Photos: Verdi ljos From the 16th -18th of February, Oration Records‘ ORATION FEST took place in Reykjavík, Iceland. Our comrade Verdi ljos was on hand to capture the musical ritual that took place featuring bands like Svartidauði, Outre, Aosoth, Rebirth of Nefast, Almyrkvi, NYIÞ, SLIDHR and SINMARA! These photos tell the story of Icelandic
TEN – WORSEN // WHITEWURM Every day I search the underground for music that is not only going to move me, but also you, our readers. The new split between WORSEN // WHITEWURM does that on all levels. Both bands have created Black Metal hymns that reek of pain and
I’ve heard that you, Illugi, write most of the material. Is that true, or is more like a collaborative effort? If not, what’s the writing process? Mannveira started as a solo effort; I wrote all of the Von er eitur material by myself, but then I recruited the rest of
Holy smokes, Satan! Mannveira just got played five times on repeat while I swivel on my chair at Al Necro HQ multi-tasking with great difficulty. The reason being that the music on Mannveira’s Von Er Eitur is absolutely spellbinding. I’m having to follow the rung notes to the speakers that give them life in my home office, and I have to say that I really missed out on this band writing my 2014 End of Year List.
SIX: AKATHARSIA – DEMO Welcome to the emaciated, corroded, rancid and consumed sonic hell of AKATHARSIA, a new but extremely obscure raw black metal/decaying punk band from the Bay Area, made up of former members of Lycus and current members of Negative Standards and Fell Voices. The demo kicks off with the
Right here and now, you are about to hear two of the sickest young black metal bands creating sonic hate! Mannveira hails from Iceland and Serpent Lair hails from Denmark. With each of these releases, what will strike you first and foremost is how both bands sound so fucking amazing!!!