Black Metal

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Features How 10 Of Rock's Most Beloved Subgenres Have Evolved

We break down our most cherished music scenes by how they started, how they changed unexpectedly, and how their legacy lives on today.

Features The 13 Greatest Black Metal Albums Of The 21st Century

From Satyricon to Enslaved, we count down the 13 best black metal albums released since the year 2000…

Features Per “Dead” Ohlin Was Black Metal's Most Tragic Loss

Per “Dead” Ohlin was black metal’s crucial contributor, not just its victim.

Features 7 Of Black Metal's Darkest Moments

Just how grim can black metal get? Pretty damn grim…

Features How Cradle Of Filth’s Debut Album Changed Black Metal Forever

On the 26th anniversary of its release, we look at Cradle Of Filth’s The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh and how it altered the course of black metal as we know it.

The News Louisiana Man Admits He Burned Churches To Gain Black Metal Credibility

A Louisiana black metal musician confessed to burning down predominantly black churches so he could be super-kvlt.

Features 10 Bands Who Wouldn't Be Here Without Cradle Of Filth

We look at 10 bands who carry on Cradle Of Filth’s legacy.

The News Helleborus (ex-Uada) Feed The Night A Sacrifice In Their NSFW New Video

Exclusive: The latest offering from Colorado black metallers Helleborus is a haunted fable of fire, sex, and darkness.

The News blackQueen (ex-Assück) Craft Witch Metal At Its Most Riveting On Their New Album

Exclusive: Stream the incredible new album by Seattle occultists blackQueen ahead of its release on Friday.

Features The Underground Sounds Of America: Lord Mantis

The Chicago filth-mongers are back after a few years in Hell.

The News Cradle Of Filth Cancel European Shows, Tease Announcement For Next Week

Cradle of Filth have had to cancel several dates on their upcoming tour to focus on their new album.

Features Into The Void: How Myrkur And Zeal & Ardor Are Changing Black Metal

Black metal has a rich and storied history, but that doesn’t mean it’s yesterday’s news. Zeal & Ardor and Myrkur are just two acts leading the charge of the new breed. They’re two very different artists, but both are determined to broaden minds and horizons to help create a bright future for music’s darkest genre…