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Ancient VVisdom – Mundus (Argonauta)

‘A Godlike Inferno’ landed back in 2011 following a collaboration album between Ancient VVisdom and none other than Charles Manson. It put them on the map for me and I enjoyed it although cannot remember exactly what was said about… Continue Reading →

Sterling Serpent – Sterling Serpent (Ván)

Comprised of members of Bell Witch, King Dude, Serpentent, and Terminal Fuzz Terror, Sterling Serpent is already well acquainted with the world of gothic Americana and neo folk, while being all too familiar with the art of all things slow… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2018

Pete Woods (Editor): Top 20 A wise soul once said that “when the music’s over turn off the lights.” Well it has been far from over in 2018 a year which took off at the gallop and simply hasn’t stopped…. Continue Reading →

The Devil’s Trade – What Happened To The Little Blind Crow (Golden Antenna)

The Devil’s Trade is David Mako, singer of Hungarian doom band Stereochrist and sludge guys HAW on his own playing what he pretty damned accurately describes as doom folk. Pretty much sums it up really. It’s kind of not a… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Music to Make War To (Ván Records)

Having dealt with the topic of love and all its casualties on 2016’s ‘Sex’, TJ Cowgill tackles the polar opposite on latest album ‘Music to Make War To’. Over the course of seven records King Dude’s sound has shifted and… Continue Reading →

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

When the debut Zeal & Ardor album impacted it really was that rarity of originality, strength of concept and touch of execution that marked it out as something very special indeed. The fact that it would be set upon by… Continue Reading →

The Dark Red Seed – Becomes Awake (Prophecy)

Last year’s EP ‘Stands with Death’ promised great things for The Dark Red Seed, and eight months later the duo have delivered with debut album ‘Becomes Awake’. While the EP still clung to a little of the gothic neo folk… Continue Reading →

King Dude, The Ruins Of Beverast, (Dolch) & Crom Dubh – London Dome 24/10/17

Firstly mention should be made of German label Ván Records who all the band’s tonight are signed to. They seem to be going from strength to strength and really have their fingers on the pulse. The versatility of the outfits… Continue Reading →

The Dark Red Seed – Stands with Death (Prophecy Productions)

Two of King Dude’s session musicians, Tosten Larson and Shawn Fleming, have joined forces to form The Dark Red Seed, an exploration of gothic acoustic folk music. Their three-song EP ‘Stands with Death’ is reminiscent of Nick Cave and The… Continue Reading →

King Dude, Sol Invictus, Of The Wand And Moon – London Underworld 11/4/17

I had been looking forward to this one having never seen King Dude and loving his albums. Excellent supports made this a huge draw too and it was nice to actually go to a mellow show for a change and… Continue Reading →

Me And That Man – Songs Of Love And Death (Cooking Vinyl)

Here’s a thing and a half. I mean the name of the group is only a little curious whereas the album title is a bit underwhelming and maybe the third or fourth one in my collection with that exact title…. Continue Reading →

Zeal & Ardor – Devil Is Fine (MVKA)

Imagine this. For a moment, just imagine. You are from a land and a people with its own stories and its own gods. You are taken from this land by force, put in chains, suffer the worst deprivations and degradations… Continue Reading →

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