Borknagar begins work on new studio album; guest appearance by Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg

Former vocalist helps out with a couple of tracks on the as yet untitled new album

Norwegian post-black metallers Borknagar have started recording a new studio album, to follow-up 2012's Urd! The original Borknagar vocalist, Kristoffer Rygg

The Ocean (Germany) announce 2015 Australian tour

Germany’s premier post-metal act, The Ocean are returning to Australia in April 2015. The band will be playing their highly acclaimed record Pelagial in full for the very first time in Australia. Pelagial was one of 2013’s most critically acclaimed releases internationally.
Tour Dates: 
08/04/2015 - 19/04/2015

The Ocean will be kicking off their tour at Canberra’s The Basement on Wednesday April 8th, before heading to Sydney’s The Factory Floor on the 10

The Devin Townsend Project, Katatonia to co-headline "Epic Kings & Idols Tour" with Paradise Lost as direct support

Without doubt, one of the best packages of the year is coming your way (if you're in America)!

This September, the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia will team-up for the Epic Kings & Idols Tour, a co-headlining North American run featuring

Katatonia US Tour, Sept-Oct 2010

Having just kicked off their first tour of the US since 2007, Katatonia throw further incentive into seeing them by offering fans the chance to enter an exclusive competition...
Tour Dates: 
08/09/2010 - 07/10/2010

Katatonia, Sweden's premiere progressive metal outfit, has launched two special contest giveaways in celebration of their headlining US tour, the 'Night Over North America' tour, w

Katatonia - Night is the New Day (Peaceville/Stomp)

This is music for gliding through bleak, chilly woods at 3 am. Or staying at home and having a shovel. Either way it's pretty excellent.

As I write this, it’s tipping down with snow outside my window, and looking bleak and frostbitten in a pretty, delicate Dickensian way.

Crushtor's Top 5 Metal Videos of 2009

The most cynical watcher of metal videos summons the courage to name a short-list of outstanding videos all with something in common: not a warehouse to be seen.

I have said before that metal videos pretty much suck.

Summer Breeze Festival 2009. Day 2: Thursday

Bands of day 2: Backyard Babies, Beneath The Massacre, Deadlock, Grand Magus, Jack Slater, Katatonia, Misery Index, Psycroptic, Suffocation, Sylosis, The Red Chord, Vader, Walls Of Jericho

Bloodstock Open Air- Day 1: Confessions of a man (mad enough to live amongst mullets).

Three days in a field, surrounded by hessians, booze and burger vans. Is this hell? No. It's Derby. Metal as Fuck attended the Bloodstock Open Air festival and got its face blasted to bits by metal. Read on!