Abazagorath rekindling the black flame of American black metal

Although many look to Scandinavia for "trve" black metal, the Americas have always played a role in the propagation of this extreme musical subgenre. ¬†Abazagorath, from New Jersery, have reigned as pioneers of the USBM aesthetic ¬†since 1995. Hey, New Jersey is not frostbitten, but it certainly can be very grim. Over the years, Abazagorath …

Nachzehrer: wicked good black metal from Boston

This week I decided to spend my local show dollars on a black metal show at The Sidebar Tavern, featuring Boston band Nachzehrer. I did not know too much about this band but had listened to them a bit after stumbling across a news item some weeks ago about the singer in the band being …