October 19, 2018 J. Andrew
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.
September 28, 2018 J. Andrew
San Jose’s Deadpressure plays a dark and ferocious style that can appeal to all stripes of metal, hardcore, punk and grind.
September 21, 2018 J. Andrew
Old-school death metal…IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!!! California’s Boethiah has some grim, heavy tales to spin for humanity’s search for meaning.
September 14, 2018 J. Andrew
For black metal fans who like their music epic but not cheesy, dark yet still melodic, Vihamieli is definitely a band to watch.
September 7, 2018 J. Andrew
According to the editor of “The Black Candle” zine, “Black Metal has to be diabolical – if not in content, then at least in spirit.”
August 31, 2018 J. Andrew
Decibel sets our sights on the Americas as we continue to mine for black gold.
August 24, 2018 J. Andrew
The Cumbrian black metal scene’s latest export is a finely crafted storm of melodic riffs and in-your-face distorted vocals, cloaked in an atmosphere that foreshadows the end of summer’s light.
August 17, 2018 J. Andrew
The blackened melodic death metal greats from Stockholm return with an EP packed with darkness, melancholy and riffs riffs riffs!
August 10, 2018 J. Andrew
Anyone out there seeking death metal’s brave new explorers should check out Tunisia’s Brood of Hatred and the excellent new album, “Identity Disorder.”
August 3, 2018 J. Andrew
It’s August. It’s really hot outside. So hot that it BURNS. Burning is pretty metal though, right? So here’s ten great songs about burning!
July 20, 2018 J. Andrew
Summer days are hot, but the moon is freezing no matter what month it is. So here’s 6 underground black metal bands for you to blast when the sun goes down.
July 13, 2018 J. Andrew
Behold the almighty “Demogorgon” with Omenfilth, from their latest album seeing a cassette release via Eternal Death records.
July 6, 2018 J. Andrew
In the mood for some catchy, melodic punk music that still totally tears it up? The Northern Skulls are the ones you seek.
June 29, 2018 J. Andrew
If you like your death metal to sound like Incantation crossed with Bolt Thrower and “Human Waste”-era Suffocation, you need to get excited about Skullcrush.
June 22, 2018 J. Andrew
Iceland’s black metal scene has become one of the most prolific and accomplished in the world. The new book, “Svartmálmur,” presents a colorful snapshot of the illustrious Icelandic hordes.
June 8, 2018 J. Andrew
Seattle’s Drawn and Quartered unleashes yet another “merciless onslaught” on their new track, from the upcoming album “The One Who Lurks.”
June 1, 2018 J. Andrew
Integrity and Krieg are teaming up this summer to give metallic hardcore and black metal audiences just what they need to invoke all shades of the whispering darkness.
May 25, 2018 J. Andrew
There’s a lot of great underground black metal bands out there among the leather-wearing and corpse-painted multitude. This article features music by Riivaus, Nyctophilia, Atra Vetosus, Antimateria, Ühtceare and Nox.
May 18, 2018 J. Andrew
Cosmic Church’s final encyclical is an endlessly immersive work of atmospheric black metal, delivered in a manner that retains the style’s essential rawness and power.
May 11, 2018 J. Andrew
A profile of a group of musical entities from northwestern England, specializing in pure, raw black metal, all under the name Legions ov Darkness.
May 4, 2018 J. Andrew
Ever thought of starting a band that took the best of late-90s black metal and gave it a modern sheen? Well, you’re too late, Aornos already did it.
April 27, 2018 J. Andrew
Check out the premiere of the new track from Age of Taurus, “In Dreams We Die,” and revel in their mix of doom metal riffage and heavy metal power!
April 20, 2018 J. Andrew
Check out “Beyond Death,” from the upcoming reissue of Haunting’s 2014 demo. OSDM done the way it should be: great vocals, great riffs, no nonsense.
April 13, 2018 J. Andrew
Austin Lunn has always been bold. On his latest double-album release, Panopticon’s various elements are allowed to truly soar to the heights of their black metal, post-rock, country and folk glory.
April 6, 2018 J. Andrew
Check out the lyric-video for “Vedestä Vieraantunut,” from Finland’s own Vermilia.
March 30, 2018 J. Andrew
There’s a lot of atmospheric black metal out there these days. But Germany’s Eïs rises above glut by retaining the ferocity of the second-wave sound.
March 23, 2018 J. Andrew
“Slave to the Grind” is a new documentary about grindcore, its history and its place in the wider world of extreme music.
March 16, 2018 J. Andrew
When people tell you they don’t like metal, they might mean they’re not familiar with it. Here’s a way to think about getting people into music that’s new to them.
March 9, 2018 J. Andrew
United Forces was a zine that ran from 1986-1991 out of Brazil and covered the early development of extreme metal, a new book compiles all the issues so readers can get the whole picture.
March 2, 2018 J. Andrew
Check out Midnight’s cover of “Mother of Mercy,” from the Samhain tribute album, “We All Want Our Time in Hell.”