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Review: Sourvein – Black Fangs

Review: Sourvein – Black Fangs

On their third album in 18 years, North Carolina’s Sourvein finally achieve the feedback-drenched sludge greatness they’ve approached with previous releases. A wonderfully raw production amplifies the awesomeness of slow-burners like “Holy Transfusion” and “Society’s Blood.” But Sourvein—who once boasted Electric Wizard’s Liz Buckingham among their ranks—are even better when they pick up the pace, […]

Photos: Aura Noir Live in NYC

Photos: Aura Noir Live in NYC

On June 3, exactly one week after the self-proclaimed “world’s ugliest band” desecrated Maryland Deathfest, Aura Noir—made up of guitarist Blasphemer, drummer Kristian Valbo and bassist/vocalist Apollyon—made their way to Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg to show locals how blackened thrash metal should be done. That night’s bill also featured Marduk, Natur, Black Anvil, HOD […]

Review: The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual

Review: The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual

The Black Dahlia Murder aren’t just extreme, they’re practically absurd. These five goofy Michigan metalheads don’t write songs about vampires, they write about Castlevania. They don’t dedicate track to sinful decadence, they write paens to neon. Hot on the heels of 2009’s Deflorate, not to mention their hilarious Majesty DVD released earlier that year, the Black […]

Municipal Waste Join Forces With Nuclear Blast Records

Municipal Waste Join Forces With Nuclear Blast Records

Richmond, Virginia neo-crossover kings Municipal Waste have recently joined the worldwide Nuclear Blast Records roster. “It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” says frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, […]

Review: Tombs – Path of Totality

Review: Tombs – Path of Totality

On the follow-up to Tombs’ last proper full-length, 2009’s Winter Hours, the group takes their sorrowful brand of blackened sludge to new heights (or lows). Though just a three-piece, the band has created a towering monument to the post-apocalypse, merging sweeping blasts of wintry grandeur with sprawling sludgescapes. Frontman Mike Hill’s gruff bellows add poignant […]

Devil Recording Debut Album

Devil Recording Debut Album

Norwegian doom rockers Devil are currently in the studio recording their debut LP, Time to Repent, for a late 2011 release through the Dutch label Soulseller Records. “I must say it sounds pretty damn vintage, and those not afraid of Devilish catchy tunes, are in for a treat,” says guitarist Stian Fossum. “Ranging from hard […]

Review: Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions

Review: Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions

Veteran Swedish death-metal quintet Arch Enemy—led by fierce frontwoman Angela Gossow and former Carcass guitarist Michael Amott—pack an impressive variety of hooky melodic riffs on their eighth studio album, Khaos Legions. This release finds the band slowing down some of the speed and pulling back on the furious intensity of their last original studio album, […]

Photos: Maryland Deathfest IX

Photos: Maryland Deathfest IX

Every Memorial Day weekend, metal fans from all corners of the globe convene in the heart of Baltimore for Maryland Deathfest. Sure, the lineup was stellar and the performances were excellent (Did anyone catch Ghost?!) but the real spirit of this four-day festival was the overall atmosphere amongst the rabid metalheads themselves. MetalKult made the […]

Review: Autopsy – Macabre Eternal

Review: Autopsy – Macabre Eternal

Few bands touch upon the soul of death metal like Autopsy. Throughout their lengthy and influential career—formed in the late ’80s, broken up in ’95, reunited in ’08—this Bay Area four-piece have shunned white noise and outrageous BPM counts, focusing instead on a looming atmosphere reminiscent of the unstoppable march of the living dead. Where […]

Skeletonwitch Begin Tracking New Album

Skeletonwitch Begin Tracking New Album

Blackened thrashers Skeletonwitch have entered a Los Angeles studio today with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Machine Head, Kreator) to begin recording the follow up to 2009′s Breathing The Fire. The as-yet-untitled album, expected to be released this fall, features the track “The Infernal Resurrection,” the demo version of which appears as the B-side on the […]