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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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...

October 14, 2020

It’s always baffling hearing genre purists wax lyrical about the ‘golden age’ of early ’90s black metal. To see eyes glaze over with yearning and nostalgia at the mere mention of these bygone days of uncompromisingly raw and visceral extremity. A decade punctuated by v...

This humble webzine rarely pulls any punches when it comes to hitting you with some of the most uncompromisingly brutal and caustic listening material known to humanity. But if you thought last month’s edition of ‘Anthems’ was loaded with deeply disquieting, no-holds-b...

October 7, 2020

Let’s get straight down to it, who here has seen that Modern Family episode where it’s all shot as if happening online? The characters interact on separate screens, and it’s all shown together for our pleasure. It was inventive, and well done, and innovative. That was...

October 6, 2020

With its darkly brutalising wealth of scalding, violently accelerating and densely bludgeoning musical dynamics, the notorious subterranean underbelly that is extreme metal is one rich with various instruments of sonic torture, their every sculpted, scalpel-keen accent...

October 2, 2020

There’s a contradiction at the heart of music: no matter what label gets slapped on it, we want something that speaks to our own shared experiences, that echoes something deep within our intangible soul and speaks to personal experience, to feel we are not alone and th...

September 30, 2020

It is the year 2010 and Adam 'Nergal' Darski, frontman to the notorious, controversy-courting black metal act Behemoth, is currently awaiting trial in his home country for a criminal offence that could see him spending the next two years of his life behind bars. His cr...

September 27, 2020

Whenever any band of a certain status and reputation is seen to be even slightly relaxing the frequency of their studio output, it’s only a matter of time before fans begin to fear the worst and the internet abounds with paranoid rumours of an ‘indefinite hiatus’, ‘cre...

With September already in its dying throes, it's hard to believe this freshly-launched column has been up and running for a little over a month now. Better still, Anthems #4 is by far our biggest and most colourfully varied edition yet, featuring everything from the vi...

September 18, 2020

It’s been five years, five long years, since the exceptional ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’. The band have been on an unstoppable roll of exceptional releases since the turn of the millennium so you can excuse them for taking a bit of a break between records, but there’s...

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