Night of Death and Doom X – HISSING, ABSTRACTER, ENCOFFINATE, WOE MONGER

The ‘Night of Death and Doom’ has come to be an anticipated staple of the Vancouver underground – a labor of love meant to both promote amazing bands from all over and perpetuate that fervent

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

ULTRA SILVAM remain rabid amidst the explosively unexpected on “The Spearwound Salvation”

Editor’s note: Ultra Silvam is a band that we have kept a close eye on since their initial blistering demo took control of our lives for the better part of 2017. It is with great

FUNEREAL PRESENCE resurrects an ancient diabolism with “Achatius”

The implements are assembled, an array of reactants that, to any but the alchemist, would seem too unstable or incompatible for integration into this grand scheme. But the alchemist can see it, how the pieces

OSSUARIUM step into a pantheon of death metal’s old gods on “Living Tomb”

In a time where we are seeing the resurgence of true death metal, and the devil’s grasp tightens upon the earth, new albums in the genre are hitting with a swarm of the restless dead

BLUE HUMMINGBIRD ON THE LEFT at last deliver a fierce war cry with “Atl Tlachinolli”

The time for sacrifice and conquest is at hand once more, and Huitzilopochtli demands blood to stave off the night eternal. Blue Hummingbird On The Left have answered the call in glorious fashion with their

ARGONAVIS reveal themselves in the face of Death’s inexorable cycle

Cast your inward eye to the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Sharp, cold, and snow-capped peaks reach upward for the sun and dominate all that sits below their grandeur. Far below these mountaintops

Ars Moriendi: LUCIANA LUPE VASCONCELOS yields to instinct, chance, and automatism to explore the divine feminine

Without any doubt, one of the most striking visual styles to come about in recent times is that of Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos from Brazil. Her work blends the spastic and automatic style of Austin Osman

KYLE MORGAN: nomadic maniac behind ASH BORER, SUPERSTITION, & VANUM pushing American black & death metal into the next frontier

Ash Borer is a name that seems to have been lurking through the Pacific Northwest for an infinitely long time, with appeal and demand for booking from all corners of the regional heavy metal world,

BÖLZER front-man Okoi Jones challenges controversy, reveals the source of inspiration, and will never surrender!

We here at Covenant, like many others, were utterly spellbound the first time we heard Bölzer. One resonant strike from the ten-string guitar, one primordial howl, and our hearts were instantly seduced. The last four

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