Friday, April 5, 2019

Existentiell ≠ Boundaries and Paradigms

After over 2 years of work I can now offer a new anthology of interviews in Existentiell form. 402 pages of musings on consciousness, imagination, metaphor, mysticism, mythology, psyche, soul, symbolism; and how any or all of these things might be applied to modern culture in general and Heavy Metal in particular

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Interviews with:

Chaos Echœs  Avant-Garde Metal.  (France)

Chimere Noire  Artist and Graphic Designer (Canada)

Culted  Blackened Doom Metal (Canada / Sweden)

Edasi  Avant-Garde / Psychedelic Metal. (Estonia)

El-Ahrairah  Black Metal (USA)

Hail Conjurer  Black Metal (Finland)

Hornwood Fell  Black Metal (Italy)

Paul Thomas Kearns  Arcane Sun / Solstice. (Ireland)

Antti Klemi  Kaleidoscope / Arise! Magazines (Finland)

Lingua Fungi  Drone / Ambient. (Finland)

Jim Matheos  Fates Warning / Tuesday The Sky. (USA)

Mekigah  Doom Metal / Dark Ambient. (Tasmania)

Mourning Dawn  Doom Metal (France)

Of Spire & Throne  Doom Metal. (Scotland)

Peter O’Leary  Poet & Scholar of Religious Poetry (USA)

Opium Warlords  Outsider/ Experimental. (Finland)

Pray U Prey  Crust / Death Metal (England)

Ruho  Black Metal. (Finland)

Striborg  Blackwave. (Tasmania)

ThrOes Dissident Metal. (Tasmania)

Tyranny Funeral Doom. (Finland)

Unearthly Trance Sludge / Doom Metal. (USA)

Venusian Death Cell   Outsider Metal. (Ireland)

Wyrding  Funereal Doom. (USA)



Destination

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Pale Fall - Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled

2019 finally sees us getting to record vocal sessions for some new material by The Pale Fall
Here is a rough mix of some work in progress:


CD Bundle

Three new releases now available as a bundle:
 Wereju - Breadcrumb Trails 2CD
Cathal Rodgers & Culver - Terra Incognito
Cthl Rdgrs & Les Hommes-Chiens - Achlys

 Follow the link to Bandcamp to purchase all 3 Cd's at a low price.

CD Bundle


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Temple of Silence 2018



This weekend I head to Poland to play at Temple of Silence 12

Here is a snippet from my previous gig at Edge Hunters in Dublin



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Not Just Flesh and Bone (Part One)


This is the opening track from the new ɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃ(ə)l album 'Not Just Flesh and Bone'.

Release details in the medium to long-term future..


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃ(ə)l

Ɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃ(ə)l   


I had recently revived the Wereju name for a number of gigs and recordings, feeling once again that pull to make some pure dark drone music. But never being one to trade on past glories I was never 100% comfortable with returning to the Wereju name. 

So I have now decided to continue creating that dark drone music under the new name of 
Ɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃ(ə)l.

Gigs and new recordings will be announced soon.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nihilismus über alles

It seems it's been quite a while since I posted any new music. Not that I haven't been creating it, but there is that eternal struggle with whether the world really wants or needs to hear any new music - and more importantly why would the world want or need any new music from me? But to quote Seamus Heaney "The unwritten poem is always going to be entangled with your own business, part of your accident and incoherence - which is what drives you to write. But once the poem gets written, it is, in a manner of speaking, none of your business." So it's the writing and creating of this music which is a work that needs to be done, but once it's recorded it seems the rest of it is none of my business.. Laying aside that burden of nihilism I've resumed uploading some recently recorded music. Some older material should see the light of day soon also..



“The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth." 
- Marcus du Sautoy





“Henry Corbin was a partisan of the freedom of the Imagination and an implacable enemy of fundamentalism and totalitarianism's of all kinds. He stands as a champion of the individual human spirit against the power of social institutions of every sort—religious, political, academic. His work provides us with an example of how we might live the Mosaic prohibition against idolatry. Every time we find a new truth, cling to a new fashion, believe in a new idea, a new savior—whether in science, in art, in politics, in the life of the mind, or in religion—we erect a new idol. Corbin’s entire metaphysics denies us the false security of putting faith in anything fixed and immobile. The Imagination never stops.” 
-Tom Cheetham