Vorde LP

No reason to wait on this one, folks. Purple vinyl is not only sexy, but limited. The self-titled debut from NYC’s Vorde presents a swirling maelstrom of cosmic black metal. This being a joint release between two of the finest underground labels – you can get the limited edition right now from psychicviolence.bigcartel.com or either edition […]

Swallowed – Lunarterial 2xLP

Plenty of bands piggyback on the mythos laid down by the visions of infernally inspired storytellers preceding them. I mean, how many more songs need to be written to finally wring the last, fetid drops from the shroud of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s imagination? Well, lots more, probably. Anyways, point being – sometimes a band just hurls you […]

Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry LP

A brand new album from Blut Aus Nord is not necessarily a rare event. The man (and his band?) have been putting out top-tier, icy black metal consistently and prolifically. A new entry in the Memoria Vetusta series, though? Well, that’s nothing to blog about lightly. You must blog. That. Very. Seriously. According to the […]

Mysticum – Planet Satan LP

Mysticum have finally delivered the long-awaited Planet Satan album. And it rips. A dark carnival of psychedelic black metal propelled forward by mechanized, breakneck rhythms. You can pick this up from burningshed.com, shop-hellsheadbangers.com or 20buckspinshop.com.

ABSU – Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. LP (Standard Edition)

The Crypt specializes in beautiful, expansive vinyl reissues for essential, underground metal bands. We all know this. Well, we all should. If you don’t then shame on you. I’ve got to admit though, the cost of admission and forfeiture of precious shelf space has kept me from picking a few up. So I was pretty damn […]

Tape Tuesday: Ardour Loom ‘Demo’ Cassette

We haven’t checked in with Parasitic Records for awhile… no time like the present – especially since they just put up this new tape from Ardour Loom. If that new Agalloch went too deep into the woods for you, then do well to check this one out. The band keeps things distinctly black, and yes – you might […]

AEVANGELIST – Omen Ex Simulacra 2xLP

This one’s a bit of a sleeper and has been sitting in the drafts for several weeks, but there’s no time like a humid Friday afternoon to put on your headphones and rub a death metal belt-sander all over your brain. This 2xLP was released on Debemur Morti and can be picked up from shop-hellsheadbangers.com. Omen Ex […]


Remember that tape that you ordered that you never received? The one that you emailed the label about several times and were repeatedly told “this will ship next week” before all possibility of a reply or a PayPal refund were apparently sucked into some sort of cosmic black vortex (hmmm… maybe that’s what their logo represents). Oh, […]

Gevurah – Necheshirion LP

Gevurah have been a difficult band to track down for analog enthusiasts. Their demo was released as a hard to find cassette tape, and their follow-up was released as a CD by Profound Lore. So we can’t necessarily blame you for not checking these guys out yet… but you are officially out of excuses. Necheshirion […]

Tape Tuesday: Alraune – s/t EP

Scuzzy black metal just seems to fit the cassette tape format so perfectly. Graceless Recordings, quickly becoming one of our favorite cassette labels, offers up this two track blast of misanthropy from Alraune – a little taste of their full length LP (out on vinyl soon via Gilead Media). Pick it up at gracelessrecordings.bigcartel.com. Self-titled EP by ALRAUNE