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time has shifted ans so has the need for reviews / support black metal
There is one very simple yet fundamental principle about life, which states that nothing is static. Things move around, evolve, shift and take different turns whether you like it or not. It’s just the way it is and if you are smart enough, you will not resist it but rather embrace what’s coming. And then…adapt.  This is how I’d like to start off this non-black metal related post, even though it is very much connected to this genre through music reviews.  Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve stated thatRead More
Grá interview / support black metal

Posted On May 11, 2018By LifeloverIn Interviews, News

Grá: Be a Leader, Not a Follower

Today, I’d like to share with you a new installment in SBM’s interview section with a gentleman whose’s work has had a tremendous impact on my love for music over the years. Heljarmadr of Swedish 5-piece band Grá (also known for being the vocalist of Dark Funeral) has been kind enough to let me steal some of his time, answering my questions. Although, my budget gives me so much freedom to go no further than interviewing by email, I managed to get at least one step closer to the essence of hisRead More
Hukutus - Koitus cover / support black metal

Posted On March 30, 2018By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Premiere: Hukutus – Oksitosiini

Hukutus is a Finnish collective that I’ve had the pleasure to follow along since 2016 and today, it reached a significant milestone. The band has officially inked a deal with My Fate Music who are going to release their debut album titled “Oksitosiini“. Here is what they say about it: Chasing the soma-dragon, only to capture a dose of oxytocin. This is no narrative, it’s a bundle of wayward paths – towards dead-ends, into forsaken shrines, from the sham of gnosis, into empty darkness, to reach a hated tomb. ARead More
Mascharat / support black metal
I cannot believe that it has been over 1 year since the last installment in our blitz category called “From the Depths.” It is time to dust it off by introducing 3 underground bands and their respective albums that caught my attention, so let’s get right into it.  Note: A new CD recommendation is on the way, so make sure to subscribe via the newsletter form. Meanwhile, if you wanna take a look at our previous updates, have a look here.  Thanatomania I have come across to Thanatomania thanks toRead More
Uada - Cult of a Dying Sun band / support black metal
I’ve just come to a fresh upload on Eisenwald’s official Youtube channel, which premieres a track from Uada’s upcoming new album. It’s been around 2 years in the making and “Cult of a Dying Sun” is finally set for an official release in late May. Other than that, there are no more particular details except for the fact that there will be a track list of 7 pieces and a slightly changed lineup; Brent Boutte from Helleborus steps in as the drummer and Edward Halpin of Sjukdom on the bass. Read More
Monolithe - Nebula Septem / support black metal
Although, we are 3 months in since the new year began, it is today that we celebrate the 1st CD of 2018! Such a big occasion cannot go without a feast, hence the album that I have in store for you is massive. Without further due, let me present you for the first time Monolithe and their 7th full-length “Nebula Septem“. Monolithe was an uncharted area for me up until this point. I simply went in the blind looking for an exciting new material that would break the routine andRead More
Totalselfhatred - Solitude / support black metal

Posted On February 27, 2018By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Totalselfhatred to Release a New Album in April

Rejoice Totalselfhatred followers! Finally, there is detailed information about the band’s long-anticipated new album that has been in the making for so many years. “Solitude“, their 3rd full-length will be available through Osmose Productions as of 27 April 2018. The album packs 5 songs with a total duration of 42 minutes cold and oppressive atmosphere. So far, there is 1 track that can be tasted, so hit the Bandcamp player below and let the hype engulf you.  Track list: 1. Solitude MMXIII 2. Cold Numbness 3. Hallow 4. Black InfinityRead More
When I started the whole SBM thing back in 2013, all I had in mind was black metal promotion. I didn’t have that vision of promoting visual art and other stuff related to the dark side of life. In time, however, things changed. I guess my vision has broadened and many ideas started flowing. For instance, artist interviews was among the first. How cool would be to get into the mind of an artist whose work decorates our favourite CDs? To see, understand and follow along the process of howRead More
Morgul / support black metal
If you are a Morgul fanboy like me, you will most likely react with an excessively loud “fuck yeah” after this news. Seriously, I’ve been waiting for Jack D. Ripper to return to active mode over a decade and that has finally been confirmed. His kind wife managing the band’s Facebook page has shared a post that a new album is on the way. Moreover, there is already a track that gives a taste of what’s coming, so you can check it out below. As of now, there are noRead More
AMNUTSEBA-demo-ii / support black metal

Posted On February 7, 2018By LifeloverIn News, Recommended

Pure Abysmal Hatred: Amnutseba – Demo II

What a pleasant surprise, I must say! Amnutseba is one of those bands that would literally make you pop your eyes out immediately after you hit the play button. The band has shared their second untitled demo with me, which made question a few times what the heck was going on. And that, in the most positive manner, mind you! The French band is entirely shrouded in mystery except for the fact that their legacy comes down to 2 offerings; one of which I’d like to plague you with today.Read More