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"
The post below was originally given as a paper entitled ‘”Within this music’s darkness are glinting the treasures”: Four Theses on Weird Metal’ at The Weird: Fugitive Fictions and Hybrid Genres – a conference run by the University of London on 8 November 2013. It has been tweaked to make sense as a blog post, with recent […]Read more "Four Theses on Weird Metal"
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 […]Read more "Album Review: ‘The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came’ by Monolithian"
My cassette copy of the fourth release by French duo Deveikuth, entitled VII-π-III, arrived in a rather attractive cloth bag marked with their ‘Desolation’ rune. The band included a handwritten message thanking me for my support, and promising ‘Funeral Drone x Funeral Noise x Not Music’. The tone for the album is set first by […]Read more "Album Review: ‘VII-π-III’ by Deveikuth"