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Empyrium Ignites “The Three Flames Sapphire” (Video Premiere)
German folk/doom metal duo Empyrium sets a high bar for "return" albums once again. Watch an exclusive pre-release video of album opener "The Three Flames Sapphire."
Eximperitus’ “Šahrartu” Transcends the Ridiculous (Early Album Stream)
Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum, also known as Eximperitus, makes death metal as ridiculous as their name is long.
Schemer Heer: Black Metal, Film Music, or Dungeon Synth? You Decide. (Early Track Stream)
The Gnaw Their Tongues and Vetus Sepulcrum mastermind finds a confusing and unique middle ground between his two most stylistically disparate projects. Listen to a track off of the new Schemer Heer album.
“Zop” Reveals Alkerdeel’s Identity In Flux
Is it black metal? Is it sludge? This new single points in one direction, but the album itself does not. Listen to an exclusive premiere of "Zop."
Of Mother of Graves’ “In Somber Dreams” and Musical Lineage (Early EP Stream)
Tracing music in 2021 back to its late 1980s roots and marking each step along the way. Listen to Mother of Graves' debut EP in full.
Jon Rosenthal’s Top Albums of 2020
Senior Editor Jon Rosenthal shares his favorite picks from 2020.
Lithe in Lilac: A Conversation With Tyko Saarikko of Tenhi (Interview)
After years of quiet, rigorous work, Tenhi multi-instrumentalist Tyko Saarikko speaks nine years after "Saivo" to reminisce on the band's past and elaborate on Tenhi's future.
Spire’s New Album Is A “Harbinger” Of An Exciting New Sound (Early Song Stream)
A change of venue revealed a new, more creative Spire. Listen to an early stream of "Hymn III - Harbinger."
Falling From the Sky Like Lightning: Empyrium Revisits Their Demo 25 Years Later (Intervie…
Markus Stock reminisces about Empyrium's roots and genre-defying demo in a new interview.
Obscurae (mem. Hour of 13) “Walk[s] The Path Of Sorrows” (Early Album Stream)
Chad Davis's continuted return to black metal is marked with an abject, compelling misery. Listen to the new Obscurae album in full.