Visions ov Hell: King Dude – “Deal With the Devil”

King Dude - Deal With the Devil

For this edition of Visions ov Hell we are brushing shoulders with Lucifer himself in King Dude‘s latest video, Deal With the Devil. For any of you familiar you may be thinking ‘what? this ain’t metal’ and technically speaking you would be right. But only technically. King Dude is apocalyptic folk / neofolk by trade but his music and themes are extremely dark and the devil always seems to be close in every one of his songs — this one is no different. We featured his newest release here and I highly recommend anyone to take a listen, but for now we watch this tale unfold… Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: King Dude – “Songs of Flesh & Blood in the Key of Light”

King Dude - Songs Of Flesh And Blood

My first stab at Rainbows in the Dark highlights the folk and Americana artist King Dude, and his latest Satan-tinged release, Songs of Flesh & Blood in the Key of Light. King Dude (real name T.J. Cowgill) is not your regular folkster; he’s cut his teeth in bands like Teen Cthulhu and Book of Black Earth and built up his metal cred. He’s been working under his current moniker since 2005, and now several releases later, the Dude has—at least for me—cemented his place in the Americana, blues and folk landscape. Continue reading