Posted June 18, 2020, 1:52 p.m.
Vile Creature may have only been around for six years, but in that time the Canadian duo has achieved things that some bands can only ... read more
Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music has ... read more
Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem as though it’s going to get ... read more
Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks as bleak as it has ... read more
Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the earth. The column is a ... read more
Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different. The list grew greater each ... read more
Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal, frozen winds and French melancholy all feature with the ... read more
Posted Aug. 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
AEF (Starless Domain) SPB: What electronic equipment/synthesisers do you use and what led you to those in particular? AEF: On the album EOS I went ... read more
Posted May 12, 2019, 9 p.m.
Michael Bertoldini (The Secret) SPB: The band didn’t see each other or communicate with each other for years prior to the new EP -- What ... read more
Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying cosmic black metal, giving equal ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full-time job. There’s only so ... read more
Posted May 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Orphaned Land have been at the forefront of heavy music with a meaning ever since their inception in 1992. The Israeli band recently released their ... read more
Posted April 15, 2017, 1:28 a.m.
With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris Grigg ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Alcest’s latest record, Kodama, is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s rich, textured and warm and is influenced by frontman Neige’s ... read more
Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:16 a.m.
Joel (City States) SPB: How do you find the time to work on so many projects and do your regular day job (if you have ... read more
Posted April 6, 2015, 3:06 a.m.
Dorian Williamson (Northumbria) SPB: You recorded your first album in a church - what was it about the space that appealed to you and what ... read more
Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:29 p.m.
AngelFukk Witchhammer (AMSG 666) SPB: How important is Satan to you/the band and what does that belief mean to you? Witchhammer: Luciferianism for me is ... read more
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:18 p.m.
Pinkish Black SPB: You had a curious sample from an obscure British comedy on your first record - how did you come across Snuff Box ... read more
Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:19 a.m.
Digestor (GHOUL) SPB: How's Creepsylvania this time of year? Digestor: Moist read more
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:44 p.m.
Krigeist (Barshasketh) SPB: What are the origins for the name of the band? Krigeist: Barshasketh was something I read years ago in an occult text ... read more
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 12:15 a.m.
Neil Debnam (Fighting Kites) SPB: Is there a particular record you've heard this year that surprised you? In both a good or a bad way? ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 2:03 a.m.
Jesse Matthewson (Ken Mode) SPB: You recently released a live recording done at the BBC, what was recording there like and was it something you ... read more
Posted March 30, 2014, 9:54 p.m.
Bryan Spinks (Samothrace, vocalist/guitarist) SPB: How did you get so bloody heavy? Spinks: I suppose it is a culmination of some different things. Obviously the ... read more
Posted March 16, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
Daniel O’ Sullivan (Mothlite) SPB: How do you find the time for so many different projects? O'Sullivan: I don't find the time because time doesn't ... read more
Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 8:14 a.m.
Lunaire SPB: Earlier this year you posted a picture of your drum kit in a basketball hall - is that the strangest place you've ever ... read more
Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 5:12 p.m.
Let's go back to 2011, to when Andy Curtis-Brignell signed the death warrant for his solo, black metal of sorts project, Caïna. We spoke about ... read more
Posted April 21, 2013, 5:13 p.m.
Woe's third offering Withdrawal was a personal pick for our Most Anticipated of 2013 feature earlier this year, and for good reason. Even before I ... read more
Posted March 17, 2013, 1:54 p.m.
Last year saw Italians The Secret suddenly blow up beyond all expectations and the release of Agnus Dei gave them the push into public consciousness ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
Germ is the solo project of Australian artist Tim Yatras, a gent who has been involved with some incredible projects over the years and who ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2012, 1:24 a.m.
The release of Dead End Kings marked another impressive and distinctly melancholic episode in the twenty year career of depressive rock purveyors Katatonia. The Swedish ... read more
Posted Dec. 25, 2011, 1:49 a.m.
Light Bearer are one of the most exciting bands of today, creating a thoroughly intriguing work in recent full length Lapsus. Vocalist Alex Cf took some time to ... read more
Posted Aug. 31, 2011, 5:02 a.m.
On August 2nd, Caïna - an all encompassing black metal project led by Andrew Curtis-Brignell - released what will be the final record under the ... read more
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