Sinmara – Almyrkvi – Infernal Invocation – Sortilegia: Live At De Gebroeders Nobel


On a cold early December night I traveled to Leiden, to de Gebroeders nobel, a venue that regularly puts on decent black metal shows in the Netherlands. Located close to the central station, it’s a pretty easy trip, though as always, if you’re dependent on trains, remember to go home on time.Continue reading


Wormlust – Mannveira And The New Breed Of Icelandic Black Metal


Wormlust, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Wormlust, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

 

The past few years the hottest ticket in Black Metal has been anything out of Iceland. Starting with Svarti Daudi, followed by Sinmara and Misthyrming, these guys from the sparsely populated island in the near The Arctic Ocean are shaking the world wherever they go. The people involved in these bands have a pretty special take on black metal: having been isolated as long as they are they’re not as concerned with who they want to sound like or who they know, but find their own way through expressing the misery of every day life.Continue reading