Watch: Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast No ratings yet.

Iron Maiden‘s Number of the Beast is an iconic music video. Watch it here!

“The Number Of The Beast”

“Woe to you, oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the beast with wrath,
Because he knows the time is short…
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number,
Its number is Six hundred and sixty six.

I left alone, my mind was blank.
I needed time to think, to get the memories from my mind.

What did I see?
Can I believe that what I saw that night was real and not just fantasy.

Just what I saw in my old dreams
Were they reflections of my warped mind staring back at me?

‘Cause in my dreams it’s always there
The evil face that twists my mind and brings me to despair

The night was black, was no use holding back
‘Cause I just had to see, was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was all this for real, or just some kind of hell?

666 the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released

Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires are burning bright
The ritual has begun, Satan’s work is done

666 the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight

This can’t go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream?
But I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise, can’t avoid their eyes

666 the number of the beast
666 the one for you and me

I’m coming back
I will return
And I’ll possess your body and I’ll make you burn
I have the fire
I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take its course

Listen To: Iron Maiden – Power Slave No ratings yet.

Widely regarded as the quintessential heavy metal album of all time, Iron Maiden‘s Power Slave is an album for the ages. There is not a single fan of music that has anything bad to say about this masterpiece. This is an essential album for all metal heads to own.

Nothing says NWOBHM quite like Iron Maiden. Power Slave is the album that defines this era and genre of music to a T. I believe I have seen more Power Slave shirts in my life than any other album or band shirt, yes even Metallica.

There is nothing in metal that is quite like Bruce Dickinson’s voice. Steve Harris’s Bass playing. The dueling guitars of Adrian Smith and Dave Murray. Nicko McBrain’s rhythm section.

So here it is for your listening pleasure, lets bask in this album’s 32 year reign of power. Let’s all be happy that in a wold of all this madness we have Iron Maiden to listen to. Iron Maiden will never go away, years from now people will look back on their catalog like we do Bach.

Long Live Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden Lives!
The Will Of Iron Never Dies.
Thank you for the years, though most of them were wasted.

Izegrim – The Ferryman’s End 4/5 (1)

 

Artist: Izegrim Album: The Ferryman's End Genre: Death/Thrash Country: Netherlands Year:2016 Label: Listenable Records
Artist: Izegrim
Album: The Ferryman’s End
Genre: Death/Thrash
Country: Netherlands
Year:2016
Label: Listenable Records

If you are a fan of female fronted death thrash, Netherland’s own,  Izegrim has released The Ferryman’s End just for you. This is the album you need to listen to. There is a lot of animosity and ferociousness captured on this recording.

The Ferryman’s End is the logical follow-up to 2013’s very successful Congress of the Insane, which drew a positively roaring press response from major magazines worldwide, with Aardschok calling Izegrim a “top-notch band from Europe!” and Rock Tribune calling the album “songs that Slayer would have wished to write!

In contrast to the thrash squadron’s previous album, The Ferryman’s End was written from a first-person point of view. Vocalist Marloes steps into the shoes of a twisted and insane main character, sitting on death row waiting to be executed (in opening song “White Walls”). Every song on the album is a journey further into the sick and disturbed brain of our murderer, who eventually gets executed in the end. During her very last act of terror, she kills the Ferryman, leaving all souls of his victims to dwell forever…

The album was recorded at the prestigious Soundlodge studio in Germany, who previously worked together with God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, and Suicidal Angels, among others. The album is a big step up from Izegrim‘s previous efforts, both production- and songwriting-wise: think about Kreator and Carcass punching you in the face at the same time! And artwork duties have been handled by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Satan, Hatebreed, Soulfly), who has delivered one of his most stunning works ever!

Many bands are not being able to top their earlier albums, but Izegrim‘s The Ferryman’s End proves that wrong in a very brutal manner, taking the catchy components of what made the band so successfully murderous on record as well as in the live environment and developing them further into extremely punishing barbarity!

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Check out two singles from the Ferryman’s end Here!

The Interrogation Chair: Idolatry 5/5 (1)

MetalXtreme recently had the opportunity to catch up with Lörd Matzigkeitus of Idolatry. Check out our review of Visions from the Throne of Eyes Here. Check out Idolatry on Facebook. Make sure to listen to Satanas Häxan below. For a preview of Diabolus Amator check out the bandcamp below and check them out on Facebook.

MetalXtreme: “Hello Lörd Matzigkeitus, Welcome to MetalXtreme’s Interrogation Chair 5 for 5. We hope you are doing well and would like to ask you 5 questions. Being a part of the current scene of black metal in Canada, do you feel the Canadian extreme metal scene gets enough credit and exposure?”
–difficult to say as it is the only one we know, the divided nature by which music is promoted in recent years dislocates the notion of scene. There are bands from Canada of extreme pedigree ( Revenge, Rage Nucléaire, Panzerfaust, A.M.S.G. etc…) but as a lifelong supporter of extreme metal, I don’t have a provincial attitude towards it. Excellent music is excellent music… the origin is irrelevant. I don’t respect imaginary lines drawn on a map

 

MetalXtreme: “I have recently listened to a copy of Idolatry’s first full length, Visions from the Throne of Eyes, very wicked stuff, how did Idolatry develope such a depth of sound in the short time that the band has been around? ”

–through experimentation, through a will to be dynamic and not be concentric on playing to a certain pre-ordained subsection of black metal. I despise formulaic, safe music. One cannot proclaim to play chaotic black metal without living beyond the boundaries of what has come before. Subject matter, structure, and voices… these aren’t templates to us, they are the infinity of what canvas can have forced upon it

The atmosphere at rehearsal is open… If a new idea evokes terror, we run with it and will continue to evolve. None of our releases will live in a comfort zone

 

MetalXtreme: “I have read your book Catharsis Spoke Her Virtuous Evil earlier this year, does there exist a struggle between writing lyrics and publishing a book, is there any different precedures that you take between the two mediums?”

–I wrote blank verse poetry as a basis for lyrics without ever baring music in mind. The words that get chosen for any particular song I always select based on the invocation and movement of the music. From there I force what I’ve written to fit syllabically. I’m 1/2 way through writing a second book, so there is a large bank of lyrics for future recordings.

 

MetalXtreme: “Canada has a very rich history in extreme metal, what Canadian bands have influenced your music and your involvement in the world of extreme metal?”

–here, I’d refer to my previous answer about the origins of metal ( perhaps adding a nod to Operation Winter Mist) but say that the influence of a bitter frozen tundra of misery has a great impact on what comes from this country. There’s a sincerity in writing music from a part of the planet where 5 months of the year it’s cold enough to kill you just being outside for a length of time. Contempt and hate come easily to musicians here.

 

MetalXtreme: “What can we expect in the future from Lörd Matzigkeitus and Idolatry?”

–Idolatry are rehearsing material for an upcoming split with a veteran USBM band this summer as well as gearing up for a tour with Erimha and Panzerfaust in the fall…

As for me, I just sent the Projectionist ep ” The GallowForest Eulogy” to press with Winterwolf records Germany, am actively working on the next Projectionist full length ” Exalted Solitude”, the follow up to Diabolus Amator’s ” Despotic Conjuring of the Soulless” entitled “Virginian HellFire Regiment”, also gearing up to play the Communion of Darkness fest in South Carolina come September with DA as well as finishing the (non-symphonic) black metal opera with Sartoraaus and completing the next book.

… I’m impossibly busy. Possessed.