Dungeon synth

Toadlickers hypnotize with Hangover songs

November 17, 2020

This is how they play dungeon synth down in Goblin City! Stream Toadlickers outlandish debut in its entirety right now.

Video Premiere: Sombre Arcane – “The Ancestral Seat of the Barovian Scourge”

October 30, 2020

Worcester-based dungeon synth magi Sombre Arcane offer a chilling glimpse into their subterranean rituals with this video for their song from the Wrought Records Halloween compilation, The Reliquary of Terror.

Full Stream: Vigor Reconstruct: A Benefit for the Soroka Family

October 2, 2020

Witness the power of metalheads coming together as we stream Vigor Reconstruct, the sprawling, multi-genre benefits compilation for the Soroka Family, plus a chat with the comp’s organizer to find out how this massive work came together.

Video Premiere: Malfet – “The Sadness of Her Might”

October 1, 2020

California dungeon synth bard Malfet gives us a breath-taking glimpse at their forthcoming new album, Alban Arthan, with this brand-new music video.

Demo:listen: Ages of Blood

May 22, 2020

This week Demo:listen captures the dawning of Ages of Blood, a new Argentinian medieval black metal stronghold.

Video Premiere: Guild Of Lore – “Sojourn & Return”

May 15, 2020

Find yourself mesmerized by this video from Californian dungeon synth master Guild Of Lore from their soundtrack to the forthcoming video game Skin Witch.

Track Premiere: Chris Alexander — “Shock Waves”

April 8, 2020

Dark maestro Chris Alexander is back with a sexy, nightmarish new record that definitely defies quarantine.

Album Review: Mortiis – ‘Spirit of Rebellion’

January 22, 2020

The dark dungeon music progenitor returns to his “Era 1” form with this reimagining of 1995 classic Ånden som Gjorde Opprør.

Video Premiere: Mortiis – “A Dark Horizon”

December 13, 2019

The first of the dungeoneers, Mortiis bids us to look upon “A Dark Horizon.”

Mortiis on Masks, ‘Game of Thrones’ and the KISS cover that almost was

December 9, 2019

The Norwegian legend discusses the slow disappearance of his infamous mask, his decades-long struggle with depression and the KISS cover that Emperor that nearly pulled off.

Fest Alert: Dungeon Siege West

November 8, 2019

Dungeon Siege West brings three nights of dark dungeon magic to Seattle. Check out some of the acts performing next weekend via a curated selection of tracks from West festival organizer, Ingsmith.

Full Album Stream: Francis Roberts – ‘Musical Instrument d e a t h Interface’

November 8, 2019

Experimental dungeon synth producer Francis Roberts returns with a new full length of sprawling and adventurous fantasy ambient.

Full Demo Stream: Paths of the Eternal – ‘Paths of the Eternal’

June 13, 2019

Take some time to let your mind drift across dark fields and abandoned castles with our stream of Paths of the Eternal’s self-titled demo

Video Premiere: Malfet – ‘Briosque Juvenis’

June 7, 2019

Californian dungeon synth producer Malfet returns with a new full length. Check out a new video for “Briosque Juvenis” now!

Track Premiere: Francis Roberts – ‘Barrier of Light’

May 7, 2019

Stream a new song, with an accompanying video, from American dungeon synth producer, Francis Roberts.

Kingdoms Regained: Mortiis On His Reissued “Era 1” Book

April 10, 2018

Occasioned by the finally widely available and expanded reissue of his book, Secrets of My Kingdom: Return to Dimensions Unknown, we present an exclusive and candid interview with the godfather of dungeon synth, Mortiis.

Demo:listen: Festung

March 2, 2018

This week’s Demo:listen takes us deep into the torch-lit dungeon of Leipzig’s Festung.

Track Premiere: Chris Alexander – “Blood Church”/”The Quiet Life of Martha Morris”

November 1, 2017

Sublime dark cult arts universe world-builder Chris Alexander premieres two exclusive tracks off his new solo record Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll.

Spooky Synths: A Neill Jameson Halloween Playlist

October 31, 2017

Krieg’s Neill Jameson curates a special, dungeon synth-focused holiday playlist for the 2017 Halloween/winter season.

Mortiis: From Black Metal to Dungeon Synth and Beyond

October 16, 2017

In perhaps his most in-depth interview ever, Mortiis dives deep into his past as the unwitting progenitor of dungeon synth.

Exploring Synths: A Primer with Neill Jameson

September 28, 2017

Neill Jameson explores synthesizers and the various metal-related genres of music that have sprung from the instrument.

Full Album Stream: Moloch – ‘Verwüstung’

February 14, 2017

Moloch‘s out of print black metal album Verwüstung will be rereleased in a remastered for vinyl format by Argento Records. Hear the improved songs now.