Ever since the release of the debut album Lugburz (1995), the atmospheric black metal masters Summoning have reigned over Middle Earth. Few bands manage to tell long lost tales in a similar, fascinating way as these Austrians do, with a truly unique sound, consisting of majestic soundscapes blended with hazy, distorted guitars. Summoning’s previous effort, […]
French black metallers The Great Old Ones have released a new lyric video for the song ”When the Stars Align’ from their most recent album ‘EOD – A Tale Of Dark Legacy’. The record has been composed as a sequel to H. P. Lovecraft’s literary masterpiece “The Shadow over Innsmouth”. Read our review of the […]
By Laetitia Novels and metal have always gone hand in hand, especially those of dark, intruiging tales. Tolkien’s legacy inspired dozens of bands, some outstanding (like Summoning), others to a cheap elf-in-the-woods trick. It’s no surprise that the unsettling, disturbing stories of classic horror author H.P. Lovecraft also belong to the (numerous) sources of inspiration […]
Munich’s Waldgeflüster unveiled a massive epos of atmospheric black metal this past October with the release of their fourth full-length album, “Ruinen.” Metal Exposure recently spoke with band mastermind Winterherz via Skype about his inspirations, his musical background, and the kind of work the band entails.. Read all about it here!
Although summer is not dying any time soon, with 30+ degrees C in the middle of September, autumn is being heralded by it’s proverbial namesake and atmospheric/black metal entourage Winterfylleth. I for one am definitely waiting for less sun, less heat and some (more!) of The Dark Hereafter.. Read all!
Wiegedood is Dutch for sudden infant death syndrome. The prodigious first offspring of these Belgian black metallers is called De Doden Hebben Het Goed. Will this debut release survive it’s cradle or remain powerless against the omnipresent grim baby reaper?.. Read all!
Over the past year, the star of the German black metal formation Der Weg Einer Freiheit has been rising. Last year, the band got signed by Season of Mist and they are about to unleash the highly anticipated follow-up of 2012’s Unstille, called Stellar. Since anticipation means expectation, yours truly found herself quite curious about […]
As the days grow darker and the air becomes bleak, there is no better moment to discover a band whose music seamlessly fits the state of mind of the autumn season. Observant fans already know Vattnet Viskar (‘the water whispers’) from their impressive EP (or demo).. Read all!