Articles by Nicholas Dunn
Breakneck black metal from the 80s made in the 21st Century – it can only be Hellripper. The Affair of the Poisons is the third studio album from this excellent solo project.
Italian instrumental trio Ottone Pesante return with their third album, DoomooD, making doom metal with a difference: in place of guitars, they use brass instruments. Intrigued? You should be.
A very strong debut from Finnish psychedelic freaks Polymoon, ‘Caterpillars of Creation’ helps listeners to ascend to a more enlightened spiritual plane.
A promising new project featuring members of Ahab and In Mourning, Svärd offer up a psych-tinged stoner doom EP in the shape of The Rift, and the tantalising promise of more to come.
Conventional stoner metal done well. Huanastone’s newest album Third Stone From The Sun is as fun as it is familiar.
A quiet, meditative album, aswekeepsearching have released Sleep to help us all in troubled times.
At a time when the world is in chaos, what better soundtrack than a new album from French experimentalists Igorrr?
Without pushing the envelope, California’s Moaning have crafted an accessible post-punk album for everyone to enjoy.
Ahead of the release of their newest album ‘Spiritual Instinct’, Nick Dunn sat down with Alcest to discuss where its themes of spirituality and personal struggle come from.
Digging into the darker side of the spirit, Alcest’s sixth album Spiritual Instinct is a gorgeous offering despite the darkness at its heart.
Bigger and more grandiose than its predecessors, Hayter has brought even more bile, spite and venom to bear on third album Caligula to terrify and empower the listener in equal measure.
The Heretics is album number thirteen for Greek black-metal stalwarts Rotting Christ, and it’s a very impressive offering.
Adding their name to a diverse list of acts all inspired by Tolkien’s masterpiece, RZMNR are an instrumental stoner-rock trio from Belgium.
Nick Dunn sat down with vocalist and guitarist Sakis Tolis to discuss the past, present, and future of Rotting Christ.
“It is compassion, empathy and love which unite us and make us better as a human race” – so say Vodun, ahead of the launch of their latest album ‘Ascend.’
Dragged from the depths of Jack the Ripper’s nightmares, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing came to tear Cardiff up in proper steampunk style.
From meeting the dread Cthulhu in Margate to zombies in Osborne House via the gin houses of London, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have charted a mad course through Victorian history and fantasy. Now, on their fourth studio album, they bring listeners nine songs lifted purely from the history books, and present them in some of the most electrifying punk you’ve ever heard..
Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings brought their unique brand of post-apocalyptic folk to the Globe and a pub, in Cardiff. . .
Pensive, wistful, and post-apocalyptic, Jon Boden’s latest album pulls listeners into a desolate city that comes alive with a carnival and a heart-rending tale of two star-crossed lovers.
Rumours of the demise of punk are much exaggerated, as Chicago’s Rise Against show us on their latest album.
Nick Dunn sat down with Rise Against bassist Joe Principe ahead of their intimate gig at The Garage in Highbury to discuss politics, punk, and their upcoming album ‘Wolves’.