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JOSEFOFF event info (BRUTAL ASSAULT)


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’


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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)


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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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INTERVIEW: Havok


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Havok are an American thrash metal band that formed back in 2004 and on May 1st 2020 they are releasing their fifth and new album titled ‘V’ via Century Media Records which is their most experimental release yet.

We caught up with founder, lead vocalist and guitarist David Sanchez to talk about the upcoming release, the band’s history and of course the strange and troubling times we are in now with Covid-19.

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INTERVIEW: TWIN TEMPLE


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

If you haven’t already heard of up and coming act Twin Temple – then get ready to be acquainted with a new sound that you have never heard…Satanic Doo-Wop!

Twin Temple consists of married couple and practising Satanists Alexandra and Zachary James who hail from Los Angeles.  The duo is already getting a reputation for their live shows and they are set to play at Download Festival UK this summer which will surely gain them some new followers – we asked them about this, how they created their genre and much more!

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BRUTAL ASSAULT 2020 info 7


After announcement MERCYFUL FATE, here is update of another new bands playing in BA for this year.

Again, we shall see relatively new band to the genre, which draw power from the thrash metal roots. With strong message MUNICIPAL WASTE shall raise some pogo and hell. Another thrash act is M.O.D of Billy Milan.

For some “relaxation” RED FANG will give us some music dose of their addiitive stoner stuff.

DARKEST HOUR will be another representation of the modern metal. Staying in the moderna will be the place of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and their extensive content of death metal grinding stuff mixed with nice symphonic compositions. Another death metal will be presented by gory classic EXHUMED, punk stinking NECROT or cold and raw SOREPTION.

Similar to MERCYFUL FATE, PENTAGRAM with troublemaker Bobby Liebling will be one of the oldest existing bands of the festival… Their existence reaches to 1971 and they are one of the first bands which were derivates of BLACK SABBATH. Another band in VENOM, BATHORY or CELTIC FROST style is black metal of DENIAL OF GOD. Some more melodical approach will be given to us from Swedish VALKYRJA.