swedish death metal

(Written) Under the Sign of the Black Mark: Author Ika Johannesson On Her Swedish Metal History “Blood Fire Death”

February 6, 2019

Swedish journalist Ika Johannesson talks her fantastic and enlightening new cultural history Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story.

Dismember Reunite for Scandinavia Deathfest in October!

January 14, 2019

Swedish death metal legends Dismember return in October after an eight-year hiatus.

Ten Bazillion Years: The Daniel Ekeroth Interview

December 14, 2018

Rounding out our Bazillion Points tenth anniversary celebration, get to know Daniel Ekeroth, the unquestionable authority on all things Swedish Death Metal.

Track Premiere: Musmahhu – ‘Spectral Congregation of Anguish’

December 11, 2018

From Ancient Records’ dark mastermind Swartadauþuz comes Musmahhu, an expression of pure and triumphant death.

The Workhorse Chronicles: Rogga Johansson

December 5, 2018

Rogga Johansson released eight records in 2018 alone, now he’s about to release his first solo LP.

Full Album Stream: Vanhelgd – “Deimos Sanktuarium”

October 5, 2018

Swedish sect Vanhelgd summon oppressive, dark death metal with new album Deimos Sanktuarium.

Swedish Death Metal Fans, There’s an HM-2 Pedal Bedspread

August 31, 2018

Rest snugly “In Death’s Sleep” with this extremely extreme bedcover.

Track Premiere: Crawl — “Sentenced to Rot”

June 20, 2018

Crawl don’t run to your destiny — these Swedish D-beat death metallers have declared you “Sentenced to Rot”!

Track Premiere: Angerot – ‘Eternal Unrest’

February 23, 2018

Angerot worship and understand Swedish death metal like few American bands can emulate. Listen to “Eternal Unrest” now.

At the Gates On Forthcoming LP: “Heavier and More Death Metal Than the Last One”

November 22, 2017

At the Gates are currently recording their much anticipated new LP. And frontman Tomas Lindberg provides an update from the studio.

Only Print is Real: How We Entered the Golden Age of Extreme Metal Books

September 13, 2017

Tom Gabriel Fischer, Ian Christe, Dayal Patterson and a host of authors and publisher discuss the rise of authoritative books in extreme metal.

Detailed Devils, A Q&A With Firespawn’s Alex Impaler & Victor Brandt

July 31, 2017

When Swedish supergroup–members also call Entombed A.D., Unleashed, Necrophobic, Usurpress home–Fireborn phoenixed into Firespawn in 2015, few expected such proficient, punishing death metal. The band’s debut, “Shadow Realms”, took the tenets of classic sounds, Stockholm and Tampa Bay, and twisted them into a nastier, more incendiary style. Thus, Firespawn was born! Two years after “Shadow…

Dark Tranquility Appear On Anchors To Asphalt, Discuss Touring, Racism and Music Industry

July 20, 2017

Dark Tranquility were recently interviewed about touring and the business of extreme metal on Anchors to Asphalt, presented by Decibel. 

Track Premiere: Sweden’s Paganizer let swing the scythe with “Prey to Death”

June 13, 2017

Check out this exclusive premiere of “Prey to Death,” from Land of Weeping Souls, the new album from Sweden’s Paganizer.

Swedish death metal vets Sarcasm finally release second album

April 27, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Sarcasm are releasing their second album, and we caught up with them to get the scoop.

Track Premiere: Henry Kane – ‘En själ till salu’

February 10, 2017

Henry Kane, the solo project of Wombbath’s Jonny Pettersson, bombard the listener with crust-influenced death metal.

We All Fall Silent: Exclusive premiere of Plague (Swe) – Silenced by Death 7″

January 11, 2017

Catch this exclusive premiere of Silenced by Death, the debut 7” from Sweden’s brand new deathdealers, Plague, featuring members of Entrails, Eviscerated, Nominon, and more.