black metal

Film

'Lords of Chaos' Is a Loving, Concerned, and Troubled Look at Black Metal

VICE spoke with director Jonas Åkerlund about his new take on an old story.
Grayson Haver Currin
2.19.19
Interviews

Japanese Black Metal Icon Vivian Slaughter Is Resurrected as Viviankrist

The former Gallhammer vocalist opens up about moving to Norway and launching her chilling new solo electronic project.
Stephanie Dubick
11.9.18
vice

The Secret Instagram Account Selling Black Metal–Inspired Biryani

Singaporeans queue around the block to try chef Ahmad Zahid’s “biryani of doom,” which he advertises on a private Instagram and sells in limited drops.
Nisa Kreems
10.19.18
To Hell And Back

You'll Never Listen to All the Music You Want to Hear Before You Die

We'll never fully catch up, so settle in with the new album from Bosse-de-Nage, and new tunes from Dödsrit, Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
Kim Kelly
9.23.18
Stream This

Stream Deafheaven's New LP, 'Ordinary Corrupt Human Love,' Right the Hell Now

The band's third LP is their most melodic yet. It's streaming in full this morning ahead of its release next week.
Alex Robert Ross
7.6.18
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly
7.2.18
metaltoo

With #KillTheKing, Heavy Metal Is Having Its #MeToo Moment

We spoke to the women behind a growing movement against misogyny and rape culture within the high-decibel music scene, and asked: can metal change?
Kim Kelly
3.19.18
Features

We Hung Out with Metal Pagans at a Viking Cemetery

The Norwegian festival Midgardsblot unites heavy metal with pagan culture and history. We spoke to some of the festival-goers.
Ruby Morrigan
9.19.17
Film

Documentary 'Where Do We Go' Explores What Happens When Black Metal Hits Sunny Indonesia

The tropical archipelago is as unlikely a home as any for a scene inspired by Scandinavian Black Metal.
Adi Renaldi
1.9.17
Music

Thurston Moore Is the Patron Saint of Music Nerds

We spoke with the Sonic Youth founder about Norwegian black metal, Henry Rollins' tape collection, and Bernie Sanders.
Kim Kelly
8.10.16