Symphonic Black Metal

Track Premiere: Mist of Misery – ‘Shackles of Life’

August 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream a new track from symphonic black metal group Mist of Misery now.

Full Album Stream: Netherbird – ‘The Ghost Collector’

May 3, 2017 Vince Bellino

Netherbird‘s debut album, 2008’s The Ghost Collector, will be re-released through Black Lodge Records.

Label Spotlight: Black Lion Records

April 4, 2017 Vince Bellino

Black Lion Records have released a number of impressive death, black and doom metal albums recently. Check out some of the best.

Track Premiere: Carach Angren – ‘Song For The Dead’

March 15, 2017 Vince Bellino

A new Carach Angren album is on the way! Listen to first track, “Song for the Dead” now.

Belgian Symphonic Black Metallers Saille Birth Giants With “Benei ha’Elohim”

February 14, 2017 Daniel Lake

Nearly ten years since its inception, high-concept Belgian brutalizers Saille bring down the fire with their fourth album, Gnosis, to be released through Code666 Records on March 13th.  Today we bring you a lyric video for the record’s opening track, “Benei ha’Elohim.”

Track Premiere: Shade Empire – ‘Anti-Life Saviour’

February 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Shade Empire have revealed the first song from their upcoming album, which remains nameless, accompanied by a powerful and cold music video.

Dimmu Borgir – “Death Cult Armageddon”

January 26, 2017 Chris Dick

If there’s one black metal album that changed black metal—in almost every respect—it’s Dimmu Borgir’s Death Cult Armageddon.

Emperor – “Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk”

June 6, 2016 Chris Dick

The grandiose, striking and remarkable rush forth mere minutes into Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’s prologue “Alsvartr (the Oath).” Nightmarish berceuses haunt mercilessly from the darkest corners of imagination, while frontman Ihsahn poetically invokes the illustrious nightspirit, as if there’s ordinary business in need of attending on the edge of town.