I feel as though the metal world has been truly blessed with some excellent albums already this year: Alters of Grief, Rivers of Nihil, Primordial all have released strong records. Recently we had the new album from A Perfect Circle – some 13 years in the making and an album I was very excited about hearing. Sadly, I’m not impressed with it at all. … Continue reading Album review: Sonder – Tesseract
This week, Tom Adams joins me for a chat about writing, dark fiction and metal! Tom talks in-depth about his influences and his own work. I love it when people take the time to answer my questions with such thought, so thanks to Tom for that! Hope you dig. TGR: Tom, thanks for stopping by. Where does your love of reading come from … Continue reading Tom Adams chats with the Grim Reader
Andrew Sutherland is certainly a talented chap. His project, North Hammer, sees him play all of the instruments on the album as well as write all the songs. I’ll be honest, when I come across a one-man project such as this, I approach with caution. I’ve found previously that albums as such can soon become monotonous largely due to a lack of input and … Continue reading Album review: Stormcaller – North Hammer
April 30th sees publisher Word Horde unleash David Peak‘s latest novel, Corpsepaint – a black metal inspired horror novel! To say I’m excited about reading this is an understatement (so much so, I immediately hit Word Horde‘s Ross Lockhart up for a review copy!). I love metal, especially black metal, and so what better way to signal the arrival of this fine book than to plug … Continue reading Corpsepaint – David Peak and Word Horde get kvelt
After wading through oceans of filth when listening to Gnaw Their Tongues then following that with a heavy dose of sludgy doom metal courtesy of Black Royal, I decided to take a step back and spend some well deserved time with Soldat Hans and their latest release, Es Taut. Soldat Hans is a dynamic, doomy, post-metal act from Switzerland. The band has a huge … Continue reading Album review: Es Taut – Soldat Hans
It seems so long ago since Ged Cartwright reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in listening to Cunning Man. Now a two-man metal project featuring the guitar talents of Theo Le Derf, Cunning Man is back with a new EP called To Heal A Broken Body and let me tell you, it is fantastic! The Cunning Man sound incorporates many … Continue reading Stunning new EP from Cunning Man!
I guess I should’ve known what to expect with this latest collection from Wrath James White having read many of his works in the past. And yet still, I found myself aroused, sickened and at times shocked with the book’s content…in the best possible way, of course ; ) Great cover art, great title, If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse is not … Continue reading Book review: If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse – Wrath James White
HANK FLYNN RETURNS IN CASEFILE: ARKHAM – HER BLOOD RUNS COLD! In a city where every shadow hides a dark secret, it’s hard to know who your friends are. Harder still, to know who to trust. This March private eye, Hank Flynn is back on the streets of H.P. Lovecraft’s most haunted city and this time there’s a dangerous femme whose eyes are … Continue reading NEW RELEASE! Casefile Arkham: Her Blood Runs Cold – Josh Finney & Patrick McEvoy
As the name perhaps suggests, Genocidal Majesty is a punishing and brutally chaotic release from Gnaw Their Tongues and it is an album I am never likely to forget. Opening with the apocalyptic-sounding Death Leaves the World, we are awakened by a series of tortured shrieks and industrial synths. This is the soundtrack to the end of days right here. The production is bloody raw and … Continue reading Genocidal Majesty – Gnaw Their Tongues
TGR: Thanks for stopping by, please introduce yourselves? Danny: Hey guys Danny here from As Paradise Falls, I play guitar in the band and I usually provide the touring entertainment or ‘annoyance’ as the boys like to say… TGR: Can you tell us a little about the history of the band? Where did it all begin? How did you come together? Danny: … Continue reading Interview: As Paradise Falls guitarist Danny Kenneally talks music, gear and influences.