SEPTICFLESH live DVD in July

Greek symphonic death metal masters Septicflesh are now announcing the release of the 'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' show on Blu-ray DVD! The full concert was taped in February 2019, during a sold out show at the 'Metropolitan Theater' in Mexico City. The unforgettable night was the largest production of its kind at the venue, which included the... Continue Reading →

CD review NAGLFAR ‘Celecloth’

It is countless years ago that Naglfar released their latest studio album. 'Téras' escaped the purgatory in 2012 and since then there was not much new material of Naglfar's Swedish Black Metal to be heard. This is changing right now, because with 'Cerecloth' a new record is in the starting blocks. Naglfar's seventh album to... Continue Reading →

CD review WITCHCRAFT ‘Black Metal’

I think that most people don't think of an acoustic album when reading 'Black Metal'. Black metal, that stands for Venom and their cult album and/or for a genre with all its gloom and musical purgatory. At least as far as darkness is concerned, the new Witchcraft album makes a good contribution to the grayer... Continue Reading →

CD review ORANSSI PAZUZU ‘Mestarin kynsi’

This album is a challenge for fans of traditional Heavy Metal. It stresses the framework. For some, Oranssi Pazuzu created a masterpiece and for others it's a total 'no way'-album. I like the approach of the band to break the chains of standard musical formulas but I also have to admit that I needed to take in the album step by step.

MYRKUR presents ‘Gudernes Vilje’

Today Myrkur's Amalie Bruun has shared a third and final pre-release track from her forthcoming album, Folkesange which is set for release on March 20th via Relapse Records. Myrkur has always carved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Soon after newfound motherhood, Bruun sets out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her... Continue Reading →

CD review TOMBS ‘Monarchy of Shadows’

'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.

CD review DARK FORTRESS ‘Spectres From the Old World’

'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.

NOISE announce HELLHAMMER reissue

Hellhammer the legendary underground metal titans from Switzerland are credited as being pioneers of extreme metal and the black metal genre, along with Venom and Bathory in the early 1980’s. Formed by Tom G Warrior and Martin Eric Ain (who went on to form Celtic Frost) ‘Apocalyptic Raids’ was originally released in 1984 and is... Continue Reading →

CD review IHSAHN ‘Telemark’ – EP

The winter storms blow a new release from the North towards Europe. Norwegian Black Metal icon Ihsahn is the sender of this ice cold and blackened breeze from Telemarken, home to him and source of inspiration for this EP. 'Telemark' is dark and ferocious. Although 'Nord' comes with a harmonic solo part it's Ihsahn's vocals... Continue Reading →

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