Idolatria

Tetrabestiarchy by Idolatra Hircus Sanctitas Belloz, Idolatra Iracundus Mortuus Tabefactus Idolatria is forged in 2013 by the mastermind B.S. Hircus. In 2015, with a powerful mixture of War and hammering Black Metal, the first full-length ‘Breviarium Daemonicus Idolatrorum’ is released. Direct and straightforward as the message: a proclamation of visceral hatred towards the Vatican and…

Förgjord

Laulu kuolemasta by Valgrinder Förgjord was formed by four comrades somewhere in 1996, and it ran with several different names. In 1999 two other members left the band, and there was only Prokrustes Thanatos, and Valgrinder left. That was the best thing that could happen to the band, and as a mark of a new…

Black Vice

The Alchemist’s Vision by Shane Davis Black Vice began in 2013 when Ravnblod and Vultuur were looking to start a black metal band. Our guitar player at the time brought Theia Mania into the fold on bass, solidifying the first lineup, which was fairly primitive in all aspects. Over the past seven years, there have…

Heretical Sect

Rapturous Flesh Consumed by Heretical Sect Formed in 2016, Heretical Sect is a reclusive collective fixated on the physical and spiritual genocides of the Southwest. Heretical Sect exists as an entity to communicate the unique perspective of the American Southwest. But not in sound or sonic style, instead of focusing on the historical, personal, and…

Nubivagant

Roaring Eye by Omega The idea of Nubivagant came up to my mind many years ago; it is hard to remember exactly when, but it was only in the half of 2019 that I found the time and the right motivation to start working on it. I’m primarily a drummer, so always playing the music…

Bâ’a

Deus Qui Non Mentitur by Maximilien Brigliadori The Bâ’a entity materialises itself in the year 2017 in the south of France. It is composed of three individuals coming from the French black metal scene. Their stylistic approach is both modern and respectful of the broad lines carved by the essential black metal acts of the…

Helfró

Helfró by Ragnar S Helfró is an extreme black metal band from Iceland. Music written by Ragnar S, performed by Ragnar S and Símon Þ. The music style of Helfró is fast and relentless. Helfró is a feeling of acceptance and being resigned to death and dying. The word can be interpreted to situations of…

Titaan

Itima by Lalartu Titaan is a secret One Man occult Black Metal Band of the entity Lalartu arisen in 2014 from “Nowhere”. The first album, ‘Kadingir’, was released in 2016 and the second one, ‘Itima’ in 2020, both released for the Italian record label ATMF. From the deeper and most ancient past of the Mesopotamic…

Dauþuz

Grubenfall 1727 by Aragonyth The idea for “Dauþuz” came up in 2016 after Aragonyth had accumulated some material that didn’t fit with his main band at the time. It was darker and more direct. He came up with the name “Dauþuz” for it, Germanic for “Death”. A short time later, singer and lyricist Syderyth, whom…

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…

Akhlys

Melinoe by Naas Alcameth Akhlys is the name of a rather obscure Greek mythological figure. There are only a few surviving passages that tell us about Akhlys. She was a personification of misery and was associated with the Keres and the Moirai. Some later sources place her as the primordial night before creation which would…

Aara

En Ergô Einai by Berg, Fluss, J. The band name Aara is the Latin name of the Swiss river “Aare”, which is the largest river that runs entirely through the country. This river shapes many landscapes and also places where we have lived. The project was initially supposed to be named “Ara” after the Latin…

Acherontas

Psychic Death – The Shattering of Perceptions by V. P. Sorcerer Acherontas was brought to life in 1996 by V.P. Sorcerer and ever since remained true to its internal tenets and traditions, which deemed the band as a “Magical Coven, dedicated to the Ancient Summerian Mysteries of Drakonian Blood”. According to the band, “many traditions…

Arcada

Projections by Black Maiestas Domini Arcada was formed in 2012 by Black Maiestas Domini, focused on maintaining the pure Black Metal essence. Highly influenced by the sound of the 90s second wave, the lyrical themes go through mysticism and esoteric experiences. The first live manifestation was in 2015 and Inquisition after releasing their two independant…

Katavasia

Magnus Venator by Astrous The word Katavasia is connected to the Greek word Katavasis (Greek κατάβασις), which means descent. Preceded by Anavasis “ascent”. Together, both words Katavasis and Anavasis underlie some greek ancient rituals, like the Eleusinian Mysteries. The mythological motive of Katavasis is present in the legends of the gods among various peoples Japanese…

Infernal Angels

Devourer of God from the Void by XeS, Apsychos Our band’s name was inspired by Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, deeply admired by our first bass player, and whose concept was developed in our first two demos “Absum Lucem” and “Vigilia Secunda”. Previously we had a different band name, then in 2002, we decided to change it…

Nachtblut

Vanitas by Skoll I know that there are several rumours about the name. It would take all the fun if I spoiled the meaning and history. So, on this point, I will remain silent and not giving any comment. It always has been a goal of us, to make the listener think and reflect on…

Vokodlok

Oracle’s Fury by Vokodlok The name derives from the Slavonic word ‘vukodlak’ which means werewolf. There was already a black metal band with that name, so we chose a different form. We wanted the name to be hard to pronounce and reflect one of the main themes in the genre and of course, in our…