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Interviews

How Two Black Metal Masterminds Learned to Dominate the Stage

The Ruins of Beverast and Tchornobog discuss how they shepherded their solo studio projects into thunderous live incarnations at this year's Covenant Festival in Montreal.
Lorcan Archer
5.30.18
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Morast Expertly Synthesize Black, Death, and Doom Metal on 'Ancestral Void'

Stream the imposing debut from these young German upstarts, out 3/31 via Totenmusick and Ván Records
Kim Kelly
3.29.17
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Dread Sovereign Resurrect the Cult of True Doom with 'For Doom the Bell Tolls'

Stream the Irish trio's unspeakably dark new album, which owes as much to Venom as it does to Saint Vitus.
Kim Kelly
3.1.17
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The Ruins of Beverast's New EP Is an Experimental Orgy of Spiritual Psychedelia

Stream the extremely surprising new EP 'Takitum Tootem!,' which includes a meditative "wardance" and a warped Pink Floyd cover.
Kim Kelly
12.22.16
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Árstíðir Lifsins Pay Pagan Tribute to the Old Gods with 'Heljarkviða'

Stream the stirring new EP from this German/Icelandic folk black metal alliance, out 1/27 via Ván Records​​.
Kim Kelly
12.19.16
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King Dude Is About to Drop the Sexiest Album of 2016

Stream the Luciferian dark folk master's new album, 'Sex,' and get ready to die at 69 with the Beezlebub of Jerusalem.
Kim Kelly
10.21.16
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Hear Urfaust Pay Tribute to The Devil's Blood with "Voodoo Dust"

The Dutch black metal duo cover one of TDB's best-loved songs in honor of their fallen brother, Selim Lemouchi.
Kim Kelly
5.31.16
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Celebrate Friday the 13th with Ggu:ll's Terrifying Drone-Laced Doom

Stream 'Dwaling,' the mind-crushing debut from this Dutch doom crew, and keep an ear out for an appearance from The Devil's Blood's Farida Lemouchi.
Kim Kelly
5.13.16
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Revisit Iceland's Ancient Heathen Past with Árstíðir lífsins' Epic New Album

Stream the Icelandic/German metal band's new album, 'Aldafǫðr ok munka dróttinn.'
Kim Kelly
3.3.15