J. Andrew

No Life Leaves the New Nightfell Album

August 16, 2019

Nightfell‘s latest shows a band expertly blending styles together into a creepy, powerful and menacing spell of grit and rage.

China’s Zuriaake Is Ready to Conjure Their “Evil Spirit”

August 9, 2019

Today’s black metal haunting comes courtesy of Zuriaake, a band excelling at both innovation and reverence for the second-wave sound.

Join Swarn’s “Black Flame Order”

August 2, 2019

Estonia’s Swarn is the latest in a much-welcome line of bands that bring crust, hardcore, death metal and black metal together in excellent style.

Witch Vomit: Burying You in Dripping Tombs

July 26, 2019

Witch Vomit‘s newest offering, due out on August 30 via 20 Buck Spin, is dark, punishing and catchy – death metal made the right way.

Follow Cerebral Rot’s Odius Descent Into Decay

July 19, 2019

Cerebral Rot knows how to do OSDM right in 2019: take a handful of key bands as inspiration, focus on hooks and atmosphere, and keep it filthy and brutal.

Svadilfare Releases “Fortapte Roetter,” a Treasury of Raw and Melodic Black Metal

July 12, 2019

Norway’s Svadilfare has the Norwegian black metal sound nailed: raw yet melodic, powerful but not overdone, epic but NOT cheesy.

Crypt Sermon Hands Over the Keys to Solomon’s Gate

July 5, 2019

Among the growing horde of neo-classical heavy metal and doom bands, one name stands out as one of the best: Crypt Sermon.

Disentomb: The Shape of Slamz to Come

June 28, 2019

Australia’s Disentomb are back with a crushing new album that takes their form of brutal death metal in cool new directions.

Necronautical: Navigating the Region Between the Cosmos and the Self

June 21, 2019

“It’s important to us to be able to create a situation where we can step out of ourselves and immerse ourselves in the feeling of our music.”

The Kreutzer Sonata: Heading Into Their “Glory Daze”

June 14, 2019

Check out our interview with Adam of The Kreutzer Sonata, a Chicago-based punk band ready to unleash a new serving of noise with “The Rosehill Gates.”

Dauþuz: (Literally) Mining for Black Metal Gold

June 7, 2019

Dauþuz is one of many black metal bands to come out of Germany playing a melodic and atmospheric style, and one of the better ones.

Sxuperion: Giving Voice to the Brutality of the Cosmos

May 31, 2019

For those of you who like your death metal dark, eerie and evil, Sxuperion might be your new favorite jam. It helps if you’re into space and stuff too.

Lvcifyre Unleashes Their Brutal Sacrament

May 24, 2019

Harsh, heavy, evil. London’s Lvcifyre unleashes it’s latest blast of death metal fury on their new EP. Check out “The Greater Curse” here.

Drink Father Befouled’s “Holy Rotten Blood”

May 17, 2019

Atlanta’s dark death metal heroes return with their latest devastating EP, “Holy Rotten Blood,” out today on Dark Descent Records.

Tomb Mold: “We Wanted to Up the Ante in Every Department”

May 10, 2019

Inspiration never sleeps, it only slays. Check out “Infinite Resurrection” from Tomb Mold‘s new album!

Akasha Releases Vampyric Black Metal Cover of “Last Caress”

May 3, 2019

Sweet, lovely vampyric death! Check out Akasha’s hilariously in-your-face black metal cover of the Misfits’ classic track.

Abiogenesis: The Origin of… Origin

April 26, 2019

Origin, the best tech-death band in the business, gets ready to take us back to the early days with one prequel that’s actually worth looking forward to!

Archaic Decapitator Unleashes Melodic Death Metal Glory on New EP

April 19, 2019

Connecticut’s Archaic Decapitator gets the melodic death metal balance just right on “Skyward,” a song on their latest EP.

Nucleus to Return With More Planet-Smashing Death Metal

April 12, 2019

If you’re in the mood for some carefully curated chaos and brutality, then Chicago’s Nucleus has the perfect sound for you.

Neolithic – Recommended if You Like Death, D-Beat and Darkness

April 5, 2019

Made up of scene veterans, including one of the founders of Maryland Deathfest, Neolithic is here with a solid mix of death metal and dark hardcore.

Schattenfall’s New Album Is “Melancholie” Distilled

March 29, 2019

Ruminate on the “Melancholy of Being” and spin a new Schattenfall tune.

Chris Grigg: “We Dread This Violence; the Dread, Itself, Is Violent.”

March 22, 2019

The Woe frontman tells us about the inspiration for the legendary band’s new release, along with some plans for the near future.

The Mighty Mystifier Returns on Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia

March 15, 2019

The Brazilian black metal giants are back with their first album in 17 years. Check out “Weighing Heart Ceremony” from Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia.

Thra: “We Always Start With the Riff!”

March 1, 2019

Thra’s “Gardens of Rot” is death-laden sludge metal done right: excellent riffs, crushing beats and blistering vocals. Check out our Q&A and stream the album in its entirety!

Mardom: The Return of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult

February 22, 2019

The nocturnal march continues- the black metal horde of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult will finally release a new album on April 12.

Vanum: The Hero’s Journey Into Ageless Fire

February 15, 2019

Let Vanum take you on a spiritual journey though death, rebirth and transformation on their latest album, listen here for “Under the Banner of Death.”

Mining for Black Metal Gold Part 4: Swedish Classics

February 8, 2019

In our latest edition of Mining for Black Metal Gold, we explore forgotten Swedish classics from bands like Naglfar, Svartsyn, Setherial and more!

Abduction: Casting “Infinite Ancient Hexes”

February 1, 2019

On “Infinite Ancient Hexes,” Britain’s Abduction weaves a spiraling winds of chaos and destruction. A soundtrack for your next seance-gone-wrong.

From the Vastland: Bloody Stories of Demons and Their Dark World

January 25, 2019

From the Vastland is making some of the best black metal out there. Check out our interview catching up with Sina, the band’s founder and chief songwriter!

Rock Out to Integrity’s New Track: “All Death Is Mine”

January 18, 2019

Integrity working with Adult Swim!? What a time to be alive! Check out the hardcore legends’ blistering, hook-laden new track!