Cold Void. A Film That Brings Sensationalism Through Brutal Honesty

I’m a cinephile. All about movies – old or new, action or romance, anything and everything. So when I heard about this film festival in my town, I just finished my coffee and I started to dress up so I can get there as fast as possible. I had no idea about any of the movies or films […]

No Guitars, No Basses, No Drums; Orchestra is The New Black. Les Chants du Hasard

Les Chants du Hasard is a highly theatrical project or should I say a play went to extreme. Hazard, the one sitting backstage and directing this grotesque show, brings in our attention some exploited sounds. The theatrical atmosphere is beautifully combined with extreme metal sounds and all of these make you consider this scenario has […]

Cold Void. A Film About Mental Illness as Seen Through the Eyes of Niklas Kvarforth

Man has always had a strange curiosity regarding one’s mind. The person next to you or you have feelings for makes you imagine scenarios and interpret untold stories of their human being. Niklas Kvarforth is for the metal world a special appearance. A man who always decided to show off his real face, while his […]

New Video From Black Metallers Doedsvangr

[Press release] Whilst DOEDSVNGR is a relatively new band, there is no denying the fact that the Norwegian/Finnish lineup comprising Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER),   Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) and founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER, ENEPSIGOS) contains some of the most experienced and respected musicians on the Black Metal scene.  Parlaying this […]

Lucifer’s Child Reveal New Video

[Press Release] Formed by George Emmanuel (ROTTING CHRIST, ex-CHAOSTAR) and Stathis Ridis (NIGHTFALL), LUCIFER’s CHILD‘s sound is based on classic Greek Black Metal.  The lineup of Emmanuel (guitars) and Stathis (bass), together with Marios Dupont on vocals and Nick Vell on drums, creates a sound that ranges from the heavier end of the musical spectrum to […]

“It’s a Good Mental Exercise to Try to Experience Art.” Interview with Ashenspire

“Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary” is a harrowing, yet distinctly human odyssey through the absurdities and tragedies of British imperialism, voiced in an appropriately deranged sprechgesang by the band’s creative director, Alasdair Dunn. The band takes influence from the original approach to black metal found in bands such as A Forest of Stars, Dødheimsgard, […]

Octav, Akral Necrosis: “You wouldn’t want to have a taste of Underlight.”

“Underlight” is the second full-lenght of Akral Necrosis, a band founded ten years ago somewhere in Bucharest, an unusual project for black metal scene. We were used to such appearances coming from the West country. Not for a very long time “Underlight” is on CD and it’s so nicely placed almost everywhere for us to […]

New Creature Of Metal: Créatures – “Le Noir Village” (Review)

CRÉATURES is a solo musical project of horror metal formed in 2008 by Sparda (Hanternoz). The band makes use of several atypical instruments (Theremin, church organ, piano, trumpet and violin) and blends various musical styles including Black, Symphonic, Death and Doom Metal as well as Ambient music. “Le Noir Village” it is a theme album […]

Negură Bunget, “ZI”. About The Man Returned To Nature (Review)

“Pământule larg, fii trunchiul meu, fii pieptul acestei năprasnice inimi, prefă-te-n lăcaşul furtunilor cari mă strivesc, fii amfora eului meu îndărătnic!” L. Blaga In the Romanian culture, the human connection with nature was always a primordial element, we have connected with these natural elements in times of need and we have returned to it like […]

N.K.R.T or Pre-Christian Rituals in Shades of Black

N.K.R.T is Frater Stéphane‘s project and it’s a combination of ritual music and some ambient black-metal. The atmosphere created with instruments made of bones, animal skulls, stone or clay, is one that places you in an emotional difficulty. Next to traditional instruments meaning drums, guitars or the like, are brought to our attention Tibetan instruments […]

Interview with Georg Börner: “ColdWorld was reborn”

“Autumn” is the most recent album of Georg Börner, after an eight years break, under the ColdWorld name. Eight years can be seen as a very long period of time, but this can be a period where the fans have decided to listen to a very profound comprehension some tracks like “Suicide”, “Tortured by Solitude” […]

ZI(le) Cu Negură!

