black metal

Svartmálmur: A Saga of Icelandic Black Metal

June 22, 2018

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.

Immortal Grace the Cover of August’s Decibel Issue

June 20, 2018

We have a limited number of grim and frostbitten advance copies of the August issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!

Track Premiere: Black Howling – ‘Celestial Syntropy’

June 15, 2018

Check out the first new track in three years from long-running Portuguese legion Black Howling now.

Video Premiere: Varathron ‘Remnants of the Dark Testament’

June 14, 2018

Veteran Greek black metallers premiere new controversial video for “Remnants of the Dark Testament.”

Interview: Manuel Gagneax (Zeal and Ardor)

June 13, 2018

The groundbreaking singer and guitarist of Zeal and Ardor talks Billie Holiday, religion, politics, and the thinking behind his new album, ‘Stranger Fruit’

Integrity and Krieg: Spinning a Scorching Circle of Guilt

June 1, 2018

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.

Full Album Stream: Ováte – “Ováte”

May 30, 2018

Stream the new album from Ováte, featuring contributions from members of Taake, Gorgoroth and more.

Interview: Uada Discuss New Album, “Cult of a Dying Sun”

May 23, 2018

Rising USBM force Uada discuss their new album, Cult of a Dying Sun and the band’s growth since their 2016 debut.

Album Premiere: Djevelkult “Når Avgrunnen Åpnes”

May 21, 2018

Norwegian black metallers Djevelkult stream new album “Når Avgrunnen Åpnes.”

Cosmic Church: Grant Me Your Voice, So I May Sing

May 18, 2018

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.

Demo:listen: Icon Of Curse

May 18, 2018

This week Demo:listen unearths the pestilential sounds of California’s Icon Of Curse.

Track Premiere: With the End in Mind: ‘Unraveling; Arising’

May 15, 2018

Stream a new song from one-person, atmospheric post-black metal outfit With the End in Mind now.

Legions ov Darkness: The Cumbrian Black Metal Scene

May 11, 2018

A profile of a group of musical entities from northwestern England, specializing in pure, raw black metal, all under the name Legions ov Darkness.

Aornos Opens the Glowing Entrance to Destiny

May 4, 2018

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.

Full Album Stream: Wesenwille – I : Wesenwille

April 25, 2018

Dutch black metal philosophers Wesenwille match dystopian warnings with fiery discord on their I : Wesenwille debut.