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"
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"
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"
This was always going to be memorable. Not only does tonight’s show mark the tenth anniversary of the Swedish depressive black metal collective known as Lifelover, it’s only their second performance since the death of core member ‘B’ in 2011, and it follows an announcement that there will be no more recordings under the Lifelover […]Read more "Gig Review: Lifelover, Hypothermia, Eye of Solitude, Kall – Nambucca, 26/09/2015"
Weird Metal Blog reviews the latest London gig by neo-Victorian black metallers A Forest of Stars.Read more "Gig Review: A Forest of Stars, Black Heart, Camden, 18/10/2015"
“This song’s about wolves”, explains Jøtnarr mainman Chris laconically, before launching into ‘Hernswolf’, a short sharp example of the UK band’s punk-infused black metal. It’s perhaps not difficult to understand why Jøtnarr take inspiration from Norweigan mythology rather than that of their home, given that the band are from Essex. Despite this, when someone in the crowd […]Read more "Gig Review: Myrkur, Underworld, Camden – 28/10/2015"