Brand New CULT NEVER DIES Books Available Exclusively in North America via Decibel!

January 27, 2023

Avoid crushing international shipping fees and get Cult Never Dies‘ incredible Dutch death metal history, black metal photo book, classic early ’90s zine anthologies and more exclusively via Decibel.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Dawnrider – “The Final Call”

February 3, 2022

Hear Portuguese vets Dawnrider channel a classic doom vibe on this bleak new track from their fourth album.

Five For Friday: February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

We’ve got your latest supply of raging riffs to get you through the next week, featuring Moonspell, Forhist, Summoning the Lich and more!

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Moonspell, Sadistic Drive and Summoning the Lich

February 20, 2021

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on goth metal legends, death metal upstarts and, um, something with “goblin vocals.”

Moonspell’s “Domina” Video Is an Extinction Level Event

September 17, 2015

Portu-goth institution Moonspell take the unpretentious approach to their video for “Domina.” 

STREAMING: Moonspell “Extinct” + Fernando Ribeiro interviewed

February 2, 2015

When Moonspell emerged in 1994 with the Goat on Fire / Wolves from the Fog 7″, there was no indication they’d be killing it two decades later. Initially, their homeland (Portugal) was a strike against the Lisbon-based black metallers. The Iberian Coast wasn’t Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, or Great Britain; it didn’t have the Nordic…

5 Corporate Logos Gone Underground Metal By Christophe Szpajdel

November 11, 2013

If the name Christophe Szpajdel doesn’t ring a bell you probably don’t own CDs or LPs (or, you’re new to underground metal; hey, we all start somewhere). ‘Tis the conundrum of being the product of a digital age. Liner notes, credits, lyrics, etc. often get pushed to some dark corner of a binary folder (or…

Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell) interviewed

May 2, 2012

What’s the meaning behind Alpha Noir and Omega White? Other than beginning/end and black/white or evil/good.Fernando Ribeiro: If we chose to ignore the detail who runs mankind and the world since the dawn of knowledge and conscience, birth and death, solar/lunar, dare to know/ignorance is bliss, the best thing I have to offer is that…