New on Redefining Darkness Productions, Saprophytic Divinations by Colorado-based Helleborus is a gorgeously constructed, polished production containing more than its fair share of the rasping, tortured vocals, ebb-and-flow blastbeats and shrill discord that black metal aficionados crave.
Unus (Season of Mist), the sixth full-length album by Canadian group Necronomicon is a powerful piece of Lovecraftian death metal, but its impact is lessened by superfluous symphonic flourishing.
If UK black metal built around the sparing, yet tasteful application of keyboards over fairly complex guitar passages with occasional clean, operatic vocal passages is your thing, Necronautical offer exactly that – in spades – on Apotheosis, their latest release on Candlelight Records.
Due via Australis Records, Illvsio Machina, the latest EP from Chilean symphonic black metal outfit Antartandes, is over-the-top, brash and unapologetic in its industrial, post-apocalyptic fury.
Further supporting her November 2nd, 2018 release, Genesis, Cecile Monique has just dropped an eerie music video for the album’s single “Break,” shot at Toronto’s The Imaginarium.
Fleshgod Apocalypse rewrite the definition of extreme metal on Veleno (Nuclear Blast Records), by taking all the historical aspects of their signature orchestral death metal sound and pushing these to, well, the extreme limit.
The Convalescence is an Ohio-based symphonic deathcore band about to embark on a short Canadian trek, but before braving the harsh Northern elements, they are joining us for their Top 10 tips for surviving a Canadian winter tour.
Chthonic’s newest album, Battlefields of Asura, ties together the events of their past four recordings to create a cohesive narrative that discusses the nuances and intricacies of rewritten history and activism. In this longform article, we explore the mythology and history which is interwoven in their lyrics.
Lifted from their latest Rockshots Records album, Restless Dreams, Canadian dark metal band Malacoda have debuted the brand new “I Got A Letter” music video.
Chthonic’s Battlefields of Asura is crushingly heavy, stirringly epic and attractively accessible all at once, tempered with exotic themes exploring Asian mythology and folklore. Check our review and exclusive track-by-track video.
Ahead of their new album, Dhyana, vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Mark Jansen talks exclusive in this trailer about the song-writing process within the band.
Following the release of their 2017 EP Ritualis Aeterna, Canadian symphonic power metallers Malacoda have released a video for “Mannequin Heart.”
Dimmu Borgir’s Eonian is a musical journey crafted in hell: a huge, moving and dynamic series of orchestrations, rather than compositions, all cascading around a central musical theme of bacchanalian excess and self-indulgent pomp.