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Hi, I'm Arvind, metal director for KWUR 90.3 FM in St. Louis, MO. Stay tuned for updates.

 

Cold North: An Interview with Ian Campbell of HARROW « KWUR.COM

I had the awesome opportunity to interview HARROW’s Ian Campbell about his band’s new record “Fragments of a Fallen Star”. Check it out!

Here’s “Salowe Vision”, the opener from Deathspell Omega’s 2012 EP, “Drought”. It showcases the band in a departure from the Greek mythological themes that were present on their last full length, 2010’s “Paracletus”. It’s a slow burner, more doom than the hyperactive black metal they built their name on. 

Here’s “Dead as Dreams”, the titular track from Weakling’s seminal album of the same name. I recently read an article that proclaimed this record as “the ground zero of American black metal”, or something to that effect. It’s not hard to understand that sentiment, and I’m inclined to agree - while listening to this, it’s easy to see where it influenced Cascadian black metal, took influence from post-rock, and even appropriated some of the aggressive leanings of punk and hardcore. Really fantastic stuff. 

For your daily dose of underground black metal: here’s Bone Awl, with “Show Me”. This is one of the most vitriolic, angry things I’ve ever heard. And it’s fucking great. I really love how the American scene decided to fuse punk and black metal together - the genres compliment each other a lot more than you’d initially think. Here’s hoping Bone Awl release some new material soon.

Today’s playlist! Bläck Metäl: ønlÿ thë cøldëst vnd møst grḯm. No show next week due to spring break reasons, but I shall return in a fortnight to resume the dark arts. Thanks for listening everyone!

Today’s playlist! Bläck Metäl: ønlÿ thë cøldëst vnd møst grḯm. No show next week due to spring break reasons, but I shall return in a fortnight to resume the dark arts. Thanks for listening everyone!

Too many bands these days have tired out the “atmospheric black metal” formula - long songs about the grim vnd brvtal northlands, and blastbeats aplenty. What makes Vemod different? For starters, they’re actually good at it. This is atmospheric black metal at its finest. The opening chords churn through minor chords while the production hearkens back to early 90s black metal tapes (in a good way). I’m sorely tempted to play it next week. We’ll see if it makes the cut. In the mean time, enjoy .