Sound Of The Day : Nachtzeit

I didn't realise that my head needed some black metal heavily influenced by the primitive sound of the old days...but when Nachtzeit popped up on my Bandcamp search, and it was actually massively listenable, I was so god damn appreciative. The project Nachtzeit is manned by the Swede behind ambient OMBM project Lustre, and its… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Nachtzeit

Wyrd Words & Effigies Spotify Playlist I

I had a request from a reader the other week. They asked if I could make a Spotify playlist...and they asked so kindly that I really couldn't refuse. This will be a weekly thing now. You can find it here. You will probably recognise several of the artists on there, i.e. Buzum, Wardruna and Agalloch,… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies Spotify Playlist I

True Norwegian Black Candle

Ever had the desire to burn a church but don't want to serve time? Well, Bergen based graphic design company Higren can make your dark dreams come true with this True Norwegian Black Candle. This latest version is inspired by Fantoft Stave Church, the church  burned to the ground by Varg Vikernes on June 6th… Continue reading True Norwegian Black Candle

Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

Whenever I hear about the publication of a new book on the subject of Black Metal, I pounce and pre-order. When the tome arrives, I savour it, lapping up every word, sometimes putting it back down after one chapter, to return to it the following day, so as to make it last longer. My first… Continue reading Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

Frostwork: Lore Of Winter – Ealdspell / Album Review

Frostwork’s debut album  Lore Of Winter - Ealdspell was released by Wodfreca Records in 2012 and I have to say that I feel honoured to own one of the 100 copies that were released.  I really appreciate well thought-out album artwork, and the  cover artwork is quietly beautiful, with a certain cold strength emanating from… Continue reading Frostwork: Lore Of Winter – Ealdspell / Album Review

Interview : Dagon of UKBM Project Frostwork

I received Frostwork’s debut album Lore Of Winter- Ealdspell as a gift last year, and it stayed in my CD player for a good few weeks. I was bowled over by its rich diversity and raw, melancholic atmosphere. Naturally, I ranted and raved about it to anyone who would listen. The main reason I wanted… Continue reading Interview : Dagon of UKBM Project Frostwork