INTERVIEW: Matias Monsen and Arve Isdal of DROTT Discuss The Folklore of “TROLL”


 

Ghost Cult Keefy caught Matias and Arve of of DROTT to discuss their new album “Troll” out now from By Norse Music! Made up of members of Enslaved, Ulver, Audrey Horne, Abbath; we discussed the origins of the band, their varying influences, how they got together, the lore of the “Troll-force” and much more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ibaraki – Rashomon


Ibaraki is the new solo project from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, and Rashomon is released through Nuclear Blast, having been over a decade in the making. The name translates as “Wild Trees”, but is also taken from a terrifying Japanese demon of feudal legend, and the concept is a profound affirmation of Heafy’s Japanese-American heritage, incorporating a number of different musical styles. Although the main inspiration clearly sits within the black etal genre, taking influence from the experience of Emperor’s Ihsahn, who co-produced, and whose quirkier ideas from his solo work are peppered throughout the release. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Turkey Vulture – “Old Nick”


Vicious music chameleons Turkey Vulture are back with a new single, from their upcoming second EP, Time To Pay, due out on July 31st. Up until now, the duo from Connecticut has shown shades of Stoner Doom, old-school Punk, local Sea shanty’s, Heavy Metal, and on occasion, Americana with inventive originals and inspired covers. In a new track derived from by the infamous “Crossroads” story of Bluesman Robert Johnson and the Devil, “Old Nick” is a revved-up, proto-metal blues track with a great shuffle beat! Check out the track now!

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