Ritual Cairn Unearths Black Metal’s Cryptic Misery (Interview)
This murky and mysterious black metal project released "Demo MMXX" last year, combining riffy black metal with an impenetrable miasma. Read an interview with the band.
Piercing the Veil #2: Imperial Triumphant Channels the Glamour and Mystery of New York Cit…
The New York-based avant-garde metal trio aims to tell the story of their home city, taking aesthetic inspiration from its near-mythical past. This edition of Piercing the Veil explores the band's musical and conceptual ties to the Big Apple.
Ildaruni Ventures “Beyond Unseen Gateways” To Stoke Ancient Flames (Early Album Stream)
This Armenian pagan black metal band draws upon their region's history to inspire their driving and occult take on the genre. Check out their debut full-length now with our early premiere.
Horndal’s Fierce Sludge Battles the “Lake Drinker,” Championing Forgotten Towns (Interview…
Named after their hometown, the Swedish sludge/hardcore band aims to tell the story of Horndal's downturn, an event that's been mirrored by similar towns worldwide. Read an interview with drummer Pontus Levahn.
Backpatches & Elbowpatches #3: Gender in Metal Studies
Today's discussion of Metal Studies discusses the history of metal studies that have looked at gender.
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Lights a New Fire on “Fyra” (Full Album Stream)
A post-metal album which preoccupies itself with extremes. Listen to "Fyra" in full.
Intonate’s Introspective Death Metal Leaves Thoughts “Severed Within” The Mind (Early Albu…
Stream the entirety of Intonate's sophomore full-length album now, which laces death metal's lethality with progressive, emotional inclinations.