New Video From Black Metallers Doedsvangr

[Press release] Whilst DOEDSVNGR is a relatively new band, there is no denying the fact that the Norwegian/Finnish lineup comprising Shatraug (HORNA, SARGEIST, BEHEXEN and NIGHTBRINGER),   Anti-Christian (TSJUDER,  BEATEN TO DEATH) and founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER, ENEPSIGOS) contains some of the most experienced and respected musicians on the Black Metal scene.  Parlaying this […]

Lucifer’s Child Reveal New Video

[Press Release] Formed by George Emmanuel (ROTTING CHRIST, ex-CHAOSTAR) and Stathis Ridis (NIGHTFALL), LUCIFER’s CHILD‘s sound is based on classic Greek Black Metal.  The lineup of Emmanuel (guitars) and Stathis (bass), together with Marios Dupont on vocals and Nick Vell on drums, creates a sound that ranges from the heavier end of the musical spectrum to […]

From Poland With Prog.: Eternal Deformity – “No Way Out” (Review)

Poland is a country with such a special charm; looking trough their history you’ll see their courage, they drew attention and sympathy pretty much about all. There’s no sense in asking about extreme metal scene in Poland. Well, that’s where Eternal Deformity comes from, with a well stuck activity from the early 90s. With influences […]

New Creature Of Metal: Créatures – “Le Noir Village” (Review)

CRÉATURES is a solo musical project of horror metal formed in 2008 by Sparda (Hanternoz). The band makes use of several atypical instruments (Theremin, church organ, piano, trumpet and violin) and blends various musical styles including Black, Symphonic, Death and Doom Metal as well as Ambient music. “Le Noir Village” it is a theme album […]

The Happy Face Of Depression: Psychonaut 4 – “Neurasthenia” (Review)

Neurasthenia is a psychological disorder marked especially by easy fatigability and often by lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms. As a psycho/pathological term, neurasthenia was used by George Miller Beard in 1869 to denote a condition with symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, headache, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, neuralgia and depressed mood. We’re speaking […]

Grief In One Whistle: “Endeavor” (Review)

Grief is a one-man project released in 2014, but with other musical inclinations back then; for the moment Grief goes on classic recipe, from the short title, a catchy one yet with a deep significance, to blackgaze. We know many examples fulfilling this description, but I won’t enumerate them here. The interesting part is that […]

“Vanished” is A Light In The Dark (Review)

A Light In The Dark is a very recent project in blackgaze sphere, as recently as the genre itself, founded somewhere in 2012. In the immediate project shadows we find Bogdan Makarov, the same man dealing with other underground bands such as: Skyforest, Hiki or Blurry Lights. Born in Podolsk, Russia, B.M. manages to revive […]

N.K.R.T or Pre-Christian Rituals in Shades of Black

N.K.R.T is Frater Stéphane‘s project and it’s a combination of ritual music and some ambient black-metal. The atmosphere created with instruments made of bones, animal skulls, stone or clay, is one that places you in an emotional difficulty. Next to traditional instruments meaning drums, guitars or the like, are brought to our attention Tibetan instruments […]

Erudite Stoner: An Acoustic Album Inspired by Ulver, Agalloch or Alcest (Interview)

Erudite Stoner (Erudite meaning: having or showing great knowledge or learning) is the creation of Matheus Novaes, a guitarist leaning on inpirations from the like of Ulver, Agalloch, Alcest or Les Discrets. A one man acoustic band from Brazil, playing with scents of post-rock, shoegaze, doom and classical quitar, in order to create this simply […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unsean” by Excellion

Excellion is a band founded in 2007 in La Pax (Mexico) and it represents a combination of progressive-rock, djent, math, and other technical sub-genres. I personally am not a huge fan of this progressive-rock music, but these guys have an interesting style of approach, that involves more rhythm or rather more breaks of rhythm that […]

Cu Alte Cuvinte, Muzică: Orkid

Orkid este un trio cu influențe post-rock, shoegaze si post-punk compus din Vlad Ilicevici – chitară și voce, Radu Pop – percuție și Andrei Tănase – chitară bass. Cei trei plănuiesc să își înregistreze primul lor album în vară, după aproape un an de lucru. Track-urile care vor forma primul LP au la baza idei, […]

ZI(le) Cu Negură!

