blackened death metal

Necrocurse – Grip of the Dead (Pulverised Records)

This isn’t the ordinary death metal from Sweden. This is GOLD!
Release Date: 
19 Mar 2013 - 1:30pm

Everytime I hear about a band which I personally don’t know, I’m like, here we go again, another bunch of run of the mill stuff.

Paroxsihzem - Paroxsihzem (Dark Descent Records)

Maybe we’re all a little mad in here? Blackened atmospheric death metal from Toronto.
Release Date: 
30 Oct 2012 (All day)

It begins with the strains of echoing detuned distortion, where so many other songs end.

Ancient Ascendant – Into The Dark (Forepoint Records)

After the Awakening, the Darkness rises.

The signature Ancient Ascendant groove which bounces on that wrecking-ball powerful, heavy foundation was given the chance to properly wreak havoc upon your ears on 2011 debut album <

Weverin To Release New Album

The blackened death metal outfit returns...

Underground blackened death metal trio Weverin is readying to release its fourth full-length, The Skeletons of Fallen Angels.

Mass Burial release early tracks

Syndey's blackened death metallers Mass Burial are giving fans a sneak-peek of new album material, before its imminent release.

As a special treat to fans, Mass Burial have released three songs online from their upcoming full-length, Eternal War, which is scheduled for worldwide release on October

The Breathing Process US Tour 2010 (Aug 28- Oct 13)

Having kicked off this past Thursday, The Breathing Process continue their massive tour of the US with Antagonist, Wretched and Diskreet.
Tour Dates: 
26/08/2010 - 13/10/2010

New England symphonic blackened death metal battalion The Breathing Process are readying to kick off another US tour in support of their Odyssey: (Un)Dead opus, issued via

Making a Falgoustian Bargain – NOLA’s Goatwhore

After having gently salvaged this interview from the death grip of a moribund hard disk, Metal As Fuck can finally present a candid and intelligent chat with Goatwhore’s Ben Falgoust.

N.B.: This interview was recorded prior to Goatwhore’s tour of Australia with Job for a Cowboy and Behemoth and was thought lost forever in computer hell after a hard drive failure.

Belphegor - Walpurgis Rites: Hexenwahn (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Blackened death metal with more black than death hits you square in the jaw as Helmuth and his trio of Salzburg sinners recant the flesh-ripping Rites. Just remember to wear your ear-plugs.

Belphegor is probably a prime example of what I call "deathened black metal", the black metal sounding streaked with death metal rather than the other way around.

Destroyer 666 @ The Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom (Melbourne), 16 Jan10

Australia's favourite metal sons Destroyer 666 rip their hometown a new one with a thrilling night of evil and mayhem.

Having been a relative Destroyer 666 virgin, I am one of the many Australians that have banks filled with metal records that proudly display a country of origin different to my own

A Crusade into the Macabre - Helmuth of Belphegor

Helmuth, founding guitarist of blackened death metal act Belphegor, is a man who knows what he wants. Hot from the release of Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn, he chats to Metal as Fuck about the intense production, and his upcoming plans.

If you’ve ever made a list of some of the most enduring blackened death metal bands to emerge from Europe, Austria’s Belphegor has to be somewhere at the top.