Asgrauw – Gronspech

Asgrauw – Gronspech Despite the hot temperature outside, it’s cold and freezing inside my living room. Why? Because the third full length “Gronspech” of Asgrauw is on my media player right now. Raw, melodic and atmospheric black metal is being offered on this album (release July 17th). Sang in Dutch and Groesbeek (a small town […]

Preview: Midgardsblot 2018

Norway. Metal. Nature. History. Awesome. Those five words describe, in short, the wonderful and intimate festival that is Midgardsblot. This year the fourth edition will be taking place in the south of Norway, and there is a very good reason why we from Metal Exposure will be making the long trip to the North again…and […]

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun

After being impressed by Uada’s debut Devoid Of Light and having experienced some excellent live performances, the follow up album of American blacksters Cult Of A Dying Sun is now playing its tunes on my media player. Despite the fact that this band originates from America, Uada’s musical roots are firmly set in the Scandinavian […]

Aura Noir – Aura Noire

Aura Noir are one of those bands that one either loves, or hates and usually, there’s no in-between. It doesn’t mean, of course, that those who love the band loves every single piece of tune they’re putting out, but would more think about Aura Noir as an endless menace that’s just there, brandishing swords and […]

Report: Ragnarök Festival 2018

There are certain festivals that you keep returning to. For the Metal-Exposure crew and friends, one of those festivals is the pagan/black metal festival Ragnarök in Lichtenfels, counting almost ten (or over) years of attendance. The line-up this year was interesting with Thyrfing, Batuskha, Enslaved and Fejd, among the many, and the atmosphere is always […]

Ihsahn – Àmr

Even though I’ve sincerely enjoyed Ihsahn‘s side projects like Peccatum and Hardingrock, I never had a thirst for the solo work of Norway’s favorite black metal musician. It always seemed too, peculiar. The realisation that my taste buds have evolved to liking this particular brand of extreme progressive metal came after hearing the first single […]