Thrash metal is a dirty business – or at least it should be – and few bands sound like their lungs are clogged with the ashes of the apocalypse quite like Oslo’s Nocturnal Breed.
Articles by Amit Sharma
Martin Walkyier’s Viking Funeral made it it back for a second round of his charity event. But as Dave Ling reports, there were some serious problems in the ranks…
Fierce, expansive and utterly glorious to boot, Djevelmakt, the new album from Norway’s pagan Kampfar, is the mark of a band still unafraid to push the (long)boat out after two decades of existence
Members of Napalm Death are among the names involved in a menacing, genre-hopping new project.
Calling all intrepid seekers into the mysteries and maelstroms of avant-garde extreme metal!
With the competing wings of death metal grow ever further apart, it’s going to take something not just very special but also insanely brutal to cross over between the occultic invokers of the ancients and the more pristine purveryors of the new breed. France’s Benighted might well be that band.
Searing and soaring British black metallers Winterfylleth have teamed up with cult Ukrainians Drudkh to produce a glorious, history-mining split 12-inch EP, and we have an exclusive Winterfylleth track to preview.
Conan might be one of the heaviest, most powerfully ponderous band on the doom circuit right now, but things are speeding up in the Liverpudlians’ camp. Not only is their debut album due out on Napalm Records at the end of February, but frontman Don Davis has launched his own record label, Black Bow Records.
Doom-mongers! Prepare to monger amongst the highest peaks of doom nirvana, for Helsinki’s slinky Tombstoned have not only made one of the best, fuzziest and most authentic-sounding albums of its kind this year, they’ve decided to stream it for free – with us!
Set in Bergen, Norway’s lake-hugging USF Verftet venue – the now-renovated former home of the much-missed Hole In The Sky – Blastfest is a new metal festival, and it’s already got a lineup that’ll make you weep joyful tears of sulphur.