Spreading The Dark Word

If you would like to see your creative work featured and reviewed on Wyrd Words & Effigies, don't hesitate to get in touch. I established this blog (and soon to be magazine) with the goal of celebrating all that is strange, and like nothing better than spreading the dark word about oddities that I believe… Continue reading Spreading The Dark Word

Not Many Nights Now

Graphic designer Anya Grainger is hard at work putting together the first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies. I've worked with Anya on multiple occasions and she has always exceeded my expectations with his phenomenal work. I am extremely proud to have her on board with Wyrd Words and I strongly suggest that if you… Continue reading Not Many Nights Now

Wolves In The Throne Room Poster

The past few days have been deeply inspirational, and have led me to all sorts of dark and wyrd things that I've felt the need to share. I felt an immediate connection to this poster for Wolves in the Throne Room, by the enormously talented Matt Loomis.

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

In my cabin in Norway, holding my copy of Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult by Dayal Patterson. If black metal is an important factor in your life you need this on your bookshelf. Buy it here.

Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren't afraid to explore the darkness and the treasures it hides. Underneath you’ll find all of our interviews to date, for you to browse… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Plague Rider/Plague Rider – Album Review

I was pretty fucking chuffed when I was handed Plague Rider’s debut album at Byker Grave Festival. One of my main objectives as a writer is to shout out about bands that deserve to be heard. And shout out fucking loudly. Plague Rider are a technical death metal band with thrash influences, and they hail… Continue reading Plague Rider/Plague Rider – Album Review