Watain’s Erik Danielsson would perform acts and rites with a torch and candles on the altar. At one point, he held the fire the animal head, smoldering it before quickly putting the torch out in a flash of sparks. … read more
With 30 years in existence as Rotting Christ, this band’s name has coursed the lips of metalheads all over the world—an accomplishment that any metal band would love to boast. Sakis Tolis and drummer/brother Themis Tolis formed the band in Athens, Greece, in 1985 under the name Black Church but changed their name to Rotting
Ghost emerged in 2008, playing live shows clad in cloaks with their faces covered, their frontman adorned in a demonic pope outfit and skull-painted face. Speculation immediately came from fans and cynics: Are Ghost a gimmick, or something more sinister? In an interview with one of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls, I attempted to unravel the mystery behind the band. … read more
Johanna Sadonis channels her spiritual essence into a rising beast—one that thrives on the creative brainwaves and talents of fellow musicians Gaz Jennings, Dino Gollnick and Andrew Prestidge. The combined efforts summon a formative master that shall soon take the world by a storm of hellfire—the doom metal master, Lucifer. The band’s Salt Lake City
At The Gates released At War With Reality on Oct. 28 of last year, their first album since the legendary Slaughter Of The Soul hit shelves in 1995. “It felt absolutely brilliant to be back in the studio together,” Lindberg says.
My first experience with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats was with their second album, 2011’s Blood Lust. A tribute to the vile psychedelia initiated by the likes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, what really caught me was how close they could come to heavy metal roots without sounding derivative. … read more