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INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Kaoteon Want to Smash "Middle Eastern Metal" Stereotypes

Stream the Lebanese black metallers (who feature members of Obscura and Marduk)'s new album, 'Damnatio Memoriae,' and read about their typical, atypical metal journey.
Rich Hobson
2.16.18
Premieres
Premieres

Close Out a Hellish Week with Rotting Sky's Brutal Blackened Noise

Stream the impossibly harsh, surprisingly pretty new album from former Nux Vomica guitarist Tim Messing, out today via Silent Ruin Laboratories.
Kim Kelly
2.9.18
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INTERVIEWS

A Pregnant Light's Damian Master Has No Time for False Modesty

The Colloquial Sound Recordings mastermind and dizzyingly prolific "purple metal" musician opens up about his faith, his hubris, and Iron Maiden.
Ashley Naftule
2.9.18
Scene Reports
Scene Reports

Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval

Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Joe Henley
2.5.18
New music
New music

Zeal & Ardor Are Back With New Single, "Baphomet"

In the band's first new single since 'Devil Is Fine,' the double bass meets the Delta blues.
Noisey Staff
1.18.18
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

How Venom Accidentally Bootlegged Their Own Black Metal History

Founding guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn gives us his honest opinion of bootlegging, the new 'Assault!" boxset, and Venom's wild, strange legacy.
Kevin Stewart-Panko
1.18.18
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INTERVIEWS

Summoning Is the Best Tolkien-Obsessed, Anti-Fascist Metal Band in the World

Stream the iconic Austrian fantasy metal duo's new album, 'With Doom We Come,' and read an interview on capitalism, composing, and why Nazis don't belong in black metal....
Kim Kelly
1.5.18
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Krallice Had a Really Good Year

As the world burned around us, the NYC experimental metal mainstays released the most challenging, essential music of their career.
Cody Davis
12.20.17
Premieres
Premieres

Immerse Yourself in Eye of Nix's Ghostly Gothic Black Metal Doom

Stream 'Black Somnia,' the absolutely stunning and wholly unique new album from these Seattle experimental metal outliers.
Kim Kelly
12.12.17
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Premieres

Calligram's Blackened Hardcore Goes Straight for the Jugular

Stream 'Askesis,' the thrilling new LP from this promising new UK outfit—out November 24 via Basick Records.
Kelsey Zimmerman
11.22.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Auðn's New LP Represents the Next Generation of Icelandic Black Metal

Stream the quartet's stunning new Season of Mist debut, 'Farvegir Fyrndar,' and read on for their thoughts on Mayhem, tech death, and leaving their island home.
Louise Brown
11.10.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Mayhem Vocalist Dead Is Brought Back to Life Through a New Collection of His Letters

'Letters from the Dead' offers insight into the real Dead—a homesick Swedish kid obsessed with vampires and best known for his morbid role as the first Norwegian black metal casualty.
Andrea Bosetti
11.8.17