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Arthur-Kornovics
In today’s installment, I’d like to present the very talented gentleman Arthur Kornovics and his breathtaking photo shoots. He hails from Romania; a country that’s well known for its haunting legends and stunning nature inspiring hundreds, if not thousands of people everyday. He’s been kind enough to let us take a look behind the lenses of his camera and share an insight about his passion. I’ve had a small interest in photography when I was in high school. The school itself had a dark room for developing and my first teacher who also was myRead More
Sarastus - II ​- Toinen Tuleminen

Posted On March 11, 2017By LifeloverIn Black Metal Saturday, News

Black Metal Saturday S2: Episode 1

I did promise a major update for this weekend and there you go! Black Metal Saturday S2 is here – the second “season” of this series begins. For those of you who are not aware of what the heck this is, well let me put it as brief as possible: 10 weekends – 100 bands/albums of absolutely free streaming! Best of all? Underground only! Feel free to check out the first round in case you haven’t. Now, let’s get this going! Ritual – The Summoning | Follow Back in 1995,Read More
Burial Oath - Beyond the Vale of Shadowlands
Alright folks, it’s Monday and I am sure most of you are not really fond of that fact but I’ve got something good for you! In this brief installment, I’d like to share an exclusive music video by Burial Oath – a Cleveland-based trio whose debut full-length “Beyond the Vale of Shadowlands” is right around the corner. Undoubtedly, the band can be labelled as newborn given that it was formed last year. However, these guys waste no time and they already put out an EP, which you can check out on theirRead More
Jeff Grimal art 7
Many people question the meaning of life and to me, art is one of the first answers. This is why I try my best to promote artists and their work because it is the ultimate form of inspiration and salvation altogether.  In the 5th edition of artist spotlight, I’d like to present Jeff Grimal and his surreal worlds displayed on traditional canvas. Nowadays, it’s becoming lesser likely to bump into creatives who instead of a graphics tablet rely on oil. “It’s all about taking things faster” is the general responseRead More
Les chants du hasard
I’ve been blessed with a little spare time on my hands today, which is somewhat rare to happen. Of course, the best way to celebrate this “occasion” is by getting isolated from everyday life and plunge into a world far more superior, vivid and inspiring than man-made reality. For this post, I’ve collected material from 3 artistic formations that is mind-blowing at the very least! Let’s get started! Les Chants du Hasard – S/T I’ve been listening to a variety of extreme tunes produced by French artists but Les Chants duRead More
Nattramn - Silencer new project
Alright folks, shit has got real! Nattramn who is a well known figure in the depressive black metal sub-genre has officially declared that he is on the way back to spreading suicidal terror! Although, the project appears to have no relations to his legacy, namely Silencer, it will carry on its burden. The first piece of clue appeared on HAL, which stands for Humani Animali Liberati  – the official forum of Nattramn’s musical projects and religious movement. The mysterious project was initiated back in 2007 but due to a number of consequencesRead More
Ende - Emen Etan
It was just last year when Ende delivered an outstanding performance on their split with Sorcier Des Glaces and now, the duo is ready to present a glimpse from their new opus. The band is literally on the verge of unleashing a massive full-length by the name of “Emen Etan“, featuring 10 tracks including a cover of the infamous Vlad Tepes piece “Under a Carpathian Yoke“. “Emen Etan” is scheduled for release on 3 March through Obscure Abhorrence Productions. As of now, you can taste one of the songs via the BandcampRead More
Ascended Dead - Abhorrent Manifestation

Posted On February 12, 2017By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Premiere: Ascended Dead – Abhorrent Manifestation

Alright, it’s time for a new crushing arrival that promises nothing but a complete and utter annihilation! You may not remember Ascended Dead because I normally try to keep on my “black metal only” rule. However, exceptions are acceptable every once in a while, especially if the material is way too good, or impossible to be left behind. Case in point – “Abhorrent Manifestation“, the well anticipated debut full-length of San Diego-based death metal tyrants Ascended Dead. The band was born back in 2011 following the release of a demo, anRead More
Nightbringer - Terra Damnata
Alright, you might be surprised that the new post arrived so soon given the usual delays. Today, I was fortuned enough to finish my day time work on time and have vital energy to write something up. So, allow me to introduce some truly fine picks, two of which to be released and one…well, already out. Nightbringer – Terra Damnata I assume Nightbringer have received a fair amount of attention by popular media publishers already for their upcoming opus. However, I decided to join the bandwagon not for anything else butRead More
Dans La Joie - Au Champ des Morts
Today, I present the first appearance of SBM contributor Phantom who shares a selection of 3 quite interesting bands. Without further due, let’s start with them. Vranac – Apocrypha  Although, nowhere is openly stated when Russia’s Vranac formed, I consider it a newborn band given the few releases that the trio has issued forth by now. My journey of exploring their works dates back to 2014 when I first played their split “Заговор“, which you can download for free, by the way. Today, I have the pleasure of recommending their latest singleRead More