Nov 102017


Last year the Swedish black metal band Rimfrost released their self-titled third album, which itself came seven years after their second one, Veraldar Nagli. But it appears we won’t have to wait such a long stretch of time for the next Rimfrost full-length. They are working on it now, and in fact today we present a substantial new single from the next album named “A Clash Under the Northern Wind“, which will be released on all major digital platforms by Non Serviam Records, including Bandcamp, on November 11.

Rimfrost explain that the new single “is a taste of what will dawn on everyone after the bands latest release”, and that the song is “dedicated to the Swedish county Värmland, and in particular our hometown Hagfors, where the band formed and founding members grew up”. “It is a celebration to the history and the dark mystic forces embracing the nature and its own being.” Continue reading »

Mar 042016



The Swedish black metal band Rimfrost began life in the summer of 2002 as the vehicle for the creative inspirations of two 14-year-olds, singer/guitarist Hravn and drummer Hravn. In the years since then, the band have seen their fair share of ups and downs, but the original duo have remained together, and now, having been joined by bassist B.C., they are on the verge of releasing their third album through Non Serviam Records.

This self-titled work comes more than six years after the release of their second album on Season of Mist, Veraldar Nagli. Those six years have brought the band increased maturity not only as songwriters and performers, but also as observers of life and combatants in its conflicts. The experience shows in the new music, and today we give you a sample of it through our premiere of a song from the new album named “Saga North“. Continue reading »

Feb 282016



I guess I went overboard with this collection of new metal in a blackened vein. Believe it or not, even though eight bands are featured in this round-up, I made a lot of hard choices, leaving behind many other new releases I also heard over the last week that I thought were good. But eight is still a lot for a single post. Hope you won’t be deterred by its length from giving everything here a listen.

I organized these songs with a quartet of full-throttle assaults at the start, followed by a trio of more ritualistic, strange and/or atmospheric selections, and concluding with one final head-crusher.


Norway’s Svarttjern signed with Soulseller Records for the release of their fourth album Dødsskrik, which our friend eiterorm tell us is Norwegian for “Scream of Death”. The song I have for you is the first advance track from the album, “All Hail Satan”. Continue reading »