Second wave black metal forever changed the metal soundscape, featuring a slew of bands from Scandinavia influenced by Mercyful Fate and Venom – the so-called first wave of black metal. Raw, chaotic and intensely ideological, progenitors of the style would see an explosion of similar-sounding bands in the mid-nineties, coloring the
Fuck the dumb shit – sometimes you just need RAW & UNCUT Metal that makes you want to head bang until the Grim Reaper comes to take you away! MALLEUS is a band from Boston who has created one of the raddest, most riffadelic collections of songs this year, and their
This absence was strongly felt. Ash Borer, one of the leading black metal bands of the US scene, were keeping extremely active since 2013, releasing a couple of excellent records in their self-titled debut and Cold of Ages, a split with kindred spirits Fell Voices, and the fantastic Bloodlands EP.
CVLT Nation is proud to present the next in our series of underground classic compilations, BATHORY’s legendary self-titled album! For this assault on your auditory senses we’ve brought nine bands together to pay tribute to one of black metal’s greats: Meka, Grave Coven, Plagues, True Love, Expander, Worsen, Morast, Ultha and Fever
Well, well – what do we have here? Another band from New Zealand, priming to make waves throughout the underground? Why, yes, it does appear that way. And go figure, Iron Bonehead is all over it. Always on the cutting edge of the best and brightest emerging acts, Iron Bonehead is releasing
Can’t say I’m the hugest fan of house and techno, but I do have the utmost respect for Fenriz and the impact he and Darkthrone have had on underground music and culture. I also respect the fact that he is so varied in his musical tastes; while fans of his