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Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot)

Roadburn 2012. I made my plan for each festival day to catch my favourite bands, yet such plans always go to hell as soon as the day starts. Somehow, I managed to end up at a show of Dark Buddha… Continue Reading →

Wolvennest – S/T (Van)

Back in early 2016 I covered The Wolvennest Sessions via a collaboration between the Belgian musical chemists and Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand. It was an intriguing and depressive descent that took in doom, drone,… 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 →

Avatarium – All I Want (Nuclear Blast)

The creative forces behind this veritable super-group from Sweden consist of Leif Edling (Candlemass) and Marcus Jidell (Evergrey) to name the founders of the band but also the incredible talent of Jennie-Ann Smith on vocals whose tone and delivery will… Continue Reading →

Interview – Of Spire And Throne

With the third excellent EP ‘Toll Of The Wound’ from the Edinburgh based ‘slow bludgeoning’ entity that is Of Spire & Throne out on Broken Limbs, we were keen to see what made this lot so interesting and what kept… Continue Reading →

The Great Old Ones – Tekeli Li (LADLO Productions)

Springing from seemingly nowhere but tethered to the astral plane of Bordeaux France in 2012 The Great Old Ones delivered a momentous slab of black doom in the form of Al-Azif which had everyone who encountered it sitting up and… Continue Reading →

Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu (Svart)

I reckon that Svart have a secret chemical lab somewhere and keep manufacturing strange strains of LSD and feeding them to hermits in the Finnish woodlands, bunging them a few instruments, recording the results and then releasing on an unsuspecting… Continue Reading →

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