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  • WAXING LYRICAL: NAILED TO OBSCURITY
      (For this week’s installment of Waxing Lyrical, Andy Synn presents thoughts from vocalist Raimund Ennenga of the German melodic death-doom band Nailed To Obscurity, who are now at work on a new album.) The name Nailed to Obscurity should be a familiar one to you if you’ve been paying attention to NCS over the last [...]
  • AN NCS VIDEO PREMIERE: LELAHELL — “PARAMNESIA”
    On their new album Alif the Algerian band Lelahell continue a conceptual narrative arc concerning the evolution of a character named Abderrahmane that has carried through their debut EP Al Intihar (2012) and their first album, Al Insane​.​.​. The (Re​)​Birth of Abderrahmane. The new album focuses on a variety of philosophical and spiritual subjects through [...]
  • AN NCS VIDEO PREMIERE: VERANO’S DOGS — “DEADLY WHISPER”
      The Campo Verano is a famous cemetery in Rome whose origins date back to the early 19th century, and includes catacombs that are far older. With the old burial site in mind, the Italian death/grind band Verano’s Dogs chose their name as a way of linking their music to death and to age-old traditions [...]
  • ROADBURN 2018, A PHOTO RECORD: DAY 3
      The 2018 edition of Roadburn Festival is in the history books. From April 19th through April 22nd at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, metal fans got the chance to choose from among performances by more than 100 bands across four stages and a fascinating array of musical genres. NCS was fortunate to [...]
  • A DIRTY HALF DOZEN: ACHERONTAS / ASCENSION / UADA / WIEGEDOOD / WILT / WOLVHAMMER
      (In this post Andy Synn has combined reviews of new albums by a sextet of bands from both sides of the Atlantic.) Phew, I’ve been trying to get this particular column written for quite a while now, but a cruel convergence of work, illness, and prepping for this year’s MDF meant that I’ve honestly [...]