DIE WEISSE ROSE: White Roses In Bloom In Kyiv Release year: 2015/2021Label: Old Captain Originally released in 2015, White Roses In Bloom In Kyiv is Danish Die Weisse Rose’s third live album – with only one studio full-length to their … Continue reading Our martyrium of white roses
HORRORPOPS: Live At The Wiltern Release year: 2021Label: Cleopatra Records Back in the 00’s, some fifteen-odd years ago, there were a few bands who dragged psychobilly from the deep recesses of the rockin’ underground to something approximating mainstream exposure. For … Continue reading Where HorrorPops wander
MERCYFUL FATE: Mercyful Fate EP Release year: 1982/2020Label: Rave-On Records/Metal Blade Records Finishing our backwards journey of looking at Danish occult metal legends Mercyful Fate’s three first releases in reverse order, we’ve arrived at the very start: their debut four-track … Continue reading Do nuns have fun?
MERCYFUL FATE: Melissa Release year: 1983/2020Label: Roadrunner Records/Metal Blade Records Released just a year before the previously reviewed Don’t Break The Oath, Melissa was Danish occult metal group Mercyful Fate’s full-length debut. Compared to the self-titled four-track EP preceeding it, … Continue reading Into the coven
MERCYFUL FATE: Don’t Break The Oath Release year: 1984/2020Label: Roadrunner Records/Metal Blade Records “I deny Jesus Christ, the deceiver/And I abjure the christian faith/holding in contempt all of it’s works /…/ I swear to give my mind, my body and … Continue reading The unbroken oath
MERCYFUL FATE: 9 Release year: 1999Label: Metal Blade Records No one in their right mind denies the merits and importance of Danish Mercyful Fate during their initial run in the eighties. During that period, the group led by iconic frontman … Continue reading Mercyful Fate’s Ninth Circle of Hell
Continuing with the lurching, rhythmic heaviness of yesterdays’ Servants Of The Warsmen by Winter, Undergang from Denmark tap into that same vein of ultra-heavy d-beat death metal on Stranguleret from their second album Till Doden Os Skiller from 2012. Undergang … Continue reading UNDERGANG: Stranguleret