Experimental Black Metal - United States

Murmur Band

MURMUR has re-emerged an altogether different beast than the one that spawned 2010’s morose full-length “Mainlining the Lugubrious”. On their forthcoming self-titled second album the band, led by guitarist and vocalist Matthias Vogels, created a sound as distinct and progressive as anything to ever come from the US heavy-rock underground. Their music is angular and propulsive; flexing fluid time and meter changes as they build to dizzying crescendos, before collapsing into moments of fragile subtlety. “Murmur” spans the spectrum from primal to provocative, and is the crossroad were a wild range of influences from black metal via experimental jazz, Midwest punk to noise rock, and more meet. MURMUR deliver one of the most innovative and groundbreaking works of the modern black metal scene. The band was founded in 2007 in Chicago, Illinois (USA). Their debut “Mainlining the Lugubrious” immediately had a massive impact in their home country’s underground scene. Yet already the following split-single in 2011 with compatriots NACHTMYSTIUM led to quickly growing international recognition. Now MURMUR are ready to take on the world with “Murmur” displaying their stunningly fast-paced evolution. Time to get those headphones on and listen…


  • Matthias Vogels : Guitars, moogs, voice
  • Alex Perkolup : Bass, voice
  • Shane Prendiville : Guitars, moogs, voice
  • Charlie Werber : Percussion

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on January 16, 2014

American experimental black metal band MURMUR are currently streaming their forthcoming new and self-titled album ‘Murmur’ exclusively via these media partners:

Posted on January 9, 2014

American experimental black metal band MURMUR have released a new track from their forthcoming self-titled album, due January 17th, 2014 (January 21st in North America). “Zeta II Reticuli” is now streaming via the following media partners:

Posted on November 20, 2013

As previously announced, American experimental black metal band MURMUR’s new album will be a self-titled one and has been scheduled for January 17th (January 21st in North America), 2014. Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of the Chicago based quartet’s second album:

Posted on October 22, 2013

Earlier this year, Season of Mist announced the signing of American experimental black metal band MURMUR. The Chicago based quartet’s second album will be a self-titled one and has been scheduled for January 17th (January 21st in North America), 2014.

Posted on March 12, 2013

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of MURMUR! The American experimental black metal band has just been added to the Underground Activists division. The Chicago based quartet started off in 2007 and immediately received underground recognition. With the release of their fierce and utterly disturbing debut album in 2010, more accolades followed before the band embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with NACHTMYSTIUM the next year, which earned them international acclaim.

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