The reissue of Stab Wounds by Germany’s Dark Fortress is not only a worthy addition to any black metal library, this remastered version is a great example of how black metal can supersede its clichéd, raw and unfinished roots and instead exist as a well-rounded, high-quality product that values melody and composition without sacrificing any of its implied nihilism in the process.

Lav Nandlall has launched her new web series “High Tea with the Metal Duchess” and fans can expect to see some of South Africa’s biggest bands (Facing The Gallows, Chaos Doctrine, Deadline, Dirty Moonshine, Polar Dust and L.A Cobra) spill the tea on South Africa’s music scene, upcoming tours and band gossip!