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DARKTHRONE Releases New Song 'Black Dawn Affiliation' From Upcoming 'It Beckons Us All' Album

Norwegian black metal veterans DARKTHRONE have released an animated video (created by Matthew Vickerstaff) for their new song "Black Dawn Affiliation". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "It Beckons Us All", which will arrive on April 26 via Peaceville Records. DARKTHRONE's Fenriz co...
April 11, 2024

DARKTHRONE Announces New Album 'It Beckons Us All'

Norwegian black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release a new album, "It Beckons Us All", on April 26 via Peaceville Records. Pioneers of a sound that changed the world. Lifelong disciples of suspense and mystery. An enigmatic duo like no other, hell-bent on haunting souls through the eternities. The...
March 14, 2024


Overlooking the ancient lands of sensational heavy metal, Norway's COFFIN STORM is the new band consisting of a trio of Kolbotn veterans, with the lineup of Apollyon (AURA NOIR, LAMENTED SOULS) and Bestial Tormentor (INFERNÖ, LAMENTED SOULS) completed by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz on vocal duties. Fenriz e...
February 9, 2024

Polar Veil

One of the underground's most respected enigmas, Mat "Kvohst" McNerney has been involved with a huge amount of great music over the years. The Brit's discography extends from the barbarous black metal of CODE and THE DEATHTRIP to the priapic post-punk of GRAVE PLEASURES, but HEXVESSEL is plainly his...
September 20, 2023

VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Proves He's A Death Metal Lifer With ASINHELL: 'It's In My DNA'

By David E. Gehlke VOLBEAT founding member and vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen practically turns into a giddy teenager when talking about classic death metal. It's a side that likely many of VOLBEAT's rock radio-loving fans will never get to see, but to the underground denizens who bought everyth...
August 28, 2023

MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Band ASINHELL Shares Music Video For 'Fall Of The Loyal Warrior'

ASINHELL, the new death metal band led by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen, has released the official music video for the song "Fall Of The Loyal Warrior". The track is taken from ASINHELL's debut album, "Impii Hora" (Latin for "Ungodly Hour"),which will arrive on September 29 via Metal Blade. For...
July 27, 2023


For more than 20 years, vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen has been spearheading Danish rock and roll machine VOLBEAT, releasing eight full-lengths, selling millions of albums, and filling stadiums worldwide. Before fronting VOLBEAT, however, Poulsen formed death metal band DOMINUS, which recorded f...
June 29, 2023

Watch: PANTERA Joined By SATYRICON Frontman For 'Walk' Performance At Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival

SATYRICON singer Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven joined PANTERA on stage this past Friday (June 23) at the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo, Norway to perform the Philip Anselmo-fronted band's classic song "Walk". Fan-filmed video of Satyr's appearance can be seen below. Back in 2018, Satyr said that his EIBO...
June 25, 2023

L.A. GUNS' TRACII GUNS: 'I've Never Been A Vindictive Guy'

By David E. Gehlke There is never a dull moment in the L.A. GUNS camp. Whether it's lawsuits and mudslinging with former drummer Steve Riley, lineup changes or the complicated relationship between longtime vocalist Phil Lewis and founding member / guitarist Tracii Guns, L.A. GUNS have generated so m...
April 16, 2023

Assim na Terra como no Inferno

There is a fine line between so-called "raw" black metal and, with the greatest of respect, unlistenable horseshit. A direct descendant of DARKTHRONE's ruthlessly lo-fi "Under A Funeral Moon", this subgenre often has a strong whiff of The Emperor's New Clothes about it, and yet all the cynicism in t...
December 21, 2022

DARKTHRONE's NOCTURNO CULTO Talks Staying Behind The Times: 'We Think Everything Is Kind Of Stupid'

By David E. Gehlke Norwegian black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE have balked at the idea of progression since the late 1990s. Whereas their (un)holy triumvirate of "A Blaze In The Northern Sky", "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" became foundational black metal albums upon their release e...
December 19, 2022

Dark Side Of The Sacred Star

In the realms of underground metal, few labels have ever maintained both reputation and rigor with the same consistency as PEACEVILLE RECORDS. This compilation celebrates the UK imprint's 35th anniversary with a dazzling array of unreleased cuts and new material from both the well-recognized and the...
December 8, 2022

DARKTHRONE Shares New Song 'Caravan Of Broken Ghosts' From Upcoming Album 'Astral Fortress'

Norwegian black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Astral Fortress", on October 28 via Peaceville Records. The official lyric video for the song "Caravan Of Broken Ghosts", filmed by DARKTHRONE's Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and created by Matthew Vickerstaff, can be seen below. Fenri...
October 19, 2022

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul'...
January 21, 2022

Eternal Hails……

DARKTHRONE is indisputably one of the most important bands in the history of black metal. The trailblazing Norwegian act was at the forefront of the second wave of black metal, initially blowing minds with the fantastic and absolutely seminal 1992 release "A Blaze in the Northern Sky", which followe...
June 28, 2021