I Don’t Know How To Talk About This But I’ll Try Anyway

This time last weekend, two nurses from the Crisis Team sat in my parents living room, clad head to toe in PPE. They were asking me questions about how suicidal I was feeling, and trying to dissuade me from believing that the best place for me to be was in the hospital. I smiled (sadly)… Continue reading I Don’t Know How To Talk About This But I’ll Try Anyway

Becoming The Forest

I was thinking today how many really EXCELLENT publications there are available that explore and celebrate black metal. Evolution Of The Cult, Beyond The Darkness, Becoming The Forest, Metalion:The Slayer Diaries to name but a few. The most recent one to come into my life is Becoming The Forest. When I first heard about Becoming… Continue reading Becoming The Forest

TORVENIUS

I don't know how it's happened that I haven't Featured Swedish artist Axel Torvenius before, but it's with great pleasure that I introduce you folks to his work today. All of what he creates - from back patches to sculptures - leans towards dark, occult and heathen themes. My Etsy history is a 2 folded… Continue reading TORVENIUS

What I’ve Been Listening To Recently

Gallowbraid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=023oNRM72eQ Forest Silence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgwYRKK_V48&fbclid=IwAR0U0IDNpujuney7fIvTRwilLoIiDg-nRTOzyzgQkeKC370QpfZ73tX3kyg Fjord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jjxeI956ws&fbclid=IwAR32NK1Fti7YkZPeqkMNGH-eK4QauydKfdjXZbTyzX6EMm_BYukRf0lGTjw Grifteskymfning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7zqT4L6_EU&fbclid=IwAR210dFeaU7ku9z15vtTy1QJwTkJoadEwJ5R0w4WqBY1uOebnUCecxHmLXw Forgotten Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ2PtF1D-wA

Good Things That Have Happened This Week

New Boots Anyone who knows me well will know that, for the past decade, I've been wearing French Ranger boots. I've walked my way through several pairs, only getting rid when the soles have worn through. I've always bought them from the same place without a problem, but for some reason last year, I thought… Continue reading Good Things That Have Happened This Week

Nordic Darkness : The Art Of Einar Martinsen

I'm sorry it's been quiet around here. I have so much I want to talk to you about, but my brain isn't cooperating. I'm starting with some new medication next week, so hopefully it will help to lift the fog and I can get back to blogging every day. In the meantime, I want to… Continue reading Nordic Darkness : The Art Of Einar Martinsen

Sound Of The Day : Nyrst

I wasn't expecting to find anything remarkable when I powered up YouTube this morning, but the gods were on my side and thought I was deserving of something a bit special. Icelandic black metal project Nyrst have, with their song Orsök, conjured up one of the most dynamic and impressive tracks I've heard in a… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Nyrst

Baba Yaga’s House Part II

When I was done with my previous post, I felt compelled to return to Etsy and look for more Baba Yaga's House inspired artworks and jewellery to share with you. Here are my favourite discoveries. Freyja Jewels / Enamel Pin Witchy Sticher / Cross Stich Pattern Little Ghouls Art / Art Print Freyja Jewels /… Continue reading Baba Yaga’s House Part II