Farewell fuckers – we are closing up shop

It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing that Ragged Press will be closing up shop.  This was not an easy decision by any means and I felt that owed some explanation to our regular readers. Ragged Press started in October 2016 and I don’t think I had any idea what it would become.  … Continue reading Farewell fuckers – we are closing up shop

Interview with Helmuth Lehner, Belphegor (Austria) by Mark Jenkins

Belphegor are a complete nuclear force of black metal influenced death metal that have been destroying our senses since 1991 and as part of the amazing Direct Underground Fest this May. Latest release Totenritual is one of the most brutal and unrepenting extreme metal albums in ages and this band will deliver in spades with … Continue reading Interview with Helmuth Lehner, Belphegor (Austria) by Mark Jenkins

Interview: Mark Jenkins chats with Schmier, Destruction

To say Destruction are influential on the whole thrash metal scene and its evolution is an understatement. I rate them much higher than their American counterparts. Destruction and their European peers were much darker and heavier. Almost laser aim accuracy in terms of impact and creativity. I chatted to this legend, he was unpretentious and … Continue reading Interview: Mark Jenkins chats with Schmier, Destruction