J. Andrew

Reach for the Roots of All Evil with DRÅP

April 14, 2017

The latest in the proud tradition of Swedish crust!

10 Great Albums From 1987

April 7, 2017

A year is just a year. But oh what a year it was: Death, Napalm Death, Mayhem, Bathory, Sodom, Anthrax and more!

Chatting With the Doc: The New Wave of American Heavy Metal

March 31, 2017

A nice fireside chat about metal, hardcore, the early-to-mid 2000s, and the future of extreme music.

Gabriel “Negru” Mafa (1975-2017)

March 24, 2017

A creative and innovative life cut short.

Awaken From the Grave With Soulrot

March 17, 2017

No-nonsense death metal in the classic Swedish style.

March Into the Dark Past With Crimson Throne

March 10, 2017

A look into history with riffs, solos and screams.

Follow the Light of the Morning Star

March 3, 2017

RIYL: Mayhem, Satyricon, Samael, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Jesus and the Mary Chain, St. Vitus, Candlemass, Type O Negative and My Dying Bride. No, really!

Chronicling the Colossus: The Melvins Documentary

February 17, 2017

“I’m trying to make a living doing what I’m doing, and remain true to what I believed in…and mission accomplished!” – King Buzzo

Storm the Gates With Bestial Warlust!

February 10, 2017

Drink from the cup of Blood & Valour with Bestial Warlust‘s new live album!

Hall of Fame Countdown: Samael- “Worship Him”

February 2, 2017

For those of you looking to catch up on black metal classics that came before 1992, go ahead and spin Fallen Angel of Doom, Ritual and Anno Domini, but be sure to make some time for this essential serving of darkness as well.

Explore the “Black Miasma” With Lantern’s New Jam!

January 27, 2017

“The crooked progressions, slimy vibes and otherworldly melodies will explain why this song had to be bestowed with a name as blunt and primitive as ‘Black Miasma.'”

Foreclosure of a Dream: Abandoning the Cult of the Presidency

January 20, 2017

Extreme metal has the unique ability to smash our romantic illusions about life and the world. It’s time to apply that same cold stoicism to executive power, no matter who’s President.

Artisanal Doom: Nicholas Williams of Dunwich Amplification

January 13, 2017

A look into the world of custom-made amps and pedals from CT’s finest.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Enslaved “Frost”

January 6, 2017

A classic Viking metal album to end all Viking metal albums.

Black Solstice: 5 Cold Classics to Get You Through the Holidays

December 23, 2016

When you need a break after hearing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” or “Jingle Bell Rock” ten thousand agonizing times.

Full Album Stream: Murg’s “Gudatall” Ends 2016 With a Black Metal Triumph

December 16, 2016

Before you put 2016 to rest, here’s one last black metal victory to serve as an elegy.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Immortal “Blizzard Beasts”

December 9, 2016

We revisit Immortal’s transition stage between two regions of Blashyrkh.

Transmission From the Punk Universe: A Fat Wreck

October 28, 2016

Because we all have a pair of checkered Vans under our beds somewhere…admit it!!!

Dive Into the Black Metal Abyss With Dayal Patterson’s New Book!

October 21, 2016

The latest installment of Dayal Patterson’s series on black metal is a paradise for genre obsessives.

Saint Vitus: On Their New Live Album and Touring With Scott Reagers

October 11, 2016

“the fans are going crazy at the shows, so the change is welcome”

Polish Black Metal Masters Arkona Set to Release “Lunaris” This Autumn

September 30, 2016

Poland’s Arkona, not to be confused with the Russian act of the same name, is one of many great under-recognized bands from black metal second wave. Forming in 1993, the band has spend the ensuing decades creating some of the finest black metal out of eastern Europe (or anywhere else).

Interview: The Artwork of Joe Martin

September 2, 2016

Pennsylvania-based illustrator Joe Martin is your new favorite tattoo artist.

A Grind 7″ to Split Your Head Wide Open

August 26, 2016

Sunlight’s Bane and Geist are ready to drill through the Cancerous Void.