Avant Garde Metal


Down the Rabbit Hole with Diablo Swing Orchestra

An interview with DSO's founder, Daniel Hakansson

Thy Catafalque – Sgùrr

Sgùrr marks the first album from Thy Catafalque since 2011, coming from an incarnation of the band in which the group functions as a one-man project bolstered...

Dark Hound – Oceans

Dark Hound are all about straightforward heavy metal. Very clearly influenced by the likes of Megadeth in terms of song construction, and Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in their guitar solos,...

Opensight – Ulterior Motives

As a big fan of Diablo Swing Orchestra, I love it when a band presents something different and unexpected. Despite how many bands pop up every day, very...

Sivyj Yar – From The Dead Village’s Darkness

Even with the continually growing range of sounds in black metal, it still never ceases to amaze me when a band completely obliterates any...

Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pandora’s Piñata

I don't know how it happened, but a few years ago I stumbled upon a copy of "The Butcher's Ballroom", Diablo Swing Orchestra's (DSO)...


The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...