LOBOTOMY DEPT is a Finnish/Swedish industrial band formed in 2016 by Lasse of HOODED MENACE fame and Rogga from PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER and many more. Besides all things deathly, thrashy and doomy, these guys share an interest in the late 80's/early 90's style of industrial metal (think of GODFLESH, MINISTRY, SCORN, and NAILBOMB). So after collaborating on a few death metal projects, it was only a matter of time before the two would come up with something that leaned more on the industrial side of metal. Actually one of the early bands by Rogga was the industrial metal band TERMINAL GRIP and Lasse was experimenting with industrial influences on the very late PHLEGETHON material back in the early 90's. You could say LOBOTOMY DEPT takes them back in time to continue the work they started many years ago.
MEGASCAVENGER are known for having big names guesting on their albums and the latest one is no different. Their new album, “As Dystopia Beckons”, released on Selfmadegod Records, again features a star-studded line up with band members of HAIL OF BULLETS, ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS, ex-BENEDICTION, ex-BOLT THROWER, ECHELON, FLESHCRAWL, ENTRAILS, SINISTER, CRYPTICUS and others playing an important role in forming the sound of this band. Unlike ever before, Rogga Johansson, who is helming this project with authority and confidence, uses industrial sounds to lend to this album a futuristic, bold image that few bands dare to go for. While most stick to the tried-and-tested sound of bands like BOLT THROWER, ASPHYX, GRAVE, DISMEMBER, Rogga here is able to successfully meld the powerful and mighty death metal sound with the futuristic industrial touches reminiscent of bands like GODFLESH, PITCHSHIFTER, THE BERZERKER, OVERFLASH, MISERY LOVES CO., and even STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. The result is jaw-dropping old school death metal metamorphosed into something that retains the right elements while taking a huge step forward - this could very well mean a quantum leap for the whole state of death metal, and will definitely go down in history as a very important and significant release. Albums like these don't come out often and the scale here is pretty much unmatched. A must have.
PAGANIXER's "Cadaver Casket (On a Gurney to Hell)" is probably the best these Swedish old school death metallers ever released!
This EP was exclusively released on CD via Sweden's Close-Up Magazine #157 (subscribers only, and without the extra bonus track). All songs are recorded at the Rotpit and mixed and mastered at EAP Productions by Ronnie Bjornstrom (Ribspreader, Aeon, The 11th Hour, Bodyfarm). Rogga Johansson (guitars / vocals) is a never-ending mine for the killer riffs, what for example the track “Souls for Sale” proves again. Paganizer incorporates on this release more then ever harmonic parts and killer leads. ‘Cadaver Casket” comes with such an amazing artwork talented Swedisch artist Daniel Troma Johanson (Blood Mortized, Entrails, Sorcery). This mini albums comes as limited edition eco digipack, one bonus tracks and all lyrics on an extra insert.
Promoting Total Death is PAGANIZER’s second album. Recorded at Necromorbus Studio in 1999 with Tore Stjerna (Watain, Repugnant, Unanimated). Cover art by Juanjo Castellano (Bodyfarm, Gates of Ishtar, Revel in Flesh). The album is remastered and contains two bonus tracks. The booklet contains exclusive liner notes from main man Rogga. Old school Swedish death metal the way its ment to be.
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Two legendary death metal bands team up for a split 7"EP. Each band performing one unreleased song recorded especially for this release. A must have for any fan of old school death metal! Cover art by Roberto Toderico (SODOM, PESTILENCE, SADISTIC INTENT).
Debut full length. Bones cracking old school death metal from Greece. Resembles of old ASPHYX, sometimes heavy like first HAIL OF BULLETS with a tinge of OBITUARY basics. Some sick melodies here but the record is causing overall damage with its heaviness and hellish atmosphere. Includes members of SOULSKINNER, ABYSSUS, PIGSKINNER.
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7th album by this swedish band leaded by Rogga Johansson from PAGANIZER/ PUTREVORE. 9 tracks of a heavy Death Metal that combines the rawness of bands like CARNAGE or GRAVE, with the catchiness or ENTOMBED and the great sense of melody of EDGE OF SANITY.
Swedish THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE is back with the fifth full album! Just like their predecessor 2014's "Piling Up" the new one brings 10 songs of intense, heavy and crushing death metal in the vein of HYPOCRISY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVE. And again Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, PUTREVORE, REVOLTING, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, MEGASCAVENGER, BONE GNAWER) and co. have done great job! Mixed and mastered by B. Helgetun at Studio Brainjar (JOHANSSON & SPECKMANN, PUTREVORE, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN). Artwork by Ironworks Gravefix (BONE GNAWER, PAGANIZER).
Swedish death division THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE is striking back with their fourth full-length album. "Piling Up" includes 10 songs of powerful, heavy and crushing death metal that will categorically satisfy fans of HYPOCRISY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, GRAVE. The band is comprised of founder Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER, PUTREVORE, REVOLTING, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, MEGASCAVENGER, BONE GNAWER) on guitars, bass and vocals, and Dennis Blomberg (DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, PAGANIZER) providing guitars and bass. Artwork by Roberto Toderico (SINISTER, ASPHYX). This is no doubt fiercest material from THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE to date!
MEGASCAVENGER from Sweden return after few years with fourth full length. “Boneyard Symphonies” brings forth 9 songs of dark, heavy and catchy European death metal. Just pure metal roller with powerful sound. As usual the mainman behind the band Rogga Johansson (also known from PAGANIZER, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN, ECHELON, LOBOTOMY DEPT, MEGASCAVENGER, PUTREVORE, REVOLTING, RIBSPREADER,THE GROTESQUERY, THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE...) has invited a bunch of guests to make this masterpiece even catchier: Sven Gross (FLESHCRAWL), Ralf Hauber (REVEL IN FLESH), Jonas Lindblad (PUTERAEON), Michael Andersen (THORIUM), Mattias Parkkila (BLOOD MORTIZED), Tommy Carlsson (ENTRAILS), Adde Mitroulis (BIRDFLESH, GENERAL SURGERY), Dany Deranger (DEAD), Jens Johansson (MEGA SLAUGHTER). A must have for fans of BOLT THROWER, GRAVE, PAGANIZER, ASPHYX, BENEDICTION.
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