Taake – Stridens Hus

Quite frankly, an abundance of commentary is not necessary for Stridens Hus, the sixth full-length from Norwegian black metal veterans Taake. This one-man project (maintained by Hoest) presents its M.O. very clearly from the opening tremolos of ‘Gamle Norig’ – derive tactics from a familiar blueprint but produce quality material…

PHOTOS: The Protomen, Professor Shyguy, VIKING GUITAR, Do a Barrel Roll!, Descendants of Erdrick, Mega Ran—January 25th, 2015 @ MAGFest XIII, National Harbor, MD

And thus we come to the final day of MAGFest XIII photos. All good things must come to an end, but, wow, what an end! We enjoyed a secret show from Mega Ran himself who performed a brand new Pokémon track, and outside of the previous day’s Descendants of Erdrick…

Sannhet Streaming Revisionist Title Track

Sannhet, an instrumental blackened post-metal act from NYC, released their debut album, Known Flood, in February of 2013. Now, they’re ready to premiere the title track from their next foray, Revisionist. Sannhet’s brand of powerful and dark instrumentation colors the usual sludge elements of post-metal with dreamy, shoegazy black metal…