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Mork -  Eremittens Dal (Peaceville)

Mork – Eremittens Dal (Peaceville)

Even before you reach the music here with Thomas Eriksen’s Mork one man project, you kind of get big galloping clues as to what you’ll get. From the logo to artwork and even the damned label you are walloped in the face with a whole.. Read More
Owls, Trolls & Dead Kings' Skulls: The Art Of David Thiérrée David Thierree with Dayal Patterson (Cult Never Dies Publishing)

Owls, Trolls & Dead Kings’ Skulls: The Art Of David Thiérrée David Thierree with Dayal Patterson (Cult Never Dies Publishing)

If you go to your favourite official download site, or wander around the CD racks if you still do, you’d assume that the art of the album cover has been mostly lost and what little remains is predominantly generic Photoshop images so pointless and emotionless.. Read More
Vassafor – Malediction (Iron Bonehead)

Vassafor – Malediction (Iron Bonehead)

It’s funny but I’ve been listening to a lot of late eighties, early nineties stuff recently for the usual confluence of synchronicity reasons. I say funny, but it’s just that it put me in the right mindset to approach NZ two piece band Vassafor. Despite.. Read More
Atorc - Seven Tales Of Swords And Ale (S/R)

Atorc – Seven Tales Of Swords And Ale (S/R)

My Warhorns connection continues it seems. Typically though I missed Atorc when they played last year, and though they didn’t play this year I’m sure I spotted one of them. Wrong way round as usual. Anyway as the title of this suggests they are folk.. Read More
Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 3

Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 3

Saturday 23/9  Well it was always going to be touch and go as to whether we got into town early enough to see Stonebearer, but we had to eat so sadly missed them. We did see Bristol band Mordrake though. They warmed up the Saturday.. Read More
Warhorns Festival - The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 2

Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 2

Friday 22/9 Ah, the first full day session, and a bright day in Selby. Fed and watered we arrived to a slight delay due to Petrichor sadly having to pull out because of personnel issues. So first up we had Lillith’s Keep, a young female.. Read More
Warhorns Festival - The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 1

Warhorns Festival – The Venue, Selby, 21-23/9/17 Part 1

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and as we stumble into grey September, the only beacon in the mist is Yorkshire’s finest festival of folk, Viking, pagan, black and death; Warhorns. Now in its 6th year it is a much loved fixture in.. Read More
Schafott - The Black Flame (High Roller)

Schafott – The Black Flame (High Roller)

It’s debut album time for this bunch of Teutonic terrors, always a big step even in this day and age. Once the backwards snarling and melodic guitar intro ‘Conflagration’ is out of the way, which suggests some gritty and dark but traditional metal, we get.. Read More
Lisa Cuthbert – Hextapes (Iron Bonehead)

Lisa Cuthbert – Hextapes (Iron Bonehead)

This album arrived and immediately induced a sense of slight shame that I didn’t know the name Lisa Cuthbert, as she has worked with an extraordinarily wide range of bands from Marillion through The Sisters Of Mercy to Draconian and Ulver. Still here we are.. Read More
Atlantean Kodex - The Annihilation Of Bavaria (Van Records)

Atlantean Kodex – The Annihilation Of Bavaria (Van Records)

Atlantean Kodex. Bavarian purveyors of the richest epic metal outside of Solstice, writers of lyrics both poetic and rich in academic research. A truly remarkable troupe whose last studio album The White Goddess is a genuine classic. If you know them you will want this... Read More
Janvier – S/T (Wolfspell)

Janvier – S/T (Wolfspell)

Dunno but I always find it a little…well, humbling when a band sends in a full, beautifully designed digipak CD of their debut EP release. It at least should give the reviewer pause to think about what this music means to the artist. The artists.. Read More
Limbonic Art - Spectre Abysm (Candlelight)

Limbonic Art – Spectre Abysm (Candlelight)

Odd, but when I was given this to review I had to go away and check how many albums I have by Limbonic Art. Turns out I have the lot. Guess I must be a fan… Funny that. Anyway it’s been seven long years since.. Read More