News Posts

Belgian extreme metallers When Plagues Collide unleashed a brand-new single and video with ‘God Complex’, while hinting at a new album coming out in 2023 via Necktwister Agency!

Finnish symphonic black legends …And Oceans release the new track ‘Within Fire and Crystal’ with a new video, another track from their upcoming album ‘As in Gardens, so in Tombs’ set for release in January via Season of Mist!

Finnish symphonic black metal outfit …And Oceans surprises with the fully Swedish song ‘Likt Törnen Genom Kött’ from their upcoming album ‘As in Gardens, so in Tombs’ set for release in January 2023 via Season of Mist!

Symphonic black outfit Fall of Stasis are setting up the release of their debut full-length and share the first track/video ‘The Cult’!

Zornheym, some of the most mind-bending symphonic extreme metallers of the past decade have unleashed the first track of their upcoming second album!

The symphonic black metal project Golden Ashes by Maurice de Jong releases the title track of the upcoming new album ‘A Lightless Christ Shuns The Crown Of Divinity’!

Check out …and Oceans’ blistering new music video for ‘Five of Swords’!

After 17 long years, the legendary Finnish black metal outfit …And Oceans released a first song of their upcoming new album!

The Siberian pagan horde of WELICORUSS are about to unleash another serving of their epic symphonic black metal upon this world! Check it out!

Lists

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!

2018 was a big year for metal and especially for extreme metal, check out Maxen’s list of the best what 2018 had to bring in his opinion!

Photo Reports

On a wintry and snowy night in Helsinki, the Scottish atmospheric black outfit Saor blew us away with an amazing show at Tiivistämö with special guests …and Oceans and openers Marrasmieli!

After a long break from live shows …and Oceans finally got back on stage in Tampere last Friday. With them as support were Frosttide and Kuoleman Galleria. See the whole Gallery on our site.

Hard Rock Fest Avelgem delivered a massive line-up on their Friday with bands that made any black metal adept not want to miss this night…

Gig Reports

Saor amazed us at Tiivistämö in Helsinki a good week ago with their mesmerizing soundscape, very special guests …and Oceans and support from Marrasmieli!

Black and death metal all the way, from 3 different regions in Europe with Rotting Christ, Carach Angren and Svart Crown!

Album Reviews

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Swartadapuz continues to bring his vision of symphonic black metal as he presents his latest work with his project Gnipahålan. The sophomore “I Nordisk Vredeslusta” takes many elements from bands like Burzum, Emperor, and Odium, giving you an impression of the classic era of the Scandinavian art of symphonic black metal. Out via Purity Through Fire.

Swiss black metal duo Ateiggär on the first studio album “Tyrannemord” incorporates something rare that makes their music one of a kind, this is a great Nordic-inspired piece of a symphonic black metal that comes similar to bands like Kvist. Out via Eisenwald.

With his debut album ‘I nattens sken (Genom hemligheternas Dunkel)’ Swedish multi-instrumentalist Swartadapuz explores the bleak landscapes of symphonic black metal. Out on Iron Bonehead.

Finnish renowned veterans L.L. (all instruments), and M.M. (Vocals and lyrics) present their symphonic oeuvre under the moniker of Pestilent Hex. Debut album “Ashen Abhorrence” finds its way into the magical hallmarks of melodic/symphonic black metal of the early nineties and was released with Debemur Morti Productions.

Ceremonial Castings eleventh album “Our Journey Through Forever” is an introspective record that highlight’s the band’s past works.

Mystic Circle’s self-titled album delivers brilliant musicianship, arguably the eighth album is their most aggressive and melodic piece of black metal.

Arkhtinn on the sophomore “二度目の災害” convey the kind of haunting wonderment that evokes the eerie sounds of atmospheric/symphonic black metal.

Olio Tähtien Takana on its third epic endeavor ‘Spectral Katharsis’ gives a lesson on how to achieve an epic orchestral style of black metal.

“Angel of Carnage Unleashed” is full of a menacing atmosphere and bombastic orchestral arrangements that will bring Darkwoods My Betrothed to the turrets of its fame.

Warmoon Lord masterly conjures orcish themes and fantastic symphonies on the sophomore effort ‘Battlesspells’.