Oranssi Pazuzu’s forthcoming album, Valonielu, is an enthralling hypnotic journey and a landmark that’s going to rocket them to the furthest reaches of the black metal firmament.
Inquisition’s stripped down take on BM recalls both the imperial splendour of Immortal and the clinical yet grease-churning groove of Satyricon but with a lazer-guided determination that refuses to pay undue homage to anyone.
Joel Grind has released the track Rat Eater like some particularly nasty flesh-ravaging virus and you can hear it exclusively right here.
Everyone’s currently basking in the joys of an Indian summer, a communal lightness of being is in the air, why not defile it all entirely with a simmering miasma of sludge/doom filth courtesy of The Body?
One of those rare bands whose albums feel like stepping into a fully-fledged if unruly world, Bergen Norway’s progressive metal vagabonds, Vulture Industries, have been enchanting all who’ve crossed their event horizon for a decade.
Invited by Electric Wizard to play Roadburn earlier this year, Finland’s Seremonia have proven to be one of the most individual, and eerie entities to have emerged from the retro/doom cauldron.
Grindcore fans, and fans of mentalist heavy metal in general, rejoice, because Norway’s nirvana-inducing noise experts, Beaten To Death have wisely chosen Metal Hammer as exclusive hosts to stream their new album, Dødsfest! in full.
This October, Metal Hammer is celebrating its 250th issue, and we want YOU lot to be a part of it!
South Carolina metal behemoths, Nile, wound their way to our shores for the first time in over two and half years, to lay customary waste to the UK’s metal hordes. Daniel Cairns was on sentry duty.
Recorded behind a veil of secrecy that would make David Bowie raise an eyebrow, Sweden’s seminal artrockers Cult Of Luna have announced that a sequel to January’s staggering, Metropolis movie-inspired Vertikal opus, cunningly titled Vertikal II, is due out on September 20 via Indie Recordings.