death metal

Op-Ed

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.
Joseph Schafer
1.2.19
Culture

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.
Beckett Mufson
11.1.18
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 new albums from Bosse-de-Nage and Dödsrit, and new tunes from Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
Kim Kelly
9.14.18
Noisey

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.
David Anthony
7.20.18
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.
Kim Kelly
6.7.18
Noisey

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
6.5.18
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
4.13.18
Premieres

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.'
Kim Kelly
4.10.18
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
4.3.18
Interviews

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.
Akhil Sood
3.6.18
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
1.25.18
Interviews

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.'
Joseph Schafer
1.24.18
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