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MAX CAVALERA Wants To Make 'Raw' And 'Brutal' New SOULFLY Album

Max Cavalera has confirmed to Ireland's Overdrive that SOULFLY is working on material for the follow-up to 2018's "Ritual" album. "I'm currently writing loads of stuff with Zyon [Cavalera, SOULFLY drummer and Max's son] three times a week," he said. "On the way to the jam space, we are playing a lot...
November 24, 2020

CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR Pens Foreword To New Book 'USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal'

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal". In parallel with the blazing European scene of the 1990s, the American wasteland birthed its own wayward souls who found their own uses for blast beats, tremolo picking, ghoulish shrieks and sata...
October 17, 2020


Among the earliest European bands to blur the lines between thrash and what was then a nascent death metal sound, Messiah have long been unsung heroes of the brutal underground. It doesn't help that they haven't released a new studio album since 1994, but all good things come to those that wait, eve...
September 8, 2020

MAYHEM's HELLHAMMER: 'Black Metal, For Me, Is About Thinking For Yourself'

In a recent interview with Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer (a.k.a. Jan Axel Blomberg) spoke about the concept of being "true" in black metal and how genre purists sometimes police subcultural boundaries in relation to the stylist...
August 25, 2020

THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Responds To MIA WALLACE, Says He Wrote All Of The Lyrics And Co-Wrote All Of The Music For NIRYTH

Ex-CELTIC FROST frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) has disputed comments recently made by his former bandmate Mia Wallace over the fate of their NIRYTH project. Several days ago, Fischer gave an interview to Metal Wani in which he revealed that he and drummer Pidi Leuenberger le...
May 30, 2020

MIA WALLACE Fires Back At THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Over 'Disrespectful' Comments Regarding NIRYTH Project

Mia Wallace has responded to a recent interview with Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) in which the former CELTIC FROST frontman discussed the fate of their NIRYTH project. Earlier in the week, Fischer gave an interview to Metal Wani in which he revealed that he and drummer Pidi Leuenbe...
May 29, 2020

Former CELTIC FROST Frontman THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Launches 'Dark,' 'Groovy' And 'Psychedelic' New Project

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) has announced the formation of a new "dark music" project. The new band, whose name has not yet been revealed, is tentatively planning to release its debut album later this year. Speaking to Metal Wani, Fischer state...
May 26, 2020


Six albums into an avowedly spotlight-shunning career, REVENGE have earned themselves a formidable reputation. Admittedly, it's a reputation for making records that sound like all the hatred in the world, condensed down to an unstoppable tornado of harrowing, blackened noise. But that still counts....
May 19, 2020

Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)

Tom Gabriel Warrior is inarguably a heavy metal legend, a forefather of extreme metal and avant-garde metal. He began with the early eighties barbaric rumbling of HELLHAMMER, which was the precursor to the more energized, hard 'n' heavy and eventually experimental work of CELTIC FROST. That band eve...
May 12, 2020

MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist...
March 10, 2020


Jørn Stubberud, better known as the bassist Necrobutcher of storied black metal pioneers MAYHEM, will sit down with SONIC YOUTH's Thurston Moore on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. to discuss Stubberud's acclaimed tell-all book "The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94", first published in 2016 by Moore's Ec...
February 17, 2020

HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expan...
February 6, 2020


Fuck Christmas. Fuck New Year. Only death metal is real. CIANIDE have been flying the flag for old-school extremity for so long now that the only real surprise to be found on "Unhumanized" is that the Chicagoans remain proudly impervious to evolution or the march of time. Although marginally less pr...
January 2, 2020

BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Joins TRIUMPH OF DEATH For Performance Of HELLHAMMER's 'Aggressor' (Video)

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski joined TRIUMPH OF DEATH on stage on Sunday, December 15 at the "Merry Christless" event at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland to perform the HELLHAMMER song "Aggressor". Video footage of his appearance can be seen at this location (courtesy of Instagram user "silencea...
December 16, 2019


If you're a (black) metalhead who passes time by cvlting on social media, there's a 99 percent likelihood that you've stumbled across at least half dozen "I was on my way to kill Euronymous, too" memes over the course of the last month. These memes of course stem from the recent claims of MAYHEM bas...
November 12, 2019