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Black Metal Reviews

"Vredesvävd", the red thread in Finntroll's wrath twine

“Vredesvävd”, the red thread in Finntroll’s wrath twine

Seven years after "Blodsvept", Finland trolls are back with a record that tastes both like Nineties and modernity: we had a talk about it with Vreth ...
An interview with Stephen Lockhart of Studio Emissary, Ascension Festival, Oration Records and Rebirth Of Nefast

An interview with Stephen Lockhart of Studio Emissary, Ascension Festival, Oration Records and Rebirth Of Nefast

If you’re a black metal fan, Stephen Lockhart’s name is one of those you hear more and more often these ...
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 ...

Death Metal Reviews

Dark Tranquillity, a Moment interview during the pandemic

Dark Tranquillity, a Moment interview during the pandemic

An interview with Swedish frontman Mikael Stanne about the new album Moment, the pandemic, cover artworks, videogames and... Brewing in Milan ...
Everything behind Rannoch's "Reflections Upon Darkness"

Everything behind Rannoch’s “Reflections Upon Darkness”

A long chat with Ian Gillings, frontman and composer for the progressive death metal band Rannoch, discussing literature, poetry and the English landscape ...
BLACK CURSE - Endless Wound

BLACK CURSE – Endless Wound

Reaching their debut as a band — but not as single musicians — Black Curse have thrown at us "Endless Wound", an uproarius black-death album. ...

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 ...