Examining the Massive Gore Bulge (afternoon chat with Max)

Gorenoise. The Rubber Axe webzine is still dedicated also to that subgenre – or niche genre, if you will – of extreme underground music, and with new projects and recordings popping up left and right, I am obliged to see what’s new in the scene, right? read more

From Dethbridge to Westeros (spending time with Desi Wood)

Good things come to those who wait, the saying goes. And it’s no exaggeration when I say that I’ve almost given up of having Desi’s answers in the Rubber Axe webzine, but sometimes just things have their own peculiar way to reach us. read more

Old Whiskey Funeral – Bury Me in Leather (album review)

When I’ve received the digital promo of Old Whiskey Funeral latest album from Jacek , I’d been told to expect something of Darkthrone/Motorhead mix. Of course, what’s not to love with those groups? Therefore I was eagerly anticipating some goodies. read more

Melancholia – Veli (single review)

Steven from this San Antonio, TX band has dropped us a message with their latest single “Veli” for a review, and reviews is what we do! Among other things, of course… read more

Interview with CeannasaÍ (Hrafnskald

CeannasaÍ is the multi-instrumentalist mastermind behind the new USBM band Hrafnskald. I had the pleasure of playing in a band with him, I know him personally, and I’m really happy with what he’s doing in music right now. So let’s go. If you want a review of the album we’re going to be discussing, you can find that in the Rubber Axe archives. read more

Chat with Polwach (Ecchymosis)

I recently reviewed Ecchymosis first full-length album on the always quality death metal label New Standard Elite. The drumming is extremely brilliant, nah..the drumming is GENIUS on this album, so I wanted to talk to the guy behind this frenetic barrage of evil, the elusive destroyer Polwach. He was kind enough to answer my stupid fucking questions and here we are! read more

Pedofagia – Torturando La Infancia (CD review)

Another Chilean band in my drive, this time it‘s a brutal death metal act with a lovely name of Pedofagia and their debut album from 2015 (although also dated to 2014, so go figure) entitled „Torturando la Infancia“, with a fitting CD cover to go along the lyrical concepts of murderous pedophilia and serial killings of infants. Lovely. read more

Catastrofy – Besnota (album review)

Imagine that. I was unable to play metal musick today. Almost for the whole day, thanks to being unwell or something. So I’ve ended up browsing Bandcamp and what did I find! For some strange reason I was browsing stuff from Slovak Republic (that’s my home country, just to let you know), and I was surprised to find some terrific stuff! read more

Interview with J.R. Preston (part II.)

(underlined lines – Rubber Axe, JR’s answers are in normal type)

No one should cover Metallica!

Lol. I agree. Although Stormlord’s cover of “Creeping Death” is better than original.

When bands cover them, I can’t take them seriously. I heard Cannibal Corpse cover Metallica and it was like the world ended. Why would anyone cover that shitty band?


Wyrok – To The Last Drop of Blood (album review)

Country or origin? Poland. It doesn’t automatically mean you could expect absolute quality, of course, but in the case of WYROK it just confirms that Polish metal scene is really going strong. read more