Wyrd Words & Effigies Playlist 2 : In Memory Of Valfar

In 2004 we lost one of the most innovative Black Metal musicians to have ever breathed... And I am not saying this lightly. Terje "Valfar" Bakken, the founder of Norwegian band Windir spawned an entirely new sub-genre of BM known as Sognametal. Today would have been Valfar's 39th birthday, and in his honour I've put… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies Playlist 2 : In Memory Of Valfar

Sound Of The Day : Darkthrone

Have I been living in a cave for the past several months or was Darkthrone's 16th album Arctic Thunder something of a monumental flop? (Though I have to admit I'm a sucker for the album title which was, forĀ  the record, the name of a Norwegian heavy metal band who were active from the mid… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Darkthrone

Sound Of The Day : Mistur

It's been ages since I've given Norwegian black metallers Mistur some attention, which is strange because I'm normally up to date with the sounds coming from Bergen way. So today I decided to give their latest album In Memoriam a spin. It's one hell of a feast, crowded with variety. Enjoying it very much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGB1TGRl5nY

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

Ghaal’s Wyrd Debut At Blekk Metal Festival

I was at Blekk Metal Festival in Bergen when Ghaal's Wyrd made their debut appearance on stage. However they came on at 1am by which time I was dead in bed. (It had been a LONG day.) Fortunately however, a kind soul captured some of the gig on camera. You can watch it below. Enjoy!… Continue reading Ghaal’s Wyrd Debut At Blekk Metal Festival