Crymych – Songs of Sistrum

 

As I stand facing out from the Ogof I inhabited during my last review of Pembrokeshire blackened legend Revenant Marquis and his final album “All The Pleasures Of Heaven” I ready myself to leave inhaling that coastal air and stare out at the grey sky, blackened ocean on this cool grey Autumn day.

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Revenant Marquis – All the Pleasures of Heaven

As Autumn makes its return just like last year and the year before that, the world finally takes a break from the fiery ball of gas within the sky. For myself, it’s a blessing to have the cool and blustery days back.

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Devouring Famine – Merge In To Oblivion

 

As I wander down into my lair the ping on my mobile signals only one thing… A new review.

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Grave Pilgrim – The Bigotry of Purpose

 

Oregon’s duo of chivalric violence and hideous cruelty Grave Pilgrim    return with their second full length  The Bigotry of Purpose 

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Waldgeflüster – Unter bronzenen Kronen

 

Waldgeflüster – Unter bronzenen Kronen

Release date: 29 September (AOP Records)

By Jools Green

Following on from the successes of their 2021 studio full length Dahoam, German Black Metallers Waldgeflüster are back with a four track, twenty-eight-minute, special mini-album, a collection of autumnal songs, consisting of three reimagined pieces that include two covers, and a reworking of one of their own tracks alongside a new piece.

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First Bands For Celestial Darkness 2024 Announced

 

With this years Cosmic Void Festival imminent (15-17 September) the festival have today announced the first seven bands for Celestial Darkness Festival next year.

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Isataii – In Vein of the Ancestors

 

As I sit in my cavernous subterranean dwelling, the candles flicker and cool air starts to fill the space. Slowly the heating dissipates and it’s getting much easier to breathe and cope. I sit at my slope, with my new fan-dangled tablet looking through the history and the source of black metal. As I light up a cigarette and scratch my dry and dusty skull, I wonder if ever there was a gimmick that kickstarted all of this and can we link it to the genre at all if in any way.

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Fortress Festival announce first bands for 2024

 

Scarborough will once again hold the second Fortress Festival with today seeing the wave of bands announced as well as the sale of early bird tickets

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Ghül – Land Of Shadow

Having once already taken walked the road leading from Barad-dûr via Where The Shadows Lie to the Cracks of Doom inside Mount Doom, I am getting ready to cross the great iron bridge at the Dark Tower to explore the latest release from GhülLand Of Shadow 

 

 

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The Sun’s Journey Through The Night – Worldless

Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for now a woefully poetic entity has been summoned via The Sun’s Journey Through The Night’s latest album Worldless

 

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