Black Metal | Aristocrazia Webzine

Black Metal

You cannot talk about Black Metal without involving Satan, Norway and unease in its broadest sense. The most extreme and uncompromising metal subgenre has been destroying any rule for the last thirty years or so thanks to corpse-paint, screams and blast-beats, sparing nothing and no one. Against religion, against comfort, against humanity itself, Black Metal is the antagonist genre par excellence. Yet, despite this attitude, it has been contaminated by any music wave. Be it melodic, atmospheric, blackgaze, Norwegian or Cascadian, it won’t matter, as long as it is evil.

An afternoon with Enslaved

An afternoon with Enslaved

Sitting with Enslaved Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson we discussed getting old, personal beliefs and why you should wear sandals at a photo session ...
Introducing Ardawahisht Kollective

Introducing Ardawahisht Kollective

An underground black metal collective is rising from the East. Ardawahisht Kollective, from Iran, has been releasing music consistently for years now: this is their story ...
Finding peace in simple things: Mizmor's Prosaic

Finding peace in simple things: Mizmor’s Prosaic

Mizmor's A.L.N. finds a sweet spot with his new album "Prosaic": a new beginning and overall a pretty damn good doom/black album ...
AARA's everflowing river of black metal

AARA’s everflowing river of black metal

A chat with Berg and Fluss from Aara, one of the most interesting black metal bands to arise from the Swiss underground in recent times ...
Black metal and anti-fascism: an interview with Etxegiña

Black metal and anti-fascism: an interview with Etxegiña

Hailing from France and Basque Country, Etxegiña is a black metal project formed by Basque born musician Waldo Losada. We got in touch with Waldo in order to ask him some questions ...
Spectral Lore on Ετερόφωτος, the sense of community and cultural heritage

Spectral Lore on Ετερόφωτος, the sense of community and cultural heritage

A long chat with Greek Spectral Lore about the new album Ετερόφωτος, side projects, politics and cultural heritage ...
WESENWILLE: a material interview

WESENWILLE: a material interview

An in-depth talk with the Dutch dissonant black metal duo about their new "II: A Material God", their partnership with LADLO, Paul Strand and much more ...
Cara Neir, between "Phase Out", music and 8-bit aesthetics

Cara Neir, between “Phase Out”, music and 8-bit aesthetics

Here's a pleasant chat with US band Cara Neir. We talked about their new album "Phase Out", a work with an extremely peculiar concept ...
"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 ...
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" ...
ARKONA - Age Of Capricorn

ARKONA – Age Of Capricorn

Once again, Arkona confirm their stance as a solid Polish act, with their solemn, dark and symphonic black metal: a guarantee for those who love the genre ...
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 ...
HELL'S CORONATION - Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

HELL’S CORONATION – Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood

It is difficult to survive the darkness of "Ritual Chalice Of Hateful Blood", a debut that looms heavy and threatening on the listener ...
POPIOŁ - Zabobony

POPIOŁ – Zabobony

Rising from the Polish black metal underground, Popiół managed with "Zabobony", released via Godz Ov War Productions, to make a great first impression! ...
MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY - A bioluminiscent interview

MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY – A bioluminiscent interview

Upon the release of the Biolume trilogy, we spent some time discussing with Dis Pater about music, culture and ancient authors' influence ...