black metal

To Hell And Back

Heavy Metal Can Help You Survive Anything

Or, how riffs can help us cope in a post-Kavanaugh world (plus new tunes from Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Iron Reagan, Cloud Rat, and more).
Kim Kelly
10.11.18
To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.27.18
To Hell And Back

In Defense of Heavy Metal Gimmicks

We wrestle with the meaning of the word in a post-Neckbeard Deathcamp world, and share new tunes from Ultha, Devil Master, Smoulder, Black Viper, and more.
Kim Kelly
9.20.18
Interviews

Neckbeard Deathcamp Are a Nazi-Stomping Black Metal Phenomenon

These unlikely leftist metal heroes turned a joke into a rising extreme metal force. Stream 'United Antifascist Evil,' their new split with Gaylord.
Kim Kelly
9.19.18
To Hell And Back

You'll Never Listen to All the Music You Want to Hear Before You Die

We'll never fully catch up, so settle in with the new album from Bosse-de-Nage, and new tunes from Dödsrit, Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
Kim Kelly
9.13.18
To Hell And Back

We’re Already in Hell, So You Might as Well Blast Some Evil Metal

Everything sucks but at least we have new tunes from Ilsa, Chthonic, Paroxysm, Black Awakening, Untamed Land, and more.
Kim Kelly
9.6.18
To Hell And Back

Hey Right-Wing Jagoffs, Being a Punk Doesn't Make You a Bad Politician

Republicans trying to smear U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke for his rocker past are way off the mark (also, peep new tunes from Mantar, False Flag, Ruminant, and more).
Kim Kelly
8.30.18
To Hell And Back

Riding the New Wave of Anti-Fascist Black Metal

Anti-fascist black metal is everywhere all of a sudden, so we put together a heap of recommendations for Nazi-smashing metalheads, including Redbait, Underdark, Yovel, and more.
Kim Kelly
8.23.18
Interviews

Unmasking Gaylord, Black Metal's Latest Anti-Fascist Enigma

A chat with the mastermind behind a Nazi-punching new black metal album that's burning up the Bandcamp metal charts.
Kim Kelly
8.21.18
To Hell And Back

The Zen of Cleaning Out Your Black Metal Record Collection

The only silver lining to moving tons of vinyl, plus some sweet tunes from Thou, False, Habak, Neckbeard Deathcamp, Penance Stare, and more.
Kim Kelly
8.2.18
Metalhead

Rebel Wizard Thrives Off Heavy Metal Negativity

In a world where positivity sells, the Australian “heavy negative wizard metal” band helps us remember why we came here.
Christopher Krovatin
7.25.18
To Hell And Back

The Angry, Healing Records I Revisit When Everything Feels Broken

Reflections on the healing power of old abrasive favorites, plus new tunes from Twilight Fauna, Lifeless Dark, Lindow Moss, Sick Shit, and more.
Kim Kelly
7.19.18