Norwegian Black Metal

Immortal Grace the Cover of August’s Decibel Issue

June 20, 2018

We have a limited number of grim and frostbitten advance copies of the August issue of Decibel available now. Have at it!

Track Premiere: Myrkraverk – ‘Hyllest! Reia!’

February 6, 2018

Stream a song from the highly anticipated debut album by true Norwegian black metal torchbearers, Myrkraverk, featuring Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson now.

Immortal Complete Work on New Album

January 8, 2018

Immortal confirm they have completed work on their new album, due out via Nuclear Blast in 2018.

Demo:listen: Funeral Harvest

October 13, 2017

For this Friday the 13th Demo:listen we’re in a black metal bunker in Norway with Funeral Harvest.

Demo:listen: Hedenvandret

April 28, 2017

On this week’s Demo:listen we’re lured off the beaten path and led deep into the dark woods by Norway’s Hedenvandret.

Emperor – ‘Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk’ 20th Anniversary Hall Of Fame Edition Vinyl Now Available

April 26, 2017

Emperor‘s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk is a black metal classic, further cemented by its induction into Decibel‘s Hall of Fame. Now you can own the 20th anniversary Hall of Fame edition album on vinyl. 

Video Premiere: Kampfar – ‘Mylder’

March 21, 2017

Darkness and fire are coming in this music video for “Mylder.”

Video Premiere: Nordjevel – ‘Djevelen I Nord’

October 21, 2016

Trolls and demons battle it out with mere mortals in this new video from Nordjevel.

Full Album Stream: Sons of Balaur – ‘Tenebris Deos’

October 5, 2016

Sons of Balour has had a presence in the Norwegian black metal scene since 1992, but it is finally time to hear the band’s debut album. 

WOLVES EVOLVE: A Conversation with Ulver’s Kristoffer Rygg

April 27, 2016

“Everything is permitted.” Considering that’s Norwegian experimental collective Ulver‘s genre description, hindsight confirms it’s no surprise they strayed so dramatically from the black metal that shaped their earliest albums. Following the release of their 13th LP, vocalist Kristoffer Rygg shares his thoughts on the band’s evolution and his own artistic journey.

Video Premiere: Mysticum Track-By-Track

November 12, 2014

Ah, Mysticum, how you’ve been missed. There was so much talk for so long about the comeback album Planet Satan that we were convinced the record was either a myth or an elaborate troll. But no: Planet Satan was released this fall after decades of speculation, marking the return of a band audacious enough in…

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…

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…