Review of CELESTERRE Debut Full Length “The Wild” has been published on voicesfromthedarkside Webzine

The Wild
(Rain Without End Records)
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Dutch land has always been the abyssal source of many artistic mysteries and it has always been magical to be exposed unto Netherlandish form of unique musical vision. CELESTERRE are a band from the Netherlands and “The Wild” is their debut full-length which was released on July, 2017 through Rain Without End Records, a division of Naturmacht Productions. Prior to this album they have already released a demo (“Celesterre”, 2012) and a mind-bending EP (“A Blooming Spring”, 2014). CELESTERRE plays a musical style which is mostly deep-rooted in traditional Doom and Heavy Metal while also involvement of some Progressive and Black Metal rudiments to craft something very innovative and the production sounds very professional while the lyrics exploring mother nature. The word ‘Celesterre’ means ‘the earth in all its splendor’, which is fitting since nature is the subject of all their lyrics. According to the band, the name stands for both construction and life as well as degradation and death. Both sides are equally important for the functioning of the planet and its organisms.
Composition wise the whole record transcends melodicism yet heavy Doom Metal riffs start off the album along with tasty touches of 70’s traditional Metal. Incorporated solos and leads also stick to a very old school style while the vocals start off in an organic clean style and you will sense that all of the musical instruments played like an intact organic life form. Clean acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain parts of the recording while synths are also used at times. Hearing the spoken word parts along with a brief use of female vocals adds more to its atmosphere. When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats arrived. Certain elements of Black Metal will turn in unconscious moments adding in a brief use of high pitched screams. The last track is lengthy enough also adds in a few seconds of growls to make the whole experience more enthralling.
The lyrics on “The Wild” are well-thought-out and deeply significant. Vocalist and guitar player Wouter Klinkenberg expressed in one of their interviews that it’s about the different phases and trials that every organism goes through in life. Each phase or trial has been given its own song: birth (‘Burst Into Life’), the relationship between organisms and their driving forces (‘Instinct’), fighting and struggles (‘Ramfight At Sundown’), love and procreation (‘Endure The Cold’), finding your way in your environment (‘The Wild’), feeding and hunting (‘Hunger’), interaction with other organisms (‘The Pecking Order’), decay and death (‘A Celebration Of Decay’).
Regardless of whoever likes or dislikes the recent tradition of crafting different genres in one fold, CELESTERRE “The Wild” is truly some sort of creation which explored the mother nature and its significance in every step of earthly life through sonic vision. Make sure you give this release a listen, because if you look at the mood and construction of “The Wild”, you can start a new favorite that can give you a lot more than just think about it.
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Online portal of VM-Underground Fanzine has been unleashed

Great News : VM-Underground Fanzine has it’s own web portal now ::
Online version of VM-Underground Fanzine has been unleashed. Now it’s will be a active non-flashy online fanzine besides the PDF fanzine. Nothing huge or fancy, just reviews and interviews on the website and all kind of historical articles and old interviews with old school layout will be published in this online portal.

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Truly slaying news. Grab this reprint of Deadhead #6 and be real dead soon.

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After the original edition was gone within just a few weeks I’m proud to finally present the official reprint of DEADHEAD FANZINE #6 so that everyone who missed the chance to secure a copy for himself can finally take a gooood look at this!
Featuring 152 A4 sized pages of pure metal insanity, housed in a thick laminated cover, this baby includes numerous interviews with bands like Morbid Angel, Alan Moses  of Buttface Zine, Spectral Birth / Incubus, Punisher / Picagari, Grave Desecrator, Slaughter, Merciless Death, Vulga, Ungodly Death, Poison, Evoked Doom, Trench Hell, Eurynomos, Venom, Metal Mania Zine, Mazetorment and many more!
Don’t miss this chance and get yourself a copy for 10,- Euro a piece – plus 1,45 Euro postage within Germany or 3,70 Euro postage worldwide (priority airmail). Distributors are always welcome to join in of course! Send a mail to: witchcraftmag @ gmx. de

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Tales of the Macabre #1 (Germany) 1993

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Tales of the Macabre #1  (Germany) 1993. Editor: “Costa Stoios

This zine of Germany featured many prominent ‘early’ black metal contributions and is heavy on the dark/atmospheric genres of the early 90’s overall. The editor (Stoios) apparently also ran/runs Iron Pegasus records. Features and interviews include Beherit, Barathrum, Ancient Rites, Behemoth, Emperor, Immortal, Burzum, Osmose Productions, Gorgoroth, In the Woods, Mortuary Drape, Rotting Christ, Sigh, Nocturnal Rites, and more.

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The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994

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The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994. Editor: “Alan Averill”

Issue #2 of this classic zine from Primordial vocalist Alan (aka A.A. Nemtheanga). Features and interviews with Decoryah, Fleurety, a German Scene report, an essay on Glen Benton, Monumentum, Graveland, Mordor, Illska, No Fashion Records, Mayhem, Balder, Cruachan, Gorgoroth, Mortuary Drape, Moonspell, Sigh, Varathron, and more. (Thanks to original scanner and host darklegions for sharing)

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12 Lovecraft comics and graphic novels

Lovecraft comics and graphic novels

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1. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories. Complete and faithful adaptations by Jason B. Thompson.

2. Necronauts. “In 1926, while practising a new trick, Houdini has a near-death experience, awakening the mysterious Sleepers. Meanwhile, Lovecraft is visited by a talking raven, and a seance that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is attending is attacked by a strange force that possesses the medium.”

3. The Starry Wisdom. Has John Couthart’s comic book adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu. Also in his Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions.

4. Skull Comics

5. At the Mountains of Madness. Ian Culbard’s adaptation of the famous novelette.

6. Heavy Metal Lovecraft special issue. Sept 1978 in France as Metal Hurlant magazine, and October 1979 in the USA version of the magazine.

7. Alan Moore’s Yuggoth Cultures and other Growths

8. Alan Moore’s The Courtyard.

9. Alan…

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