icelandic black metal


World Narcosis Inject Chaotic Grind Into Iceland's Extreme Metal Scene

Stream the Reykjavik quartet's bonkers new album, 'Lyruljóra,' out December 1 via Why not? plötur! and Vánagandr.


Auðn's New LP Represents the Next Generation of Icelandic Black Metal

Stream the quartet's stunning new Season of Mist debut, 'Farvegir Fyrndar,' and read on for their thoughts on Mayhem, tech death, and leaving their island home.


"No Assholes Allowed:" Iceland's Eistnaflug Fest Is the Most Fun a Metalhead Can Have This Side of Hell

We spent a weekend way up North worshipping black metal and dancing to Perturbator beneath the midnight sun.


Roadburn Day II: Dark Buddha Rising, an Icelandic Wolf's Mass, and the Return of G.I.S.M.

The second day of this famed Dutch festival offered Japanese punks, Finnish prog freaks, and more Icelandic magic.