Karg are from Austria, more precisely from the Salzburg region and is the brainchild of V. Wahntraum, who some of you surely know as J.J. from Harakiri For The Sky. However, the multi-instrumentalist started with Karg in 2006 before Harakiri For The Sky joined in 2011. Karg make themselves scarce as far as live shows... Continue Reading →
Not quite as relaxed and cheerful as the dancing people on the cover artwork is the new album from Kampfar, but the sounds of the dark side of power dominate the album. 'Til Klovers Takt' is the title of Kampfar's new album which offers a home to a total of six tracks. On the new... Continue Reading →
Heavy metal stands, amongst other things, for a rebellious spirit and provocation. A band that lives up to these attributes in excellent fashion is Watain. The Swedish black metal powerhouse has started their diabolic journey in 1997 in the greater Stockholm area and has a fanbase all around the globe. As often, the third album... Continue Reading →
Freja is the idea of C. (Witte Wieven) and W. (Laster, Verval). The duo recorded their debut album ‘Tides’ which will be released Mid-April and comes through Babylon Doom Cult Records. Freja has a passion for atmospheric black metal and the six songs on ‘Tides’ echo this musical hunger. The starting point for Freja is... Continue Reading →
Necrofier, that is Bakka Larson (vocals / guitar), Dobber Beverly (drums), Josh Bokemeyer (guitar) and Mat Aleman (bass). The guys have a passion for black metal that isn’t shy of a good melody. To not be misunderstood, Necrofier isn’t a melodic mainstream black metal outfit. The band had already an opening slot with UADA and... Continue Reading →
Nature is beautiful and colorful. At the same time, nature is savage, wild and sometimes a bit mystic. Since 2002, American metal band Wolves In The Throne Room use the latter as a source of inspiration, also for their music. It’s a force that drives the Weaver brothers, leading to longplayers that are fierce and... Continue Reading →
"1-2-3-4", this count brings different associations to the forefront. Musically it is very much connected to The Ramones and since a while it is a German band that uses the same counting, just totally different. German black metal stalwarts Abkehr have with 'In Blut' a third album in the pipeline, a four songs featuring release... Continue Reading →
To call AUÐN the Sólstafir of black metal is a bit too far-fetched. Nevertheless, certain parallels cannot be denied. But let's take it one after the other. AUÐN are based in Iceland and they have dedicated themselves to atmospheric black metal. Their music, and this is certainly a parallel to Sólstafir, seems to be very... Continue Reading →
In summary, we can say that The Rite have achieved a very solid start with this album. Thanks to a tight groove, the songs are instantly memorable and will continue to fascinate even after listening to them several times. 'Liturgy of the Black' is an album I can recommend, no doubt.
'Spectres From the Old World' is a statement for stellar Black Metal. It shows the variety of possibilities the genre offers if you're committed to leave standards and conformity behind you. Dark Fortress delivers with their eighth full-length longplayer a genre highlight that lifts the bar. 'Spectres From the Old World', a pitch-black beauty to fall in love with.
French Black Metal outfit Regarde Les Hommes Tomber announce a next album. 'Ascension' will be released on February 28th, 2020 via Season Of Mist and will feature seven new atmospheric songs. The band proudly states: "After months of hard work in the shadows we are proud to reveal "A New Order", an exclusive track from... Continue Reading →