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Reviews, interviews and reports from the underground. Black metal, death metal, doom metal and much more: since 2009 we’ve been discovering bands you have no clue about and meeting world-renowned artists.

Black Metal Reviews

MALOKARPATAN - Krupinské Ohne

MALOKARPATAN – Krupinské Ohne

"Krupinské Ohne" is the musical representation of 17th century Slovakia: obscure, superstitious and mysterious, constantly hanging between magic and religion ...
FLUISTERAARS - Bloem

FLUISTERAARS – Bloem

"Bloem" marks the achievement of Fluisteraars' artistic maturity. Their various influences merge into a personal and unique style of music ...
Oranssi Pazuzu: a chat about their paranoid dystopia

Oranssi Pazuzu: a chat about their paranoid dystopia

Oranssi Pazuzu have always had a pretty personal idea of black metal. In this interview, bass player Ontto told us about their new album "Mestarin Kynsi" ...

Death Metal Reviews

BEASTLURKER - Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination

BEASTLURKER – Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination

"Sanguine Elixir Of Psychotropic Divination" is a good starting point for the newborn black-death band from Chicago ...
SULPHUR AEON - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide

SULPHUR AEON – Swallowed By The Ocean’s Tide

Back in 2013, Sulphur Aeon released their first full-length album, emerging as one of the most interesting bands within the contemporary extreme metal scene. Their blend of death metal heaviness, black metal darkness, epic atmospheres and well-composed melodies is a powerful means to convey into music the complex mythology created by Lovecraft ...
HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Of Truth And Sacrifice

HEAVEN SHALL BURN – Of Truth And Sacrifice

Heaven Shall Burn transformed their melodic death metal into something more in the double disc "Of Truth And Sacrifice", between ecology and resistance ...

Doom Metal Reviews

PARADISE LOST - Obsidian

PARADISE LOST – Obsidian

Paradise Lost condensed thirty years of music in "Obsidian": let's rediscover gothic rock with the masters from Halifax ...
PARADISE LOST - An interview with Nick Holmes

PARADISE LOST – An interview with Nick Holmes

Our chat with Paradise Lost's Nick Holmes about the new album "Obsidian", COVID-19, and death metal ...
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MY DYING BRIDE – An interview with Andrew Craighan

We had a chat with My Dying Bride guitarist and co-founder Andrew Craighan about the doom metal gem "The Ghost Of Orion", out on Nuclear Blast ...

Post-Metal Reviews

RORCAL - Muladona

RORCAL – Muladona

Swiss post-black metal band Rorcal adapted the novel "Muladona" by Eric Stener Carlson, and it's a bloodbath. The record is out via Hummus Records ...
PELICAN - Nighttime Stories

PELICAN – Nighttime Stories

Six years later, Pelican are back with their hardcore flavored post-metal on Southern Lord with "Nighttime Stories", in memory of Jody Minnoch ...
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - Blood Year

RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Blood Year

US post-metal legends Russian Circles released "Blood Year" via Sargent House and left quite a deep mark on the scene ...