Italy

Track Premiere: Ufomammut – ‘Core’

September 13, 2017 Vince Bellino

Psychedelic doom overlords Ufomammut will flatten you as they blow your mind. Listen to a new song now.

Full Album Stream: Sangue Nero – ‘Viscere’

July 7, 2017 Neill Jameson

Stream the challenging new release from Italian black metal group Sangue Nero. 

Track Premiere: Helslave – ‘Lord of Lies’

May 22, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new song from Italian death metallers Helslave, their first release with new vocalist Diego Laino.

Hour of Penance Debut First Song From ‘Cast The First Stone’

November 25, 2016 Vince Bellino

Hour of Penance continue their tradition of no-nonsense death metal as they prepare to Cast the First Stone. 

Track Premiere: Syk – ‘The White Sun’

November 21, 2016 Vince Bellino

Syk takes on ideas of society and conformity with groovy riffs.

Video Premiere: Tutti I Colori Del Buio – ‘Three Times Denied Means Fuck You’

October 24, 2016 Vince Bellino

Horror movies abound in this new video from Tutti I Colori Del Buio.

Video Premiere: MoRkObOt – “Ogrog”

September 26, 2016 Vince Bellino

MoRkObOt unleash wordless doom weirdness in this new video for “Ogrog.”

Track Premiere: Hierophant – “Forever Crucified”

September 15, 2016 Vince Bellino

Italy’s Hierophant unleash a palpable burst of anger on “Forever Crucified” as they prepare to release Mass Grave. 

Italian Tech-Deathsters Deceptionist Find Themsleves with “Quest for Identity”

May 16, 2016 Albert Mudrian

Deceptionist (which autocorrects to “Receptionist”) answers Italy’s call more for technical death metal. 

“Holy Waters”: Stream New Song From The Clearing Path

June 23, 2015 Daniel Lake

Gabriele Gramaglia incorporates a love of Converge-heightened, spastic hardcore heaviness into his anguished odes to the great outdoors.  The percussion and vocal rhythms here really set Gramaglia’s solo project apart from the pack.  The music retains black metal’s otherworldly quality without losing the attention of mere mortals like us.

Video Premiere: Krysantemia’s “Finis Dierum”

March 6, 2015 Daniel Lake

Today we bring you an exclusive video premiere by Italian death/thrashers Krysantemia, celebrating the advent of their third album, Finis Dierum, on Memorial Records.  The band’s blustery/blistering confluence of influences has seen them perform alongside Obituary, Rotting Christ and Kataklysm, and is right now crisscrossing Europe in support of warmongers Marduk.  The new album was recorded…

Italian DSBM Loner Vardan Interviewed (Sorta)

February 6, 2015 Daniel Lake

Every depressive suicidal black metal dude we went to high school with is dead.  Well, not really, though we probably could’ve seen it coming if it were true.  What I mean is, Xasthur groaner Scott Conner got a new gig playing dark bluegrass.  And where the fuck are Striborg and Nortt?  I feel sad sometimes,…

STREAMING: Overcharge’s “As If There Were No Tomorrow”

September 3, 2014 Justin Norton

Globalization really has changed everything, not just for business and our sex lives but for music. How else could you explain the fact that dudes in Mumbai are playing expert technical death metal and the crop of black metal bands in Australia? Case in point: the new album from Overcharge. Now, if you listen to…

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Dawn of a Dark Age

August 29, 2014 Daniel Lake

Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days)…

STREAMING: Devangelic’s “Crown Of Entrails”

June 9, 2014 Justin Norton

For your streaming pleasure this Monday we have some death metal from Rome. “Crown Of Entrails” is from Devangelic’s Comatose debut Resurrection Denied and will be released June 24. The band is touring the United States now as part of the Comatour — check all of the remaining dates following the stream. Comatour featuring Devangelic,…

Hour of Penance End Dynasties with New Album, Regicide

May 6, 2014 Daniel Lake

Italy’s itinerant papal-pounders Hour of Penance are set to return to the Brutal Death Metal ov Protest scene next week with their 6th punishing album.  Regicide will hit stores next week with the same force of conviction and yoke-lightening purpose as Sedition and Paradogma before it.  Hour of Penance hail from the epicenter of that strange mix…