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The Taake/Helheim 10″ split ‘Henholdsvis’ is just as frigid as you might expect it to be

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen of Vulture Industries, Bergen, Norway’s favorite sons, Taake and Helheim have a new split record on tap for the coldest part of the year. Taake shares two tracks with us. As you might imagine, they are as frigid as the northernmost Norwegian winter, and we wouldn’t have it any other […]

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Gaahl featured on new dark rock track by Norway’s Chris Wicked

Posted by on December 31, 2020

    Gaahl – you know who he is – is featured on the new single “Aleine (tr. Alone)” by Norwegian rocker Chris Wicked. Great retro synth on this song and you can listen for yourself right here:     Wicked is no stranger to Norwegian black metal collaborations. Check out this song from 2018 […]

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New Taake/Helheim Split EP ‘Henholdsvis’ arriving in March

Posted by on December 10, 2020

  2021 is already looking up as Norwegian black metallers Taake and Helheim have just announced the release of a new split EP coming out on Norway’s Dark Essence Records. From Dark Essence Records: “The new EP will see TAAKE join forces with HELHEIM, and will be the last of the three 10″ splits.  Titled […]

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Vital Spirit’s debut ‘In the Faith that Looks Through Death’ is an EP you definitely need to listen to

Posted by on September 16, 2020

  Every once and a while I take a listen to a new band I’ve never heard anything from. I receive, literally, hundreds of new metal releases each month from across the globe and the vast majority of them are rather pedestrian. With that in mind, having never been introduced to Vital Spirit before, I […]

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Taake and Deathcult bring us back to the 90’s with ‘Jaertegn’ 10 inch split

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  It’s a dismal summer here in America and normally about this time I’m getting ready to plan my annual trip over to Norway for August.  Unfortunately, this year I’m stuck in the nation that can’t seem to understand how to properly wear a mask or move politics outside of public health so it’s going […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Top 5 Metal Releases for First Half of 2020

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  No matter how you look at it, 2020 is going to go down as one of the most dismal years in modern history. And the music industry, unfortunately, took a massive hit with the shutdown of all touring and live performances across the globe. With that being said, however, there have been some incredible […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Metal Insider’s Quarantine Playlist

Posted by on April 1, 2020

  2020 certainly feels like the plague, and it all started with Neil Peart’s passing. Over the last few months alone, many went from laughing at Corona beer memes to no longer taking any of this as a joke. The COVID-19 outbreak feels like a disaster film, and sadly, it has become our reality. While […]

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With tours cancelled due to COVID-19 Mayhem and Taake sell would-be tour merch online

Posted by on March 23, 2020

With COVID-19 ruining everything, it came as little surprise that nearly all metal tours for this Spring were cancelled or rescheduled. We’ve recently become aware of two bands that have placed merch for their cancelled shows up for sale to the general public. You can purchase Mayhem merch (for the 2020 canceled Decibel Tour) here. […]

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‘Pakt’ split MLP from Norway’s Taake and Whoredom Rife showcases Norway’s brilliant black metal scene

Posted by on February 18, 2020

Review:  Pakt MLP Split  – Taake and Whoredom Rife (Terratur Possessions) While there are many acts out there calling themselves “black metal” these days, there’s no doubt that the Norwegian bands, specifically from the Bergen scene, hold the torch for the most authentic representation of 2nd wave black metal. And Terratur Possessions, aptly based in Norway, […]

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Metal Insider’s Jeff Podoshen presents his Top 5 Black Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 26, 2019

  2010-2019 was an amazing decade for black metal. Tons of great records by some incredible bands. And while black metal has become a bit commoditized as of late, here’s a nod to the five best records of the decade who are keeping the tradition alive: 05)  Shining, Redefining Darkness (Spinefarm – 2012) You’re probably scared of […]

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