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Wimps and posers beware! Hellbutcher’s self titled debut album is a beacon of old-school Metal that will no doubt rip your face off! Win a limited silver vinyl pressing using the details below…

Metal Blade Records has teamed up with to offer one of our lucky readers a limited silver vinyl pressing of the stunning new album.

From the depths of the black metal underground, one of its most elite figures returns with a new band and an even more evil attitude.

As frontman of legendary Swedish maniacs NifelheimHellbutcher upheld the bad name of real black metal with an iron fist.

Now with this eponymous new band, the frenzied mission continues: nothing less than total metal mania will do. “The core of Hellbutcher encapsulates the true essence of metal,” he declares. “We are METAL, striving to refine and evolve our music and image to become the purest and heaviest among all extreme metal bands throughout history. Disregarding predefined trends and fashions, we will persist in the authentic path that metal was meant to follow!

He’s not kidding. Having been a leader in the Swedish black metal scene since the early ‘90s, this essence is truly in Hellbutcher’s bones and flowing through his veins. Pure metal, total blasphemy, absolute musical Armageddon. “I play black metal. I have done that for four decades now, so I must obviously be possessed in some sense,” he says. “Musically, I don’t like wimpy stuff. [Our] music reeks of evil, the lyrics must be evil, that’s just a simple fact! Hellbutcher is music for real headbangers! 

Following the end of Nifelheim, who played their final show in late 2022, Hellbutcher himself wasted no time in forging forward. “I realised I needed to create my own band to uphold the true spirit of metal. I was incredibly inspired!” Teaming up with old compadres in evil, guitarists Necrophiliac (also of Mordant) and Iron Beast, bassist Eld and drummer Martin ‘Devastator’ Axenrot (Bloodbath, Opeth), Hellbutcher quickly set about bringing this vision to life. In a short time, they had amassed enough material to record their raging, hellish, self-titled debut album. Recording in various locations around Sweden, such as Devastator’s own Red And Black Hall drum studio and Iron Beast’s Chrome studios, and producing and mastering everything themselves – “No need for an outside producer since we knew exactly how our band should sound” – it is a record that stands proud and unambiguous as a work or pure, metallic mayhem”.

From the album’s opener, the crazed The Sword Of WrathHellbutcher’s intent is loud and clear. Channelling the spirit of Venom, Bathory, Iron Maiden, Exciter, Motörhead, Mercyful Fate and the aggressive spirit of true heavy metal, it’s an explosion of diabolic evil, performed mercilessly by true masters of the form.

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We will randomly pick a winner on Monday, June 24th.



Oran O’Beirne 2024