Black metal

Black metal is an extreme sub-genre of heavy metal featuring harsh screams or evil voices at the vocal styles, fast electric guitars with tremolo picking and blast beat drumming and raw recording and extreme guitar distortion and a harsh guitar sound with satanic or haunting lyrics. Often played by bands wearing all black, long usually black hair, black corpse paint make-up, spikes and studs, blood theatrics, pentagrams, upside-down crosses, black leather and white face paint. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Enslaved

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The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, San Jose, United States
36.971324 -122.025562
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Trepaneringsritualen, IRM, Aderlating, Sutekh HexenConcert
Philadelphia, United States
39.962252 -75.157535

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Friday 5 June 2015
Official Surly 1349 Beer Release Party w. 1349, Necrophagia, Vattnet Viskar
1349, Necrophagia, Vattnet ViskarConcert
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN, Minneapolis, United States
44.94638 -93.095375

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Volahn, LycusConcert
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Saturday 6 June 2015
Nexul, Satanik Goat Ritual, Nigrummagia, Mortem Dei, Harvest GulgathaConcert
The Rogue Bar
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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1349 w/ Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar
1349, Necrophagia, Vattnet ViskarConcert
Val Air Ballroom
Des Moines, IA, United States
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  • bardofesgaroth

    "black metal is still one of the remaining metal genres that hasn't really breached the mainstream" lol black metal is pretty much the easiest genre for trend hoppers to enjoy because it's just so easy to ironically listen to screaming Europeans with KISS makeup and extreme political and religious views and then try to co-opt the surface aesthetics to make rowdy indie rock. But that's just my opinion.

    Saturday morning
  • xVictimOfADownx

    I think it's because even today, at large black metal is still one of the remaining metal genres that hasn't really breached the mainstream so it's more prone to experimentation as most people into it had to find it or grow to like with time (from my experience anyway.)

    Thursday evening
  • dark_wisdom

    Black metal started as an experimental form of punk.

    last month
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Legitimate question: why are there so many avant-garde black metal bands? Stuff like Ne Obliviscaris, recent Mirrorthrone and Sigh are awesome. It seems there's a very high amount of black metal bands in avant-garde metal proportionally.

    last month
  • AmaranthLament

    AMARANTHINE LAMENT's "Spirit Geist" demo/album, previously limited to only 15 copies, is now available again, on C95 tape. Expansive, atmospheric, synth-drenched black metal, with some deviations into a more raw soundworld, and some short, introspective ambient pieces. Listen/preview: or buy:

    April 2015
  • metaloly999

    Power Metal > Black Pop Corn (Grab a Metal)

    April 2015
  • PetitSagittaire

    The worst shit ever created, ridiculous ideals for fagots weak mentally. [2] lmao

    April 2015
  • dark_wisdom

    v darkthrone

    April 2015
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