Batushka: Hospodi or Panihida? A controversy made in Black Metal Hell!

What a sad pickle.

At the very end of 2015, RockmusicRaider covered this unknown band called Batushka. A new star on the Black Metal horizon serving us Litourgyia on a platter of mightily sepulchral orthodox chanting.

Apparently from Poland, but very secretive at first, they unloaded their unholy wares on the unsuspecting metal crowd. With an unprecedented success to boot. Specialists and critics gushed over the record as if there was no tomorrow. Finally, a band emerged that could slake that blinding thirst for some real Black Metal in a dry desert populated by posers and wannabe … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Allone go it Alone!

RockmusicRaider - Allone - Alone.... - Album CoverPeople like to give advice about blogging. And one of them said to never, ever cover these underground bands. The ones with scathingly bad marketing skills, who never really released any ‘trve’ record. Those that think a Bandcamp account or some Facebook page are worthy substitute websites that will take them to the next level. Somewhere, near to stardom nirvana.

The bands that are either ideologically charged, or want to live the dream of the famed underground band, condemned to obscurity. Those that only play at illegal events, held in dark cellars and haunted by folk not usually seen on [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Serene Dark walk Where Time Drowns Still!

RockmusicRaider - Serene Dark - Where Time Drowns Still - Track CoverYou know, sometimes you have to grab them by the swagger.  Them bands that show some spice, cocksure of their epic prowess in all things metal.

But then again, we kinda appreciate that trait over here at RMR too. 

So, here’s to Serene Dark who do advertise their trade in a way that made us unsure (at first) if their approach was only just confidence. Something that needs to be followed up by real action, like them Northern warriors of olden times that existed by their codex. And only by their codex.

To top it, the band joins us from [...] Click to raid more!