Watch Sólstafir Perform “Bláfjall” Live at WFUV

 

Sólstafir was recently in New York City to perform at Taste of Iceland event, a series of vents and shows highlighting Icelandic culture and music as one of his chief exports. In addition to a headline show, the band played an intimate on-air gig at legendary radio station WFUV. The band is currently working on new music, hopefully, ready for release in 2020. Watch the video clip of ‘Bláfjall’ here! Continue reading

REVIEW: Beyond Creation – Fallujah –  Arkaik – and Equipoise: Live at The Sanctuary, Detroit MI

The bright blue paint job on The Sanctuary makes it the most inviting building on Cardiff Street. Nestled in the middle of Hamtramck, a pint-sized town in Detroit, The Sanctuary is actually one of the most inviting music venues in the whole city. The Canadian Death Metal act, Beyond Creation brought their proggy and technical goodness to Ham Town earlier this week. It was the second to last gig on a month-long tour with Fallujah, Arkaik, and Equipoise. The band has been promoting their most recent full-length album, Algorythm (Season of Mist) on this run and hearing it played in full made for a perfect Metal Monday. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 58: Fiar of Foscor Talks New Album, and The Magic of Art

 

Ghost Cult spent some time last month in New York City with Fiar of Foscor for a chat about their new album, Els Sepulcres Blancs, out now via Season of Mist. In a wide-ranging conversation, Fiar spoke with is about the creation of the new album, the arc of the band from their raw Black Metal roots to making magical and sad post-Rock and progressive music now, the value the band places on visuals, the artwork on the new album, the bands’ self- created video for ‘Cançó de Mort’, the relationship the band has created with Season of Mist, and much more. You can order this incredible album at this link, and listen to our chat below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Necronomicon – UNUS

Honest question: Who started the whole let’s get an orchestra or symphony type shit behind extreme metal? I know Dimmu Borgir has made some serious bank behind it with the fabulous Death Cult Armageddon and Fleshgod Apocalypse has obscured their lack of riffs with said gimmick, but can we let that trend die? I think I’ve had my fill. But what the hell do I know as Necronomicon has an album worth in Unus (Season of Mist) of synths and faux orchestrations designed to elevate death metal from simply crushing to the upper echelons of the avant-garde. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: 1349 – The Infernal Pathway

 

Norweigian plaguebourne Black Metal act 1349 unforgivingly unveil their new album, The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist), a long-awaited LP for 2019. Their centralized coherency has stayed true to its path since 1997. Their construct of aggressive black metal has remained consistent as they’ve impressively demonstrated a threshold of effective releases. 1349 is nothing short of innovative, corpse paint driven, and a cause to exist, ultra-aggressive, that is to put in simpler words, well-executed. Continue reading