Laure Le Prunenec, Rïcïnn: “I saw myself as a happy sorceress” (Interview)

“Lian” is somehow a story with broken “phrases” from medieval times and spoken in a modern idiom. A sound and a feeling of a subtle complexity what breaks you from the environment. Thus, we’re speaking about a well-thought material for reaching certain areas of self. Laure‘s voice is like a melodic wailing, a grief that […]

When Metal Wears Prada. Interview with Jón Aldará (Hamferð)

Hamferð is a doom metal band based in Tórshavn. Hamferð [Ham:fer] is a Faroese term for the living images of sailors appearing before their loved ones. Formed in 2008, the creative ensemble, dressed in funeral black, has followed their own enigmatic and courageous trail. Having been on numerous tours with bands like Amorphis, Moonsorrow and Týr […]

Interview: Collapse Under the Empire

Collapse Under the Empire is getting ready to play their first concert since the band’s formation. For the first time in their history, the band will perform live (07 May, Saturday) at Dunk!festival in Belgium. The band also announced the release of their new double album “A Matter of Identity” for September 2016. Baldo, Cultartes: […]

I Just Can’t Get Enough Of Shel’s “Enter Sandman” Cover

I so imagine this in Game in Thrones. Now.. who’s Shel? Four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook), traveling the world and telling story. Sharing dreams, too. It’s a Colorado based folk group; these girls have completed their mission in creating a dreamy and surreal sound, tender and tricky in places. I guess there […]

A Dash of Black, A Thought in White: Interview with Fulmineos

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Trying to overcome the certain barriers that the social logic impose us, can be metal music a form of existence, maybe spiritual? Fulmineos: Hello! For me, metal alongside the other genres is a spiritual experience; the music itself is a place of refuge, contemplation and profound influence to our lifestyle. I tried […]

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, […]

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. […]

When Forest Whispers Black Metal Suites. Interview with Winterherz (Waldgeflüster)

First started in 2005, as a gesture of Winterherz‘ inspiration, Waldgeflüster, moves from a solo concept to a full and a more complicated one. Thus in 2014 there join Arvagr, Thomas Birkmaier, Dominik Frank and Markus Frey. With Herbstklagen (2009), the first full-length, the whole idea of this musical project emerged.  To be mentioned that […]

Normotone – Hiraeth (CD UPR 028). Or About the Hornification of Your Senses.

So, I was looking for something different to listen to. I felt a metal saturation lately. No problem, I will get back as soon as I will taste something with strong flavours. Meanwhile, I discovered a project that combines electronic music with industrial and cold-wave with folk in a style that aroused my sympathy and […]

A Talk With Raluca Marie Wolfski, The Dreamful Tale-Teller and Photographer From ‘She Wolf’

After a journey through the blinding world of She Wolf, I felt like my eyes were flooded with milk. Fashion and food porn, northern coldness (well, the place she’s from – Bucovina – it’s kind of the Romanian Scandinavia) and pale tones, silence and delicacy. Faceless self-portraits. OCD-ish order. These are just few words that […]

Sisters of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary (Review)

Sisters of… three guys who combine style that were combined before, which gave birth to kinship between genres and so on. Nothing new! Do you say so? Well, I still play it on repeat. And it binds better. Ah, that’s the thing here. Everything is well connected. It also creates a specific mood. There are […]

This is what we deserve. Interview with Jan Platek (We Deserve This)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Can you tell us when it appeared or what was the first impulse that made you start this project? Jan Platek: I`m making music for almost 25 years now. I started as a drummer and I played in different bands. When you play the drums, you are not really involved in the […]

The New Video from Robin and The Backstabbers is Heartwarming as Hell

The new video of Romanian pop band Robin and The Backstabbers is a big slice of good mood. The music video created for the single “Muzică în cântece” (en. Music in Songs) marks the band’s 5th anniversary and it’s a combination of youth, full of life dancing moves, laughters and, frankly, an illustrations of what real love […]

Álvaro Barcala’s Symbiosis Between God and Sex

When asked about his life motto, Alvaro simply replied: “God!”. I thought at first he might be one of those fanatics, you know? But he’s no monk. He’’s seen the world. He traveled and lived in other countries more than a decade. Álvaro Barcala is a 38 years old Spanish artist whose artworks made me […]

A Forest Of Stars Interview.

