Swiss industrial metal frantic machine SYBREED is in studio recording their new album to be out on Listenable Records before the end of the year. Seth from Septicflesh is working on the artwork and layout while the final mix will be done by Rhys Fulber, known for his work with Fear Factory, Paradise Lost…

THE AMENTA Announce Against The Grain Festival Appearances, Tour Diary Available

Australian extreme metal act THE AMENTA has announced their participation in Against The Grain Festival:

 19.09.2009 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Australia (Against The Grain Festival)

 More Information on Against The Grain Festival (featuring Alchemist, Lord, Double Dragon) can be found below

SKYFIRE's "Esoteric" ready for mixing and a digital-only EP release

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have wrapped up the recordings for the follow-up to 2004’s "Spectral," entitled "Esoteric." The album’s music was self-produced at Powernest Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, while vocals were produced by THE FORSAKEN guitarist Patrik Persson. "Esoteric" is set to be mixed by Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, SONIC SYNDICATE, ZONARIA, THE ABSENCE) at Abyss Studios. The album will be released this fall via Pivotal Rockordings.


Sweden's blackest of the black, The Legion, just created their own official Myspace at, showing some new bandpictures, media and artwork of the new album "A bliss to suffer", alongside this, they have also exclusively released a first song off the album "Call of the nameless black".

March 2009


We are back and better than ever!, we hope you enjoy all our current features in reviews. Infernal Masquerade will try to keep the old zine format, as well as adapt to current technologies and current times, so we'll try to add content every week, with a big update and features at the begining of every month, so please visit us often.

Be sure to check the European Festival Extravaganza 2009 section as well.

Table of contents for March 2009


Tuska Open Air 2008 a day by day report

Interview with Battlelore


Live Reviews:

Lacrimosa live June 25th 2008 St.Petersburg, Russia – Port Club
Tuska Warm-up : Nightwish + Amorphis + Epica, June 26th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Kaisaniemi Park
After Pre-Tuska: Turmion Kätilöt, June 26th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Nightclub
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2008 - DAY 1 - June 27th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Kaisaniemi Park
After Tuska: Amoral + Battlelore + Morian, June 27th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi Nightclub
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2008 - DAY 2 - June 28th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Kaisaniemi Park
After Tuska: Horna + Enochian Crescent + Alghazanth, June 28th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi - Nightclub
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2008 - DAY 3 - June 29th 2008, Helsinki, Finland - Kaisaniemi Park
Amorphis + Samael + Virgin Black + Guests – October 9/10 2008, Seattle, Wa - El Corazon


Album Reviews:

Ablaze In Hatred - The Quietude Plains (2009)
Absu - Absu (2009)
Autumn - Altitude (2009)
Battlelore - The Last Alliance (2008)
Blut Aus Nord...Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue with the Stars (2009)
Cantata Sangui - On Rituals And Correspondence in Constructed Realities (2009)
Coram Lethe - A Splendid Chaos (2009)
Crimfall - As the Path Unfolds (2009)
Den Saakaldte - All Hail Pessimism (2009)
Diathra - My Endless Sorrow (2009)
Dol Theeta - The Universe Expands (2008)
Domina Noctis - Second Rose (2008)
Emergency Gate - Rewake (2009)
Entwine - Painstained (2009)
Ephel Duath - Through My Dog's Eyes (2009)
Fen - The Malediction Fields (2009)
Forest Of Shadows - Six Waves Of Woe (2008)
Forgotten Suns - Innergy (2009)
Gothmog - A Step In The Dark (2008)
Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory (2009)
HDK - System_Overload (2009)
In Fear And Faith - Your World On Fire (2009)
Inferi - The End of an Era (2009)
Ironica - Dive (2009)
Isole - Silent Ruins (2009)
IXXI - Elect Darkness (2009)
Luna Obscura - Feltia (2008)
Luna Mortis - The Absence (2009)
Lunatica - New Shores (2009)
Mournful Congregation - The June Frost (2009)
Mutum - Redemption (2007)
My Dying Bride - The Lies I Sire (2009)
Northern Kings - Reborn (2008)
Obscura - Cosmogenesis (2009)
Samael - Illumination (2009)
Sculptor - Temny Oktyabr (2009)
Silent Descent - Duplicity (2009)
Silentium - Amortean (2009)
Sirenia - The 13th Floor (2009)
Sublagrimal - Mental Execution (2009)
Tardy Brothers - Bloodline (2009)
This Ending - Dead Harvest (2009)
Trollfest - Villanden (2009)
Vanguard - Hydralchemy (2009)
Wolves In The Throne Room - Malevolent Grain (2009)

Demo Reviews:

Dreams Of The Drowned - Demo (2008)
Hybrid Heaven - The Textures Of Spirits (2008)
My Life's Despair - Love, Sorrow, and Suicide (2009)
Norinian - Absent Seizure (2009)
The Worthless Dream - Trip Through Depression And Autumn (2009)

DVD Reviews:

Arch Enemy – Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan (2008)
Various Artists - Hellfest Open Air 2008 Live (2008)
Within Temptation - Black Symphony (2008)

Thanks to everybody that made this 'issue' possible, by proof-reading and providing content. We still need to add profile information about our contributors and minor tweaks to the site. But now it's really to be unleased upon the world.


Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2008, June 27,28 and 29 2008, Helsinki Finland, Kaisaniemi Park


Tuska 2008 

This past summer I decided to attend Tuska Open Air since I was traveling around the area and really wanted to attend this festival for the past few years, but because of schedule issues I was never able to make it.

Having attended other festivals in Europe and other places, I was convinced of going to Tuska after seeing their first acts confirmed, and I made travel arrangements since early February. The complete line up was as follows:

Amon Amarth, Before the Dawn*, Behemoth, Carcass, Diablo, Dimmu Borgir, Discard, Dream Evil, Dying Fetus, Entombed, Fields of the Nephilim, Ghost Brigade, Job For A Cowboy, Kalmah, Killswitch Engage, Kiuas, Kreator, KYPCK, Mokoma, Morbid Angel, Nile, Noxa, Primordial, Shade Empire, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Sotajumala, Stam1na, The Scourger, The Sorrow, Tracedawn and Týr

* Before the Dawn was added after Korpliklaani had to cancel due to their instruments being held out at some airport in Belgium (since they played the previous day in Graspop Metal meeting).


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