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Interview - Ruby The Hatchet

Interview – Ruby The Hatchet

This interview is one of several which was originally done for a printed publication. Due to production problems it never saw the light of day so is being published here along with several others over the coming week or so. “We picked a hell of.. Read More
Spiral Skies - Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

Spiral Skies – Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

It’s been 3 years, but finally following the success of their debut EP “A Queendom To Come”, Swedish Retro-rockers Spiral Skies present their first full-length album. It was certainly well worth the wait as it is a veritable cornucopia of psychedelia, blues, hard rock and.. Read More
Hands of Orlac / The Wandering Midget - Split (Cruz Del Sur)

Hands of Orlac / The Wandering Midget – Split (Cruz Del Sur)

I don’t know if there’s some cryptic message here that only truly makes sense when you’re seriously stoned, but something feels so fitting about the collaboration between The Wandering Midget and Hands of Orlac as if the two, albeit imaginary and abstract characters, might have.. Read More
Völur – Ancestors (Prophecy)

Völur – Ancestors (Prophecy)

“They have an umlaut they must be heavy” observed a friend on mention of these Canadians. See, this is a preconception that bands should observe before unnecessarily cladding themselves with such metal signatures. Apart from sharing country of origin and said sigil though, Voïvod they.. Read More
Völur – Disir (Prophecy)

Völur – Disir (Prophecy)

Canadians seem to have a particular knack for invoking the ancient spirits of pagan Europe and Völur are no exception. Clearly there’s a link, and they are arguably closer geographically and culturally to Europe than their US neighbours, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. But.. Read More
Blood Ceremony – Lord Of Misrule (Rise Above)

Blood Ceremony – Lord Of Misrule (Rise Above)

It’s been three years since Canadian’s Blood Ceremony draped us in their rich and Eldritch Darkness and time has been spent constructing a new album that has plenty going on in it both musically and thematically. Delving into esoteric and historic English practices and never.. Read More
Brimstone Coven – Black Magic (Metal Blade)

Brimstone Coven – Black Magic (Metal Blade)

Brimstone Coven was not a band I was familiar with before receiving ‘Black Magic’, their second album and the first whilst signed to Metal Blade, but their sound was one that was instantly recognisable. From the first chord of the eponymous album opener an image.. Read More
Funeral Marmoori – The Deer Woman (Minotauro)

Funeral Marmoori – The Deer Woman (Minotauro)

When I pulled this disc out of its packaging I was instantly bewitched by its cover-art. The image attributed to Francesco Menicocci is really rather stunning in its grotesquery and just had me staring at it for ages. Reminding me of a book cover of.. Read More
Evoke Thy Lords – Boys!  Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar – Solitude

Evoke Thy Lords – Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar – Solitude

Sometimes I get pissed off at having to review yet another cookie cutter, cookie monster vocal dominated download, and I seriously consider ditching this reviewing lark; this is definitely not one of those times folks. Evoke Thy Lords are one of those bands that just.. Read More
Seremonia - Kristalliarkki (Svart)

Seremonia – Kristalliarkki (Svart)

You will know this band well if you are into the likes of Blood Ceremony, Jex Thoth and Jess and the Ancient Ones This is the bands third full length release, so there is an expectation about this record. There’s a touch of doom in this.. Read More
Reino Ermitano – Conjuros de Poder (Ogro)

Reino Ermitano – Conjuros de Poder (Ogro)

You wait years for a Peruvian doom album and then two turn up in the space of weeks. To be fair there can’t be too many bands playing this sort of style in the country but then again what do I know as some quick.. Read More
Temples Festival - Bristol Motion 2/5/14

Temples Festival – Bristol Motion 2/5/14

Being only half on duty this is more a snapshot than detailed band by band review but hopefully it will give you a flavour of the fun we all had. The festival itself deserves a review too though as it really was an impressive first.. Read More