Vampire

Hammered Horror, Vampire’s Hand of Doom & Black String Tell All

August 7, 2017

From musical influences like Mercyful Fate, Slayer, and Possessed to filmic influences like Hammer Horror, Sweden’s Vampire are taking death metal into the abyss. Formed in 2011 in Gothenburg, the Swedes — helmed by drummer (now vocalist) Hand of Doom and guitarist Black String — quickly impressed, with the group’s 2012 self-titled demo garnering heavy…

STREAMING: Vampire “Under the Grudge”

February 10, 2014

With pseudonyms like Hand of Doom, Black String and Command, Sweden’s Vampire immediately evoke early ’80s heavy metal and early mid-’90s black metal. A non-coincidence, really. Vampire’s eponymous debut is the nexus of heavy metal and black metal, where Destruction and Motörhead meets Unanimated and Bewitched. Vampire, however, make the cross-generational/genre melange unique, menacing in…

Vampire Talk to Decibel About Selling Out

March 22, 2013

Selling out… of all their cassettes, that is.  Crazy, right?  I mean, when you make 100 white cassettes and 100 red cassettes, there’s no way you expect to sell all (er… drop the zero, carry the…) two hundred of them!  So Vampire wised up and ordered 100 more black cassettes of their demented lo-fi thrash…