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Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

With the album title in front of me I expected Demetra Sine Die to be one of those gazing bands, all nice harmonies and looking out over a shimmering plateau of ice. Yeah I suppose there’s a little bit of… Continue Reading →

Wolvennest – VOID (Ván Records)

Belgium’s Wolvennest have made quite the impact since the release of their self-titled debut last year- teaming up with Albin Julius and Marthynna of Der Blutharsch and The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand for a first record is a… Continue Reading →

Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand- What makes you Pray (WBR)

Transmission number 53 apparently from planet Der Blutharsch and these are becoming a bit of a regular thing since they discovered us. Not a problem, I am happy to waffle on about this Austrian lot’s odd musical cosmos. Their promo… Continue Reading →

Aluk Todolo – Archives Vol 1 (Temple Of Torturous)

Self-branded ‘occult rock’ French instrumental power trio Aluk Todolo have been garnering more interest of late after releasing various albums EP’s and splits. They have collaborated with Der Blutharsch back in 2011 and are about to head out on tour… Continue Reading →

Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand – Sucht & Ordnung (WKN)

Release number 49 (yes you did read that correctly) from Albin Julius under the (abbreviated for sanity sake) Der Blutharsch moniker. I am a recent inductee into this psychedelic musical cosmos having only joined when numbers 47 & 48 found… Continue Reading →

Solefald – World Metal Kosmopolis Sud (Indie)

Following up on last year’s EP ‘Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord’ Solefald have completely expanded their reach from the more insular travelogue that took in the traditions and folklore of the Norse centric regions and explored their chilly terrain with a progressive… Continue Reading →

Burzum – Sol Austan, Mani Vestan (Byelobog)

East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon sees Varg venturing back into his non-metal Skaldic influenced instrumental music for this his eleventh album. That statement alone may have had some of his earnest enthusiasts shaking heads and turning off… Continue Reading →

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