Category Archives: Video Reviews

Reviews of DVD/Blu-ray releases along with Music Video Clips.

Nuclear Blast Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” From Upcoming DVD

The Press Copy:
2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR. The band will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD, Forces Of The Northern Night, on April 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals: Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action from the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra. Here is the bands performance of “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse”

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t recall if I mentioned this way back in one of my many years old reviews of the bands catalog but this song “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” was the tune that first sold me on the bands incredible power and sound. It was actually based on my watching the original video for this clip which I was watching while on a break at a boring as Hell corporate job. I had the headphones on since one couldn’t easily blast this sort of thing in an investment banking atmosphere but despite that I remembered the visuals of what was happening was causing some great distress in the minds of my workaday colleagues. As a Metalhead this pleased me considerably and since I was only just beginning my journalistic adventures for a site from a faraway land, I decided to look more into this band. The rest was history and I’ve been following them ever since. Watching this song being performed with a full orchestra is nothing short of incredible as it brings the grandiose to a new level of macabre majesty. I cannot wait to get myself a copy of this release and while I was not going to share another clip for it and instead just wait to do a full review, the offering of this tune made me break my oath. Soon we shall all be cloaked in the thunders of the north wind once more as Dimmu Borgir’s true return is imminent and their 20th Anniversary also approaches. Don’t forget that this release will continue the celebration of thirty years of Nuclear Blast Records. A milestone to be toasted again and again.

Track Listing:
1. Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

Nuclear Blast Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Gateways” From Upcoming DVD

The Press Copy:
2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR. The band will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD, Forces Of The Northern Night, on April 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals: Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action from the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a reminder, this tune originally hailed from the bands “Abrahadabra” album and features singer Agnete Kjølsrud from the band Djerv (who I am absolutely clueless about at this time). This particular clip hails from the Oslo concert and since I’ll be offering up a full-on review of the DVD release when I get my hands on it I will simply leave this review notation as “FANTASTIC”. I’ve long felt that the music of Dimmu Borgir was perfect for a live orchestrated performance and I’m so excited that they have a couple of different full shows for fans to enjoy. Kudos to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra on this one and The release comes at the end of April, so get thee ordering care of the Amazon.com link below and stay tuned for the review when I get mine. This release will continue the celebration of thirty years of Nuclear Blast Records. A milestone to be toasted again and again.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

Nuclear Blast Presents: Wednesday 13’s “What The Night Brings” Official Video

It was a little over a month ago that I shared the news about Wednesday 13 signing onto the Nuclear Blast Records roster and if you missed that post just click onto THIS LINK to see the whole scoop.

About The Video: (from the official press) “I’m really excited to unveil the new video for ‘What the Night Brings,’ the first track from our upcoming album, Condolences,” Wednesday 13 said.”It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it. We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (Society One) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe. The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ theme!” He continued, “It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes, too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual! I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!”
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Nuclear Blast Records Presents: Dimmu Borgir’s “Forces Of The Northern Night” Trailer #1

I’m pretty excited about the upcoming double live concert DVD and Blu-ray coming from those Symphonic Black Metal giants in Dimmu Borgir and earlier today, Nuclear Blast Records unveiled the first trailer from the release. Since I love putting trailers up on the website I figured you would enjoy it. The video is below and the full press release follows.

The Press Release:
On April 28th, Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night upon mankind. On this brand new release you can witness two different live shows: The legendary concert in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. These monumental live rituals mark the beginning of the band’s epic return planned for 2017. Watch the first trailer for Forces Of The Northern Night here and take a look behind the scenes of this ambitious orchestra production on the Nuclear Bast YouTube channel!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to keep my thoughts to myself for the time-being and hold them until I get myself a copy of the album to offer up a review of it. I hope you don’t mind that but you can add your excitement or indifference about this one in the comments below. You know I welcome both sides of the opinion coin. See you next time.

Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/

Ikillya Presents “Your God” Official Video

So I’m a little behind on this one but they often say better late than never and that makes me pleased to share the debut single video for the NYC based Thrash meets Groove Metal band Ikillya for the song “Your God”. The song will be available as a digital single soon as I am understanding and comes care of Urban Yeti Records. As I’ve often done with these, I’ll be offering up thoughts on the video alone and not really the song. Those notations can be learned when I tackle the review for the single itself so here we go.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Alright while this is primarily a performance video of the guys in a smaller space, the imagery being presented is a bit of a heavy topic and appears to deal with domestic terrorism. Speaking honestly, it’s not my favorite discussion point but this is the world in which we live nowadays and that’s that. It’s on the news, and it’s in the papers and is what people are looking over their shoulder and with more scrutiny over the person next to them about day in and day out but I digress. While we watch the band throttle us with the track we see a myriad of symbols of both weapons and religious iconography being shown on a screen. Singer Jason Lekberg is rather intense during the song as he growls out his message. We also see two threats to a peaceful way of life making the devices that they choose to deliver their message and of course they are actors so don’t place them on any sort of FBI Watch List. NYC is crazy enough without the viewers reporting friends of the band to the authorities after all. I did enjoy the pacing and drive of the tune but that my friends are views for another narrative. Stay tuned and by all means…..stay safe.

Official Website: http://ikillya.com/