From Russia With Coldness: “Трон” {Review}

I was looking through the darkest metal songs for something to fruit up my human being, so I came across on a Russian project; a country with such a different style in delivering dark music. The project is called TAR and it’s a post-black metal band. Their first full-length “Трон” was released April this year. […]

Brain Records by Alexandra Crisbășan (LVI)

“This is a project representing the fragments of conversations which my brain has recorded, during different encounters which I decided to write down. […] So, this is what “Brain Records” is; the story of human encounter, human communication, socialization. The story of all of them together as a whole. A story told from the subjectivity and […]

Imaginile Din Mintea Unui Metalhead. Cu Eva

Eva Precub este autoarea unor lumi poetice care se ascund cumva în spatele unor cortine cuprinse de un intuneric aparte. Sensibila si cu un tact aparte pentru frumos, Eva devine un personaj pe care ti-ai dori sa-l intalnesti la orice fel de festival/concert/activitate metalistica. De ce? Fiindca asa zic eu, si fiindca scrie poezie, si […]

“It’s a Good Mental Exercise to Try to Experience Art.” Interview with Ashenspire

“Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary” is a harrowing, yet distinctly human odyssey through the absurdities and tragedies of British imperialism, voiced in an appropriately deranged sprechgesang by the band’s creative director, Alasdair Dunn. The band takes influence from the original approach to black metal found in bands such as A Forest of Stars, Dødheimsgard, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Leprous – The Congregation (Review)

There are many things to be said about Leprous, things that have been said over and over again (not to be mention at the time) but have the same substrate, the same mastery. On this material Einar Solberg’s voice reminds me in some places of Matt Bellamy (Muse), which makes it even more interesting, I […]

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 […]

Voices from the Mist of Time. Interview Gabriel Mafa (Negură Bunget)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hi, Gabriel! “Tău” is a first chapter of a trilogy that seems to want to tell the story of these lands, a subject related to Romanian spirit. But can we say that is there, indeed, an authentic Romanian spirit or is more of a story, a fairy tale, which we like to connect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zoe Thomson, the rock kiddo

Pe puștoaică am descoperit-o recent, în timp ce rătăceam prin partea bună a Internetului. Zoe Thomson îi face praf pe așa-zișii muzicieni din ziua de azi. E o dovadă vie de „așa-da” a parenting-ului. Supranumită The Rock Princess, Zoe Thomson se joacă cu chitara electrică încă dinainte de a ști probabil toate literele alfabetului (de […]