"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2005
From: Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Alkerdeel News

Below is our complete Alkerdeel news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


The Best Heavy Metal Cover Art From 2016

Every year in December we cover the best and worst of metal with a focus on recorded material and live releases, but what frequently gets lost in the shuffle is an integral part of all things metal: the artwork.

While the prominence of physical media that you actually handle and admire while listening to an album has faded with the advent of digital distribution, cover artwork remains a core and iconic part of the heavy music experience across all sub-genres.

From frozen occult black metal to the most over-the-top fantasy power metal, the artwork is the first thing people are going to notice, and the artists deserve more recognition than they typically get.

Our roundup of the most memorable art last year saw jaw-dropping pieces from the likes of Marco Hassman, Par Oloffson, and the increasingly prolific Seth Siro Anton. This year will feature a markedly contrasted lineup of artists and bands as we explore drastically different styles that all express thematic ideas in amazingly divergent ways.

Some art this year was memorable for more negative reasons. Freedom Call, Devildriver, Gojira, and Metallica in particular all had less-than-stellar or head-scratching cover artwork this time around. We'll (mostly) be skipping that sort of memorability below, and instead focusing on things that looked amazing or were too bizarre to ignore.

Alkerdeel – Lede

We have to start here with Alkerdeel's “Lede” cover crafted by Luchtrat, an artist I'd never heard of before who does a variety of graphic designing online. I seriously haven't been able to stop thinking about this cover all year long from the moment I first laid bewildered eyes upon it.

Is it a joke? Is it completely serious? Is it taking square aim at the sort of people who would wonder about the difference? It's both minimalist and somehow simultaneously complex. It's a childish idea presented very simply – a demon taking aim and farting – but also seems to be so much more. Is it a comment on the pointlessness and absurdity of life? Is it meant to be lighthearted or threatening? Are we supposed to be taking something away from the stripped down color scheme and the blank spaces between the lines?

I have no idea if this was even the intention, but this artist caused something of an existential crisis for me. I have to wonder if somewhere there's a farting demon currently laughing about that fact.


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Alkerdeel Posts "Lede" Video

Just over a week out from the release of the band's new full-length, “Lede,” Belgian black metal group Alkerdeel has unveiled another vicious and caustic track from the record.

This time it’s the title track - check out a video clip for the song below. The follow-up to the band’s second album “Morinde” will be available on April 15th via Consouling Sounds to coincide with a performance at this year’s Roadburn Festival.

Pre-orders are online now at this location and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Regardez Ses Yeux I
2. Regardez Ses Yeux II
3. Regardez Ses Yeux II
4. Lede
5. Gråt Deleenaf More...

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Alkerdeel Announces "Lede" Album

Alkerdeel is back for a first full-length since 2012’s “Morinde.” The "Lede" album will drop via Consouling Sounds on April 15th, and the label had this to say:

"It might seem like a long time, but the Belgians have been very busy and during the last three years have released a couple of split-releases that hinted at the direction they were headed. They have also been working hard on putting together their third full-length 'Lede,' which is unmistakably their most gruesome release to date.

"'Lede' is undeniably Alkerdeel, that muddy and filthy sound is still present, yet the music evolved towards a more direct and head-on approach. Gone are most of sludge influences and now old-school influences and almost kraut-like psychedelics are pushed to the front. It’s more Winter and Von and less Neurosis or Burzum. Yet with a touch of Aluk Todolo."

1. Regardez Ses Yeux I
2. Regardez Ses Yeux II
3. Regardez Ses Yeux II
4. Lede
5. Gråt Deleenaf More...

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'Kin Hell Fest Details Announced

A new 3 day festival has hit the scene in the shape of 'Kin Hell Fest, which will be happening in Leeds, UK on April 26th - 28th at The Templeworks. The new festival brings together 35 bands, currently with Winterfylleth, Man Must Die, and Rompeprop (playing an exclusive one off UK show, from Holland) as the three headliners.

The full lineup can be found below, and further info is available at the festival's website or Facebook page. The organizers of the event also commented:

"There will also be one room dedicated to some immense distros and all the bands' merch stalls and art stalls, good choices of well priced drinks, food to suit vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters, a big chill out area, all within just a few minutes of the train and bus stations.

"There are 4 more cracking bands to be announced, word on that soon, full weekend tickets and individual day tickets are available right now on the website and selling very well, so don't miss out, 500 capacity gig room." More...

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Alkerdeel Announces New Album Release

Alkerdeel will be releasing the new album "Morinde" on February 24th, 2012 and the album is now available for pre-order here. You can also check out a recently posted music video from the album at this location.

The band commented on the release:

"No better way to start off the apocalyptical year 2012 than with the unleashing of ALKERDEEL's second full album 'Morinde' upon this world.

"After a few successful demo's/EP'S, these Belgians are pushing up the ante. It's clear ALKERDEEL has progressed quite a bit since the release of 'Luizig'. Although the familiar elements are still present - raw sludge/doom infused with filthy black metal - the compositions have matured and gained more depth. The lo-fi approach of the previous albums made room for a more thoughtful recording process, making it sound perhaps more accessible but also allows the sound to reveal all its sluggish nuances. But rest assured, ALKERDEEL remains ALKERDEEL: a mean putrid steamroller that takes no prisoners!"

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Alkerdeel Posts "Hessepikn" Video

Black metal act Alkerdeel has posted a music video online for "Hessepikn," shot by Diederick 'Herr Maniac' Nuyttens. Check out the clip below. The band also commented:

"Hear thee! hear thee! spread the word! Alkerdeel has a video of 'Hessepikn' from the new album 'Morinde!' Pre-orders start next week!"

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Alkerdeel Reveals New Album Details

Belgian black metallers Alkerdeel have issued the following update about the release date for their new album:

"The 8th of May we present our new album 'De Speenzalvinge' through At War With False Noise and Universal Tongue. And we brought along some special friends!!! The mighty Urfaust and the mighty Lugubrum!!!! Make your reservations as soon as possible, only 200 people allowed!"

You can hear sample Alkerdeel tracks through the band's MySpace page. Alkerdeel also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/27 2010 Zomergem-with Esoteric, Toorn jh oepetis, Oost-Vlaanderen
4/18 2010 with Church Of Misery, The Pits-Kortrijk
5/8 2010 cd-release with Urfaust, Lugubrum Eeklo, Oost-Vlaanderen

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