Spectral Wound play black metal, unadulterated and unadorned. Against the grain of both atmospheric and militaristic strands of the genre, Spectral Wound carves a space beyond the fetish of nature or the puerile romance of power. Without God, without Satan, without Odin, without nation, without transcendence, without essence. Spectral Wound channels the horrors of the flesh and the violence of the spirit, deformed under the weight of history, poised on the brink of a whirling void.
Hellripper is a one-man black/speed metal band based in the Scottish highlands in the vein of old-school bands such as Venom, Kreator, Sabbat [JPN], Metallica etc. Formed at the end of 2014 and with the release of the debut EP 'The Manifestation of Evil' at the start of 2015, the band have made their statement clear... Total fucking mayhem! Hellripper have gained a solid following in the underground metal scene over the past couple of years and with the release of the debut album in April 2017, it is only increasing. A live band was assembled and led to several live dates scattered across 2017 and 2018 including the band's first shows in Mainland Europe. The band embarked on their first European tour in April (which included an appearance at the pre-show of the acclaimed Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands). At the end of 2019, the band signed a deal with 'Peaceville Records' for the release of their second album 'The Affair of the Poisons' in 2020, which was also released to positive reviews and led to the band's first appearance on the US Billboard Charts. The band will support the release with a number of European and UK dates throughout 2021 and 2022 with their next full-length due to arrive in late 2022.