Inquisition Release New Single From Upcoming Album

After Inquisition has slowly been teasing us with new details on the successor to 2013’s critically acclaimed “Obscure Verses for the Multiverse”, the black metal duo has finally given us what we have been waiting for! Continue reading

Details Arrive On Inquisition’s Upcoming Album

Inquisition is one of the most rapidly growing names in modern black metal. With currently six critically acclaimed full-lengths released between 1998 and 2013, fans are eagerly anticipating the next masterpiece. With fans seeing Inquisition was in the studio to record their seventh full length at the end of 2015 and a recent teaser, fans know that a new Inquisition album is just around the corner. Now, we have even more information about the upcoming full-length. Continue reading

Bestial Black Metal: Is This the Most Extreme Genre of Metal Yet?

Since the early days of heavy metal, the genre has perpetually expanded in countless extremities. Many thought music could not possibly become any more extreme than some of the most intense artists to appear in the last twenty-five years within Death Metal, Black Metal, and more. However, one subgenre has remained hidden in the underground since the early 1990s and is starting to rapidly gain more attention in recent years. War Metal/Bestial Black Metal has truly combined some of metal’s most relentless aspects. Is Bestial Black Metal the most extreme subgenre to currently exist?¬†

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15 Reasons U.S. Black Metal Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Black metal is a very unique subgenre of extreme metal that is set apart from others by many reasons. Whether it be the common use of lo-fi production, the infamous history, or exhilarating stage theatrics in a live setting, black metal is easily recognizable. One interesting characteristic of black metal is how there seems to be a distinct sound that comes from every country or even parts of certain countries. When black metal is brought up, the initial bands mentioned usually cater to none other than Norway and its infamous second wave scene during the 1990s. This includes bands such as Mayhem, Emperor, and many more. Usually Sweden is followed up after that with a wide spectrum consisting of everything from Bathory to Watain. Finland, Austria, Germany Рthe list just seems to go on and on. But wait Рwhat about United States black metal? The U.S. has been often accused of not having a good black metal scene due to many bands experimenting with the black metal formula, not having records as good as European bands, etc. As a firm believer that the United States has a growing interest in black metal and is starting to give birth to many new and breathtaking artists, I want to present the argument that the U.S. scene needs to be paid attention to. Here are fifteen artists that support why black metal matters in the United States.

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