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Stilla – Synviljor (Nordvis)

The etymology of the title being a rough translation from Swedish to “optical illusion”, this fourth album from Stilla is a suitably savage yet elaborate black metal affair. The contradiction of razor sharp guitar attacks complemented by warming keyboard tones… Continue Reading →

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 →

Midgardsblot – Borre, Vestfold, Norway 17 – 19th August 2017 Day 3

DAY THREE: SATURDAY Day three was to be much less frantic as I started with the usual bus ride that included a test by the bus driver in my pronunciation of the bus stop we were to get off at,… 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 →

Okkultokrati – Raspberry Dawn (Southern Lord)

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Okkultokrati belong to the Black Hole Crew, alongside the likes of Blackest Woods and Haust. The band have quite a colourful history; in 2013, guitarist BlackRace injured his hand and was told he could not play… Continue Reading →

Desertfest London 29th April – 1st May 2016, Camden

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Desertfest London returns this year with an impressive array of bands, promoters and stages, taking over venues such as Koko, The Underworld, Electric Ballroom, The Black Heart and The Dev. Over the course of three days… Continue Reading →

Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand – Joyride & The Wolvennest Sessions (WKN)

It took me a while to work out what exactly I had here when these 2 discs turned up. I remembered Der Blutharsch vaguely from the late 90’s as a martial industrial outfit. Helmed by Austrian Albin Julius they were… Continue Reading →

Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä (Svart)

These Finnish psychonauts have been around bamboozling the senses since 2007 and this is their fourth album. I think it is fair to say they were pretty unheard of in the UK until their third disc Valonielu dropped via Svart… 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 →

Incineration Festival – Camden London 9/5/15

This festival hardly started small but in the space of a year has grown substantially and moved up from The Garage to no less than four venues in the heart of Camden. With 30 bands playing over the course of… 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 →

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