Mark Angel Brandt

Mark Angel Brandt

Co-Managing Editor, UK/EU (Yucatán, Mexico)
- Former founder of Broken Amp (RIP). Can’t stop, won’t stop listening to music. Nomad of confused origin. Variety of other interests, including Internet rabbit holes, juggling languages and battle rap.
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We spoke with Antonin Le Coz, one of the two guitarist and vocalists in French ambiant metal band Ingrina about the themes on their new Tokyo Jupiter Records release Etter Lys, playing live in unusual places, and handling two drummers.
on Nov 07, 2018

7.5 / 10

News of Oli Herbert’s passing is still reverberating around the metal community, and while it is an unexpected tragedy, there is still some comfort that Victim of the New Disease, his last album with All That Remains, is their best in the last eight years.
on Oct 29, 2018
It’s not every day that an author of fiction also plays in a metal band; Prognosis vocalist and guitarist Phil Weller delivers a guest blog detailing the often fine line between writing fiction and lyrics.
on Oct 11, 2018
With the release of Mineral Bearing Veins, From the Bogs of Aughiska discuss their native Ireland and its rich history, both in the band’s dark ambient scene and in the ancient art of storytelling.
on Oct 07, 2018
Defy the Ocean have elected to unveil their début Monument to Her Exile across a quadrilogy of releases. Check out our premiere of a drum-video for “Subsolar”, along with our interview with the progressive rock duo.
on Oct 06, 2018

8.5 / 10

In many ways, A New Kind of Horror is the aptest of titles - a new spin on an old topic. There’s no chance that either Anaal Nathrakh or humanity are done with their destruction yet. Out now on Metal Blade Records.
on Sep 26, 2018
Blank Atlas make emotion-heavy alternative rock such as on their upcoming Canvas EP, but their influences range from Meshuggah to McFly. Check out our latest installment of Stereo Six.
on Sep 15, 2018
Those new to Kevlar Bikini may well get onboard and find many merits to Rants, Riffage and Rousing Rhythms - it has a lot going for it. But this new direction has lost a lot of what the band had built their name on.
on Sep 13, 2018
We’ve selected five new metal videos to help you get through the week - watch out for the last two!
on Sep 10, 2018
We asked Norway’s Attan to break down the 9-track vitriolic attack of their début album End Of. Featured within: televangelists, going nuts, and guitars for four-year-olds.
on Sep 08, 2018
Dan Jackson is single-handedly responsible for some of the best metal to come out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this exclusive interview, he discusses Dead Wretch, Void Ritual, his charity label Ipos Music and controversial lyrics.
on Aug 24, 2018
Did someone order some thrash? Italian shredder and singer Loris Castiglia, of the Candlelight/Spinefarm Records-signed act Ultra-Violence, counts down his top ten thrash metal album covers.
on Aug 22, 2018
Napalm Death meets Anaal Nathrakh and Fukpig - three of Birmingham’s finest show they are Born to Murder The World.
on Aug 21, 2018
PureGrainAudio is delighted to be teaming up with Musical Universe, in association with Cambridge University, to bring you a massive metal survey!
on Jul 09, 2018
Supporting their latest album Resurrect, out via Unique Leader Records, French technical death metal quintet The Walking Dead Orchestra reveal six inspirational records that shape their pummelling, brutal sound.
on Jul 09, 2018
Roy Khan has rejoined the world of metal, leaving the world in shock. What’s more, Conception have reunited - but what does this signify?
on May 09, 2018
If Covenant is the band just getting started, you can be sure that tech-metal has a star in the making with Unprocessed - with no ghilan in sight.
on May 04, 2018
How many bands come to mind who would call “painful electrocution” a non-issue when describing their favorite show of a tour? Telepathy are one, and guitarist Rich Powley discusses their relentless touring cycle, and the maelstrom of latest record Tempest.
on Apr 29, 2018

9.5 / 10

We can say with certainty that Ommadon understand the true meaning of heavy music, and demonstrate it on End Times. The finest drone-doom awaits.
on Apr 09, 2018
Treading the Putrescent Remains of the Dead Ground in this Kingdom is well worth the journey for the discerning extreme metal fan.
on Mar 09, 2018

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