Catherine Fearns

Catherine Fearns

Journalist (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Writer, metalhead, mum-of-four, guitar nerd. Plotting world domination with my one-woman grindcore project.
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Endurance (Tenacity Music) is an appropriate title for the seventh album from MXD, the Swiss electro-industrial outfit who have been navigating the un…
By on Oct 30, 2019
Due September 27th via Tenacity Music, Voice of Ruin’s Acheron has an anthemic feel throughout. This is a big album that deserves international recogn…
By on Aug 27, 2019
Europe is pretty spoiled for extreme music festivals these days, but don’t let SYLAK Open Air slip under your radar. This small, friendly and eclecti…
By on Jun 07, 2019
Due June 7th via Listenable Records, Bury The Pain is a solid, enjoyable thrash album that should ensure Xentrix a warm welcome back to festival stag…
By on Jun 01, 2019
Cages (New Age Records) packs a lot of brilliant, inspiring stuff into only thirteen minutes. Redbait is a profoundly important band, deep in the tren…
By on May 28, 2019
Full of Hell return with their new full-length, Weeping Choir, via Relapse Records and it is genuinely terrifying. Weeping Choir is an absolute nightm…
By on May 14, 2019
We spoke at length with Lisa Voisard, lead vocalist of the technical death metal band Anachronism, about the group, their beginnings, and absolutely…
By on Mar 05, 2019

9 / 10

Due March 8th via Nuclear Blast, Hexed, the eagerly-anticipated tenth studio album from Children of Bodom, rings out with the inherent playfulness an…
By on Mar 04, 2019
Catherine Fearns chats with Christophe Godin, frontman of French progressive jazz-rock-metallers MÖRGLBL, about a range of issues, including their new…
By on Feb 22, 2019

8 / 10

With their first anthology, One, new Leeds, UK-based digital black metal label Cult of Osiris have succeeded in demonstrating that new bands from the…
By on Jan 23, 2019

9 / 10

On their second full-length, Earthbeat, due via Tenacity Music, Switzerland’s Colossus Fall successfully manage to combine progressive metal’s discor…
By on Jan 07, 2019

9 / 10

It’s not an easy task to create uplifting hardcore music, but CardiaC undoubtedly achieve just that. Their latest offering, Mañana No Serà Otro Día I…
By on Dec 05, 2018

8 / 10

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Eluveitie’s Slania is being re-released via Nuclear Blast; it’s a welcome opportunity to appreciate a band that ar…
By on Nov 20, 2018

8 / 10

Geneva trio Cortez combine noise with precision to create an absolute monster of a metal album. No More Conqueror is an unrelenting explosion of cont…
By on Nov 12, 2018

8 / 10

With their third full-length release, Promethee have pulled out all the stops. Convalescence (Lifeforce Records) is another great example of Swiss in…
By on Sep 15, 2018
Hailing from Basel, Switzerland, we spoke with members of noise rock band Asbest about their new album Driven, transgenderism, gender equality and mo…
By on Sep 12, 2018
Slay Duggee and their spin on heavy metal directed at young children may not be for everyone, but the band has brought a much needed lighthearted mood…
By on Sep 10, 2018

7.5 / 10

Other than lines such as “All I wanted was to be warm and noticed”, The Rogue To Nowhere contains little about Jason’s music; this is all about the d…
By on Jul 24, 2018

8 / 10

And All Will Be Desolation, the second full-length release by Allfather, who hail from Kent in the UK, is a rallying cry and a targeted piece of aggre…
By on Jul 07, 2018

7.5 / 10

At times beautiful and profound, Coldbound’s The Gale undoubtedly achieves what it sets out to do, providing a journey into mental health that is soun…
By on Jun 16, 2018

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