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Dark Buddha Rising

Waste of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis (Svart Records)

Originally commissioned as a one off performance for Roadburn festival, Waste of Space Orchestra comprises the entirety of the 10 musicians that make up both Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising. On paper, this shouldn’t work – there are too… Continue Reading →

Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot)

Roadburn 2012. I made my plan for each festival day to catch my favourite bands, yet such plans always go to hell as soon as the day starts. Somehow, I managed to end up at a show of Dark Buddha… Continue Reading →

Dark Buddha Rising – Inversum (Neurot Recordings)

Dark Buddha Rising brew up a heady mix of influences that can’t fail to hook in a certain section of the metal community – as well as all those who regard the discovery of Nirvana’s darker side and smoking weed… Continue Reading →

Abyssion – Luonnon Harmonia Ja Vihreä Liekki (Svart)

Finnish black metal may just be one of my discoveries of the year. Ok, I’m not saying I’ve personally discovered it, invented it or destroyed the world, created a new one and declared a ban on any extreme metal that… Continue Reading →

Katakombi – S/T (Hämähäkki Music)

Delivered on a nice hefty slab of black wax, Finnish band Katakombi intrigued with three tracks on their first official release following on from a demo in 2012. They have only been active for a few short years but have… Continue Reading →

Osoka – Osoka (Slow Burn Records)

Little of it seems to reach our Western senses, but there really is a veritable hotbed of doom and drone down in the remote and impossibly vast country of Russia. Maybe it’s the humidity of the cities or the often… Continue Reading →

Dark Buddha Rising – Dakhmandal (Svart)

An altered state of consciousness, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. There’s plenty of ways to achieve this, through sensory deprivation, psychotropic drugs or yoga, even by hiring the services of a… Continue Reading →

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