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The Old Black

The Old Black is the story of Black Metal, one of the most mysterious and controversial musical genres in history. From simple beginnings to diverse stylistics divisions, we chart how it grew from critical revilement to widespread influence.

Latest Shows


The Old Black: 12. Progressive, Avant-Garde and Post-Black Metal

This week we discuss the ongoing experimentation in Black Metal and the controversey they generate.


The Old Black: 10. Blackened Folk and Viking Metal

This week we discuss the influence of Folk and ideas of Vikings on Black Metal, and the diversity of cultural influence.


The Old Black: 8. Blackened Death Metal

This week we discuss Blackened Death Metal and why it is so hard to find a band playing in the style.