I can think of no better way to usher in the new sonic year than with a gig that Café OTO promised to contain “live music, reading and discussion”, exploring “the lycanthropy legend and its cultural influence”, and headlined by drone-guitar hero Dylan Carlson no less.
Tentacular invisible mother divine! Greetings everyone, and welcome to my first post of 2018. While I tie up some other bits and pieces of research, I thought I’d get some initial ideas down about work I’ll be doing this year on alterity, wrongness, otherness, etc., in some bands doing especially interesting things, mainly in death […]Read more "“…with gangrene edges”: Alterity and Howls of Ebb (Hybrid Weird Metal #1)"
Black metal makes is easily the most inaccessible of metal’s sub-genres yet the one which yields the most satisfaction for those prepared to burrow beneath its darkness.Read more "Live Review: Black Cilice, Boston Music Room; 24 June, 2017."
Earthlings? are probably destined to remain a cult band, quietly, weirdly rewriting the rules, somewhere out there in the alien desert – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.Read more "Earthlings? Rewriting the Stoner Rock Rules"
The Waning Moon, like all the other Monolithian releases, is a bass-fetishist’s wet dream.Read more "Monolithian: The Waning Moon"
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"