Black metal can be a funny genre, in that the better you get at making it, the more likely you are to be put on blast for being inauthentic. Over the genre’s three-decade history, the standard for what is “trve” or “kvlt” has become very strict—if you’re not anonymously releasing completely blown-out, inaccessible cassettes with […]
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Swedish artist and musician Axel Widén.
This year’s Chicago installment of the Swedish-born Scorched Tundra fest features the likes of Oxbow, Fistula, Acid King, and Wolvhammer—plus a beer from Pipeworks and a burger from Kuma’s.
Metal shows remain a great way to drive hostile occupiers out of your head—whether you prefer the bitter catharsis of False or the galloping rush of Tengger Cavalry.
The first local installment of Scorched Tundra will host heaviness by the likes of Bongripper, Monolord, and False.
Local Option tapped its Voku Hila maibock at Sunday’s Kvelertak show, and the combination was one of few things that could’ve improved either.