Straight Outta San Jose, California I present EXHUMED! EXHUMED have blazed the way for old school sounding death metal since 1991. The band’s founder and sole remaining member Matt Harvey was a whopping 15 years old when he formed the band. EXHUMED spent much of the ensuing decade hacking their way through numerous line-ups, demos, […]
After a short personal break, much discussed (black) metal artist Myrkur has returned with a new full-length. Different from her previous works, on ‘Folkesange’ one will only hear interpretations of traditional Nordic folk songs and conventional instruments.
Current relationship status with prog/tech death metal: it’s complicated. Usually my death metal preference is a bit straightforward (think Nile, Suffocation and more) I’ve always steered clear of the proggy/tech death metal (so yes, this is a noob review). Still, I’ve always had a weak spot for Germany’s Obscura, more old school death metal album […]
Danish/American vocalist Amalie Bruun stormed the metal scene with the self titled EP Myrkur in 2014. Coming from a indie music background and daring to use her classically trained voice in black metal, Bruun was rewarded with a shitstorm on the internet and was ferociously haunted by trolls (not the cool Scandinavian type of trolls). […]
Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, unveils her interpretation of traditional Nordic Folk song, “De Tre Piker” today. Her third single from upcoming album ‘Mareridt’ includes a stunning, lulling vocal performance alongside nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key harp), shaman drums and guitar. On ‘Mareridt’ (translation: Nightmare), MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the […]
Myrkur has attracted a lot of attention after her initial self titled killer EP. Her debut album, simply called ‘M’, is due on August 21st. Will she deliver to the standards and expectations the hype around her has formed? Two answers: (1) yes, and (2) yes – here is why.. Read all!
If the name Myrkur has not crossed your path recently, you might not have been paying attention. This Danish one-woman black metal project will release her debut on the sixteenth of September via Relapse. Both Myrkur’s so far unknown identity and her music have stirred something in the metal scene. If you want to read […]
The third effort of the Brooklyn-based, post metal band Tombs successfully taps into the primal vibe that is at the core of metal music. This record, Savage Gold, has been getting raving reviews and the album has already been mentioned as a candidate for year lists. So, what is all the fuzz about?.. Read all!
New York metal formation Black Anvil is about to release its third full length record, Hail Death. Throughout the record you’ll notice that this band does not care for labels. Black metal, thrash, even doomy and death, all kinds of metal surface in the gritty tunes of this band. However.. Read all!
Blockheads are a grindcore band from France. The band exists for over a decade now and are, unlike many other grindcore bands, dead serious about their music. Which you can easily hear by the quality of their songs. This isn’t a composition of mindless blastbeats, one after another. This is talent.. Read all!