CONCERT REVIEW: Misthyrming – Kringa – Ritual Death – Nubivagant Live at Gebr De Nobel


Happy new year! Time for the first show of this very fresh and unsullied year, and what better show than the opening night of the new album tour for Misthyrming. Having almost silently dropped one of the best black metal albums of 2022, Með hamri, in December, Misthyrming are doing a small tour through Europe. They are joined by Kringa, whose 2022 album All Stillborn Fires, Lick My Heart! should also feature high on the black metal 2022 lists, Ritual Death and Nubivagant. As the candles are lit and the skulls put out on their little tables, we’re in for a good evening’s entertainment.

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Marghöfða dýrið (Carpe Noctum, Null and Misthyrming) Releases New

Icelandic Black Metal project Marghöfða dýrið, from Nađra (Carpe Noctum, Null and Misthyrming), has dropped a new single track EP, Djöfladýrkun undir jökli, on Bandcamp. The project may also feature other members of notable Icelandic metal bands. You can purchase and stream the track “Djöfladýrkun undir jökli” which translates to “Devilworship under the Glacier” now!

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Emperor, Mayhem And Enslaved Team Up for Exclusive Beyond The Gates Festival 2021 Appearance

Three of the most legendary names in Black Metal will unite for an unforgettable event at next summer’s Beyond The Gates Festival in Norway! Emperor, Mayhem and Enslaved will perform at Grieghallen MCMXCIV as part of the fest with full-album performances of their classic works; Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse, and Enslaved’s Vikingligr Veldi. All three monumental albums were recorded in the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen. Tickets can be purchased at the link below and the full festival lineup, headlined by a reunited Mercyful Fate is here as well! Continue reading

Misþyrming is Streaming a Live Concert Right Now from Estonia

Icelandic Black Metallers Misþyrming are performing in Estonia tonght, rightcnow! The Estonia government, like many in the wold has declared a state of emergency. The band is performing and livestreaming in a mostly empty venue due to Coronavirus. Watch the video and support one of the most improtant underground bands in the work right now! Continue reading

GHOST CULT’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Steve Tovey: Top 20 of 2019

2019 seems an odd year for me to be writing a post about my albums of year, and to have so many albums I want to name-check or mention. See, early in the year I stepped down from my role within Ghost Cult – nothing the Cult did wrong, just a question of life and balance. Stepping back from direct exposure to every rock, metal or alternative release should have meant I had fewer albums to care about, but, actually, it’s afforded me more time with each of the albums that I have connected with.Continue reading

Wongraven Wine Tasting Event By Satyricon Frontman Returns To Inferno Festival

Once again, Satyricon frontman Satyr Wongraven’s Wongraven Wine Tasting event will return to this years’ Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, NO this March. As an extension of Satyr’ Wongraven Wines, he will lead a tasting and discussion exploring his passion and gift for winemaking. These events sell out yearly, so get your tickets now. Inferno Metal Festival is the longest running and most extreme metal festival in Norway and one of the most important metal festivals in the world. Continue reading

Batshuka Cancels Inferno 2019 Appearance, Aura Noir Joins The Line-up

Excellent kvlt metallers Batushka were recently announced for Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. However, they dropped out with no notice this week. Stepping in to replace their will be Aura Noir. The veteran local thrashers join a lineup that includes Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy, Bloodbath, Taake, 1349, Vomitory, Gaahls Wyrd, Carach Angren and more. The full lineup and ticket options can be seen below. Continue reading

Kniven Bar Stage Announced For Inferno Metal Festival 2019

Already packed with stellar bands, Inferno Metal Festival 2019 will collaborate with Kniven Bar to present their own matinée stage during Inferno Metal Festival 2019, together with DJs and happenings in the bar. Appearing will be Psykopath, Sepulcher, Nekromantheon, and local Oslo band Purple Hill Witch! Kniven Bar is “Oslo’s premier metal dive bar with a heavy focus on craft beer, tasty drinks and lo-fi music.” Tickets for Inferno are on sale now!Continue reading

Bloodbath, Cor Scorpii, And Superlynx Added To Inferno 2019

Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath is confirmed to as a new headliner at Inferno Metal Festival 2019, Opeth and Dimmu Borgir. The band consists of members from bands like Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia, and Craft. Also newly confirmed are Cor Scorpii and Superlynx! The full lineup so far and ticket option is listed below. Continue reading

Impaled Nazarene, DVNE Added to Inferno Festival 2019


Finnish black metal greats Impaled Nazarene and UK sludge/doom band DVNE have been added to Inferno Festival 2019. The fest already boasts Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, The Black Dahlia Murder, Taake, 1349 and many more. More bands will be announced soon. Check out the full line-up so far below. Continue reading