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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!

Der Rote Milan: Ballads of Dark Introspection

January 11, 2019

Check out the video for “Drohende Schatten,” from Germany’s Der Rote Milan, inspired by some colorful and consequential events in German history.

Ossuarium Unleashes a “Blaze of Bodies” on Upcoming Debut Album

January 4, 2019

It’s early yet, but Portland’s Ossuarium has already crafted the death/doom album to beat in 2019. Check out “Blaze of Bodies” from their upcoming debut!

Death Fortress Continues Their Unending Reign

December 28, 2018

Stream “Monolith Winter,” from the latest album by New Jersey’s own black/death metal masters, Death Fortress- a chilling end to 2018.

5 Albums to Look Forward to in 2019

December 21, 2018

Farewell to 2018. Here’s hoping for some heavy (and hopefully better) times in 2019 with 5 albums you should look out for early next year.

Get Dangereux With Wolves in Argyle

December 14, 2018

Check out the trippy video for “Dangereux,” from Wolves in Argyle’s debut album, produced by the legendary Tad Doyle and mastered by Jack Endino.

Burn in Astrophobos’ “Fire of Catharsis”

December 7, 2018

There’s no such thing as too much melodic black metal. Check out Astrophobos’ latest offering in case you need more convincing.

Mourn at Obliteration’s Obscure Cenotaph

November 30, 2018

Obliteration is one of a handful of death metal bands that manage to balance a reverence for the old-school with a desire to carve their own path.

Abdicate to the Death Metal Warp Chamber

November 16, 2018

Check out on “Abdication of the Mind,” and be struck by a storm of classic, raw death metal with slightly technical edge.

Death Kvlt Productions: “Nothing Can Really Beat Raw, Nasty Black Metal on Cassette.”

November 9, 2018

Being a small black metal label in 2018 is a rough existence, as the market is so flooded. But somehow Death Kvlt has found a way to do it well.

Non Serviam: Rotting Christ Biography Coming Out on November 30th

November 2, 2018

Fans of Greek black metal, rejoice! On November 30, Cult Never Dies will be releasing a new biography of the legendary Rotting Christ.

Q&A With Evoken’s Vince Verkay: New Album Pressures, Touring Plans

October 26, 2018

“That pressure is always there when writing a new album. It’s pressure that’s self-imposed… I would be VERY alarmed if that concern melted away.”

Of Bile and Fortified Ruins: Akitsa Releases Credo

October 19, 2018

Akitsa issues another salvo of blood, bile and darkness on “Credo,” out now via Profound Lore. Essential listening for all fans of raw black metal.

Deadpressure: Fun For the Whole Angry Family

September 28, 2018

San Jose’s Deadpressure plays a dark and ferocious style that can appeal to all stripes of metal, hardcore, punk and grind.

Pass Through the Celestial Gateway With Boethiah

September 21, 2018

Old-school death metal…IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!!! California’s Boethiah has some grim, heavy tales to spin for humanity’s search for meaning.

Vihamieli: Of Omens and Requiems

September 14, 2018

For black metal fans who like their music epic but not cheesy, dark yet still melodic, Vihamieli is definitely a band to watch.

The Black Candle Zine: The Interview

September 7, 2018

According to the editor of “The Black Candle” zine, “Black Metal has to be diabolical – if not in content, then at least in spirit.”