Tentacled slug-creatures, shipwrecks and nautik funeral doom – Weird Metal Blog investigates Ahab’s 2015 concept album ‘The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” and William Hope Hodgson’s eponymous source novel.Read more "The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”: Ahab and William Hope Hodgson"
In Part One of our 2016 round up, Weird Metal Blog discusses Wardruna’s latest album and shows as personal highlights of the year.Read more "Weird Metal Round-Up for 2016, Part One"
Review of Merzbow’s latest vinyl release ‘Kakapo’ through environmentally-conscious record label Oaken Palace, with label profile.Read more "Merzbow, ‘Kakapo’ (Oaken Palace Records)"
Legion of Andromeda are a two-piece industrial/noise/black metal outfit from Tokyo, Japan, and Iron Scorn is their first full-length recording, produced by Steve Albini no less. I picked up the cassette at a gig supporting Ommadon at the Unicorn, Camden, earlier in the year. This proved to be an extremely intense and uncomfortable performance – due to […]Read more "Album Review: ‘Iron Scorn’ by Legion of Andromeda"
In 2016, Mayhem toured performances of their entire debut album for the first time, and released an autobiography of the band’s early years.Read more "Mayhem – Death Archives Exhibition"
Those with an ear to the underground will have heard the sound of Temples Festival 2016 imploding with a pungent whiff of sadness, good-natured understanding and bitterness, barely a week before this popular metal-fest was due to shake Bristol’s foundations for a third year running. Posting a long apology and cancellation announcement on the festival’s […]Read more "Rebuilding Temples Festival 2016"
Weird Metal Blog reflects on the Weirdest moments of Roadburn 2016 and the updates made to the festival this year.Read more "Reflections on Roadburn 2016"