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REVIEW: Sabaton – “The War To End All Wars”

by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Swedish Power metal heroes and history buffs are back, and like their previous album 2019’s ‘The Great War’, this new tenth assault, ‘The War To End All Wars’, deals with the First World War. The band had plenty more stories to tell from that time, so they continued with this theme, and the result is some of their best and most epic tales of battles yet.

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FEATURE – SLASH on new album ‘4’: “Recording live the way we did it was something I have wanted to do my whole career”

Interview Q&A with Slash by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has kept busy with his solo group. His latest project is his fifth solo album and fourth with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, hence the album name ‘4’. The album is out on February 11th 2022 via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. The new album ‘4’ will be the first-ever album released on the new Gibson Records label, headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand Gibson’s hometown of Music City, Nashville. Considering the long partnership between Gibson and Slash, with Slash named the first global ambassador for the brand, it makes perfect sense that ‘4’ would be the first Gibson Records release.

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Brutal Assault 25 – special merch

For the second time, we are waiting for 25th anniversary of this great festival in the middle of Europe and BA prepared some special item for us with a cooperation with Leatherman. The item is a really cool multitool with seventeen handy tools in a nice case and with 25y warranty. So it should last a bit. The amount is limited so grab one, while you still can.

You can find it here:


Due a recent CONVID-19 situation it is not a big surprise that 25th anniversary Brutal Assault in Czech is also delayed with current line up of bands to 2021.

On a little brigther side the makers of the festival, prepared some smaller event in the place of military fortress on 7th and 8th August. During this event, we are going to see thrashers TANKARD, darker BELPHEGOR or HATE and from the home scene, Czech legend ROOT and provocative HENTAI CORPORATION. Other bands shall be announced in half of the July.

Also, during those two days, visitor have option to check background of BRUTAL ASSAULT festival and the fortress.

REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’


REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’ by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ensiferum are pioneers in melodic folk metal and their new eighth album ‘Thalassic’ which is released July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records asserts this yet again. The album’s title translates from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas” and this theme is strong throughout and the mythology touched upon in the album helps take the bands sound to another level being their most forceful offering yet.

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INTERVIEW: NAMTAR (ex-Carach Angren Drummer)


Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ivo “Namtar” Wijers is best known as the former drummer in symphonic black metal/horror Metal act Carach Angren from the Netherlands. Namtar was with the band since their formation in back in 2003 but after releasing a statement back in February 2020 this year has since left the band due to issues with the metal music industry.

See Namtar’s original statement about his departure here:

We wanted to find out more about his decision to part ways with the band following this as well as what lies ahead for the future (however uncertain things may be during the pandemic)…

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