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!

Newsflash: The Veiled Enigma of Concilivm!

RockmusicRaider - Concilivm - The Veiled Enigma - Album CoverIf you think that NordWitch is blackened enough for your taste, then you never heard about Concilivm and their brand of Blackened Death Metal. They joined this unholy world in 2017 and are now re-issuing their 2018 blurb The Veiled Enigma on CD. 

This is one typical underground band from Chile that sets its sights on the old-style groove of long-gone times.

But this is exactly what drew us to this band and their tune. If we can call it that. Gone are all these polished new sounds that permeate the modern Death and Black Metal concoctions. Only downturned guitars, [...] Click to raid more!