Profile: Humbaba of Saudi Arabian Black Metallers AlNamrood

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Folk metal has a tendency to be an insular, European-centric genre, particularly so at the intersection of folk and black metal.  But looking past the acts that have gained mainstream attention yields many and sundry iterations of folk metal as diverse as the cultures across the world that make them.  Since 2008, Saudi Arabia’s AlNamrood have blended black metal’s staunch anti-religion focus and dark aggression with the folk melodies and instruments of their native Middle Eastern home.  Ahead of the release of their newest album, 10 Years of ResistanceAlNamrood’s vocalist Humbaba was gracious enough to answer our set of Profile questions.  Read on below the cut.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Cosmic Church and Mountain Rescue Session Ale

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Cosmic Church’s Täyttymys and GoodLife Brewing Company’s Mountain Rescue Session Ale.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Tomb Mold & Solid Gold

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Tomb Mold’s Manor of Infinite Forms and Founders Brewing Company’s Solid Gold Lager
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Receiving the Evcharist – Sleepwalker & Maker’s Mark

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Sleepwalker’s Ichi-go, Ichi-e and Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey.   Continue reading