Interview: Abstracted [Brazil] Discusses New Esoteric Concept Album ‘Atma Conflux’ & Shares Heated Opinion on Their President + Brazilian Metal Band Recommendations

Brazilian technical / progressive death metallers Abstracted are a reckoning force, blending complexity and intrigue through both dynamic instrumentals and undeniably enigmatic lyrical themes. Their debut LP, Atma Conflux, dropped earlier this year via M-Theory Audio and is comparable to the likes of Revocation or Between the Buried and Me, boasting the quirks and range … More Interview: Abstracted [Brazil] Discusses New Esoteric Concept Album ‘Atma Conflux’ & Shares Heated Opinion on Their President + Brazilian Metal Band Recommendations

Interview: Padra [Turkey] Exposes the Injustices of Government in Their Homeland Iran & Discusses The Poetic Poetry in Their Farsi Sludge-Thrash Metal

I’ve genuinely never heard a metal band with vocals in the Farsi language. While that unique characteristic was the initial factor that hooked me about Padra, after hearing their story, I was intrigued even further. The four piece sludgy thrashers consist of Ramtin Dashti (vocals, guitar, producer), Amirali Khajavi (guitar), Ahmad Chegeni (bass), and Keyvan … More Interview: Padra [Turkey] Exposes the Injustices of Government in Their Homeland Iran & Discusses The Poetic Poetry in Their Farsi Sludge-Thrash Metal

Best Metal Around the World: May 2022 (Decapitated, Ignea, Ou, Solum…)

There is so much heavy, extreme, and beautiful metal music being conjured all around the world that it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Metal Has No Borders has curated the best of the best, from Poland and Ukraine to Kazakhstan and China as well as everything in between. Enjoy our hand-picked favorite albums, singles, and videos … More Best Metal Around the World: May 2022 (Decapitated, Ignea, Ou, Solum…)

Interview: Learn About the Dubai Metal Scene and Emotional Power of Progressive Metal with Callous Minds [UAE]

Callous Minds is a six-piece prog metal act from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The group consists of Manav Chawla (White Morgue; vocals), Saud Al Ali (vocals, guitar), Mehdi Riaz (White Morgue; guitar), Ahmad Haliss (guitar), Hijazi Zaiton (bass), and Mayur Raikar (drums). The up-and-coming band has dropped two singles this year including the … More Interview: Learn About the Dubai Metal Scene and Emotional Power of Progressive Metal with Callous Minds [UAE]

Ukraine & Russia Unity: A Hand-Picked Showcase of Metal Acts From Both Countries

It’s a shame to witness the unnecessary war and bloodshed that has broken out by Russia against Ukraine as of late. Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people who are forced to fight or flee against what is undeniably an unjust invasion. Equally, we empathize with the Russian people who have protested against their … More Ukraine & Russia Unity: A Hand-Picked Showcase of Metal Acts From Both Countries

Best of Metal Around the World: April 2022 (Et Moriemur, Demonic Resurrection, Aarlon, Windrunner…)

There is so much heavy, extreme, and beautiful metal music being conjured all around the world that it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, Metal Has No Borders has curated the best of the best, from Czech Republic and India to Costa Rica and China as well as everything in between. Enjoy our hand-picked favorite albums, singles, … More Best of Metal Around the World: April 2022 (Et Moriemur, Demonic Resurrection, Aarlon, Windrunner…)

Interview: Bloodywood [India] Discusses Writing Hindi, Punjabi, and English Lyrics in New ‘Rakshak’ Album & Socio-Political / Universal Messages

There’s been a decent amount of buzz surrounding this New Delhi-based folk metal project the past few years. And such hype is absolutely, well-deserved as their humble beginnings of creating YouTube covers gradually evolved into the international genre-bending beasts they currently are. Multi-instrumentalist Karan Katiyar, vocalist Jayant Bhadula, and rapper Raoul Kerr have found harmony … More Interview: Bloodywood [India] Discusses Writing Hindi, Punjabi, and English Lyrics in New ‘Rakshak’ Album & Socio-Political / Universal Messages

Riley’s Top 15 Metal Has No Borders Albums of 2021 (and more!)

The gears at Metal Has No Borders are still rotating and despite a bit late, we’re excited to unveil our favorite releases that dropped during 2021! As always, the choices listed reside in regions of the world under-represented by mainstream Western media, which include bands from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South America, etc. … More Riley’s Top 15 Metal Has No Borders Albums of 2021 (and more!)