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Inferno Festival - Oslo, Norway 12-15th April 2017 Day 2

Inferno Festival – Oslo, Norway 12-15th April 2017 Day 2

Day Two Thursday 13th April Before the festival began on day two, I paid a visit to the excellent Katakomben records store, and emptied my wallet on a variety of hard to find black metal releases, before heading back to the hotel for the metal auction, where.. Read More
Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

Helheim – landawarijaR (Dark Essence)

I could not have asked for a better musical companion to the last couple of cold winter weeks and Norse Viking brigade Helheim’s 9th album has been spun on a near daily basis. There’s always plenty of depth about their work and everything is as.. Read More
Black Hole Generator - A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

Black Hole Generator – A Requiem For Terra (Dark Essence)

As I write this it looks as though the ‘American people’ have elected a president. After staring in abject disbelief at their ‘choice’ the black, stripped, hopeless sound of the title and title track here are an appropriate soundscape to slash open your soul to... Read More
Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher (Trollzorn)

Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher (Trollzorn)

Thank god – and by that I mean the guardian of Bifrost himself – that Heimdalls Wacht has returned. Last year’s full-length was all over the place – bloated, too reliant on the clichés of the genre and too long for the quality of the.. Read More
Dayal Patterson - Black Metal Into The Abyss (The Cult Never Dies)

Dayal Patterson – Black Metal Into The Abyss (The Cult Never Dies)

If such honours were bestowed Dayal Patterson is fast becoming the person most likely to be recognised as being an official biographer of the black metal scene. This is now his third book following on from Feral House publication Black Metal Evolution Of The Cult.. Read More
Panychida – Haereticalia: The Night Battles (Cursed Records)

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 out of body experiences running.. Read More
Enslaved & Vulture Industries – London The Dome 17/3/16

Enslaved & Vulture Industries – London The Dome 17/3/16

It’s St Patrick’s Day and people are out celebrating in the very Irish pub below the venue tonight; no plastic paddies here! The rest of us are about for a different type of cultural heritage due to a Viking invasion and a celebration of all.. Read More
Helheim – raunijaR (Dark Essence)

Helheim – raunijaR (Dark Essence)

Nope the keyboard gremlins have not been at play here, raunijaR is the correct title and way that Helheim have chosen to represent this, their eighth album. There is always a mark of quality about what they do and this is no exception, the Norsemen.. Read More
Heimdalls Wacht – Ut de Graute Olle Tied (Deel II) - Land der Nebel (Black Skull Records)

Heimdalls Wacht – Ut de Graute Olle Tied (Deel II) – Land der Nebel (Black Skull Records)

You have to admire a band that kicks off an album with a genre-defining epic that most other bands would have saved until the very last. The 13 minute pagan metal standard bearer – and add a couple of minutes to that if you include.. Read More
Infera Bruo – In Conjuration (Bindrune)

Infera Bruo – In Conjuration (Bindrune)

I’m all up for a bit of black metal that’s so cold feels like someone’s dropped an entire bag of ice cubes down your back and you’ve got your vest tucked into your underpants. So chilly, it hurts. But this year I’ve gone from hate-filled.. Read More
Taake – Stridens Hus (Dark Essence)

Taake – Stridens Hus (Dark Essence)

Just when you thought it was safe to stick two fingers up to the year that was 2014 and tell it to do one the Bergen Blacksters that are Taake unleash their sixth studio album and remind you that it’s not quite over yet. It’s.. Read More
Skogen - I Döden (Nordvis)

Skogen – I Döden (Nordvis)

I really enjoyed the 2nd album by Swedish band Skogen (Forest) ‘Svitjod,’ released in 2011. It would appear that they sneaked a follow up completely under my radar called ‘Eld’ in 2012 and now proving that they work fairly rapidly we have number four ‘I.. Read More