The Hyperborean Shadows Series : Norwegian Rat

The Hyperborean Shadows Series is an ongoing feature that will focus on the dwellers of Scandinavia, and their portrayal of northern landscapes, cultures and traditions through different forms of dark art. There are so many incredible visions being realised in Scandinavia in this age, and I firmly believe that the creatives behind these visions need… Continue reading The Hyperborean Shadows Series : Norwegian Rat

Interview : Lukas Feigelfeld Director Of Hagazussa

It has been a long while since a decent psychological horror has come my way, tapped into my senses and left me deeply disturbed. So I was thrilled when I was sent a link to Hagazussa, the first feature length film of Berlin based director Lukas Feigelfeld. After watching the trailer, I knew in my… Continue reading Interview : Lukas Feigelfeld Director Of Hagazussa

Interview : Downfall of Nur

Downfall of Nur is, in my opinion, one of the most exciting black metal projects to emerge in the past few years, with a debut full-length (Umbras de Barbagia) that stole my attention and held it for weeks. I am extremely proud and delighted to present the following interview with founder Antonio Sanna, and encourage… Continue reading Interview : Downfall of Nur

Interview : Gratzug

Offenbarung from Gratzug's third full-length release of the same title was my introduction to this outstanding German black metal project, fronted by the multi-talented Mephistopheles. I have inserted the track below and strongly suggest you listen to it while reading this interview. What inspired the formation of Gratzug and what were your initial goals with… Continue reading Interview : Gratzug

Interview : Paleowolf

Paleowolf is the sort of music project that comes along once in a blue moon, and as much as Facebook annoys me a lot of the time, I have to thank it for introducing me to this beautiful, transcendental endeavour. During my first read thorough of the interview you're about the encounter, my smile threatened… Continue reading Interview : Paleowolf

Interview : Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Organiser Of BlekkMetal

When I first heard about tattoo/black metal festival BlekkMetal a few weeks ago, my excitement levels went off the richter scale. It didn't take me long to get in touch with organiser and celebrated artist Jannicke Wiese-Hansen to ask for an insight into what will, undoubtedly be, one of the most significant dark cultural events… Continue reading Interview : Jannicke Wiese-Hansen Organiser Of BlekkMetal

Interview : Elena Helfrecht

The first time I discovered the art of Elena Helfrecht it touched me in such a way that I was unable to think about little else for a very long time. Over a few days I found myself returning to her beautiful, quietly harrowing photography at the strangest of times. I knew that I had… Continue reading Interview : Elena Helfrecht

Interview : Fornhem

I find it incredible how a song can turn a bad day into something really quite magnificent.That's what happened when I first encountered Swedish black metal project Fornhem. For hours I submerged myself in their deeply atmospheric sounds, uncovering layer after layer of black metal brilliance. It is with great pleasure that I present this… Continue reading Interview : Fornhem

Interview : Jaimie Lake Of Velvit

Online gallery and concept-store Velvit is somewhere I like to spend my time. This beautiful web portal specialises in introducing its visitors to independent artists and designers working to create dark art, be it fashion, music or fine art. I spoke to Velvit's creator Jaimie Lake to gain a deeper understanding of the mission behind… Continue reading Interview : Jaimie Lake Of Velvit

Interview : Nymla

The extraordinary, fantastical creations of multi-talented Swedish Craftswoman Caroline Eklund (Nymla) are inspired by legends and history, fantasy, nature and Scandinavian folklore. If I find myself under the influence of a depression, I spend a few moments browsing through her works. Her portfolio of trolls and elaborate masks, fantastical costumes and props helps to dislodge… Continue reading Interview : Nymla