“Brought to the Water” is online, the first track of “New Bermuda”. No big surprises, but excellent black metal. Dunno if I expected that from a band like Deafheaven. Somehow I wished for new influences to their music, but getting a straight black metal-song is cool too.
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Myrkur, hailing from Denmark, raised a lot of attention with the release of their debut EP via Relapse Records last year. Ok, that’s not 100% accurate. Myrkur is in fact only one woman, a classic one-man-show so to say. Her music combines raw black metal with an eerie soundscape. Sort of like Vikings meet Elves.
Deafheaven are one of the most successful extreme metal bands, no matter if they’re black metal, hipster black metal, or pure noise. “Sunbather”, their last album, is a stunning piece of extreme metal and gave the band a boost in popularity. Now the West Coast-band revealed a first video teaser and the artwork of the
Red Apollo are one of the most heavy-hitting german bands, melting hardcore and black metal into an highly interesting mix. Check out their latest album “Altruist” and make sure to catch them at one of their numerous live shows this year. I’ve attended their show at Oldenburg’s coolest venue, Alhambra, and returned with stunning live
Oathbreaker, one of my favourite bands, played a US tour a few weeks ago. Their show at La Puente, CA was filmed and shows the ferocity and intensity of the band. Plus: one can find a bunch of really cool live pics on the band’s tumblr page (http://theoathbreakerreigns.tumblr.com). This one is my favourite,
The dude in Sunwolf released a video for his black metal project Svårmod, which reminds me of the visuals bands like Neurosis, Ulver, and Dark Tranquillity use on their live shows. One sees cut scenes from movies, featured in the style of old-fashioned television screens. It’s a style that isn’t used much in music videos
Sun Worship are a succesful black metal outfit from Berlin… well, when one thinks in underground scales. Their “Elder Giants” album sees a repress on vinyl, this time on white vinyl and with the same fantastic production value that the first press offered. Let’s get to the music, shall we? It’s easy to dismiss Sun
As I’ve said before: you need to check out Hexis. The danish band is touring extensively this year, so there’s a good chance to have them play a venue close to your home. If you’re into focused, intense live shows combined with excellent black metal, Hexis is your band. I’ve talked with shouter Filip,
Each and everyone of us has a couple of bands of which he only likes their early work. I.e. the first Mayhem album, the early Slayer stuff, or the 70s era of Black Sabbath [not my choices, though]. To me, Naglfar is on top of that list. Their first two albums really kicked ass and
Yes, they are totally en vogue. Yes, they appear to be extremely focused and maybe a tad weird. But still, “Sunbather” is a hell of a black metal album. Deafheaven worked harded to reach the status they have nowadays, no doubt about that. One can hardly blame them for the interest they got by mainstream