Tag: Black Metal

Live footage of Red Apollo @Oldenburg – June 19th, 2015

Live footage of Red Apollo @Oldenburg – June 19th, 2015

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 

Stunning live footage of Oathbreaker released

Stunning live footage of Oathbreaker released

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 

Svårmod – Bli Mörk – new video online

Svårmod – Bli Mörk – new video online

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. 

Review: Sun Worship – Elder Giants

Review: Sun Worship – Elder Giants

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 

Interview: Hexis

Interview: Hexis

  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 

Musings about Naglfar

Musings about Naglfar

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 

Spotlight: Deafheaven

Spotlight: Deafheaven

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 

Review: Ancst – In Turmoil

Review: Ancst – In Turmoil

It would be easy to dismiss Ancst as another hipsterian black metal band: they’re hailing from Berlin, they don’t look like your run-off-the-mill black metal dudes, and they’ve formed in 2011, when black metal got somewhat trendy and hip. But who cares? “In Turmoil” has 

Let’s talk about Hexis

Let’s talk about Hexis

Running a band, no matter the genre, is a work of passion in 99% of the cases. Most bands never make money, but commit time, money, and energy into it. And add weekly rehearsal, practising at home, and the ocassional show in a stinky, filthy basement