We take a look at why cancelling Taake shows is a good thing for the metal scene, and why the reaction to it has been misguided.
Enthralled by their new LP’s grand sound and intriguing concept, we had a chat with Monolithe bassist Olivier Defives to find out more.
Finding a home in the more exploratory realms of the extreme metal spectrum, Danish outfit Møl blend esoteric atmospheres with raging metallic power.
Meet Richard Weeks, the man who receives death threats for speaking out against misogyny.
There’s a lot of labels supporting extreme music but few that do it with the consistent quality of Redefining Darkness and Seeing Red. We had a chat with label founder Thomas about why this scorching pair got started.
Underdark talk innovating within black metal, the importance of DIY and why now is the time to be outspoken against NSBM.
Austrian black metallers Summoning tell us about their new LP and how Tolkien inspires everything they release.
We had an expansive chat with Hamferð frontman Jón Aldará about the ambitious concepts behind their glorious new album.
The Leeds noise duo speak.
Heathen Tales and Ancient Runes: How Wardruna’s Nordic Folk Captured The Attention Of The Metal Scene
We take a closer look at why the extreme metal community embraced a traditional folk outfit.
Decapitated’s charges have gone away, but heavy metal’s problem with misogyny has not.
What do you get when you blend the volatile jazz of Dead Neanderthals, the spiralling black metal of Celestial Bodies and the esoteric songcraft of Kees Peerdeman? That’s right; the woundingly charred sounds of Cryptae.
After honing his riff-crafting talents in Lord Of Putrefaction, Decomposed, Hangnail, Firebird and The Earls Of Mars, Harry Armstrong’s latest project takes a step towards metal’s origins in blues.
Aleksey Evdokimov’s doom metal tome makes for essential reading.
Though artists big and small will undoubtedly surprise us (for better or worse) as the year progresses, here’s a list of the bands we’re expecting big things from in 2018.
2017 has been a strange year at best – overshadowed by a sense of impending doom, it was inevitable that music’s dark side would rise again this year. And rise again it has.