The Literature Behind Music, Pt. 2. The Interview. Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Probably there were many that have asked you about this. But, where did the inspiration of your name, A Forest Of Stars, came from? It has a somehow … romantic shade, so to speak. Curse: Unfortunately, the story behind the name is not so […]

The Other Shades of Black. Interview Tilen Šimon/T.Š. (Veldes, Nephrolith)

Baldo, Cultartes: We already had the opportunity to listen to “Watcher Of Fading Light”, a song that will be part of “Descent”, the upcoming album by Veldes. Frankly, I’m very attached to the sound of this song and I would like to find as many as possible on this material, too. Tell us, please, what […]

The “Suicidal/Depressive” Interview. Graf (Psychonaut 4)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! You are one of the trendiest bands from this suicidal black metal area. And rightly say. How is perceived this metal side in Georgia? Graf, Psychonaut 4: Greetings to you and to the readers! I hope that you used the word ‘’trendiest’’ in a good way, though, in principle, I do not […]

Just fools can regret this! Interview Matti from Baulta (FIN)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello, Matti! I would describe Baulta music as an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination, a majestic place capable to illuminate the entire Universe. As if there is no home, no human being at all, this pure music reveals a new existence we all can be a part of it. How do […]

Interview with Vulture Industries

Baldo, Cultartes: Let’s talk a little about your concert with Arcturus in Helsinki on February 7th. The present’s one should expect something special, something new from you? Tor Helge: We probably won’t play any new material that night, but we do plan to take out and wipe the dust off a couple of songs that […]

Interview with Derwydd (Fen)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! I follow your activity since “The Malediction Fields”, released in 2009, but I think you managed to attract attention with “Epoch”, a well-structured material with a special atmosphere. What does “Carrion Skies” mean for you? I see it as a jump to another level, a transcending of black metal sphere. Derwydd, Fen: […]

Costin Chioreanu. Where the subterranean minds meet art.

I imagine Costin Chioreanu art’s exposed in the most inner and mysterious places. I see his creations stuck on the ditches walls dug by ribs on the surface of the human brain. An audience of billions of neurons contemplate the unfathomable abyss. Synapses are dancing a waltz that illuminates the skull in nervous fireworks, with […]

Interview Stelios Romaliadis (Lüüp, Vault of Blossomed Ropes)

Baldo, Cultartes: Lüüp seems to be a multinational scale project, downright. For the “Meadow Rituals” there was working a very large team from all over the Europe. What does this project Lüüp means, as the basic concept? Stelios: Lüüp is a musical project that has participants from various places of Europe. Every participant has enough […]

Lustre. Interview with Nachtzeit.

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello, Henrik! For me, Lustre is the transcendent image for the whole black metal concept. I would rather say that the music you compose comes as an extension, into spirit, to classical music, than to black metal. A state of spiritual fulfillment rather than loneliness, takes over my human being when I’m listening […]

Interview with Duncan Patterson (Alternative 4, ex-Anathema, ex-Antimatter)

We are more than excited, and especially me because I am an old fan Anathema, or fan of the old Anathema, better said, to have you here for the Romanian public, as our guest. Baldo, Cultartes: And if we opened this subject, I’d like to talk about what we should think about Resonance. It is […]

KALL, Black-Metal Band: “We Explore the Nature Around Us and Within Us!” (Interview)

In a few words, KALL is the project of Lifelover’s ex-members. It is renowned that after the disappearance of “B” (Jonas Bergqvis) a.k.a. Nattdal on 09.09.2011, Lifelover ceased their activity as a sign of reverence and respect for Bandleader. I talked with them and here we have an interview, a weird one I would say, […]

I’ve Seen Some Real Shit at Summer Well 2014!

Summer Well was like, The International Eastern Hipsters Reunion. I’ve been there for the bands, for John Newman, The National and for Placebo. Maybe even for Bastille and Tom Odell, because, fuck it, sometimes I want to feel like I’m 15, when I go to the concert only beacuse the guy’s smoking hot. The National […]

Watch this dude attempting and failing to fuck Mother Nature

  This music video just made my day. “She’s Bad” it’s a new video created by the French producer DyE and directed by Dent de Cuir. You may just ignore the noise in the background, which is basically just an useless disco song from the so-called electro legend Egyptian Lover (whom I never heard of, since now), and […]