Kvelertak – Månelyst

Norways new metal stars of RoadRunner Records have displayed their ugly (a compliment) metal to the world through their new video Månelyst (in english: moonlit). In an old school horror movie flick-style, the band who took black metal further into hardcore-ish rock n’ roll, sings through vampires, zombies and a lot of blood drenched horror […]

Marduk hits Japan & Latin America

Norrköping’s finest of brutal swedish black metal – Marduk – has announced that they will take a trip to Latin America in July and August, and later on to Japan in September to tour and spread their satanic opus. Their trip to Japan will be their first since the band’s first appearance in 1999, a […]

Hate – Alchemy of Blood [Official Video]

Poland is well known for their consistent high quality of brutal and satanic metal. Hate is another band that goes hand in hand with the likes of Vader and Behemoth. The guys at Napalm Records recently released their manly topless feast of video for the song Alchemy of Blood. This type of mixture between modern […]

Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth is a blogger!

The british romantic and gothic version of black metal – Cradle of Filth – is currently promoting their latest epic album. If you are a fan of these satanic gore and succubus worshippers you might be interested in the fact that singer Dani Filth is a blogger. On the bands official website The Order of […]

The Wandering Ascetic – Manifest Destiny [2.5]

This guys make it easy to listen to this EP. They follow a traditional 90’s black metal though with more thrashy vocals. But playing on a safe base within the style they become quite easily generic. The performance is pretty loose which adds a live-perfomance feeling to it, but still on an amateur level. The Wandering […]

Necrocurse – Grip of the Dead [4.0]

In a parallel universe Watain (Casus Luciferi), Entombed (Clandestine) and Slayer (Show No Mercy) have transformed into a single piece of swedish death worshipping soundtrack. This is a pure celebration to the Sunlight production but with the attack of todays satanic black metal. A damn good one as well. The guitar work of Stefan Rodin (Rotting Vomitor) and […]

China shuts out Cradle of Filth

Britannias proudest and truest contribution to black metal, Cradle of Filth have released the following statement regarding their upcoming gig in China. “Unfortunately, at this time, the the cultural section of the Chinese government have decided that Cradle of Filth are unsuitable to play in mainland China and so we are currently banned from playing there. Therefore, […]

Deicide soon to roam Europe + New record!

The satanic and brutal death metal legends in Deicide will kickstart their Europe tour on March 1st. The band, well-known for it’s controversy and being continuously bomb-threatened will be visiting large parts of Europe but unfortunately not Sweden. This is most probably one of the last rounds of showcasing their uncompromising music while promoting their […]

Purvaja – Dark Goddess Divine [3.0]

Hailing all the way from Hyderabad, India, Rahul Das presents his one man band – Purvaja. A black metal unit performing the traditional satanic (except Dark Goddess Divine refers to Kali – deity of destruction and death) sound we are used to – imagine a mixture of old school Immortal and Darkthrone. In its simplicity and straight forwardness, […]

Luna Ad Noctum – Hypnotic Inferno [3.0]

In the press folder it says that polish Luna Ad Noctum play symphonic black metal, but I have to quite strongly disagree. This is hard hitting modern thrash/black metal. If you expect to find any Dimmu Borgir or Sceptic Flesh you are way off. Hypnotic Inferno is more like Old Man’s Child but without the […]

Death Wolf – II: Black Armoured Death [3.5]

Put together a moshpit. Throw in Danzig and Satyr in each of the corners. Spice it up with a shot of punk hardcore. There lies Death Wolf. What I hear is a dirty punk story with black metal signatures. Like a grinding darkness in a rock n roll-attire, it touches just enough of the slippery […]

Enshadowed – Magic Chaos Psychedelia [3.0]

What is most surprising about the comeback of Enshadowed are the ten years between this new album Magic Chaos Psychedelia and the previous one Intensity, a period in which the group has only producted and recorded EPs and not getting further enough to a more complex work. Between the sounds I can hunch some Behemoth […]

Gloria Morti – Lateral Constraint [4.0]

The finnish Gloria Morti release this time a more rough, brutal and aggressive album than before, though keeping the music filled with melodies, crashing boundaries between death and black metal. Groovy ritual rhythms accompany Psycho‘s vocals which are tangled with a deep and dark energy level. But I’d like to hear even more intensity from him, maybe […]