Tag Archives: Black Metal

Metal Review: Belphegor: Conjuring the Dead (2014)

Belphegor: Conjuring the Dead

Austria’s Belphegor is back with their tenth full-length release, “Conjuring the Dead,” mixing their blasphemous style of death metal with black metal and anything that they can get their hands on. If you are looking for heavy, you know that Belphegor provides it and “Conjuring the Dead” is no different. Opening with Gasmask Terror, the

Metal Review: Principality of Hell: Fire & Brimstone (2014)

Principality of Hell: Fire Brimstone

To make a long story short, Greece’s Principality of Hell is Motorhead with a black metal feel to them singing of satanism and witchcraft mixed with a touch of Venom. How sweet does that sound? From The Magus’ growl of “Black Fucking Metal,” which opens the album to the final sounds of the cover of

Krieg to Release New Album Transient

U.S. black metal band Krieg will release their 7th full-length recording, “Transient,” on September 2, 2014 via Candlelight Records. This marks the band’s first release in 4 years. Featuring vocalist N. Jameson with studio guitarists A. Poole and D. Zdanavage, bassist D. Sykes, and drummer J. Dost, the album also features guest appearances from Dwid

Pantheon I Streaming New Song I’ll Come Back as Fire

Pantheon I From the Abyss They Rise

Norwegian black metal outfit Pantheon I are streaming a new song entitled I’ll Come Back as Fire off of their upcoming fourth album, “From the Abyss They Rise” due out on August 14, 2014. From the Abyss They Rise Tracklisting: 01. Pariah 02. Martyr 03. I’ll Come Back As Fire 04. What Lies Beneath 05.

Carpathian Forest: Tchort and Blood Pervertor Leave Band and Launch New Project

The 3rd Attempt

Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest are working on the follow-up to 2006′s “Fuck You All!!!! Caput tuum in ano est,” but the band has lost two of its members. Both guitarists Tchort and Blood Pervertor have launched a new project under the name The 3rd Attempt and will be leaving Carpathian Forest to give

Metal Review: Mayhem: Esoteric Warfare (2014)

Mayhem Esoteric Warfare

Oslo, Norway’s black metal legion, Mayhem, epitomizes the chaos and infamy of the 90′s Norwegian black metal scene. Between the church burnings and other unbelievable, non-musical related shenanigans on that time, Mayhem was normally near each outburst. With the suicide of vocalist Dead in 1991 and the murder of guitarist Euronymous by former band member

Metal Review: Ormgard: Ormblot (Re-issue) (2014)

Ormgard Ormblot

Having been around for 12 years, you would think that Sweden’s Ormgard would have left more of an impressions on the black metal community, but truth be told, it was not until their 2011 release of the “Ormblot” demo that the band started to get some attention. This year though, Forever Plagued Records has re-issued

Emperor Announce The Complete Works Box Set

Emperor The Complete Works

Black metal veterans Emperor have announced a special edition “The Complete Works” vinyl box set spanning their entire career. The box set will be the first time their works have been remastered specifically for vinyl and presented as special editions. It will be released by Finnish label Blood Music in early-to-mid 2015. Emperor are doing

Metal Review: Aurvandil: Thrones (2014)

Aurvandil Thrones

Contemporary black metal is a slippery slope for bands. Black metal purists are of the belief that the modern interpretation of what black metal is, and was, strays far from its original beliefs. The ironic part of all of this is that black metal is one of the most loose subgenres of metal where pushing

Metal Review: Behemoth: The Satanist (2014)

Behemoth The Satanist

Polish blackened death metal veterans Behemoth have had a microscope placed upon them since the release of their tenth studio album, “The Satanist.” It is no secret to anyone that the band’s charismatic leader, Adam “Nergal” Darski, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, which led to having to find a bone marrow match into an