• CD review 2017
  • The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy

    By Laetitia Novels and metal have always gone hand in hand, especially those of dark, intruiging tales. Tolkien’s legacy inspired dozens of bands, some outstanding (like Summoning), others to a cheap elf-in-the-woods trick. It’s no surprise that the unsettling, disturbing stories of classic horror author H.P. Lovecraft also belong to the (numerous) sources of inspiration […]

  • Festival Reports 2016
  • De Mortem et Diabolum 2016

    While others may already have been gearing themselves up for Christmas, we celebrated one last weekend of demonic darkness at De Mortem et Diabolum, a two-day indoor black metal manifestation at the Postbahnhof Club in Berlin. This festival concluded what has been a year of some intense head-banging-while-reporting for yours truly, unfortunately with a slight […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Bethlehem – Bethlehem

    With their early work, German dark/black metallers Bethlehem left a mark on the underground (suicidal) scene. Especially the record S.U.I.Z.I.D. is to date hailed as an utterly deranged and depressive record. Over the years, the band, or core member Jürgen Bartsch, experimented with electronica and so on. With this 8th release, also signalling the band’s […]