Abbath – Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)

Everyone knows the story of Immortal, their fallout and constant mud-slinging between present and ex band members, so I’m not going to bore you to death with that. Their legendary frontman Abbath formed the band bearing his artistic name in 2015 and has since released two full lengths, in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Dread Reaver,..

In Aphelion – Moribund (Edged Circle Productions)

If you have followed Velvet Thunder closely, then you probably remember the interview we did with In Aphelion’s mastermind Sebastian Ramstedt late last year, on the occasion of their debut EP Luciferian Age. Besides fellow Necrophobic bandmates Ramstedt (vocals, guitars and bass) and Johan Bergebäck (guitars), the band also features drummer Marco Prij (Cryptosis). The..

Underdark share video for ‘With Ashen Hands Around Our Throats’

DEBUT ALBUM 'OUR BODIES BURNED BRIGHT ON RE-ENTRY' RELEASED 30TH JULY ********* After forming in 2015, Nottingham based black metallers Underdark are finally ready to present their debut album to the world. Following their recent 'Plainsong​/With Bruised & Bloodied Feet' single release in 2020, 'Our Bodies Burned Bright on Re-Entry' is the sound of a new..

Introducing: I Am The Night – featuring members of Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Paradise Lost and Bodom After Midnight. First single out soon.

BEHOLD! I AM THE NIGHT The new band featuring Finnish metal scene legends opens an ancient chasm of Black Metal, born of an epic tradition. Rising from the deep valleys of Kymi in southernmost Finland, I Am The Night is Black Metal rooted in the classic early 90's tradition, where walls of guitars and synthesizers..

Darkthrone announce new studio album ‘Eternal Hails’

'ETERNAL HAILS'  THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM OF EPIC BLACK HEAVY METAL FROM THE NORWEGIAN LEGENDS DARKTHRONE RELEASED 25TH JUNE (PEACEVILLE) / PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW As John Peel once said of The Fall, "Always different, always the same," so too one could say the same of Darkthrone. Things change, times change, people change, and yet even when sounding fresh..