Thursday, November 28, 2019

Mudface - "Awaken to a Different Sun" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Mudface
Title: Awaken to a Different Sun
Genre: Modern Metal with different influences
Time: 22.23 min
Release Date: 28th June 2019
Vote: 73/100

After Of Fire, this is a new review about an Art Gates Rec's release! In fact, today you'll know the existence of a quintet coming from San Francisco, California, whose moniker is Mudface. Even though their official story starts in 2005, they were founded in the now very far 1998 under the curious name of S1ft but, with it, they released only 3 demos. Instead, the band has been surely luckier under the most aggressive name of Mudface since they edited 2 full-lenght albums so far. Well, their last production isn't an album but a nice EP entitled "Awaken to a Different Sun", that spews forth an interesting sound not so extreme for the Timpani allo Spiedo standards but, anyway, pleasantly uncommon on these pages.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #14: Crucifixion/Sepsis/Sadistic Drive

Hey brutalbangers,
welcome to this new episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" (no reviews, no votes, only mentions!), that this time is completely dedicated to the Colombian death metal label La Caverna Records (FB page), that we already knew on these pages thanks to the now defunct Thrombus. It is a label very active in the reissues front and, in fact, 2 out of the 3 productions here mentioned are hidden gems of a death metal past not dead but still strongly alive.
So, let's start to discover them and enjoy this article!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Hey brutalbangers,
I like a lot interviewing bands coming from exotic countries, places where the metal situation is surely a bit particular in comparison with other countries in which our favorite music is stronger (Germany, Sweden etc.). For example, time ago I interviewed the mighty Abatuar from Panama and I had another great chat with Witchgöat from El Salvador. Well, today it's the turn of Sabotage from India, whose promising debut EP "The Order of Genocide" was enthusiastically reviewed few days ago.
So, let's go to discover in a deeper way the Indian (thrash) metal scene with Sabotage and enjoy this interview!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Honorable Mentions from the Abyss #13: Pacifist+Death by Fungi

Hey brutalbangers,
some days ago you discovered an Indian thrash metal act called Sabotage. Well, this time we'll dig into the Indian hardcore punk scene through two very talented bands: Pacifist and Death by Fungi. Both self-released their own EP in 2019, and both were sent me by the Bengal agency Qabar Extreme Music PR.
So, welcome to this new episode of "Honorable Mentions from the Abyss" (no reviews, no votes, only mentions!) and let's start to discover these Indian bands!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sepolcro+Thulsa Doom+Morbus Grave (7th November 2019, Rome)

Gruppi: Sepolcro+Thulsa Doom+Morbus Grave
Data: 7 novembre 2019
Locale: Trecentosessantagradi
Ingresso: 5 €

Comunicazione di servizio:

sarà forse la millesima volta che ve lo annuncio ma sappiate che il 24 marzo 2019 è uscito il mio libro sulla first wave of black metal intitolato "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero". Se volete sapere qualcosina sulle gesta degli HellhammerSodomBathory ma anche di gruppi un pochino meno famosi come ParabellumVulga e chi più ne ha più ne metta, questo libro fa per voi. Ah, puntualizzo che è un ebook e che si può comprare attraverso i migliori stores digitali come AmazonIBS, Google Books e altri. Comprate, leggete e poi fatemi sapere, eh! DAJE!!!


Il 7 novembre 2019 c'è stata una serata imperdibile per ogni amante del death metal vecchia scuola più oscuro. In più, per me è stata anche un'importante occasione per rivedere in azione i Sepolcro, di cui mi sono praticamente innamorato l'anno scorso, quando sono venuti qui sempre al 360. E, insieme a loro, altri giovani grupponi uno più figo dell'altro, cioè i milanesi Morbus Grave e gli eroi locali Thulsa Doom.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Come on, burn my ears! #2

Hey brutalbangers,
one month ago I didn't think I'd published the Timpani allo Spiedo's playlist on a monthly basis but, finally, here you are its second episode!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I Maiali - "Cvlto" (OverDub Recordings, 2019)

Band: I Maiali
Title: Cvlto
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Noise
Time: 29.08 min
Release Date: 22nd March 2019
Vote: 73/100

Hey brutalbangers,
this is the first review written on this 'zine by Marta Rose, a punk girl and a friend of mine that, one month ago circa, asked me if she could write something for my 'zine. Well, I accepted her proposal without any doubts, so I sent her the first album of I Maiali, a post-hardcore band from Rome whose "Cvlto" was released by OverDub Recordings, a label already known on these pages thanks to my recent reviews about Fankàz and Bioscrape. I think that her first review is very good but let's stop this chitchat and please start to read it. Enjoy!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Marci su Roma 2 Fest (Rome, 2nd November 2019)

Festival: Marci su Roma 2 Fest
Date: 2nd November 2019
Location: CSOA Strike
Price: 8 €

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if you don't still know the existence of it, my ebook about the first wave of black metal called "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero" was released on 24th March 2019. Unfortunately, it is written only in Italian but, surely, into it there aren't the over-rehearsed sounds à la Lord of Chaos. If you want to buy my ebook, you can order it through the best Italian and International stores like FeltrinelliIBSAmazon and Google Books. Thank you in advance!


