History is full of paradoxes. Twentieth century Germany provides one of the major mysteries of the modern era: Why haven’t the Germans produced more high-quality black metal?
The country has been a heavy metal-stronghold since Neolithic times with a significantly high metalhead-per-capita rate. Furthermore, Germany has spawned more metal bands than any other country in Europe with abundant native labels, zines and distros supporting them. Yet, when it comes to black metal, there’s not much to write home about. (more…)
Tags: Black Metal, German Black Metal, germany, primitive black metal, ungod
Dutch insurrectionary black metal band Tarnkappe has released both of its albums on CD as a bundle for those who appreciate black metal that stays true to the late-90s form of the band, which is equal parts later Darkthrone and Zyklon-B.
Tags: Black Metal, Dutch black metal, hammerheart records, sodomy, tarnkappe, the netherlands, War Metal, winterwaker
Condor again present a wholesale blending of death metal, classical guitar, folk, and progressive rock influences into epic heavy metal songs rather than pretending instrumental masturbation is intelligent like Dream Theater or that alternative rock with power chord chugging and a couple angular or dissonant riffs is metal like Bolzer. On Sangreal attempt to convey the romanticism behind the Arthurian legend, particularly the grail cycle concerning Percival or Galahad restoring fruit and flower to the desolate Waste Land rendered infertile by the sins of the maimed and emasculated Fisher King.
Tags: Colombia, condor, death metal, Heavy Metal, progressive rock, review, Sangreal
Malaysian label Afterlife Productions has restored and reprinted Southeast Asia’s first black metal zine, Thy Invocation of Hell. It’s packed with interviews from tons of legendary bands, all conducted in their early and formative years, before wannabe rockstar egos and commercialism took hold. Buy it. From the label’s Facebook page:
Tags: 1995, afterlife productions, Asia, Black Metal, Interviews, malaysia, reissue, repress, thy invocation of hell, underground zines, zine, zines
Mayhem are touring North America with a setlist composed of their De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album in its entirely. Mayhem are playing larger venues in many cities (probably due to the publicity from Necrobutcher’s recent book) so this might be a good opportunity for headbangers to see them play some of their only material worth caring out. Maybe Mayhem will throw in a few tracks from Deathcrush as an encore? Maybe Hellhammer won’t bring out that transparent MIDI kit?
Tags: Black Metal, de mysteriis dom sathanas, mayhem, North America, tour, tour dates, upcoming tours, US tour
Obese blue-haired SJWs at internet music promotions coffee klatch I Heart Local Music have attacked Missouri comedy death metal band Troglodyte for the extension of its Bigfoot-themed humor to a drum kit on which was painted the words “Bigfoot Lives Matter.”
Tags: censorship, facebook, i heart local music, metalgate, mob attack, sjws, troglodyte
The leftists, reds, hipsters, social justice warriors, sexual deviants, and the mentally ill are engaged in a war to suppress all speech not conforming to or validating their political ideology. Anything contrary to their visions of mandated social realism is shouted down by angry mobs. This totalitarianism is affecting all areas of western society including the arts, business, science, and popular culture.
Tags: austin, Australia, censorship, communism, feminism, free speech, sjws, texas
Bestial blackdeath metallers Angelcorpse are coming to Europe this week for a short, seven date tour. European headbangers can chug pints and liters of cheap beer while bashing their brain cells out!
Tags: angelcorpse, Black Metal, death metal, Europe, tour, tour dates
Revenant — standing astride Havohej and Incantation — influenced early death metal history with its brainy, idiosyncratic view of the world and its affirmation of the downfall of Western civilization. We are fortunate to present here today a bootleg submitted by one of our users which was attained from Hank Veggian of Revenant a few years ago.
Tags: death metal, havohej, incantation, live, live europe 1991, Revenant
Social justice warrior agitator and former Bestial Evil (USA) guitarist Kevin Rucker expressed desires to interview our very own Brett Stevens and “tryna come through and surprise this man like a blind date”.
Tags: antifa, antifascist, baltimore, brett stevens, homosexuality, kevin rucker, sjws