When Metal Festivals Get Political, It Feels Like Utopia
This year's edition of beloved Dutch metal fest Roadburn was about something bigger than music, which only added to its magic.
Utrecht’s Black Metal Scene Exposes Its Progressive Character
With a DIY mentality and a diverse and robust musical output, the Dutch city's black meal scene is steadily growing in stature, and rightly so.
Luís Peña Pires
Converge's Jacob Bannon Lets Down His Guard on New Solo Project Wear Your Wounds
Stream the debut album, and read our conversation with the patron saint of hardcore about his foray into raw, emotional experimental rock
Becky Cloonan Is the Most Metal Artist in the Marvel Universe
When she’s not writing high-profile comics like 'The Punisher' or drawing Batman, the Texas-based artist is creating art for bands, music festivals—and even Black Sabbath.
The Immortal Diamanda Galás: Still Wild, Still Extreme
The terrifyingly intense singer, pianist, and artist talks rape culture, Ornette Coleman, and Yoko Ono ahead of her upcoming performances at Roadburn and NYC's Red Bull Music Academy.
From Disembowelment to Obliteration: Inverloch's Second Act
Stream 'Distance | Collapsed,' the new album from this ex-Disembowelment death/doom squad.
Dead to a Dying World Has Welcomed the Apocalypse with 'Litany'
The sound of the end of the world, now coming to a gig near you.
The Netherlands's Eclectic Incubate Festival Brought Death, Blood, and Bombast to the Forest
We went to the Netherlands' sprawling, super diverse Incubate Festival and saw a bunch of incredible bands like Necros Christos, Empyrium, and more play in a forest.
Why Do Heavy Metal and the Dutch City of Tilburg Work So Well Together?
From Incubate to Roadburn and now Netherlands Deathfest, what's going on in this metal festival-packed Dutch city?
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.
The Best Bands We Saw at the Best Heavy Festival in the World: Highlights from Roadburn 2015
Thou, Scott H. Biram, Svartidaudi, and more made Noisey's Kim Kelly's trip to the Netherlands totally worth it.
Marriages Breathes New Life Into Post-Rock On Their New Album, 'Salome'
Listen to a new track from 'Salome.'