Profile: Epic Black Metallers Darkestrah


Epic black metallers Darkestrah have been around, in one form or another, since 1999 and have six full lengths under their belts. The most recent of which, Turan, features the deepest pagan black metal roots the band has mined thus far and is better for it. This album leans towards the output of Drudkh but has a mind all its own. The folk aspect of these six tracks are catapulted by the vicious vocals of Merkith. With a vinyl reissue of their second album, Embrace of Memory on the horizon there’s no better time than now to dig your heels into this absolutely ensconcing black metal. We recently had the opportunity to ask the band our set of Profile questions so read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading

Drinking With Satan: Al-Namrood & Darkestrah – Tajer Al Punqia/Akyr Zaman

drinking with satan

Is it March already? I mean… it’s been March for three weeks already? What year is it? What’s going on? Who am I? What’s my purpose? Spoiler alert: NOTHING… for all of it. Zero. Zilch. There is no point to anything. Everything we do for our century-ish of life is so incredibly pointless when you think about it. No matter what we do while our consciousness is trapped in these bodies we abuse on the regular, we all die. Rich, poor, healthy, sick… all ends in the same result. So who gives a shit? Anyway, the theme of quarter one has been nihilism, in case you haven’t noticed. So why am I here doing is if it doesn’t matter? Easy answer: I want you all to join me in my cynicism and general disdain for our existence. So let’s get drunk and talk about metal! Welcome to the end of March, cretins! Continue reading