Promoting metal as art and culture

Nexorum

Death, Unchained by Roger Isaksen Nexorum is a blackened death metal band from Trondheim, Norway, and consists of members from Keep of Kalessin, Khonsu, Chton, and Vecordious. After Terje and Roger worked with a less ambitious band together, they realised some unfulfilled potential. They decided to join forces with Robin and Vidar to build the…

Stinky

The Lost Things by Antoine Coppi, Claire Bousique We are a hardcore/punk band from Nantes, Western France. We started the band at the end of 2014; we all knew each other from previous bands. Since the band started, we have played in 16 countries in Europe, recorded three albums and had the opportunity to tour…

Omegavortex

Black Abomination Spawn by Omegavortex ‘Black Abomination Spawn’ is the first full length of us. It has been a long trip which we left behind. The right sort of people gathered to make it happen. Time created wisdom and demented imagination and practice built the foundation to this work of blackest death. ‘Black Abomination Spawn’…

Marche Funebre

Einderlicht by Marche Funebre We have been writing material together for over a decade, so we have our habits. All the songs are written together. Generally, someone comes up with a couple of riffs, and we look into them together. It’s great to bounce ideas off each like that. Most of the time, it goes…

Korpsesoturi

Korpskrist by Juha Ahlfors, Jani Elokoski Korpsesoturi is an old school death metal band that was formed originally 2014 by Juha Ahlfors. The main focus was to create raw energy, dark lyrics in the Finnish language and sound which respects the traditional old school death metal. Some flavours from the years spent with different types…

Seismic

By Ken Miller Seismic is an instrumental doom metal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arriving with monolithic force on their maiden recording last fall, Seismic channels the ominous and existential horrors of our time and forges them into a lumbering, dynamic landscape of slow-motion sludge and doom metal without vocals or lyrics guiding the way. Immersive,…

Leaving Eden

Fable by Eric Gynan I typically write the songs. Alyssa co-wrote the title track fable as well as the title track dream with me. I always say that I simply listen to what the Universe has to say by making that connection. Then I get down some scratch tracks, and the rest of the band…

Grave Circles

Tome II by Grave Circles Grave Circles is a Central Ukrainian project that plays a style of music that can be classified as black metal but is atypical to other bands from our country.  Most of the time, nothing is done and the process only starts when a sort of frequency opens up. It is…

TesseracT

Altered State by Amos Williams We all come from entirely different backgrounds, which I think is essential to a diverse output. James and I went to school together in central London, and I’ll be honest, I can’t remember when we first started performing in bands together. I know that he was the rock guitarist, and…

Bliss of Flesh

Tyrant by Bliss of Flesh Our new album ‘Tyrant’ was out on 30th October 2020 on Listenable Records. I’m very proud of it, and I hope that our art will be understood. I have no doubt. Honestly, each release was very different for writing, and I loved this mindset that I had when I wrote…

Void Rot

Descending Pillars by John Hancock Void Rot from Minneapolis, USA, formed in 2017 with influences from the glorious progenitors of majestic, atmospheric and slow-moving death metal like Winter, Rippikoulu and diSEMBOWELMENT, as well as newer entries within the genre such as Krypts, Spectral Voice and Sempiternal Dusk. Void Rot weave light and darkness seamlessly and…

Oath Of Damnation

Fury And Malevolence by Doomslayer Oath of Damnation is a four-piece metal outfit hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, featuring members of Darklord, Beyond Mortel Dreams, Shadow Realm and In The Burial. Initially formed in 2010, Oath of Damnation’s style of music is described as a hellish blend of savagery and atmosphere, brutality and ambience, built…

Infera Bruo

Rites of the Nameless by Galen Baudhuin Infera Bruo has always been about inner reflection and catharsis. Like it or not, humans have negative and violent emotions. For me, creating and listening to extreme music has a healing effect. It allows a positive outlet for all of the hate and bile that inevitably accumulates. Our…

Burial

Satanic Upheaval by Dave Buchan Burial is a no-nonsense black metal trio from the bleak industrial landscapes of Manchester, UK, dedicating our sound to the ice-cold, goat worshipping origins of the genre. We started in 2005 when the three of us were playing together in another band and split off as a three-piece to play…

Cortez

Sell The Future by Alasdair Swan, Matt Harrington The future is fast, the future is sharp, and the future has already been sold, baby, so you missed your shot. Better luck next time. Boston heavy rockers Cortez have always embodied an underdog spirit, from their 2007 debut EP, Thunder in a Forgotten Town, through their…

Grim Fate

Perished in Torment by Wim de Vries Grim Fate was born in 2017 to create some dark, brutal and doomy death metal. Thus the first demo, ‘Decomposition’, was released the same year, followed by an EP entitled ‘Emerging From the Crypt’ released in spring 2018, just when the band got in touch with Xtreem Music…

Epitimia

Allusion by Alexander Machtakov Epitimia is a band formed in St. Petersburg by A. and K. in 2008 on the wave of interest in mid-tempo atmospheric black metal. Soon drummer M. joined the duo, and in this form, the band existed for more than a decade. Throughout their creative path, the musicians have been looking…

Sarpa

Solivagus by David Baxter While primarily embedded in the essence of black metal, Sarpa throws other ingredients such as progressive rock, acoustics, old school death/thrash, and some Afro/Latin rhythms into the pot. The debut album Solivagus was written and performed by David Baxter (drummer of Plutonian Shore, ex-Skrew, ex-Škan) on all instruments/voices in various studios…

Valdrin

Effigy of Nightmares by Carter Hicks The name Valdrin comes from the protagonist of our lyrical mythos: Valdrin Ausadjur. I don’t remember exactly when I came up with that name, but I’m guessing it was around 2010 when I finished composing the music for what would become our debut album, Beyond The Forest. During that…

Invocation

Attunement to Death by Sense of Premonition Invocation (Chile), born in late 2015 A.B. and has endeavoured to combine influence from the most chaotic Death Metal with the eternal darkness of occult black metal; after a couple of months, the band began to compose material for their first demo cassette, around March ‘Godz ov War’…