Jun 082015


(In this new installment of KevinP’s short-interview series, he beings us a trio of conversations with three bands on the Blood Music label.)

 Back in April I did mini reviews on three of Blood Music’s 2015 releases over at MetalBandcamp (here).  But I wanted to delve into more about each band and find out the “method behind the madness”, as you would say.  *Note*  All three releases are available for NAME YOUR OWN PRICE download.  Here is my conversation with each of the bands:


K:  So are you surprised at the interest from metal fans/websites in your horror synthcore?

G:  Being a metalhead myself, I feel like some of my tracks reflect that, so not totally surprised.  Also being associated with Blood Music helps. Continue reading »

Mar 312015


(Here’s the latest installment of KevinP’s series in which he runs down his list of the best releases from the preceding month.)

The French are weird (but we knew that, so it’s not really weird).  Dark Descent Records just came up a little short. Ever realize the island country of Cyprus had metal bands? Let’s eat some Vegemite and sauerkraut. And the Greeks have returned to the countdown.  Now, let’s get on with it.


5.  Corpo-MenteCorpo-Mente

If you are a fan of Gautier Serre and the thoroughly warped Igorrr, you may have heard of this side project of his.  Featuring the lush operatic vocals of Laure Le Prunenec (Öxxö Xööx, Rïcïnn), it’s much more, shall we say, “tame”.  It’s a classical journey of baroque, trip-hop, and acoustique.  It’s by no means a metal album, but that doesn’t stop it from being one hell of a piece of art.

https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/corpo-mente Continue reading »

Feb 062015

And now for something completely different.

You may gaze upon the macabre cover art for the debut album by Corpo-Mente, and you may wonder what lies within, cloaked in the image of a girl crying blood in a forest. Trust me, you won’t be able to guess. But making you guess isn’t the object of this post. Our mission instead is to bring you the premiere of the album’s sixth track, a song named “Dulcin”.

Corpo-Mente is a French duo consisting of vocalist Rïcïnn (Laure Le Prunenec) and multi-instrumentalist/producer Gautier Serre, who is better known as the man behind Igorrr and Whourkr and a collaborator with Öxxö Xööx. If you know anything about the music of those bands, then you know that attempting to guess what Corpo-Mente is about would be fruitless anyway. Continue reading »