Sometimes, when describing an album, you rely on comparisons and likenesses, drawn-out descriptions of moods evoked and memories conjured,…
Black metal is something of an ideological battleground. First, it carries the obvious historical stigma of anti-religious sentiment (church…
Now in its tenth year, the Heavy Montréal festival took place on July 27th and 28th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. We came, we saw, we head-banged, we noshed. In celebration of a decade, here are ten things we learned at this year’s edition of the festival!
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.
The last day of Midgardsblot ended with a pagan ceremony reenacting a sacrifice. Rad, right? We also caught amazing bands like headliners Watain and Ensiferum, not to mention Årabrot, Vanvidd and Resjemheia.
Rites of Thy Degrindolade are a band for those who like their black metal to be challenging both musically and philosophically, and The Blade Philosophical is another strong release.
Swedish hatemongers Watain stay true to their roots with their latest offering for Century Media. Check out our review here…
Watain have released a second track, “Sacred Damnation from their upcoming studio album Trident Wolf Eclipse.
The third of a trilogy of films, ‘Music, Blood & Spirit’, a documentary about th elife and work of Watain frontman Erik Danielsson, gets a premier this Autumn.
In anticipation of their album’s release, Swedish black metallers Watain are now unleashing yet another new track from their forthcoming full-length, The Wild Hunt, which is due out August 19th in Europe and August 20th in North America through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media Records. To hear the latest single from the album, head below!
Swedish warmongers Watain, obliterated Tampa Bay’s The Orpheum with their lethal formula of Scandinavian Black Metal. They came to town as part of the Decibel Magazine Tour’s line-up and oh boy… their set simply ruled! Vocalist Erik Danielsson magnetic aura involved the helpless souls of those in the crowd and by the end of the show instead of an audience the band had in front of them a legion unconditional believers. Hail!