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Reverence interview / support black metal
Alright folks, here is a very interesting and vitally important interview, which I had with I. Luciferia of Reverence. A band whose sound is extremely tough to define as it goes beyond any limitations resulting into a twisted experimental form of black metal. Without further due, here we go: 1. It’s been over 5 years since “The Asthenic Ascension” saw the light of day. How are the things going in the Reverence camp? Things have grown rather quiet since our last album, there were some problems with our line-up whichRead More
Cepheide's top 5 extreme metal albums of 2017 / support black metal
First of all, thank you Lifelover for offering me to write this article even though it’s a pretty unusual endeavour for me. Given how prolific the current scene is, I think it’s impossible to choose only 5 albums for 2017. I will, however, do my best to pick a few releases that I enjoyed, in order of influence of each band’s discography on me – keeping in mind that 2016 was extremely rich, seeing releases from Iskandr, Hope Drone, Furia, Unru, Bolzer, The Arrival Of Satan, just to name aRead More
Lord of Pagathorn - Daimono Philia / support black metal
Lord of Pagathorn is one of those Finnish bands that seem to stay deeply in the shadows. Even though the band’s lifespan leads back to 1992 having a number of releases, they never really showed up under the spotlight. Frankly, I love that because it makes you work your way in order to find such a previous legacy as theirs. Anyway, 4 years after their debut “Nekros Philia“ came out, the trio returns with full force, meaning new year and a new album. It is very exciting for me toRead More
cien - fate / blitz interview support black metal
Alright folks, I think it has been way too long since the last time I held an interview. To make up for that, I invited one of my personal favourites, namely Cień for a blitz session. They share with us details about their latest full-length titled “Fate“, which you can stream in its entirety below. Before stepping further, make sure to follow the band on Facebook.  1. Concept G. (guitar&vocals): We made an assumption that „Fate” would in some way refer to the previous album “Ecce Homo” but without duplicating it. Actually,Read More
Harakiri for the Sky - Arson / Support Black Metal
Alright folks, much has been going on primarily off SBM headquarters, which resulted in a significantly reduced amount of updates. Nevertheless, I am trying as much as I can to bridge the gaps and deliver some of the sweetest stuff out there, like a sneak peek from Harakiri for the Sky’s upcoming album. A few days ago I received an email presenting a marvelous lyric video titled “You Are The Scars”, which is taken off of the band’s upcoming opus “Arson“.  Harakiri for the Sky has established quite an influential presenceRead More
The Negation - A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill
Dangerous, infectious and outright brutal. I guess, this description will fit perfectly The Negation and their short but rather annihilating discography. A new music video to their sophomore full-length “Memento Mori” has been unleashed recently, which is called “A Prayer for those I will Have to Kill”.  Despite the fact that the album itself dates back to 2015, this music video presents yet another side of the band, which sheds light on their rich vision. A very refreshing and thoughtful way to bring you back and blast the hell outRead More
Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meae / support black metal
When it comes to black metal that knows no boundaries, Blut aus Nord seem to appear at the top row. It is not for the atypical approach that the band makes use of when writing their material, but rather the deepness of it. Today, a new chapter follows, digging further down into a wretched human mind, namely “Deus Salutis Meae” or “God of my Salvation“.  This 10-piece full-length enters a new realm of the occult where disharmony reigns. Twisted, mind-bending and outright demented chants from figures unseen to the naked eye.Read More
De Arte Tragoediae Divinae - totalitarian
Alright folks, it’s time to dig into July’s roundup featuring a small yet highly infectious breed of blackened material. It’s been a challenging task to narrow the suggestions down to 4 due to the lack of spare time on my hands, so without further due, let’s check them out. Anhedonic – Metanoia [Free download] Anhedonic is a newborn one-man act hailing from Oklahoma. The band’s mastermind Chase Funk describes his debut “Metanoia” as a mixture of unrelenting death metal imbued by shades of pure blackness. The EP itself consists ofRead More
Profundis Tenebrarum - Disciples Of Venomous Death
What a startling surprise! Spanish death preachers Profundis Tenebrarum are finally back with a new album after 6 years of silence! I do have a soft spot for their legacy, which resulted in a recommendation for their magnificent “Apocalypchrist” some years ago. Now, however, their 4th studio album is officially out and man, it is a successor to say the least. Bearing the somewhat cool title “Disciples of Venomous Death“, this hell of a beast packs 8 immensely brutal tracks with a total of 40 minutes dripping sickness. I’ve seen someRead More
Hey folks, here is a quick piece of news that I just received and couldn’t help but share immediately! I assume there is no need to present who Belphegor are, so I’m gonna cut right down to the chase. There is a fresh sneak peek taken from the band’s 11th full-length titled “Totenritual” and it sounds very promising. The video below shares an array of hell-charged rhythm guitar work that emanates nothing short but pure brutality!  Still, there are uncertainties like track list and cover artwork yet let’s not forgetRead More