Skáphe's New EP Is a Hallucinogen-Induced Black Metal Nightmare

Stream 'Untitled,' the first release on founder Alex Poole's new label with Wormlust's H.V. Lyngdal, and read our interview with Poole


"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.


The Story Behind SWR Barroselas, Portugal's Wildest Metal Festival

"​SWR feels more like a baptism of fire rather than a festival in itself. If you can make it through three days of rain, mud and non-stop heavy music, you’re ready for any festival out there!"


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.


Roadburn Day I: Icelandic Dominance, Finnish Forest Folk, and American Gloom Conquer All

The first entry in our doom-drenched Roadburn Festival diary sees Misþyrming, Hexvessel, and HELL come out on top.


Snow, Booze, and Blood: Icelandic Black Metal Is Still on Top

Svartidauði, Misþyrming, Wormlust, Sinmara, and more dominated Iceland's first international black metal festival.


The Noisey Editors' Best and Worst of 2015: Kim Kelly

From Misthyrming to Blood Incantation, editor Kim Kelly runs down her top 50 metal (and otherwise) albums of 2015.


Enter the Wolf's Lair: Icelandic Black Metal Asserted Its Dominance at Eistnaflug 2015

Noisey's Kim Kelly traveled to the land of fire and ice to Iceland's Eistnaflug festival to see Carcass, Behemoth, and a slew of killer Icelandic black metal bands.


Fjords, Black Metal Rituals, and Vikings Making Out: Scenes from Iceland's Biggest Metal Festival

Part I of our coverage of Iceland's Eistnaflug metal festival: check out photos of fjords and festival-goers in the land of fire and ice.


Revisit Iceland's Ancient Heathen Past with Árstíðir lífsins' Epic New Album

Stream the Icelandic/German metal band's new album, 'Aldafǫðr ok munka dróttinn.'