News Posts

Finally! After a long long wait, we get to hear and see what Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s black metal project is all about!

Norwegian’s Shining is going to stream their Blackgaze anniversary show from the amazing location of a water plant!

Ihsahn releases a first track of his upcoming EP and it’s simply epic!

1 loss, 2 gains: Brutal Assault is bringing early Christmas gifts for you all!

Here we go again! Bloody Hell!

Music pioneer Ihsahn is releasing a new album later this year and gives us a taste already now with a video for “Àmr”!

A cold blizzard from the past is coming your way from the Finnish darkness of Winter!

Interviews

Watch the chat we had with Markus Vanhala about the new Insomnium EP ‘Argent Moon’, the upcoming new work of Omnium Gatherum and his new black metal project I Am The Night!

Festival Reports

Alcatraz was a blast! A covid-proof, restrictionless, metal-laden blast! Here’s the report of the second of three days of good ol’ festival fun.

GRIMM was present at Hellfest 2019, to enjoy some great shows and report on how of an amazing experience it was, yet again!

3 days of the best you can find in metal, rock and other related genres all came together on the Suvilahti grounds in Helsinki, what resulted in yet another great edition of Tuska!

Album Reviews

‘Totschläger (A Saint Slayer’s Songbook)’ is a testimony to the band’s craftsmanship and skills, proving again that Abigor’s music has always been about originality and innovation.

Nas Alcameth has conveyed a sublime symphony of nightmare. ‘Melinö’ is beautifully crafted by the multilayered instruments. This is highly recommended for fans of Limbonic Art, Nightbringer, and Aoratos.

‘Effigy of Nightmares’ is a big improvement from the sophomore. Valdrin has succeeded in taking their craft to a professional level.

Helfró bares the influences to the Swedish black metal, but the duo has certainly brought uncompromising aggression to their latest offering.

Nordarikets strid is a masterpiece of an album that defines the art of symphonic black metal.

Vaeok’s self-titled E.P. offers a haunting experience akin to a horror movie soundtrack.

Djevel delivers a unique approach of old school black metal meets melodic black metal. Their new album, ‘Ormer til armer, maane til hode’focuses on its raw templates and icy cold melodies.

Mortem finally released their album ‘Ravnsvart’, showcasing the talent and experience of its members with a black metal records steeped in second wave flavor!

Gardsghastr is of a raw black metal caliber that doesn’t only center upon the symphonic elements. The musical context of the album is quite eccentric and fixed on high creativity hence, making this album sound very unique.

Finnish one man project Vargrav delivers yet again another masterpiece of symphonic black metal!