Mayhem

Set Times Announced for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

March 23, 2018

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest kicks off one week from today, which means it’s time to finalize travel plans and get your tickets if you haven’t already. To aid in your planning, Saturday and Sunday set times are now available.

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest FAQs

November 2, 2017

Got questions? We have answers. Check out FAQs for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest.

Fleurety Keep Breaking Convention on ‘The White Death’

October 9, 2017

Norway’s Fleurety rarely get mentioned in the same breath as Darkthrone or Mayhem, but trace their origins back to the first seeds of Norwegian Black Metal. Founding members Svein Egil Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren united in 1991 and released their first demo, Black Snow, in 1993. Their first album in 17 years, The White Death,…

Cannabis Corpse Premiere New Song, Pick 10 Favorite Albums to Smoke To

August 31, 2017

Embark on “The 420th Crusade” with Cannabis Corpse before reading bassist/vocalist LandPhil’s ten favorite albums to smoke pot to.

10 Great Albums From 1987

April 7, 2017

A year is just a year. But oh what a year it was: Death, Napalm Death, Mayhem, Bathory, Sodom, Anthrax and more!

Crypt Sermon Unveil “De Mysteriis Doom Sathanas” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

March 13, 2017

Philly doom lords Crypt Sermon join the Decibel Flexi Series with a stunning reimagining of a black metal classic. Hear – and acquire a copy of it – here. 

Crypt Sermon Record Exclusive New Track for the Decibel Flexi Series!

February 23, 2017

Black metal is doomed. Order a deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, February 27 and get this one-of-a-kind Crypt Sermon flexi featuring an exclusive new recording. 

Black Solstice: 5 Cold Classics to Get You Through the Holidays

December 23, 2016

When you need a break after hearing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” or “Jingle Bell Rock” ten thousand agonizing times.

Can Norway’s Black Metal Pioneers Escape their Extreme Roots?

June 1, 2016

Emperor‘s Ihsahn, Ulver‘s Garm and Darkthrone’s Fenriz venture beyond the genre’s confines.

 

STREAMING: Mayhem “Psywar”

February 18, 2014

The True Mayhem. Ground zero for Norwegian black metal. Since 1984, the Oslo-based outfit has made waves. Though it would take a good number of years—about three, actually—before Deathcrush hit posers hard, the group’s coup de grace was posthumous debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. With Euronymous dead and the Norwegian scene reeling from heavy…

INTERVIEW: Author Dayal Patterson on Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

May 13, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we told you that UK writer Dayal Patterson had finished off a 600-page history of black metal, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult, a book that aimed to peel the corpsepaint off black metal’s sensationalist public image and look at how it started and how it got to where it…

BLACK METAL: EVOLUTION OF THE CULT AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

April 29, 2013

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult is a 600-page book by UK author Dayal Patterson that delves deep into the history and development of black metal as an art form and a culture. It is released on November 13th, but is now available to pre-order from Amazon at a discounted price. Published via Feral House,…

CULTURE VULTURES, ASSEMBLE! … Presenting Neseblod Records’ norwegian black metal exhibition

March 23, 2012

We’re just not the types to go flocking to gallery openings and digest culture of a weekend but this is different. From 29th March to 29th April, the beyond-necro Neseblood Records are curating a black metal exhibition at Oslo’s Popsenteret, chronicling the history of black metal. Whether it is the extremity of the aesthetic or…