I can think of no better way to usher in the new sonic year than with a gig that Café OTO promised to contain “live music, reading and discussion”, exploring “the lycanthropy legend and its cultural influence”, and headlined by drone-guitar hero Dylan Carlson no less.
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.Read more "Live Review: Black Cilice, Boston Music Room; 24 June, 2017."
Earthlings? are probably destined to remain a cult band, quietly, weirdly rewriting the rules, somewhere out there in the alien desert – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.Read more "Earthlings? Rewriting the Stoner Rock Rules"
The Waning Moon, like all the other Monolithian releases, is a bass-fetishist’s wet dream.Read more "Monolithian: The Waning Moon"
Tentacled slug-creatures, shipwrecks and nautik funeral doom – Weird Metal Blog investigates Ahab’s 2015 concept album ‘The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” and William Hope Hodgson’s eponymous source novel.Read more "The Boats of the “Glen Carrig”: Ahab and William Hope Hodgson"
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"
Review of Merzbow’s latest vinyl release ‘Kakapo’ through environmentally-conscious record label Oaken Palace, with label profile.Read more "Merzbow, ‘Kakapo’ (Oaken Palace Records)"