black metal

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.

Q&A: Haunting Houses, A Revealing Chat With Vortigern (Lychgate)

April 18, 2018

British avant-garde black metallers Lychgate unlock new album, The Contagion in Nine Steps. A new Q&A with Vortigern.

Track Premiere: Verwoed – ‘De Val’

April 17, 2018

Stream a new song from Verwoed ahead of their Roadburn performance.

Panopticon: A Band Where the Epic Riffs Still Play

April 13, 2018

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.

Track Premiere: Craft ‘The Cosmic Sphere Falls’

April 11, 2018

Swedish cultists Craft redefine black metal on new track, “The Cosmic Sphere Falls.”

Hails From the Thousand Lakes: Vermilia

April 6, 2018

Check out the lyric-video for “Vedestä Vieraantunut,” from Finland’s own Vermilia.

Track Premiere: Svederna – ‘Har Av Hin’

April 5, 2018

Black metal outfit Svederna take aim at western civilization on their latest release.

Eïs: Epic, Atmospheric and Ferocious

March 30, 2018

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.

Interview with French Black Metal Apostates Glorior Belli

March 29, 2018

Next week sees the release of The Apostates, the seventh album by Parisian black metal shapeshifters, Glorior Belli, a band with a history reaching back over 15 years when they came to life as a Norwegian worshipping whirlwind. With time has come change as band leader Billy Bayou – also known by the less swampy…

Track Premiere: Nigredo – “Sons of Worthlessness”

March 28, 2018

Athens, Greece power duo Nigredo brings the danger with its dark, diverse take on dissonant black metal.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

Track Premiere: Scarificare ‘Occult Radiance’

March 19, 2018

Portuguese blackened death metallers Scarificare scare with new track “Occult Radiance.”

A History of When Black Metal was “Over,” Part II

March 5, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts another round of instances in which black metal was falsely pronounced dead.