Hope takes sonic form.
Forward-thinking, noise-ridden curation.
Author: Astral Noize
Grand Thrash Auto: Mark Wilson (A’priori)
From Call Of Duty leaderboards to expansive open worlds.
Astral Noize’s Ones to Watch 2022
A handful of artists and labels we’re looking forward to hearing from in 2022.
Video Premiere: Falsehoods Of Today – Fixating On How Much Time Aphrodite Has Left
An elegant video elevated by cinematic metal.
Metal World-Building: 18 Bands Who Created their Own Fantasy World
The realm of metal has seen countless bands seeking to stretch their creative muscles beyond simply writing music.
Farewell, 2021: The Albums That Got Us Through Another Tough Year
2021 was rough, but music got us through.
Astral Noize Writers’ Top Albums of 2021
The AN team reveals their favourite albums of 2021.
Curating Resistance: Deaf Club
Nasty noise with a bitterly relevant lyrical focus.
Grand Thrash Auto: Alan Grnja (Distant)
The vocalist for noisy death metallers Distant takes us through his top games.
Scoring the Apocalypse: In Conversation with Eraldo Bernocchi
“I don’t even call it apocalyptic, I just look outside the window.”