Ben Handelman

Interviews

Inside MAALSTROOM, Roadburn Festival's Ambitious New Black Metal Project

The Dutch heavy music fest continues its tradition of collaboration with a new commissioned piece showcasing the Dutch black metal scene.
Ben Handelman
12.20.18
Interviews

Roadburn Have Done Something No Other Festival Has Done Before, and It Rules

We spoke to Roadburn curator Walter Hoeijmakers, Oranssi Pazuzu's Toni Hietamäki, and Misþyrming's Tomas and Dagur about their big plans for the Dutch festival's 2018 edition.
Ben Handelman
2.5.18
Premieres

Surrender to Oxbow's Choppy New Film Noir Video for "Host"

The clip is taken from the experimental stalwarts' new album, 'Thin Black Duke,' and was directed by Chris Purdie.
Ben Handelman
7.14.17
Interviews

Lifting the Veil on Jute Gyte's Adventurous Microtonal Black Metal

Listen to 'The Sparrow' and read our interview with the ever-prolific Adam Kalmbach on inspiration, tonality, and the perks of working alone.
Ben Handelman
7.11.17
Premieres

WODE's New Album Is Another Victory for British Black Metal

The black metal upstarts have returned with 'Servants of the Countercosmos,' a far-reaching foray into melodic aggression.
Ben Handelman
5.25.17
Interviews

From Throbbing Gristle to 'Art Sex Music,' Cosey Fanny Tutti Has Always Been a Fighter

We spoke to the controversial art rock icon about censorship and control (and nabbed an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir)
Ben Handelman
5.5.17
Interviews

Oxbow's Violent Art Rock Is a Meta-Commentary on Masculinity

The experimentalists return with 'The Thin Black Duke,' their first album in a decade, still as weird and aggressive as ever.
Ben Handelman
5.5.17
Interviews

Vanum's Searing New Album 'Burning Arrow' Is Total Spiritual Warfare

Stream it here, and read our conversation with Kyle Morgan and Mike Rekevics on the importance of creating without compromise
Ben Handelman
4.3.17
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By Norse and Enslaved Brought Norwegian Art and Black Metal Magic to Life in New York City

December's New York By Norse event combined Bronze Age instruments, Norwegian politicians, Enslaved's progressive metal, and much more in an epic celebration of Norwegian culture.
Ben Handelman
12.16.16
Premieres

Abigail and Lustrum Stay Wild and Sleazy on an Unholy New Split

Stream 'Too Wild for the Crowd,' the new split from these filthy Japanese legends and their Satanic American pals.
Ben Handelman
11.24.16
Premieres

Stream Year of the Cobra's Debut '...In the Shadows Below'

The Seattle doom duo is here to lead you to another realm.
Ben Handelman
10.28.16
Interviews

Wardruna Is Sowing New Seeds and Strengthening Old Roots

Stream "Runaljod" off the Norwegian folk traditionalists' new album, and read an in-depth interview with mastermind Einar Selvik.
Ben Handelman
10.19.16
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