Zilele trecute am fost invitat să particip la audiția, în premieră, a noului material al celor de la Negură Bunget. Clar, o onoare. Au existat și ceva peripeții în încercarea mea de a ajunge la studioul băieților, însă asta e cumva o altă poveste, care-mi rămâne mie și care, a pus, peste toate, un strop […]

A Dash of Black, A Thought in White: Interview with Fulmineos

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Trying to overcome the certain barriers that the social logic impose us, can be metal music a form of existence, maybe spiritual? Fulmineos: Hello! For me, metal alongside the other genres is a spiritual experience; the music itself is a place of refuge, contemplation and profound influence to our lifestyle. I tried […]

Cultartes supports LADLO: Moonreich – Pillars of Detest (Review)

Les Acteurs De l’Ombre Productions is a French underground Black Metal label. It is a project led by Gerald Milani. A job that can take many faces, from whims to business and the like. I have recently received four albums –we are going to talk about these ones later- that show and demonstrate only professionalism. […]

Indian Fall – Neregăsire… și 666 de gânduri.

… și 666 de gânduri și cam tot atâtea stări îmi naște piesa asta nouă de la Indian Fall, cu tot cu clipul ei. Muzica și imaginea, fiindcă odată cu piesa a fost lansat și un clip, se împletesc foarte bine, într-un sentiment cumva poetic. Iar acolo unde specialiștii pot vedea rudimentarism, referitor la clip, eu […]

When Forest Whispers Black Metal Suites. Interview with Winterherz (Waldgeflüster)

First started in 2005, as a gesture of Winterherz‘ inspiration, Waldgeflüster, moves from a solo concept to a full and a more complicated one. Thus in 2014 there join Arvagr, Thomas Birkmaier, Dominik Frank and Markus Frey. With Herbstklagen (2009), the first full-length, the whole idea of this musical project emerged.  To be mentioned that […]

Nocturnal Depression – Spleen Black Metal (Review)

Îmi place mult titlul albumului, acest “spleen” oferă un aer ușor poetic, simbolist baudelaire-ian, dacă vreți. Este și ceva poezie pe aici. Sound-ul, cumva mai împins spre melodic, propus de francezi – uite un alt argument care să susțină afirmația de mai sus – oferă o notă de lirism pieselor. Într-adevăr, black-metalul, cum am mai […]

The Other Shades of Black. Interview Tilen Šimon/T.Š. (Veldes, Nephrolith)

Baldo, Cultartes: We already had the opportunity to listen to “Watcher Of Fading Light”, a song that will be part of “Descent”, the upcoming album by Veldes. Frankly, I’m very attached to the sound of this song and I would like to find as many as possible on this material, too. Tell us, please, what […]

The “Suicidal/Depressive” Interview. Graf (Psychonaut 4)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! You are one of the trendiest bands from this suicidal black metal area. And rightly say. How is perceived this metal side in Georgia? Graf, Psychonaut 4: Greetings to you and to the readers! I hope that you used the word ‘’trendiest’’ in a good way, though, in principle, I do not […]

Negură Bunget – “TĂU” or The Detachment Album

TĂU. The name of this album, among other aspects, is highly related to the settlement of the same name, of a virginal and absolutely stunning beauty, located somewhere in Alba County (Romania). Negură Bunget has always formed a blend of nature, spirit and traditions. They worked free of the abstract plan and preferred to establish […]

Lustre. Interview with Nachtzeit.

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello, Henrik! For me, Lustre is the transcendent image for the whole black metal concept. I would rather say that the music you compose comes as an extension, into spirit, to classical music, than to black metal. A state of spiritual fulfillment rather than loneliness, takes over my human being when I’m listening […]

Interview – Basarabian Hills. Tales about Spirit of the Forest.

Shortly, Basarabian Hills is the project of one man, namely, Florin Fistic a.k.a Spirit of the Forest. Atmospheric black metal. Many would say that this segment of music is complete. Well, I am here to disagree! We can’t associate this ’’one-man band’’ project with something that’s already known. So, Basarabian Hills is neither Burzum nor […]

KALL, Black-Metal Band: “We Explore the Nature Around Us and Within Us!” (Interview)

In a few words, KALL is the project of Lifelover’s ex-members. It is renowned that after the disappearance of “B” (Jonas Bergqvis) a.k.a. Nattdal on 09.09.2011, Lifelover ceased their activity as a sign of reverence and respect for Bandleader. I talked with them and here we have an interview, a weird one I would say, […]