Brutal Assault festival has announced new bands with BEHEMOTH, CATTLE DECAPITATION and MGŁA!

ANIMALS AS LEADERS may currently be the finest progressive / experimental / djent act. Musical prodigy and eight-string guitar wizard Tosin Abasi and his colourful circus of musical variety will debut at Brutal Assault fest. We're pleased to announce, that Polish stars BEHEMOTH will once again be one of the headlining acts at our fest! Californian deathgrind powerhouse CATTLE DECAPITATION will play this year as they had to pull off the last time. Samurai bulldozer goregrind commando JIG-AI of the capital of grindcore (Czech Republic of corpse) will smash brains and commit seppuku while on the other hand KNUCKLEDUST will bring their London’s filth based hardcore punk while celebrating 20 years of the band; all that without any lineup changes. Also comming from the UK, MITHRAS are experimental death metal act and their music is full of cosmic visions and ambient atmosphere. Recommended for fans of Morbid Angel, Gorguts, Immolation or Nocturnus. Possibly the hottest act in the nowadays black metal underground is returning to our fest. Make sure to catch MGŁA on the main stage this time. MONO are instrumental post rock stars of Japanese alternative scene and will debut our fest alongside MUTOID MAN – a project of Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In). Also debuting at Brutal Assault will bet the returning MISERY LOVES CO. These Swedish maniacs blended power and melody, aggressiveness and subtlety and still retained the most import_ant aspect - the song. When the band first signed to Earache, they were a relatively new name to many, but within a few months they had rightly become acknowledged as one of the mightiest discoveries of '95.

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This piece of news is going to make many old school death metal fans truly happy. THRASHING MADNESS has announced it plans to release, in early 2016, a reedition of one of the most interesting, early 90s death metal classic albums: “Dead Bodies Celebration” by Bialystok based band CELEBRATION. This album was originally recorded back in 1991. Well, it is very likely this release will feature not only some extra stuff in form of “Beyond the Grave” demo and SZAFOT`s tracks, but also an additional disk with plenty of previously unreleased live, rehearsal and alternative versions of studio tracks.

Poprawiony (sobota, 26 grudnia 2015 09:28)


SLAUGHTER -Into the Darkness 1989 CD Coming Soon 2016

After 26 years since its release, SLAUGHTER`s first demo from 1989 has been finally released in a cd format and consists ofeleven merciless thrash metal tracks and a multimedia bonus file (S`thrashydlo 1989). Yeah, this is one of the most important releases from late 80s` Polish underground. All right, it has been thirty years since this stuff has been released, but, believe me, this`ll kill you! Listen to this material at maximum volume!!!



Fresh confirmed bands with VOIVOD, EYEHATEGOD & SIKTH!

This time we start with caveman battle doom, from the swamps of mythical Hyborian ages comes English doom hammer CONAN! Considered by some an ugly bastard spawned by Black Sabbath and Sun O))), they’ve defined their own sound on the split with Slomatics and their debut EP Horseback Battle Hammer. Industrial metal/EBM stars DIE KRUPPS will join us alongside legendary southern bastards EYEHATEGOD, who will claim their repugnant dopethrone for the first time at our festival! Next a band that formed entirely new vision of progressive metal at dawn of our milenium, SIKTH! These guys were supposed to play last year but their studio schedule prevented them from doing so in the end. But the wait was totally worth it, the new EP Opacities is again a gamechanger, or at least a piece that bursts with creativity and technical skills and oscillates between madness and classical musical approach. Controversy sprouting Niklas Kvarforth and his Swedish enslemble SHINING will take part as well as Norway’s own SLAGMAUR, who will honour us with one of their extremely rare avantgarde black metal shows. A big name in the end, VOIVOD! VOIVOD seem to be in perfect shape ever since Canadian guitar hero Daniel Mongrain (Martyr, Cryptopsy, Gorguts) has joined their ranks to replace the sadly deceased Piggy and will celebrate the musical greatness of various genres.

