In 2018, Death Metal Reigned Supreme
As the world burned around us, a new class of forward-thinking bands rose up from the ashes to remind us that only death is real.
Please Enjoy These Fantastically Brutal Illustrations by a Death Metal Icon
Mark Riddick has designed album art, posters, and merch for Exodus, Arch Enemy, Dying Fetus... and Justin Bieber.
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 new albums from Bosse-de-Nage and Dödsrit, and new tunes from Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
The Guide to Getting into Napalm Death
The long-running pioneers have repeatedly reinvented their sound over the last three decades, from grind to death metal and back again.
To Hell And Back
Satan Deserves Better Than Slayer
Thoughts on the International Day of Slayer, plus a bunch of killer bands like Tomb Mold and Necros Christos that you should listen to instead.
Turkey's Death Metal Scene Thrives Despite Government Repression
With an authoritarian strongman in office and music venues scarce, brutal bands like Engulfed and Hellsodomy are still keeping the faith in Ankara and Istanbul.
Paul Benjamin Osterlund
Ghastly's 'Death Velour' Is a New Weird Finnish Death Metal Classic
Stream the Tampere trio's viscerally satisfying, cobweb-choked new album for 20 Buck Spin.
Our Place Of Worship Is Silence's New LP Redefines Death Metal Darkness
Stream the Los Angeles death metal duo's savage, uncompromising new LP, 'With Inexorable Suffering.'
Men Ruined Melodic Death Metal for Me But Kalmah Saved It
The Finnish stalwarts new album, 'Palo,' stirred up thoughts on gatekeeping, gender, and growing out of genres; stream it here.
How a Chef Named Demonstealer Became the King of Indian Metal
Demonic Resurrection's ultra-dedicated frontman tells us how he conquered adversity and became the enduring heart and soul of India's metal scene.
Mammoth Grinder's New Album Is So Good We're Kind of Mad About It
The Chris Ulsh-helmed Texas extreme metal trio is back with a fantastically headbangable new album for Relapse Records.
Tribulation Are Death Metal Goths Who Love Lord Byron and Fuck with Metal's Macho Imagery
The Swedish extreme metal phenomenons explain how 18th century Romantic poetry inspires the decadent darkness on their new LP, 'Down Below.'