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DEATHSTENCH / Phurpa : Evoking Shadows of Death

2016 : Black Plagve/Malignant Format : LP Reviewing anything within the “Dark Ambient” genre is something I usually steer clear of, just because the reviews are usually boring. There’s a finite number of synonyms for “ominous”. However, when two of [...]

February 13, 2016 Reviews

Michael Idehall

Plague Haus was fortunate enough to be granted an interview with modern day Renaissance Man, Michael Idehall: occultist, musician, artist, writer and publisher are just a few of the hats he wears. The following interview was conducted via email in July, [...]

August 4, 2015 Interviews


  When I think of “Ritual Music”, a few top-notch projects come to mind: Halo Manesh, Arktau Eos, or just about any band on Aural Hypnox for that matter. Also long gone, but not forgotten groups like the always amazing [...]

July 2, 2015 Reviews

Trepaneringsritualen ‎: Perfection & Permanence

2014 : Cold Spring Format : LP/CD This was a release I’ve attempted to review on several occasions in the past months, but I found it necessary to allow some time so I could avoid coming off as some drooling fanboy. To [...]

May 13, 2015 Reviews

Nightbringer : Ego Dominus Tuus

2014 : Season Of Mist / Daemon Worship Productions Format : CD / LP I’ve been following Nightbringer and actively collecting every single studio, split and demo release of theirs for about eight years now. This write up may be late [...]

April 16, 2015 Reviews

Acherontas : Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)

2015 : W.T.C. Productions  Format : CD Acherontas should need no introduction as a band at this point in time. Arisen from the ashes of Stutthof, Acherontas comes forth as a snake shedding its skin and offers their fifth full-length album, [...]

March 22, 2015 Reviews

Episode 18

Show Notes Vincent Price “To Raise The Dead” (Tales of Witches, Ghosts and Goblins : Caedom Records) Lamia Vox “Witches Night” (Sigillum Diabol : Cyclic Law) Sutekh Hexen & Andrew Liles “We Once Walked Upon These Coals” (Breed In Me The Darkness [...]

October 26, 2014 Plaguecast

Trepaneringsritualen : Konung Dómaldr Vid Upsala Hängd

2013 : Merzbild Format : Cassette As with any genre of music I saturate myself with, over time I become a little disillusioned. Any regular reader also knows I ramble on about why I don’t write, while writing of course. Industrial [...]

March 28, 2013 Reviews

Ein Skopudhr Galdra / Mistsorrow : Split

2012 : Aurora Australis Records Format : Digipak CD As you’ve probably recognized of late, reviews have been few and far between and for the most part I deny any inquires for new submissions, but enough about me. After being [...]

August 31, 2012 Reviews

Episode 15

Show Notes Coil : Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East And Destroy Paris In A Night [excerpt] (Musick To Play In The Dark CD) Sewer Goddess : Kathleen Marie Bechtel (Verdigris 7″) Habeeb : excerpt from Side A of [...]

November 29, 2010 Plaguecast

Black Seas Of Infinity : Within Daathian Chasms

Autumn Winds Productions: 2005 Format: Cassette Black Seas began in ’93 as a raw USBM horde and has since evolved into an ambient, ritualistic black noise unit. This is the vision of one Set-Heru, but sometimes includes a co-conspirator known [...]

September 27, 2010 Reviews