To Hell And Back
There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots
A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
A Brief History of the Trill in Heavy Metal
The stylistic embellishment, most commonly used in classical music, has found a second life on a variety of heavy metal albums.
Emperor and the Nature of Evil
Before playing the band's 1997 classic 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk' at Norway's Tons of Rock Festival, Ihsahn sat down to discuss luck, Bulgakov, and Iron Maiden.
Out of the Dungeon: In Conversation with Mortiis
We spoke to the true king of dungeon synth about his new remix album, the music business, and that troll mask (stream a track with Merzbow).
These Fonts Shred: A Typographical Survey of Heavy Metal
From gothic text to black metal band logos, we unpack the visual design of heavy metal.
asia & pacific
Japan’s emperor signals he wants to abdicate but the law says he can’t
In a rare video address to the Japanese public, the 82-year-old said he feared his deteriorating health is preventing him from carrying out his duties.
The Greatest Things Of All Time
Norwegian Black Metal Doc 'Blackhearts' Offers Patrons the Chance to Sell Their Souls to Satan
Help fund this globe-spanning black metal documentary by buying one-of-a-kind items from members of Mayhem, Darkthrone, Enslaved, and more.
Immortal's Not So Immortal After All: Saying Farewell to One of Black Metal's Finest
Closing the gates to Blashyrkh.
Emperor Are Back to Reclaim What Is Theirs
The frontman of the black metal legends speaks.
Critical Music is Keeping D&B Fresh
An interview with label owner Kasra Mowlavi about the past, present, and future of D&B.
Ali Love Soundtracks Homicidal Lust with "Emperor" Feat. Kali
In the new video from Ali Love, an unsettling, dreamlike romantic encounter goes all Kill Bill before turning into an actual romantic encounter, followed by a decapitation that will shock you even if you've seen like a hundred decaptiations in your life a
The Making of Ali Love's Video for "Emperor" [Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive]
Turns out the severed head from the video was something else entirely.