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Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn (Cruz Del Sur Music)

England’s Dark Forest are well-versed masters of old Albion and have a deep connection, their material often delves into dear old England’s historical past. This, their fifth, and longest break between recordings, was partially written, then founder, songwriter and guitarist… Continue Reading →

From The Bogs Of Aughiska – Mineral Bearing Veins (Apocalyptic Witchcraft)

It has been a good long while since the last full length by this tremendous Irish band, 2013’s ‘Roots Of This Earth Within My Blood’ and really their only recorded output in between was the odd but excellent ‘Fenian Ram’… Continue Reading →

Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

Welcome to the latest “memorial service” from Czech Republic brigands Panychida. I remember their last campaign well, 2013 release ‘Grief Of An Idol’ proved to be an enthralling journey of pagan metal complete with themes of ancient death rituals and… Continue Reading →

Old Corpse Road – Of Campfires And Evening Mists (Cacophonous)

Cacophonous? Really? That brought a wry smile to my face when the long awaited by me second album from this Darlington quintet finally arrived. For a band who have previously worn their Cradle Of Filth influences firmly on their longsleeves… Continue Reading →

Interview – Negura Bunget

Originally done as a news piece for Iron Fist Magazine founding member of Negura Bunget Negru had plenty to say in regards to new album Tău, the first part of a planned trilogy. One of his answers alone would have… Continue Reading →

Interview – Atlantean Kodex

Once, years ago someone cited the music of Solefald as ‘music for eggheadbangers’. However with Bavaria’s well read sons Atlantean Kodex, you should never underestimate the ability of these articulate gents to produce music that as well as making you… Continue Reading →

Interview – Kampfar

Kampfar was one of the bands that defined dark, extreme pagan metal back in the 1990s and has always managed to keep its hobnailed boots planted firmly in respectable black metal territory. Now, with the band’s 20th anniversary approaching, Kampfar… Continue Reading →

Arckanum – Fenris Kindir (Season Of Mist)

Drive, determination and a real hunger seem to be the mind-set of trollish overlord Shamaatae these days. After a fairly lengthy period between albums that saw his writing taking over for a decade between 1998 album Kampen and 2008 return… Continue Reading →

Old Corpse Road – The Witching Hour – As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom (Godreah)

I suspect that there are no UK metal bands who I want to like more than Old Corpse Road. They seem to want to play live at the drop of a hat and that kind of work ethic can only… Continue Reading →

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