Hex Of The Day – Sólstafir

Today I have been sore, scared and mostly silent. My mental health has been relatively stable recently, but my physical health - not so much. And soon, there's a possibility I'll find out what the fuck my body has been playing at for the past four months. And I'm terrified.   So, today I turned to… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Sólstafir

Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

I was supposed to write about Sólstafir's song Fjara today. It's a song I've only been able to start listening to again recently, after years of not being able to go near it. The other day I decided it was time I let it take up space in my heart again (well, it never really left,… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

Meghan and I (your hosts are the witches of the band Cave Mouth, in case you didn't know) made a cover song. It's a stupendously creepy Irish murder ballad called Weile Weile Waile (The Old Woman in the Woods). There's a lot of backstory to the song lurking on the internet, which is well worth… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

The other day saw the release of the new Cave Mouth single The Woods Do Not Want Us Here. (For those of you who don't know, Cave Mouth is mine and Meghan's band.) The song started life with the lyric 'we are in so deep, the birds have stopped singing.' It took a twisty turny path… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Cave Mouth

Hex Of The Day – Justin Johnson

I've never felt an affinity for the blues. Back in days of yore, my guitar teacher tried for almost a year to get it into my head that the blues was everything, and that it was what I REALLY SHOULD want to be playing, NOT metal, DEFINITELY NOT metal.  My teacher ate, drank, slept the… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Justin Johnson

Hex Of The Day – Primordial

Just a quick fucking listen to this song post for you today, as my bed is screaming at me to crawl in it. I'll detail in a future post about my infatuation with Primordial, how I came across them back in 2007 and why I think Alan Averill is one of the greatest vocalists and lyricists to… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Primordial

Hex Of The Day – Sounding Body

I've been unwell this past week and, as a result, haven't been able to get everything done that I needed to, and, as a result of that, have been irritated as fuck.  I wasn't sure what I would share with you good people today, as I've had to concentrate this afternoon on laying out plans for July. It… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Sounding Body

Hex Of The Day – The Bastard Collective Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seed’s The Weeping Song

It's been a weird struggle of a day today. I'm getting sick to death of dealing with what feels like a stomach full of rocks, and my health anxiety is making the best attempt at kicking my arse.  But I've been listening to The Bastard Collective's cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's song… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – The Bastard Collective Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seed’s The Weeping Song

Hex Of The Day – Bogwitch

The other day, I was at a loss of what to listen to and anxious to find something unfamiliar, remarkable and beguiling. So, I typed 'Witch' into the Bandcamp search bar, confident I'd uncover something that could satisfy. Then, I tapped 'Music tagged with Witch,' and scrolled through the bands until I found something that… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Bogwitch

Hex Of The Day – Chelsea Wolfe & Emma Ruth Rundle

Chelsea Wolf and Emma Ruth Rundle's Anhedonia appeared to me via YouTube this afternoon. I'm glad it did, not just because it's such a precious, powerful song with some of what I believe to be Wolfe's best lyrics, but because it's helped me take some terrifying steps forward in not letting my mental health dictate… Continue reading Hex Of The Day – Chelsea Wolfe & Emma Ruth Rundle