Blackened Death Metal

Full Album Stream: Empyrean Throne – “Chaosborne”

August 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Enjoy a full stream of Chaosborne, the new album from USBM up-and-comers Empyrean Throne now!

Video Premiere: Altarage – ‘Spearhedron’

July 19, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new video from secretive blackened death dealers Altarage. 

Full Album Stream: Moribundo – ‘Raíz Amarga’

June 15, 2017 Vince Bellino

Moribundo conjure melancholic death/doom on their debut album.

Track Premiere: Sinnerangel – ‘Hitos’

June 14, 2017 Vince Bellino

Melodic black/death powerhouse SinnerAngel share a new single.

FULL ALBUM STREAM: ITALY’S VALGRIND INVOKE THE POWER & THE GLORY OF THE “SEAL OF PHOBOS”

April 12, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Coming at its beguiling brand of blackened death metal with what feels like as much reverence for Emperor and Paradise Lost as Morbid Angel, long-running Modena, Italy quartet Valgrind hit a new high-water mark on Seal of Phobos, a diverse, assured slab of extreme metal full of deftly executed heavy riffage, pitch-black atmospherics, and hairpin turns.

Label Spotlight: Deathrash Armageddon

April 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Deathrash Armageddon is a Japanese label that releases a number of raw thrash and black metal bands. 

Label Report: Witches Brew

March 27, 2017 Vince Bellino

Witches Brew provide a home for underground death, thrash and heavy metal bands.

TRACK PREMIERE: INDIA’s HEATHEN BEAST DELIVER BLACKENED GRINDCORE SUBVERSION ON “IT’S ONLY A MINOR INCONVENIENCE”

March 22, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Sometimes there are things in life which you cannot just let pass. Sometimes you have to speak up and not be a silent spectator.

So wrote undercover provocateurs Heathen Beast in announcing its new full-length ambush $cam, inspired and enraged by the Indian government’s November, 2016 demonetization decree 

Track Premiere: Succumb – ‘Survival’

March 1, 2017 Vince Bellino

Get pummeled by “Survival,” the first taste of Succumb‘s debut on The Flenser.

Track Premiere: Necrowretch – ‘Sprawl Of Sin’

January 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Necrowretch deliver the first ripping song off of Satanic Slavery, their newly-announced full-length. 

Full Album Stream: Dead Conspiracy – ‘Dead Conspiracy’

November 11, 2016 Vince Bellino

Portland death thrashers Dead Conspiracy are about to release their first full-length since their 1987 formation. Hear it now before it hits the streets. 

Track Premiere: Sepulchral Curse – ‘Disrupting Lights of Extinction’

October 27, 2016 Vince Bellino

The new Sepulchral Curse song is a 10-minute epic that will conclude the band’s EP in December. 

Zhrine

June 20, 2016 Matt Solis

Unortheta
Nothing’s zhocking
dB rating: 8/10

STREAMING: ZOM’s “Conquest”

November 11, 2014 Justin Norton

No, this is not that dude who was in Marilyn Manson for about the length of a football season (that’s Zim Zum). This is ZOM and they come from Ireland bearing blackened death metal. Actually, they list their hometown as ANTI MATTER UNIVERSE on Facebook which sort of has the same ring as “From Parts…