I saw incredible things this 2nd November 2019 at the Strike squat! In fact, that night the second edition of the HC punk festival Marci su Roma was held, and there is need to say that this festival has now become a great appointment. If you remember well, the first edition was located at the 360 pub, but this location is so little that the fest was slightly a mess since there were too attendants. This year the organizers thought well to keep the fest at the Strike squat, that, instead, is a great place fit for this kind of important events. Another notable difference with the previous edition is that the fest, while it featured only Italian bands in 2018, is international now because, among the 12 bands in the bill, there were two acts coming from abroad, precisely from UK and Scotland: I am respectively talking about The Restarts and, especially, the Scottish legends Oi Polloi. Instead, the political sense, in a strong anarchist way, of this fest is essentially the same, and it isn't a case if Marci su Roma 2 was organized at the Strike, a squat under menace of eviction since some months.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sabotage - "The Order of Genocide" (Self-released, 2019)

Band: Sabotage
Title: The Order of Genocide
Genre: Thrash Metal
Time: 16.31 min
Release Date: 3rd August 2019
Vote: 72/100

Ultimately India is shocking the metal world underground with unhuman bands such as Tetragammacide and Kapala, that have a lot of fun by raping the listeners' ears with a noisy and very particular way to intend the bestial black/death metal. But, in according to what the Bengal agency Qabar Extreme Music is sending me in these times, India is able to offer also something more than that lethal black noise. This is confirmed by post-hardcore acts like Death by Fungi and Pacifist (that will be reviewed in the next days to come) but also by a thrash metal band named Sabotage, that are very young since they were founded only in 2017 but their "The Order of Genocide" EP shows a great self-confidence. So, let's go today to discover the Indian thrash metal movement!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Gruzja - "I iść dalej" (Godz ov War Productions, 2019)

Band: Gruzja
Title: I iść dalej
Genre: Experimental Black Metal
Time: 28.49 min
Release Date: 27th February 2019
Vote: 90/100

There is a band in Poland that made the promotional video for a song taken from their first album, and the absurdity is that that video is very fukken strange because it's full of amateurish porno footage! Simply thanks to this detail, you can already understand how much these Gruzja are bizzarre... but you have not seen anything yet! So, welcome to this review about "I iść dalej", the first album by Gruzja, that was released in early 2019 by Godz ov War Productions, a label able to support not only traditional extreme bands but also some stuff in the sign of the total madness. And believe me that Gruzja, whose main singer wear on stage a suit and tie but with an iron cross in the forehead, surely belongs to the "total madness" category!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Stige+Verano's Dogs+Krangs+Sbocco Nichilista (Rome, 25th October 2019)

Gruppi: Stige+Verano's Dogs+Krangs+Sbocco Nichilista
Data: 25 ottobre 2019
Locale: Trecentosessantagradi
Ingresso: 5 €

In barba al pallosissimo sciopero dei mezzi di trasporto che venerdì 25 ottobre ha colpito la città praticamente per tutto il giorno, alcuni coraggiosi se ne sono fottuti allegramente andando lo stesso al concerto estremo che si è tenuto al 360. A organizzare 'sta serata all'insegna della sobrietà ci ha pensato Metal Against Shit di Ulderico, cantante/bassista dei Verano's Dogs, cioè colui che, insieme alla Sycamore Shows, fece venire a Roma gli anarco-black metallers inglesi Dawn Ray'd. La scaletta, all'insegna del metal estremo ma con qualche sana derivazione "core", ha visto 4 gruppi alternarsi sul palco, fra cui proprio i Verano's Dogs.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Flavio Adducci: intervista radiofonica in arrivo su MetalWave On-Air!

Hey brutalbangers,
sappiate che domani, 3 novembre 2019, io risponderò a un'intervista radiofonica per parlare di "Nel Segno del Marchio Nero", il mio libro sulla first wave of black metal.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Of Fire - "Dräparen" (Art Gates Records, 2019)

Band: Of Fire
Title: Dräparen
Genre: Death Metal with some Black Metal influences
Time: 38.37 min
Release Date: 28th June 2019
Rating: 88/100

For you, what could comes up from a Swedish band whose album called "Dräparen" was recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studios by none other than Tomas Skogsberg, the man that, in practice, forged the typical sound of the old-school Swedish death metal? The right answer is less obvious than you can imagine, but this is normal for a band belonging to the roster of Art Gates Records, a label that never release obvious or predictable stuff.