Ben Handelman

Interviews

Inside MAALSTROOM, Roadburn Festival's Ambitious New Black Metal Project

The Dutch heavy music fest continues its tradition of collaboration with a new commissioned piece showcasing the Dutch black metal scene.
Ben Handelman
12.19.18
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Enter the World of Spectral Wound's Black Satanic Glamour

Stream the Montreal black metal collective's stunning new album, 'Infernal Decadence.'
Ben Handelman
5.30.18
Music

Roadburn Have Done Something No Other Festival Has Done Before, and It Rules

We spoke to Roadburn curator Walter Hoeijmakers, Oranssi Pazuzu's Toni Hietamäki, and Misþyrming's Tomas and Dagur about their big plans for the Dutch festival's 2018 edition.
Ben Handelman
2.2.18
Interviews

Yellow Eyes' New Black Metal Tour de Force Is Inspired by the Siberian Wilderness

Stream NYC quartet's new album, 'Immersion Trench Reveriem,' and read our interview about wild dogs, social media, and black metal as spiritual war.
Ben Handelman
10.20.17
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One-Man Experimental Black Metal Project Botanist Branches Out

Stream the hammered dulcimer-led entity's new album, 'Collective: The Shape of He to Come'—its first recording as a full band.
Ben Handelman
9.1.17
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Neun Welten's Dark Folk Enters a New Dimension on 'The Sea I’m Diving In'

Listen to the veteran neofolk act switch things up (in English!) on their first new album in eight years.
Ben Handelman
7.20.17
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Surrender to Oxbow's Choppy New Film Noir Video for "Host"

The clip is taken from the experimental stalwarts' new album, 'Thin Black Duke,' and was directed by Chris Purdie.
Ben Handelman
7.13.17
Interviews

Lifting the Veil on Jute Gyte's Adventurous Microtonal Black Metal

Listen to 'The Sparrow' and read our interview with the ever-prolific Adam Kalmbach on inspiration, tonality, and the perks of working alone.
Ben Handelman
7.10.17
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Stream Tombs's Powerful New Album, 'The Grand Annihilation'

The NYC trio has returned with a muscular, destructive new full-length (out June 16 via Metal Blade Records).
Ben Handelman
6.15.17
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Stream Portland Doom Heavyweights Norska's 'Too Many Winters'

Members of Yob and Dark Castle collide with sludge, doom, and noise rock on this Oregon outfit's sophomore album (out May 26 via Brutal Panda).
Ben Handelman
5.25.17
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WODE's New Album Is Another Victory for British Black Metal

The black metal upstarts have returned with 'Servants of the Countercosmos,' a far-reaching foray into melodic aggression.
Ben Handelman
5.24.17
Interviews

From Throbbing Gristle to 'Art Sex Music,' Cosey Fanny Tutti Has Always Been a Fighter

We spoke to the controversial art rock icon about censorship and control (and nabbed an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir)
Ben Handelman
5.4.17
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