Justify Your Shitty Taste: Tiamat “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

November 15, 2016

Wake up, people! Tiamat‘s 1997 departure A Deeper Kind of Slumber actually rules. Here’s why.

Hall of Fame Countdown: Tiamat’s Wildhoney

January 21, 2016

Twenty-two years later, Tiamat’s Wildhoney remains a marvel—a truly mighty bridge that countless bands have since crossed in an effort to meld the brutal with the otherworldly. We break down the 120th entry into our Hall of Fame over a big ol’ glass of Psilocybe tea.

Limited number of TIAMAT “Wildhoney” 20th anniversary vinyl available now!

January 27, 2015

Right now you’re either praising the demigods that 2015’s first Snowpocalypse has confined you to your nice, warm couch, or cursing them for not dumping enough white stuff to keep you out of work. Either way, we’re sure nobody on your social media destination of choice has shut up about it, so Decibel has your kind…

Tiamat – “Wildhoney”

January 26, 2015

After Tiamat crawled out of black metal nasties Treblinka in 1989, the main principals—namely Johan Edlund (previously known as Lucifer Hellslaughter)—likely had no idea they’d be writing an album as groundbreaking and mind-altering as Wildhoney five years later.

Johan Edlund (Tiamat) interviewed

December 12, 2012

You’re on your 25th year, your tenth album and your fourth record label, at this point. What keeps Tiamat humming?Johan Edlund: That’s never been a problem. We’ve decided to allow ourselves complete artistic freedom. We don’t do this for the money nor for pleasing anybody else. We still love doing it because it still excites…

Requiem Metal Podcast: Pinged, Weakened & Chuffed by Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special

January 24, 2012

There are game changers and then there are game changers. I wouldn’t say Hard ‘N Heavy’s Grindcore Special Issue was a game changer in the same way Entombed, Paradise Lost, Napalm Deafth (phonetic spelling, natch), Bolt Thrower, Tiamat, and many others were in the dimmest part of the early ’90s, but it, unlike any Xeroxed…

Johan Ericsson’s (Shadowgarden) Top 5 Swedish Gothic Metal Records

October 19, 2010

By Johan Ericsson (Shadowgarden, Draconian, Doom:VS) 5. Bay Laurel – Where Pain Comes to Die (2000) This is a forgotten gem. I don’t know what the sales were for this album but I guess not many people have heard it. After releasing a couple of albums and EPs this came to be their final release….