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."
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"
For those of you who don’t live under a rock, let Weird Metal Blog enlighten you. Roadburn is a legendary music festival held every April in the Netherlands, in and around the 013 venue. Every year devotees of extreme metal, psych, drone, stoner, experimental and all manner of Weird music descend upon the good town […]Read more "Weird Metal Predictions for Roadburn 2016"