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.
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"
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"
Back in the Year of our Lord 2015 Weird Metal Blog – accompanied this time by a mysterious individual known only as The Partner – ventured forth to the English coast to attend the inaugural edition of Brighton’s Mutations Festival, organised by One Inch Badge. The Mutations Festival, spread across several venues in Brighton, was conceived with an implicitly Weird premise: […]Read more "The Weird Tale of Mutations Festival 2015"
Since the late 1980s Marilyn Manson (MM), both the man and the band, has produced art steeped in Weirdness at virtually every level. From their music, lyrics, Manson’s stage personas and life, conceptual narratives and general aesthetics, the intelligence and complexity of MM is frequently lost amidst the tide of controversy that inevitably follows in their […]Read more "Gig Review: Marilyn Manson, Hammersmith Apollo, 19/11/2015"