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'Stop The Chaos'
(Selfmadegod Records)

jools green

The Polish grind quartet Antigama are back on their former label, 'Selfmadegod Records', with a new EP 'Stop The Chaos'. Another change for this EP since the release of their previous full length, 2009s 'Warning', sees the addition of fresh blood in the line-up in the shape of ex-Vader and Lost Soul drummer Pawel Jaroszewicz and Michal Zawadzki on bass, whilst still retaining Sebastian Rokicki on guitars and Lukasz Myszkowski on vocals.

antagama stop the chaos

This fifteen minute EP is an excellent short sharp shock to your auditory system and a teaser for their fans of what to expect from this new fresh line-up. Guaranteed to keep their current fans happy and gain new ones with six tracks of straight to the point grind and all but one under the three minute mark.

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The EP begins with 'E Conspectu' and the opening sound bite states "Ignition full thrust", which is exactly what the track does.

'The Law' has screams sandwiched between harsh vocals and excellent spiralling riffs which add interest and excitement to this two minute gem of a track.

On 'Stop The Chaos' a technical element is very effectively worked into the guitars in the track.

My favourite track 'Find The Function' has clean background vocals which complement the harsh vocals. This track, for me, slightly reminiscent of Napalm Death, also has a catchy groove running through it and some exciting drum work from Pawel. Ending with another sound bite, "“All systems are functional". Indeed they are!

'Intricate Trap' has yet another example of really excellent drum work which almost seems to, at times, do battle with the exciting technical edged guitar.

The final track and aptly named 'The End' is an instrumental, serene and subtle in its construct and has an almost hypnotic effect on your senses and pulls you back into reality with its sudden abrupt end.

Overall I found 'Stop The Chaos' to be both an exciting and excellent EP. From my own perspective, I find Antigama far more interesting to listen to than so many of the other grind bands out there and I think this is down to the subtle inclusion of elements from other genres, particularly the technical edge to the guitar, into their own unique form of grind.

Antigama is a band that's not afraid to push boundaries. I also love the cover art, just an on/off button on a stark black background, simplistic and to the point, visually summing up the title.

'Stop The Chaos' is out now on Selfmadegod Records.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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