Posted by Imperator on 1st July, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 01-07-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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We have added an all new poll system to the site, and our first question is simple: What is your favourite subgenre of Black Metal?

Which is your preferred style of Black Metal?
Which is your preferred style of Black Metal?

As you may have noticed, we have added a brand new Black Metal Poll sidebox on the front page, just below the Recommended Album sidebox. We will be hosting many polls over the coming weeks, months, and hopefully years, asking our users all manner of Black Metal related questions and maybe the occasional off-topic one too. To begin with, we will inaugurate the poll with a very simple question: What is your preferred style of Black Metal?

You don't need to register or sign in to vote, just scroll down to find the Black Metal Poll sidebox on the right hand side, pick your favourite subgenre ...

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Posted by Imperator on 30th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 30-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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We have updated our site's search algorithm so that searches will now return more relevant results.

We have made some changes to the way our search engine analyzes the database so that it will now show more relevant results for each search.

From now on, album titles and band names that match the exact search terms used will appear first, and then all partial matches will be shown afterwards. As always, all feedback is welcome, and if you do happen to notice any irregularities regarding the new search, let us know.

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Posted by Imperator on 29th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 29-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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U.S. Black Metal band Nachtmystium is scheduled to release their new album "Silencing Machine" on the 31st of July.

New Nachtmystium album 31st July
New Nachtmystium album 31st July

Nachtmystium, one of North America's better known Black Metal bands, are scheduled to release their sixth full length studio album on the 31st of July through Century Media Records.

The new album's title is Silencing Machine, and the track list is as follows:


Dawn Over the Ruin of Jerusalem
Silencing Machine
And I Control You
The Lepers of Destitution
Borrowed Hope and Broken Dreams
I Wait in Hell
Decimation Annihilation
Reduced to Ashes
Give Me the Grave
These Rooms in Which We Weep


Nachtmystium was formed by Blake Judd and Pat McCormick in Chicago in 2000, and since ...

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Posted by Imperator on 27th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 27-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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"The Ruins of Edom", a new split album between U.S. Black Metal band Nightbringer and Greek Black Metal band Acherontas, is now available.

New Nightbringer / Acherontas split
New Nightbringer / Acherontas split

"The Ruins of Edom" is the title of a new split album that is the product of the collaboration between U.S. Black Metal band Nightbringer and Greek Black Metal band Acherontas. "The Ruins of Edom" will be released in Europe via Polish record label Agonia Records.

The track listing for "The Ruins of Edom" is as follows:


Nightbringer - Ingress (The Gates of Edom)
Nightbringer - Mare
Nightbringer - The Grave Earths Son
Acherontas - Layil
Acherontas - Reverence for the Scarlet Goddess


Nightbringer

Nightbringer are a Black Metal band from Green Mountain Falls in Colorado, United ...

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Posted by Imperator on 26th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 26-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Recently BestBlackMetalAlbums.com surpassed the 1,000 album mark, six months ahead of target. Next stop: 2,000 Black Metal Albums.

1,000 Black Metal albums & beyond
1,000 Black Metal albums & beyond

We are proud to announce that we have recently reached and surpassed the 1,000 Black Metal album mark, a target we were hoping to achieve by the end of the year. Thanks to our editors and contributors alike, we have reached the 1,000 album target six months ahead of schedule, and we have set a new target of 2,000 albums to be reached before January 1st, 2013.

Our 1,000th album to be included was Tvangeste - FireStorm, a Russian Symphonic Black Metal album from 2002.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported BestBlackMetalAlbums.com and contributed to us, and remind everyone else ...

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Posted by Imperator on 24th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 24-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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The new Nocte Obducta album, titled "Umbriel (Das Schweigen zwischen den Sternen)", is scheduled to be released on the 29th of June.

New Nocte Obducta album 29th June
New Nocte Obducta album 29th June

German Black Metal veterans Nocte Obducta, who recently re-formed in 2011 and released the album "Verderbnis - Der Schnitter Kratzt An Jeder Tür" after splitting up in 2006, are set to release what will be their ninth full length studio recording on the 29th of June.

The title of Nocte Obducta's new album is "Umbriel (Das Schweigen Zwischen Den Sternen)", which translates into English as "Umbriel - The Silence Between the Stars", although not much is known yet about the track listing or exact line-up.

Nocte Obducta were originally formed in Mainz, Germany, in 1993 under the name Desihra, ...

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Posted by Imperator on 22nd June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 22-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Today three of France's most prominent Black Metal bands are scheduled to release new material: Deathspell Omega, Merrimack and Blacklodge.

A day of French Black Metal
A day of French Black Metal

France have long since been established as one of the genre's most important and prolific countries, with countless bands producing some of the most original and high quality Black Metal albums of recent years. Today is a fine day for French Black Metal, with three of France's most prominent Black Metal bands releasing new material.

Deathspell Omega - Drought

First up, one of France's most well known Black Metal acts, Deathspell Omega, who are based in Poitiers and have been active since 1998, are set to release a new EP titled "Drought". As with all their studio recordings since 2004, ...

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Posted by Imperator on 8th June, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 08-06-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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This week we take a look at one of Norway's longest standing and most influential Black Metal bands: Darkthrone.

Kings of Black II: Darkthrone
Kings of Black II: Darkthrone

This week, continuing where we left off with our Kings of Black series of articles, we will take a look at none other than Darkthrone, one of Norway's longest standing and most influential Black Metal bands of all time, playing a key role in the evolution of the genre.

Throughout their 25 year history Darkthrone have released a total of 14 full length studio albums, as well as 4 demos and numerous compliation albums, including some of the genre's most influential and revered works such as "A Blaze in the Northern Sky", "Under a Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger".

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Posted by Imperator on 31st May, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 31-05-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Presenting a new series of articles where we will provide details for some of the most well known Black Metal bands, starting with Scandinavian legends Marduk & Mayhem.

Kings of Black I: Marduk & Mayhem
Kings of Black I: Marduk & Mayhem

Today we proudly present what will be an extensive series of articles titled Kings of Black, presenting background information and detailed biographies for some of Black Metal's most prolific and well known bands.

We will start off by presenting two of Scandinavia's most influential and long lasting Black Metal bands: Mayhem from Norway, and Marduk from Sweden.

Mayhem

For Mayhem, being one of the most controversial Black Metal bands, we have focused slightly on resuming the well known albeit frequently exaggerated events surrounding the band during the early years of the Norwegian ...

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Posted by Imperator on 20th May, 2012 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 20-05-2012 @ 00:00 UTC
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Swedish Black Metal kings Marduk will release their 12th full length album, "Serpent Sermon", on the 28th of May.

Marduk's new album out 28th May
Marduk's new album out 28th May

Fans of Black Metal will be pleased to hear that Marduk, one of Sweden's pioneering Black Metal bands, will soon release their 12th full length album, titled "Serpent Sermon", on the 25th of May in Germany, Austria, Norway and Switzerland, and on the 28th of May for the rest of Europe. The release date for Australia and New Zealand is the 1st of June, while fans in North America will have to wait until the 5th of June.

This album will be the follow-up to their 2009 release "Wormwood", and will be their first album to be released through Century Media, in partnership with their own label. The ...

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