Feb 102023


We’re helping to spread the word about the return of Culthe Fest on April 8th and 9th of this year in Münster, Germany, and it’s a triumphant return. The 2023 edition of the festival, which follows a covid-induced hiatus in recent years, features performances by 18 bands from 7 countries on three stages.

The music spans a range that includes black, death, doom, post-metal, and dark folk, and includes headliners Ultha and The Ruins of Beverast, and co-headliners Wolvennest and Sun of the Sleepless. Those are impressive names, but the entire line-up is impressive, and further includes Dawn Ray’d from the UK, Yovel from Greece (in what will be their first show in Germany), and German underground favorites Friisk and No Sun Rises, all of whom had originally been scheduled to play in 2022 before the pandemic forced a delay.

Below you’ll find notes about the complete line-up (most of whom we’ve enthusiastically written about at this site) and a lot more details about the entire event, which also includes a Dark Arts & Crafts exhibition. Continue reading »

Feb 262018


The fifth edition of Culthe Fest will take place on March 31, 2018, in the city of Münster, Germany. When the festival’s organizers invited us to help spread the word about the event as a co-sponsor, the answer was a no-brainer, based on one glance at the line-up. Feast your eyes upon these names:


With only one exception, these are all bands whose music we’ve enthusiastically praised at our site — and the one exception (Vyre) are a band we’ve happily discovered for the first time as a result of their confirmed appearance at Culthe Fest 2018. So it wasn’t a difficult decision to lend our own putrid name to the event. The difficulty is that we’re far away from Münster and haven’t yet gotten the teleporter operational, because this would be a hell of a show to attend in person. If you can be there, you damned well should! Continue reading »