German Label Prophecy Productions Wants to Conquer the American Metal Scene

The extreme metal-focused label just opened a new U.S. office, a daring move in a changing industry. Will their gamble pay off?
Kevin Stewart-Panko

Les Discrets' New EP, 'Virée Nocturne,' Is a Chilly Post-Punk Dream

'Virée Nocturne' serves as a precursor to the band's next full-length, and offers an unexpected glimpse at what's to come.
Kim Kelly
festivals 2016

Germany's Prophecy Festival Brought Black Metal, Doom, and Neofolk to Life in a Stone Age Cave

From a fan perspective, Prophecy Fest is up there with small-scale, passion-driven fests like Iceland’s Eistnaflug and the most hallowed of them all, Roadburn.
Kim Kelly
festivals 2016

Stone, Light, and Decibels: Scenes from Inside the Cave at Germany's Prophecy Festival

Prophecy Festival 2016 brought together Germ, Alcest, Vemod, Sol Invictus, and many more to play inside an exquisitely lit Stone Age cavern.
Kim Kelly

Alcest Continue Chasing Perfection with a Stunning Japanese-Influenced New Album, 'Kodama'

Stream a new song, “Oiseaux de Proie" and read our conversation with Neige and Winterhalter, conducted outside a Stone Age cave in Germany.
Kim Kelly

Kristina Esfandiari's New Video for "Orchid" Finds the Beauty in Feeling Miserable

What happens when you combine shoegaze, Deafheaven, and a childhood spent in a cult? Miserable.
Kim Kelly

PREMIERE: Clouds Collide's Blissful New Album Is a Perfect Blend of Black Metal and Shoegaze

Listen to 'All Things Shining' from rising black metal/shoegaze stars Clouds Collide.
Kim Kelly
2014 in Review

Agalloch/Vhol Drummer Aesop Dekker Grudgingly Lists His Top Ten Albums of 2014

The prolific drummer for Agalloch, VHOL, and Worm Ouroboros goes in on his favorite metal (and otherwise) records of the past year.
New music

Check Out Alcest's New Shoegaze-y Track "Délivrance"

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