In 2016, Mayhem toured performances of their entire debut album for the first time, and released an autobiography of the band’s early years.
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"
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"
Ahead of their 2016 European tour alongside intense German black-metallers Der Weg einer Freiheit, which kicks off later this month, Weird Metal Blog celebrates The Great Old Ones‘ (TGOO) phenomenal debut album from 2012, Al Azif. I’ll admit that this is more an essay than a blog post – apologies – but I think the album’s quality […]Read more "Quintessential Lovecraftian Black Metal – ‘Al Azif’ by The Great Old Ones (2012)"
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"