Poprawiony (czwartek, 14 stycznia 2016 23:58)



New OLDSCHOOL METAL MANIAC this time has been released in paper version in Polish, but don't worry ! Most of materials will be avaible in English on our website fo free ! So I encourage you to visit it !


Poprawiony (czwartek, 08 października 2015 20:31)


SLAUGHTER -Into The Darkness 1989 CD Coming Soon

At long last, after long 26 years, a real black gem of classic metal, the Koszalin-based SLAUGHTER`s first demo: “Into the Darkness” will see the light of day. Also, apart from the above said material, there are going to be a number of bonus, previously unreleased tracks on this cd: band`s second demo: “Lovely Typhoid...and Fenol for All” from the year of 1990 as well as some surprises. It all comes with Piotr “Berial” Kuziol`s comments, as well as a bunch of rare pictures. In result, you should expect an amazing and compact release!

Poprawiony (sobota, 26 grudnia 2015 09:32)



ATTOMICA “Disturbing the noise” gatefold LP

Brazilian Thrash artillery at its finest!! Originally released in 1991, “Disturbing the noise” was the band’s 3rd full length and probably the peak of aggression and tightness in their discography. This is hands down their best (and fastest) release according to FOAD team’s taste, that’s why we offered them to bring it back to light, as the original pressing on Discogs and Ebay is sold at ridiculously horrendous prices… $ 200 and surroundings! ATTOMICA‘s sonic offering on this album is a solid overdose of brutal no frills Thrash. Take the riffing and ballistic execution of SEPULTURA in their “Beneath the remains” era and mix it with the speed and ferocity of American masters like DEMOLITION HAMMER and you get a remote idea of the punching tornado these maniacs were able to deliver. No, it doesn’t have absurd technical showmenship or acrobatic soloing, but the truth is that there’s no need of these things, at least when you are playing only in order to crush the listeners’ skulls and necks.

These seven bullets will hit you quickly and mercilessly: if you are looking for some straightforward plain THRASH, you should surely check this out and have some simple headbanging fun. Housed in a tick high glossy gatefold cover with rare and unreleased photos!

Available in 2 different versions:

Die-hard edition on “radioactive sign” red/black vinyl strictly limited to 100 copies only

Poprawiony (sobota, 26 grudnia 2015 09:20)



Reprint of first OLDSCHOOL METAL MANIAC issue from 2010 with proffestional 80-pages rint, TRENCH HELL, BACKWATER, RAZOR ,DARK THRONE, MORBID SAINT, MERCILESS DEATH,ABSCESS/AUTOPSY ,SENTINEL BEAST, ATTOMICA ,TOXIC HOLOCAUST, EM RUINAS, EXORCIST ,GUMO MANIACS,KRIEGSMASCHINE ,MIDNIGHT, NIGHTMARE, STORMING STEEL, SZRON, KISS  including 4 posters PROTECTOR, SODOM, KREATOR, SAMAEL. Strictly limited to only 10 copies, with no chance of further reprint, so everyone interested- better hurry up !



Poprawiony (sobota, 26 grudnia 2015 09:34)


Raped Christ/Nunslaughter split ep 7

OUT SOON: Raped Christ/Nunslaughter split 7" containing three Nunslaughter classics and one brand new Raped Christ track, all recorded live Szczecin in July 2014




CELEBRATION -Dead Bodies Massacre/Beyond The Grave CD Coming Soon 2016

Please be informed that by the end of this very year you can expect a reedition of one of the most interesting classic death metal albums recorded back in the early 90s. CELEBRATION came from the city of Bialystok and brought us their “Dead Bodies Massacre” debut full-length album in the year of 1991. Right now, this material gets re-released and comes with a number of unique bonus tracks from their “Beyond the Grave” demo 1990, as well as SZAFOT`s previously unreleased tracks from 1987/1988. SZAFOT was the first band of Jacek "Kacper" Kasperski (guitars and vocals in CELEBRATION). The cd`s booklet is going to contain plenty of the band`s unpublished pictures as well as Jacek`s comments on the CELEBRATION`s early times.

Poprawiony (wtorek, 15 września 2015 16:40)