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"
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"
μ (pronounced ‘mew’) is a South-East London based artist who has for many years been producing some of the darkest and most unsettling drone, ambient and noise soundscapes around. Packed into the tiny basement venue of Vinyl – a wonderfully welcoming cafe, bar, record store and music venue in Deptford that’s full of character – μ opened […]Read more "Alien Noises – A conversation with Mu"
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"