Celebrate Samhain With Cave Mouth

To celebrate Samhain, my band Cave Mouth has released a new EP... a small pocketbook of folk horror and silver tongue sonnets. A dark fairy tale spiriting those away to enchanting landscapes of yore. Brimming with forest speak and incantations, wrapped up by the dead tree refuge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cQZCOXqxEE But that's not all! We also have… Continue reading Celebrate Samhain With Cave Mouth

The Release Day Of HEX

Today has been one of those days where I've been scanning the horizon, looking for someone to come kill me. Nobody came, which is a good thing because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to experience this deep sense of pride for the release of Cave Mouth's debut album HEX. For those of you not… Continue reading The Release Day Of HEX

Sound Of The Day : Cave Mouth

Meghan Wood and I are very fucking happy to bring to you another single form Cave Mouth! This song is called I Woke Up Wolf and has been very kindly premiered by Clandestine Sounds. Here are the word that appeared on the site, written by Clayton T Michaels, though if you'd like to read them… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Cave Mouth

Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria

If there's one band that I can always rely on to lift my spirits, it's Crown Of Asteria. It's been that way for a long, long time. (I feel so damn proud that I'm actually in a band with the incredible Meghan Wood, the woman behind this most prolific project!) Today, I'm sharing an awe… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Crown Of Asteria

Sound(s) Of The Day : Cave Mouth

What's this now? A new post? Yes folks, I'm as surprised as you, but here we are. Before I treat (?) you to today's sound(s), I want to raise a cup of tea to Wyrd Words & Effigies sixth year floating in the blogosphere. Seventy-two full moons ago, I wrote the very first of the… Continue reading Sound(s) Of The Day : Cave Mouth

Sound Of The Day : Green Elder

A bit headachy today, so I went down the dark folk route where I found Green Elder, an Appalachian ritualistic folk project that aims to 'paint forests in sound by giving their natural seasonal beauty aural life and their mythical lore an abstract presence.' I've been relaxing into the gorgeous track Winter's First Fire from… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Green Elder

Sound Of The Day : Völur

I'm not exactly sure what's happened in the past few months, but I've discovered hardly anything darkly brilliant enough to indulge my senses in. That was until I came across Völur today, after a brief visit to YouTube to see if they had anything in the way of offerings. Their folk inspired doom is so… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Völur

Sound Of The Day : Darkher

I don't know how Yorkshire based project (how often have I featured something from Yorkshire?! This is a special occasion...) Darkher slipped through the net, but to be quite honest, I'm glad it did. I'm not entirely sure in which category to put Darkher into. I went with dark folk to begin with, but it's… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Darkher