song and album streams
Black Metal Rainbows is Creating an Unlikely Safe Space
Born from a black metal symposium years ago, this recently released book includes creative and critical contributions from a diverse collective, celebrating the diversity of black metal, and also generated a massive compilation album late last year. We spoke to the creators about the book.
Søstre’s Brilliant Black’n’Roll Ponders Inevitability on “Kausalitet” (Early Track Stream)
The Norwegian black'n'roll band tackles themes of the occult, fate, and more on their vivid and raw upcoming-self-titled album. Stream a track here.
Witch Ripper Solves the “Icarus Equation” with High-Level Sludge (Track Premiere + Interview)
The Seattle sludge band's upcoming concept album "The Flight after the Fall," is a deceptively catchy and adventurous affair that has no shortage of lethal riffs. Read an interview with guitarist/vocalist Curtis Parker and check out a new track here.
Willoos Transforms ‘Depressive Black Metal’ on New Album “Begeerte” (Review + Album Stream)
Dutch multi-instrumentalist W. Damiaen's solo project adventures deep into the shimmering sounds of depression transformed into a palette of colors.
Those Who Knock: Doldrum Discuss Their Haunted, Peculiar Black Metal (Interview)
American black metal band Doldrum's 2022 debut album scored high on our charts last year - we spoke to the band about how camp, Americana, the Denver sound, and irony feed into their sound.
Wild Beyond’s Black Metal Debut Is Metal First (Early Song Debut)
Reminding the world that black metal is METAL first.
Desolate Realm Grant Us Entry to “Forsaken Ground” (Early Track Stream)
The Finnish heavy/doom band taps into doom metal's grandeur and heavy metal's ferocity on their upcoming second full-length. Stream a new track here.
Praise the “Sweet Evil Sun”: Original Vocalist Johan Längquist Keeps Candlemass Thoroughly Doomed (Interview)
Though he sang on their first full-length, Längquist didn't officially join Candlemass until "The Door to Doom" in 2019. We spoke to Längquist about the band's 2022 album plus "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus."
dai-ichi Shows Us “Where The Ivy Grows” (New Song Debut)
Mysterious raw black metal duo dai-ichi re-emerge with a second album of ferocious sounds. Listen to "Where the Ivy Grows" before the album's release.