Hex Of The Day – Havukruunu

Three minutes fifty-seven seconds of epic (so epic, the word needed emboldening AND italicizing) pagan black metal for you here.  Musta yö is taken from Finnish band Havukruunu’s 2015 independently released debut EP Rautaa ja Tulta. (Naturmach Productions* have since re-released it.)   It's ruthlessly raw, majestic (the fucking melodies, people.) and bold in its style. Staggeringly bold. The influence… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Havukruunu

Hex Of The Day – Hymnr

It was the shuddersome cover (by the masterful David Thiérrée) of Russian black metal band Hymnr’s debut album Far Beyond Insanity (Saturnal Records) which stopped me in my tracks as I wandered the lonely highways of YouTube. HYMNR is an entity, a formation that spawned itself. The music, the story, and the concept of HYMNR is its own… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Hymnr

Hex Of The Day – Nordgeist

I have no recollection of how I arrived at Nordwinter, the split with Russian black metal band Nordgeist and Norwegian black metal band Vinterkult. Though it was likely I was drawn in by the perfectly freezing, perfectly northern atmosphere the cover art exudes. I do, remember however, that when Norgeist’s track Voron started I had… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Nordgeist

A Hex On Your Head – The Witches Are Listening

How goes it, friend? If you have landed here and haven't yet seen our About page (it's riveting, be sure to wander on over sometime!) A Hex On Your Head is hosted by Meghan Wood and Katie Metcalfe, the creatures behind the dark folk/ritualistic ambient band Cave Mouth. A Hex On Your Head is where… Continue reading A Hex On Your Head – The Witches Are Listening