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.
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.
Enthralled by its colossal size, we spoke to Bell Witch about the creation of Mirror Reaper, and how they turned personal tragedy into a metal opus.
We chat to psychedelic stoner rockers Lacertilia about the band’s influences and the intriguing concept behind their latest LP.
Enthralled by the group’s first release, we decided to ask Tuskar about their influences, the origins of their interest in Welsh mythology and the birth of their unique brand of ‘nuclear sludge’.
Infatuated with the Diploid’s devastating raucous, and driven by a wish to discover more about the album’s themes, we spoke to two-thirds of the band.
“If there’s anything for a band to base their sound on, it’s a murdered android having a fairly bad time after being shot by President James Marshall.”