1. Holocaust Black Metal (Evil cover)
2. Black Metal Kommando (Satanic Warmaster cover)
3. Black Metal War (Graveland cover)
4. Hidden Track - The Crying Orc (Burzum cover)
I made a promise to myself that I'd sit down and write about some of the releases sitting in my physical review pile, as it's been neglected recently and thankfully, the awful weather outside has presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. I'm starting my evening with this four-song tape from Russian one-man black metal band Astarium, whom I've featured here a few times over the years. This tape was released in 2013 via Zombie Records (Rus) and then later on CD by Black Metal Cult Records (USA), before being reissued in 2014 on tape again via Chupacabra Productions (Rus). The tape is made of four covers, originally released by bands that have influenced sole member SiN. They include songs by Evil, Satanic Warmaster, Graveland and Burzum. I've also been able to dust off my tape player for this special vigil!
While Heritage Of Warlords isn't fully streaming online, you can here a sample and download a free MP3 copy of the Evil Holocaust Black Metal cover from Astarium's website -
Tape copies from Zombie Records and Chupacabra Productions have sold out but you can still buy CD copies from Black Metal Cult Records here - http://www.blackmetalcultrecords.com/astarium-heritage-of-warlords.
Astarium Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Astarium
Zombie Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zrlabel
Black Metal Cult Records Website - http://www.blackmetalcultrecords.com
Chupacabra Productions Website - http://www.hell-division.ru/chupac.html