Zilele trecute am fost invitat să particip la audiția, în premieră, a noului material al celor de la Negură Bunget. Clar, o onoare. Au existat și ceva peripeții în încercarea mea de a ajunge la studioul băieților, însă asta e cumva o altă poveste, care-mi rămâne mie și care, a pus, peste toate, un strop […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unity” by Skyforest

“Unity” is the second material of Skyforest, one I have recently heard of and caught my attention in so many ways, that made me tell you about it. First of all this music attracts you trough its warm and melancholic atmosphere, easily digestible. Then you listen leisurely and realize there is a thick bundle of […]

Cultartes Presents: “Unum” by Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain is a new name risen in these horizons with perfumes of metal and folk winds. A combination of Irish spirit and post-rock/metal elements that make “Unum”, you’ll see, a revelation. Colorful and spiritual songs what take you onto a journey in a territory, where if you haven’t walked yet, it will amaze you […]

Cultartes Presents: “Colosseus” by Methadone Skies

We wrote about Methadone Skies in many other different occasions. It represents a nice root well caught in the structures of this Psychedelic/Stoner Rock genre. What’s really interesting at these guys is that the surprise element is always ” the present”. You never know what’s next, what influences you will discover, what riffs, what pasages, […]

Listen To ‘Khwaab’, The New Album of Aswekeepsearching, Indian Post-Rock Band

Warning! This is gold! Aswekeepsearching is an experimental, post-rock band based in India (Ahmedabad). I listened to their new EP ‘Khwaab‘ in the morning, as I always do with new albums, and it went perfectly with the sunrise and the fog. Shortly, their music is like a soundtrack from non-characters movies, like Samsara. Or drone […]

Put Yourself Into a Half-Hour State of Anxiety With Holy Gallows’ ‘Agita’

Mark Brake (aka Holy Gallows) is a Memphis-based musician who just released ‘Agita’, an experimental, post-rock album containing two tracks of 15 minutes each, with two different kinds of stories behind. As how Garrett Crowe from Everthing is Stories Radio says, “Holy Gallows may remind you of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Tim Hecker, or Loren […]

Cultartes Presents The Debut Album of Ulvesang: Ulvesang (Review)

Ulvesang (Canada) is a project that involves genres such as Neofolk, Darkfolk or Neoclassical. It is an interesting combination of melancholy and a sound that may seem familiar to those who appreciate this kind of music. It reminds me of The White by Agalloch, and the feeling is kind of similar, too. Well, there are […]

Antimatter – The Judas Table (Review)

“Anybody who has ever suffered from betrayal can relate to this album.”  Mick Moss Antimatter is the ultimate form of romance that remained in this musical side. Mick Moss is the last romantic. When we think of romance (let’s exclude the kitsch from our consciousness) is easier to resonate with the idea itself. The Judas […]

Cultartes supports LADLO: Moonreich – Pillars of Detest (Review)

Les Acteurs De l’Ombre Productions is a French underground Black Metal label. It is a project led by Gerald Milani. A job that can take many faces, from whims to business and the like. I have recently received four albums –we are going to talk about these ones later- that show and demonstrate only professionalism. […]

Cultartes supports LADLO: Interview with Regarde Les Hommes Tomber

Les Acteurs De l’Ombre Productions is a French underground Black Metal label. It is a project led by Gerald Milani. A job that can take many faces, from whims to business and the like. I have recently received four albums –we are going to talk about these ones later- that show and demonstrate only professionalism. […]

Indian Fall – Neregăsire… și 666 de gânduri.

… și 666 de gânduri și cam tot atâtea stări îmi naște piesa asta nouă de la Indian Fall, cu tot cu clipul ei. Muzica și imaginea, fiindcă odată cu piesa a fost lansat și un clip, se împletesc foarte bine, într-un sentiment cumva poetic. Iar acolo unde specialiștii pot vedea rudimentarism, referitor la clip, eu […]