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Features How Cradle Of Filth’s debut album changed black metal forever

On the 27th 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.

Features How extreme metal helps me fight seasonal depression

When the world is a cold, dark place, warm yourself on the fires of Hell.

Features 10 bands who wouldn't be here without Cradle Of Filth

Extreme metal as we know it today wouldn’t be the same without the influence of Cradle Of Filth. Here are just 10 bands who supped from their fetid cup…

Features The story of black metal in 14 songs

From deepest darkest Newcastle to the frostbitten north and beyond, this is your whistle-stop tour of black metal in 14 songs.

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…

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.

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.