10 Nov 2015
In occasion of the publication of their second album II for the infamous Italian imprint Black Widow (please check out the review of both their releases here), I am pleased to finally publish this...
06 Nov 2015
Forgotten Tomb, Nocturnal Depression @ Little Devil, Tilburg 2nd November 2015 Black metal Mondays, in Tilburg they have them at Little Devil. Recently we picked up the busy night when A Forest...
Interviews / Music
26 Oct 2015
Thy Catafalque are one of my favourite finds of recent times and I’m rather ashamed to admit that their new album on Season Of Mist entitled Sgurr was my first encounter with the...
21 Oct 2015
A FOREST OF STARS HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY AKELEI Little Devil, Tilburg (NL), 19th October 2015 The Gentleman’s club of A Forest Of Stars draws inspiration from a bygone age in their...
15 Oct 2015
Tundra is one of the few “traditional European black metal” pioneers still alive in Italy; although they released a long series of underground releases (EPs and split albums), TheBurning Fanatism is only their 3rd full...
15 Oct 2015
Latvia has an intriguing alternative scene, which I guess is true for most countries that just happen to be closest to the mainstream. That also makes sure that there’s a bunch of...
Culture / Festivals / Photography
26 Sep 2015
Teethgrinder Teethgrinder, a band from the Netherlands, totally blew me away at the start of the festival. Crazy, mind-blowing hardcore in the likes of Converge. Merzbow KRRRRrrrrrrrcchhhh, Ssssscchhwwoooossshhhhh, kkkrrrrggggg....
Culture / Festivals / Live Reports
25 Sep 2015
PROPHECY FEST, Balve, 19th September 2015 The large and impressive ancient cave in Balve (Germany) was of course the best venue that the organisers of the new Prophecy Fest could have chosen....
Culture / Festivals / Special Features
24 Sep 2015
I have always embraced different styles within a very broad spectrum, yet in the past few years my live concert and festival expeditions were largely aimed at exploring the dark forces lurking within...
News / Tours
02 Sep 2015
Three years from MMXII, Jazz Coleman, Youth, Geordie and Paul Ferguson return with a new album, Pylons, which I have the luck to be listening to right now as I write… It’s...
Culture / Festivals / Insights
01 Sep 2015
The cosy but lively Edinburgh International Book Festival has come and gone. The month-long event’s readings, talks and performances have offered useful insights for my own fiction writings, now very much in...
Culture / Festivals / Live Reports / Travel
25 Jul 2015
Exactly 3 months ago, on April 25th, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake which caused the death of 9000 people and 23,000 injured. The scale of the tremor triggered a huge...