Merzbow, ‘Kakapo’ (Oaken Palace Records)

Review of Merzbow’s latest vinyl release ‘Kakapo’ through environmentally-conscious record label Oaken Palace, with label profile.

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Rebuilding Temples Festival 2016

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 […]

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Album Review: ‘The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came’ by Monolithian

Released on Atomsmasher Records in 2015, The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came is the debut album from Falmouth’s finest doom/black metal duo Monolithian. Combining the seriously bad-ass bass-playing and varied vocal styles of frontman Simon with Shannon’s solid drumming, Monolithian are a formidable live force. Weird Metal Blog knows this, having […]

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