the EP "Weird Things". The review of this EP can be read...


Video interview with Saxon

Paul Lewis did a video interview with Biff when they played Dallas on Feb 17th. [embed][/embed] [embed][/embed]


Trolls on the Faanefjell

Faanefjell is black/folkm band from Norway. Debutede in 2010 with "Trollmarsj". Followed by two singles and in 2018 they released their 2nd full length "Dovrefall". The 9 tracks and amazing cover art demanded some further information. Mailed the band some questions and here are their answers. Please give us a brief introduction of yourself and your bandmates? Faanefjell is a bunch of...


Corpsefucking Art dismembering dead people

Formed in Rome in 1993 under a different name: Enthralment. The sound was a slow and brutal death-metal influenced by Immolation and Incantation. The years go by and name was changed to Corpsefucking Art and several releases followed. In 2001 an interview was done and now with the new album "Splatterphobia" it is time to have some talk again with Andrea. Please...


The stinking vaginas and bleeding assholes in Lividity

Founded by Dave Kibler originally as a one-man project in 1993. After two years he invited other musicians into the project thus shifting Lividity. With "Perverseverance" they released their 5th full length (not counting the numerous splits, compilations and live albums) and Andy Christos has a little chat with him. Hello Dave. Hope everything's well. Congratulations on your new full length man....


The four hundred riffs of Bludgeon

Being in touch with Bludgeon for several years and recently having their debut album "Devoted To Lunacy" reviewed, it is time to ask Zach White some questions.  Please give us a brief introduction of yourself and your bandmates? Hello Twan! First up I'd like to say hello to you again, it has been a long time since we spoke, I'm guessing it...


Debridement is insanely heavy butt crack a smile

Debridement is a one man slammin' blastin' grindy guttural death metal from Northern Ireland. After two EP releases in 2016 ("Reduced To A Pile Of Putrefying Slop") and 2017 ("Vomited Forth From The Earth") a full length called "Drowning In A Cesspool Of Malform And Malady" is released in 2018 bij German label Rotten Roll Rex. Time to catch up with Connor...


Beer is definitely consumed at most practices of VHS

The 80's....The time of neon, excess, and bad music. But the blood ran thick and eyeballs were exposed to some of the most ridiculous and nasty images ever committed to film. VHS is a tribute to the first time you saw Jason hit an unsuspecting girl into a tree, the first time Freddy cracked a one liner, or the first time you...


Dave Ingram Jr. - End of Year Summary 2017

  I told you that this year would probably be lacking. And boy howdy... due to familial illnesses and well-documented personal strife, I've gone an entire year without a single review, which is a rather frustrating first. Alas, summaries are still tradition; all of these releases have been given thorough spins over the course of 2017, and nearly all of them do...


Video interview Gatecreeper

Video interview with Chase (vocals) of Gatecreeper. [embed][/embed]


There’s only one War Agenda!

War Agenda were reviewed here a few months ago, I found ‘Night of Disaster’ an amazing German thrash release, which had a bit of everything. Whilst the band maybe self-critical as you will see below, this is what the thrash scene needs, bands with this level of enthusiasm. We spoke with Jochen, the bands bassist, here’s what went down… First of all,...


The Dreamsnatcher awaits your arrival in the Neverworld

I found this gem a little while ago, from the UK with a mix of heavy/power/progressive metal, Neverworld has landed with "Dreamsnatcher", their second album, and it’s a pretty cool experience I have to say. With that in mind, I got the opportunity to chat with Ben Colton, lead vocalist and guitarist to find out more about the release and Neverworld’s development...


Beer and pizza as inspiration for Whisker Biscuit

First of all, welcome to BRUTALISM, could you introduce yourself and tell us something about the beginnings of Whisker Biscuit? Kyra: Hey, I’m Kyra, lead singer of Whisker Biscuit. Basically the beginning of Whisker Biscuit is all just a drunken haze of cigarette smoke and beers in our drummer Zach’s basement. I’d say we’ve evolved into much more. We’ve come far from...


Disquiet are condemning you to many hours of unrest!

Disquiet are a band that will piss off you neighbours, a band that sees many influences combined and the resulting album ‘The Condemnation’, this blew me away when I first reviewed it. Since that moment, I got the chance to get some questions answered by guitarist Menno Ruijzendaal, here is what was said! First of all, thanks for taking the time to...


Always something new to learn for Alewar

Welcome to BRUTALISM, Álvaro. How are you doing? Are you ready to answer all our questions? Hello! In this moment everything’s going well, a bit busy with some projects of diverse nature (musical projects, as well as academic ones…). Apart from this, thanks for the invitation to expose this brief interview, and be sure that I will reply gladly to everything. Tell...