black metal

Posthum: Norwegian black metal missionaries release The Black Northern Ritual stateside via Indie Recordings

The Black Northern Ritual gets a US release for Norway's Posthum

Norwegian black metal missionaries, Posthum, are pleased to unleash the unholy fruits of their third full-length, The Black Northern Ritual.

Northern Oak - Of Roots and Flesh (Own Label)

English black metal with one eye on the past and a bright future...
Release Date: 
3 Oct 2014 - 11:30pm

Northern Oak is not a name that tumbles off the lips when mead lovers gather in their local rock taverns to discuss all things folkish and metallic.

Winterfylleth- The Divination of Antiquity (Candlelight)

Winterfylleth conjure up ancient Albion with stunning results.
Release Date: 
6 Oct 2014 (All day)

Some albums can be real tough nuts to crack. The quality material is there, you know it is, but much like an ultraviolet spectrum, you just can’t see it.

Attila Csihar of Mayhem: The Corruptor

"It was brave to release that album after members had died"

The symbol for Mayhem; an emblem that brings dread, fear and curiosity, a dark seductress; encrusted and maimed with turmoil, controversy and innovatio

1349- Massive Cauldron of Chaos (Indie Recordings)

1349 takes on a blackened thrash sound, but does it work?
Release Date: 
29 Sep 2014 (All day)

Fans of black metal can certainly be a fickle bunch.

Protestant - In Thy Name (Halo of Flies/Throatruiner Records)

Black metal punk or punk black metal?
Release Date: 
15 Aug 2014 - 11:30pm

When I read the press release for Protestant, I must admit to slight feelings of apprehension; I'm not the biggest fan of punk.

Atara / Miserable Failure - Hang Them (Kaotoxin Records)

French grindcore with a difference.
Release Date: 
12 Aug 2014 (All day)

This split from French grindcore bands Atara and Miserable Failure is great. Simply great.

Panopticon- Roads to the North (Bindrune Recordings)

Panopticon impress with their unique mix of bluegrass and black metal.

Black metal and folk music have always had something of a symbiotic relationship; they’ve meshed and melded together to create a sound that neither genre could on its own.

Bolzer- Soma (Invictus Productions)

Bolzer continue their ascent with new EP Soma.

The rise of digital media has certainly been the bane of quality control when it comes to music.

Currently Unsigned: Lord Impaler

You don't have to be a 'young' band to flourish outside the normal boundaries of 'the record industry'. Greek black metallers Lord Impaler have been around for sixteen years on the outer...

When we decided to turn the Metal as Fuck spotlight on bands without a record deal, we originally envisaged giving a leg up, profile-wise, to some young up-and-coming artists, mayb