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HERUKA unveil sacred, wrathful chants in ode to the realized tāntrik sages with “བརྟུལ་ཞུགས་སྤྱོད་པ་ (Tulzhug Chöpa)”

On this particularly auspicious day, Covenant presents the yet unknown and shadowy entity known as Heruka. While grounded in Kathmandu, Nepal, the project reaches far beyond the limits of the material plane striving towards the

COVENANT FESTIVAL V RETROSPECTIVE: Congregation of Timeless Deathcraft

You see them. Your people. A few on the bus, all exit at the same stop, start the walk up the hill. Hoodies with patches adorned, the tell-tale scrawl hieroglyphics of black and death metal

SATURN’S CROSS returns with lo-fi, noir video for “It Has Begun Again”

Covenant inner-circle dark synth act Saturn’s Cross returns after months of silence with a video for the opening track of 2018’s This Is Going To End In Blood.  Directed by Max Montesi, the flickering, dark

CAMP.30 leads the way down roads less travels on his Self-Titled album

Not two months since the release of his highly anticipated debut album – which we had the honour to present in full – Camp.30 (nee Michael Abercrombie) returns with another collection of surreal, outre, and

PAULUS conquers inner landscapes with “Illuminate”: Full Album Debut

Revealing great personal artwork cracks oneself open like an alchemical egg. An incubation of creative magick flows forth like a golden yolk, touching those with eyes to see and ears to hear. This bearing of

AOS SI exalt the otherworldly on “Volume I”: Full Album Debut

It is at this interstice that Covenant is proud to release the long awaited first volume of the music of Aos Sí. Concisely titled Volume I, the band has meticulously honed and shaped this release

Obscuritæ: 5 Tragically Unsung Death Metal Demos

The obsession with obscurity is the metal curse and blessing. On one hand it can lead to fulfillment on an otherworldly level to discover a hidden gem that was lost to the sands of time,

Obscuritæ: AMNUTSEBA “I-IV” demo compilation abolishes form and warps black metal time

Year over year, the endless stream of incredible releases seems to increase exponentially. This output has grown from a manageable list of records to check out and eventually buy, to an impenetrable living force that

Fall Into Long Nights & Madness: CAMP.30 full album stream

Having risen to notoriety as the producer behind the dark and futuristic r&b/ambient act PLAZA, CAMP.30 quickly gained recognition for his lush and immersive pieces. Songs from their first EP, ‘One’, already had listeners intrigued,

Without Blood There Is No Quimbanda: The Work Of NICHOLAJ DE MATTOS FRISVOLD

Between August and October 2018, we had the immense pleasure of having a back-and-forth correspondence with Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold. This was the final interview conducted before we took down the Covenant Magazine in order