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

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

Interview : Finnish Black Metal Band Förgjord

Förgjord are, in my opinion, one of Finland’s supreme black metal exports, and to have them feature on Wyrd Words & Effigies is an honour of the highest degree. What's Förgjord’s back story? When did the band come into existence? It was almost twenty years ago when Prokrustes formed the band with two other members.… Continue reading Interview : Finnish Black Metal Band Förgjord

Tuesday’s Wyrd Findings

As the weekend was majorly hectic, and Monday too, as things go, I didn’t have the time to put together some findings for you. But I hope you like what I’ve got here. I want to make a good wage with my writing so I can spend all day, every day doing something that makes… Continue reading Tuesday’s Wyrd Findings

Interview : Cumbrian Black/Death Band Blind Spite

Can you please provide some background information about Blind Spite? When and where was the band formed? Also, can you please provide some insight into the name? We are a blackened death metal band from Cumbria, and have been active since around 1996, with myriad personnel and sound changes and developments over that time. The… Continue reading Interview : Cumbrian Black/Death Band Blind Spite

Interview : Black Insignia

    I am a hunter of unique and unusual things that thrive in the shadows. Most days, I retreat from my hunt unsatisfied. But there are times when I happen across something so wonderfully out of the ordinary that I pull my shoulders back and howl. It was handmade jewellery business Black Insignia that… Continue reading Interview : Black Insignia

Let In The Night

You may have recently published a novel with an ominous tone, or you might be the editor of Black Metal zine, or perhaps you are a visual artist working with obscure subjects. If you feel that your work and creations would fit the Wyrd Words & Effigies premise, then please don’t hesitate to get in… Continue reading Let In The Night