Ian Voltage worship the Spring of Turmoil!

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Rock must be dirty, vile, and mean, right? That’s only partly true, of course, but it usually helps. And besides, the lore of punk sez that tough messages must be an integral part of any rock piece that deserves the label ‘red-hot’.

Again, this is debatable if we look at some bands and their limited lyrical, let alone messaging skills. Now, Ian Voltage here have taken some of punk’s message aboard. They indeed lustily scream whatever ails them currently into the world, and so they should.

But what renders their newest EP Spring of Turmoil truly tasty is that snazzy … [...] Click to raid more!

Ukrainian bands @ RMR, a summary!

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Since its inception, the RMR webzine offers band coverage from 40 countries all over the world, plus a handful of outfits that garnered the label ‘international’. And that is simply because they’re not really based in any one country, but sport members scattered all about the blue planet. Ukraine is part of that august assembly of territories that we currently cover.

Now, the recent unsavory, violent, and utterly catastrophic events in that country made us ponder how we could better support these artists on our blog. And this with the limited means that a music webzine like ours has at … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Breath, or the lack thereof. By Rioghan!

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Pretty much one year ago, Rioghan appeared on our radar with her 2021 blurb Blackened Sky. The RMR crew was greatly impressed by the insane talent on display from someone so young. So, our valiant scouts kept a sturdy lookout for that first album that certainly should drop at some point.

And indeed, Different Kinds Of Losses has been announced for later in 2022.1) This is splendid news. Apart from the apparent involvement of one Einar Solberg, whose new-found style clearly didn’t garner any brownie points over here.2) At all. Let’s just hope that those annoying … [...] Click to raid more!

Septicflesh presents the Hierophant!

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For some reason, the long-standing extreme metallists of Septicflesh never made it onto the RMR ‘zine. To find the reason for that decidedly unhappy development is difficult to discern. Not underground enough with the smell of the mainstream all over them, communication issues, problems with the label1), the reasons can be legion. And we have no real answer.

But as is often the case, bands suddenly appear on our radar through some moving pictures. And this time, Hierophant – the band’s latest clip – got ahold of our limited attention span. Ripped straight from their upcoming record Modern [...] Click to raid more!