News Posts

SVNEATR announced their new album ‘Never Return’ to be released next month via Prosthetic Records and unleashed a video for the title track!

Belgian black metal project Coldborn announces the upcoming second album ‘The Unwritten Pages of Death’ and shares some teasers!

Michigan atmospheric black metal ensemble Vesperwynd released their new single ‘Osmosis’!

Australian dark folk/blackgaze project Suldusk shared the new single ‘Crystalline’ with a gripping new video, another track from the upcoming ‘Anthesis’ album, set for release in the beginning of March via Napalm Records!

Amor Fati Productions in conspiracy with Extraconscious Records, announces March 20th to be the international release date for international atmospheric black metal Acathexis’ highly anticipated second album ‘Immerse’ and share the first track ‘The Other’ as a little early taste!

Portland, Maine based atmospheric black metal duo Obsidian Tongue presents their most epic work to date with their upcoming new EP ‘The Stone Heart’, unveiling the title track with a captivating video!

One-man, atmospheric black metal project Shylmagoghnar shared a last single/video with ‘Infinion’ in anticipation of this Friday’s release of the new album ‘Convergence’ via Napalm Records!

In anticipation of the release of new album ‘Convergence’ via Napalm Records next month, atmospheric black metal act Shylmagoghnar shared the stirring video for single ‘The Sea’!

Blackened metal duo release the new single ‘Winter’s Light Pt. 2’, a track from their upcoming debut album ‘Desolation’s Flower’, set for release on October 27 via The Flenser!

Black metal one-man project Shylmagoghnar share the track ‘Follow The River’, a single from the upcoming album ‘Convergence’, set for release in November via Napalm Records!

Album Reviews

The Swiss atmospheric black metal/ambient act DarkSpace offer an interesting variation on the new album “Dark Space -II”. DarkSpace opted to a highly imaginative listening session, out via Season of Mist on February 16th.

Hulder on its second full length album “Verses In Oath” presents an enthralling mixture of pagan/folk black metal with many unforgettable epic moments, out via 20 Buck Spin today, February 9th.

Washington-based atmospheric black metal outfit Wolves In The Throne Room treat the fans with yet another grim and ambient piece of black metal on the newest EP “Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge” out now via Relapse Records on September 29th.

With ‘Prosaic’, Liam Neigbors’ (aka A.L.N.) brainchild Mizmor takes a less conceptual, down to earth approach to its unique mixture of depressive black metal and funeral doom, making each song stand on its own two feet in this bleak slice of life. Out via Profound Lore Records on this Friday, July 21.

The third chapter of the trilogy, “Triade III: Nyx” from the Swiss atmospheric black metal trio Aara conveys majestic Victorian themes that are weaved by the spectacular performances of the trio. The six tracks are full of dark passages and captivating melodies, the fifth album is highly recommended for fans of Blut Aus Nord and such, released via Debemur Morti Productions.

Lumen Ad Mortem’s debut ‘Upon the Edge of Darkness’ album will mainly attract the connoisseur of atmospheric and symphonic black metal, for the excellent craftsmanship and unique ideas the album deserves your attention. Out on Bitter Loss Records.

“Into Sorrow Evermore” truly reflects the sonic aspects of these talented musicians which seems a perfect combination of atmosphere and grim black metal. Imperium Dekadenz has become true masters of their craft in capturing the quintessence of atmospheric black metal where each track showcases different styles of melodic and atmospheric black metal. Out on January 20 via Napalm Records.

Erzfeynd’s full-length album “Behaft Behert” takes you back to the ancient medieval times, this is a fresh take on atmospheric and raw black metal, if you are into bands like Troll, Manes and Abigor then this is for you. Out via Ván Records.

Roman Saenko’s musical art has brought Drudkh to the forefront of the black metal genre, the new album “All Belong To The Night” crafts beautiful and mesmeric musical landscapes offering a fresh take on atmospheric black metal and standing as one of the band’s best albums.

Trolldom’s “Av Gudars Ätt” Trolldom enters the majestic realm of 90s black metal with songs bejeweled for their sinister and unearthly atmosphere. Out on Iron Bonehead.


Our resident extreme metal reviewer Mazen has a selection of stellar (mostly) black and death metal releases as his favorite of the year with Sulphur Aeon, Varathron, Moonlight Sorcery, Cruciamentum, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Asphodelus, Marduk, …And Oceans, and Cirith Ungol!

The first Tuska 2023 day is here! In a handful of hours the gates will open and 3 days of heavy music will begin! Besides the headliners and some big names, we’ve picked out about 10 bands and artists we believe you should give a shot while you’re at Tuska this weekend with Vended, Kouta, Foreseen and Miseria Ultima today, A.A. Williams, Orbit Culture, Dirt and Nakkeknækker tomorrow, and Vermilia and URNE on Sunday!

As usual, Mazen’s top albums are a mix of death metal, black metal and a touch of doom metal, heralding everything that is underground and extreme with bands like Phobophilic, Autopsy, Stormruler, Watain, Shape of Despair, Ars Hmu, Sedimentum, Chaotian, Trolldom and Immolation!

2023 starts off with quite the bang with new releases from VV, Anti-Flag, Imperium Dekadenz, Turmion Kätilöt, Katatonia, Kiberspassk, …and Oceans, Obituary, Suasion, Dropout Kings and Vėlių Namai!

The music industry is at it again at full force after the festival season with a massive amount of really cool releases coming out, just look at the number of our most anticipated releases for September have grown into and then we probably could have included more still. With new albums from Blind Guardian, Yungblud, Wolfheart, Slipknot, Starcrawler, Lost Society, The Hu, Vermin Womb, Vermilia, Bloodbath, Slugcrust, Electric Callboy, Innumerable Forms, Tribal Gaze, Gaerea and Graceless, it’ll be quite the month again!

Things are getting ramped up now that the summer period is at its end! Great releases are coming out soon and it showed in the past week with new singles from Slipknot, Gaerea, Alien Weaponry, Brymir, Orbit Culture, Suasion ft. Steffi Pacson and The Callous Daoboys that amazed us!