News Category

Light of the Morning Star - Nocta
Holidays are over now and your daily routine has most likely taken over but don’t despair! Instead, allow me to introduce you a small yet exciting batch of 3 albums featuring Light of The Morning Star, Laster and Praecognitvm. Let’s get into the good stuff!  Light of the Morning Star – Nocta One of the first appearances of Light of the Morning Star on this blog was when I published the 3rd edition of SBM sampler. It didn’t take long for the band to announce the grand arrival of hisRead More
altarage -nihil / best record labels of 2016

Posted On December 31, 2016By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

SBM’s list of top record labels in 2016

I’ve been hearing contradictory opinions on whether 2016 was a fruitful year as to black metal and its sub-genres. My personal expectations however were met and I am beyond satisfied for all the goodies that came to my door. Apart from the ever growing tireless community of artists that are bursting with creativity, there are record labels whose work has left a major legacy for all of us, the connoisseurs of the blackened art. With this installment, I’ll present a short list of 5 record labels that did a remarkable job thisRead More
ande - het gebeente
Almost immediately after the Christmas madness is over and we step into 2017, a number of solid albums will be unleashed upon the masses. A few days ago, I’ve been recommended to check out Ande, which is a one-man act masterminded by Jimmy Christiaens from Belgium. The band was conceived back in 2015 and so far, he has put out a single full-length titled “Licht.”  In all honesty, I am not familiar with that particular release as I discovered the band through a preview of “Het Gebeente” on Soundcloud. Nevertheless, myRead More
Torrid Husk / End - Swallow Matewan; black metal albums of 2016
This year has been busy for me on multiple fronts, therefore catching up with 2016’s breed was a tough task. However, I did my best to scan what popular metal publishers have already covered in their year end lists and came up with the following. Instead of repeating what has been praised probably 100 times now, I will present you a retrospection that will cover  hardly ever mentioned albums.  Be sure to bookmark this post as it will be the only dedicated one to summing up some of the finest albumsRead More
Kaosophia - Serpenti Vortex cover
Today, while scouting what’s new on Soundcloud, I bumped into a massive update by Lamech Records that I could not help but share right away. You may remember Kaosophia from one of the From the depths episodes that I posted last year. To my pleasant surprise, this Ukrainian apocalyptic fellowship is on the verge of releasing their sophomore full-length by the name of “Serpenti Vortex.” As of now, I cannot please you with an official date of release, or a complete track list except for the mind-blowing except “Enter theRead More
Blood Moon - Through the Scarlet Veil cover

Posted On December 22, 2016By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Premiere: Blood Moon – Through the Scarlet Veil

Blood Moon is a mysterious circle of Luciferian worshippers, which I Introduced on Saturday massacre a while ago. Now, the band has unleashed their debut full-length bearing the name “Through the Scarlet Veil” for free consumption on Bandcamp. This 8-piece track list will immerse you into a ritual gathering to awaken the Bringer of Light.  The compositions will walk you through the initial stages of summoning to the praise of His kingdom’s arrival. I would not consider this album just a musical experience rather than a profound occult journey. In fact, itRead More
Mord'A'Stigmata - Hope / cover artwork
It’s about time that you get another peek at what 2017 holds! Mord’A’Stigmata, a Polish ritualistic/ avant-garde black metal band have released an official statement about their 4th upcoming album named “Hope.” Pagan Records is taking care of distributing the record starting from 17th February. The new opus is gonna be available on CD, LP and digital format.  “Hope” includes a short track list of 4 songs, which you can see below. Here is how the main creative force Static describes the essence of the whole package: As usual, weRead More
ende - i. luciferia live
I. Luciferia (Ende and Reverence) returns to SBM with a short list of 5 recommended albums that you should check out. Darkthrone – Artic Thunder I know, Darkthrone has stopped playing BM….Generally speaking, I don’t listen to the “new” period but this opus has something different, really great feeling, I definitely loved this album..! Facebook Bölzer – Hero I discovered Bölzer with their 2 first EPs. This debut album is the worthy successor. I appreciate this kind of wave, I hope they keep this good feeling. Facebook Sorcier des Glaces – NorthRead More
hukutus nadiirit; interview
Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a conversation with Aoghori, the vocalist of “transmutating extreme metal” act Hukutus. Hello guys! Let’s kick off this interview by introducing Hukutus and the meaning of your band name. Hi there! Hukutus means the act of drowning in Finnish, a forced act, I might add. It’s not really specific what is being drowned and into what, I like that. It could be happening within one’s subconscious or it could be just a brutal act of baptism. It’s also a good introduction to what we’re aboutRead More
farsot - fail-lure
Update 3/29/2017: Good news, folks!  I have just been notified that Farsot unleashed an official music video to their upcoming opus, namely “Fail·Lure“. Watch “The Antagonist” below.  Update 3/12/2017: After a long anticipation for updates related to Farsot’s new record entitled “Fail·Lure“, the first glimpse is already here! ProphecyBC have unleashed a preview, official release date and pre-orders of the new opus. Before revealing the whole thing, check out a shot from the band’s latest photo shoot. Ominous, mysterious and even slightly intimidating. This is exactly how the new album appears to be,Read More