The crumbling bones of our ancestors may have long lain cold and still in the ground, but the illustrious legacy of ancient lore and legends they left behind remains one gloriously untouched by the ravages of time. And thanks to the meticulous labours of Forndom vision...

With its pitch-black legacy of grisly murder and dismemberment, of moonlit rites and crumbling tombstones, of frigid fjords and desolate dark forests, extreme metal has long been intimately acquainted with the darkest and most unspeakably horrific facets of the human c...

No matter how thoroughly well-acquainted you think you may be with a band’s music, regardless of how many times you’ve obsessively pored and fixated over the most minute details of a record you’ve lovingly played, tattered and worn, to within an inch of its life, it’s...

Ask any avid metal fan precisely what it is to be ‘extreme’ and they’ll likely reel off an endless, inexhaustible list of bands displaying varying levels of brain-liquefying sonic abrasiveness and brutality. From frantically accelerating staccato blasts and crippling s...

February 6, 2020

As we lurch, weary and penniless, from the joyless January wasteland of the post-Christmas period into the fresh horrors of a new calendar month, there’s something especially ghastly about this time of year - not least with the mindless, hyper-commercialised advent of...

October 15, 2019

It’s lingering there, inhabiting every inch of the ragged and unrelenting, brimstone-scorched entity better known as blackened Polish aggressors, Hate. The presence of something audibly greater and infinitely more powerful than ourselves. Something that far surpasses t...

September 9, 2019

With its heavily publicised hallmarks of gratuitous bloodshed, church-burning blasphemy and public self-mutilation, black metal is perhaps the last sub-genre you’d associate with creative ingenuity and original vision. Yet, with their compositionally intricate strains...

From labouring over meticulously engineered album releases to spending countless weeks trawling the globe from one namelessly anonymous city to the next, it’s hard to imagine a more manic and relentless lifestyle than the one that’s long been business as usual for Finn...

Having kindly allowed fans a good few months to pick their bloodied and semi-obliterated jaws up off the floor following the release of earth-shattering blackened epic, ‘A New Kind of Horror’, the tail-end of March 2019 saw Anaal Nathrakh hit the road for their hugely...

From the sinewy, pulverising grooves of Fear Factory through to inky lashings of EBM and mind-altering electronica, Matt Hart’s restlessly evolving sound has undergone no small amount of genre-defying progression and adjustment over the expansive course of the past dec...

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