German Black Metal

Album Stream: Grabunhold ‘Unter dem Banner der Toten’

September 16, 2019

German black metal upstarts Grabunhold stream new EP, Unter dem Banner der Toten, their first for German indie Iron Bonehead Productions.

Dauþuz: (Literally) Mining for Black Metal Gold

June 7, 2019

Dauþuz is one of many black metal bands to come out of Germany playing a melodic and atmospheric style, and one of the better ones.

Schattenfall’s New Album Is “Melancholie” Distilled

March 29, 2019

Ruminate on the “Melancholy of Being” and spin a new Schattenfall tune.

Mardom: The Return of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult

February 22, 2019

The nocturnal march continues- the black metal horde of Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult will finally release a new album on April 12.

Der Rote Milan: Ballads of Dark Introspection

January 11, 2019

Check out the video for “Drohende Schatten,” from Germany’s Der Rote Milan, inspired by some colorful and consequential events in German history.

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.

Full Album Premiere: Occvlta return with “Night Without End”

May 9, 2017

It’s been seven years since Occvlta released their demo, We Command the Wolves, and finally Berlin’s black metal brothers have returned with an album worth the wait and then some. Night Without End will restore your faith in true black metal . . . while simultaneously ensuring your condemnation.

Track Premiere: Front Beast present “Rape the Corpse of Christ”

February 1, 2017

German one-man black metal assault Front Beast goes full Profanatica with “Rape the Corpse of Christ,” from their third full length, Third Scourge from Darkness.