Dark Matter  Webzine

Spawned out of a lifelong fixation with obsessively dissecting, unravelling and admiring the darkest of subcultural minds and matter, it is here that the secret innerworkings of these notorious art forms are laid bare and analysed in unflinchingly thorough detail. From the craggy, frostbitten vibrations of black metal’s dry-lung luminaries to the nightmarish, creeping shadows of horror’s most visionary minds, I bid you welcome to the dark side…

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November 26, 2020

Let us begin with the facts here: most people stream films nowadays. Who makes the effort to have the product in your hand, watch the film repeatedly and dig through the extras that Blu-Ray and DVD contain? Many distribution companies make efforts to keep relevant by g...

November 18, 2020

Whatever grimly preoccupying personal neuroses might be preying on your lockdown-addled faculties right now, rest assured that these reigning kings of melancholia have the darkly cathartic balm to soothe even the most thoroughly tormented mortal soul. And be it in the...

November 12, 2020

The world as we know it is awash with apocalyptic horror, teeming with tales of sorrow and woe as we, locked in the maddening noise and isolation of our own heads, endlessly fret and ruminate over the sorry state of affairs that is the year 2020. Small wonder, then, th...

November 6, 2020

Liverpool surgically-obsessed stalwarts Carcass need little introduction, from their squelching gore-soaked grind roots up to 1994’s ‘Heartwork’, they were among the UK’s extreme metal elite. The band have influenced more bands than you can shake a viscera coated stick...

As far as servicing us with a steady, seemingly unending supply of apocalyptic horrors goes, the year 2020 has done a pretty successful job of ensuring life remains in as troubling and unpredictable a shape as humanly imaginable. So much so, in fact, that the arrival o...

October 29, 2020

One of the most maudlin musical acts currently gracing the ebony vistas of gothic doom metal, Swedish sorrow-smiths Draconian have been cultivating their unique and haunting brand of melancholia ever since 1994. The group’s latest sombre epic, ‘Under a Godless Veil’, b...

October 29, 2020

When COVID hit Belgium, things looked bleak. As spring turned to summer Dark Matter spoke to Charlie of Studio Brussel radio station and Isa from Slow Crush to find out how the live music scene in Belgium is reacting to the crisis...

Once all this COVID blows over, and...

October 23, 2020

Horror comedy; if it’s done right it can be glorious, but is a tricky one to pull off. Think of An American werewolf in London, The Evil Dead series, Shaun of the dead. When they work they really work.

Dog soldiers  is very much a film of its time, early 2000s lad’s mag...

October 21, 2020

Back when the British Isles still abounded with the electrifying, brutally energised vibrations of a million wondrously hell-raising live metal acts, it never once occurred to us that it would all come crashing down one fateful day in the spring of 2020. And, worse sti...

October 16, 2020

It’s often the most gentle words that are the most powerful. Extreme music sure has its share of concrete-crunching moments and demonic gargling, and both have been exhibited in Justin Greaves’ other works drumming for legends in Iron Monkey and Electric Wizard. But su...

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