Oct 242017


Javi Bastard (aka J.B.) is a man of many talents. He has been a creative force and accomplished performer in such excellent and stylistically diverse Spanish bands as Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Krossfyre, Lux Divina, and many more. He is also a busy record producer under the banner of his Moontower Studios, with an extensive (and very impressive) list of albums that he has engineered, mixed, and/or mastered over the last 8 or 9 years. And now he can add one more splendid accomplishment to his burgeoning resume, and that’s the debut EP of Apologoethia. Entitled Pillars, it will be released by Invictus Productions on November 24, and we’re fortunate to present the premiere of a track from the EP named “De Humanae Natura“.

We’re told that J.B. began Apologoethia back in 2012 as a solo black metal side-project to develop musical ideas that didn’t fit with his main band, Graveyard. A few years later he enlisted the assistance of J.F. on drums, and then brought L.O. into the band as lyricist for the tracks he had composed. And now the first fruits of these efforts are being revealed. Continue reading »

Sep 222017

Cover art for Aosoth by Benjamin A. Vierling


Greetings and Happy Fall Equinox, one of two days in the year when every place on earth gets the exact same amount of daylight (almost exactly 12 hours today) and four days since my last round-up. I’m awash in good new music again (always). The fact that I chose songs from five bands whose names all begin with “A” should tell you something: Just imagine how many other new songs fill out the rest of the alphabet.

It may be the end of the working week for many of you (and I hope that’s so), but for us this isn’t really work, though it requires effort, and so we’ll just ramble on through the weekend as usual. For today, until you get to the last band in this post, you’ll hear nothing but new stuff from forthcoming releases. The last one I’ve been meaning to say something about for a while, and the time now seems right… since Atavisma begins with “A”.


Like many others, I’ve had great expectations for the new album by Aosoth, which has been named V: The Inside Scriptures. The first single from that album validates all the eagerness with which it has been anticipated. Continue reading »