Fjordhammer Friday - Delving Into The Depths Of The Underground (2nd October 2020)
Here we go folks a brand new weekly feature for you all! Just recently I feel like I've not delved deep enough into the underground music that doesn't appear on all major streaming services. So, by the power of Bandcamp, I will scour the depths and find some awesome, truly independent releases for you, and point you to their Bandcamp page if you like what you hear! As an independent musician and producer myself, I know the struggles of promotion, so I am more than grateful for any shout out wether it be for Witchwood Wizard & The Psychic Yeti or for Vanaheimr, every like, share, retweet etc. really does help! Globally, it is a testing and frustrating time for the music industry, but without art in all its forms we become mindless zombies, cogs in the grand machine void of life and essence. With this in mind, I want to do my bit and highlight some of the awesome unsigned bands and musicians supplying us with some hefty riffs. As always, this is the first post of this newly concocted weekly feature, the layout and format will probably be a bit rough and ready, and I will be gradually ironing out the creases as I usually do the longer it goes on. What I have in my head is 5 artists at a time and I'll aim to do a different genre focus every week (on a rotation basis) so I can cover as many bases as I can. Like I say though, I'm going to be working this out as I go along, so bare with me! For now though, on this dark, wet and cold UK autumn night, take yourself on a journey through the underground!
This Week's Genre Focus: Black Metal
What better genre is there to start on than one close to my black heart on a cold October night? Black Metal takes many forms these days, but you can't beat the traditional rawness pioneered by the Norwegians in the 1990s, in my opinion anyway. So, here are my top picks for the first Fjordhammer Friday.