Black metal is something of an ideological battleground. First, it carries the obvious historical stigma of anti-religious sentiment (church…
TAAKE: Jumping in with a kick drum and classic rock and roll beat, “Ubeseiret” surges into a screaming, satanic…
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.
Múspellzheimr remind us on Lunar Apparition and Amor Fati’s re-release of Hyldest til Troldommens Flamme that the frozen north is not just a state, but a state of mind, invoking all that is good an savage about Scandinavian black metal, past and present.
The organisers of the Belgian black metal festival, Thronefest, may not invite or even encourage media attention, but they most definitely deserve it, putting on a well-curated, well-organised show that focuses more on the music than the social aspect that so many festivals have come to represent.
Enthroned represent Belgium’s longest-running black metal act, with over a quarter of a century of active recording and performing. Vocalist Nornagest discusses the new album, Cold Black Suns, ahead of its June release.
Bloodstock organisers have given us a lovely treat in time for Valentine’s Day with the news that five more bands have been added to the line-up including Canadian hardcore maulers Cancer Bats.
Worlds Open, Worlds Collide may be the only full-length One Tail, One Head will release, but they are going out on a high note: a solid disc that keeps the True Norwegian Black Metal flag flying high.
After waiting for what seemed like an eternity for Taake to put on their corpse paint, after the sans corpse paint sound check, they kicked off with “Nordbundet”. It was like a fucking hydrogen bomb blast hit Club Red!
The Norwegian black metal titans Taake put on a fantastic show at the Triple Rock on February 27, 2016. Being a huge fan of the band I knew it would be a great night, but I didn’t expect to be so absolutely blown away.
Today an exclusive premiere of “Nordbundet,” the third track off Taake’s soon-to-be-unleashed ‘Noregs Vaapen’ full-length is online. ‘Noregs Vaapen’ was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.) and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (Immortal). Check out the song HERE.