Welcome to SBM e-zine! I am glad to have you here reading these initial lines. Let me tell you a few words of how I’ve begun traversing the black metal underground.
Support Black Metal appeared for the first time in a rainy October evening in 2013 on the well-known social network Google+. Frankly, I had nothing serious intended back then. Just sharing tunes every once in a while. Day by day an idea of making it bigger was growing until it reached a critical point and a decision was made. A serious and active underground black metal promotion was the core of it. That’s how popped up the idea to expand more as an online archive dedicated to black metal only and everything about this musical genre or maybe way of life, philosophy..?
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
– Victor Hugo
What you are likely to find in here can be narrowed down to bands, albums, artwork, and news that have hardly ever been featured or reviewed on the net. The point is to “Support Black Metal.” No politics, religion, fashion and other crap that makes humanity brainwashed is involved in this zine. It is made out of pure and maniacal love for the dark side of life and the inextinguishable need to explore the unknown. Last but definitely not the least, SBM is a very personal project, a tribute to the underground. It is run by one passionate individual only!
Note: This blog does not get funded by any external parties! All costs are covered by my very own finances. Respectively, I am having a job on the side in order to provide hosting, support and possible giveaways. If your material is not displayed yet even though it’s been approved, do not worry! Just bear with me, it will be.
Things to keep in mind
I no longer accept albums for reviewing. Check out this post explaining why for additional details. Regardless, feel free to send your work and I will check it out. Before doing so, be wary that:
- You don’t attach your files in a zip file to your email. Instead, take advantage of Wetransfer, Dropbox or Haulix. Alternatively, you can upload them on Youtube, Soundcloud or Bandcamp and share a link so I can give your material a good listen.
- Sending over a link to your work with no description whatsoever will be immediately disregarded.
- If you don’t hear from me at all, I probably haven’t been fond of your work.