Based in Nottingham, Atmosfest is an annual one day festival dedicated to Atmospheric Black Metal. Previous years' events have included the likes of Fen, Saor and A Forest of Stars, while the 2019 event has already confirmed UK black metal heavyweights Winterfylleth as the headline band. The promoter behind this exciting and attractive little festival is Nick Wolven (Wolvencrown) and he has found that running the festival has led to him promoting more gigs under the Atmosfest banner. We caught up with him to find out his take on the UK underground scene and how he enjoyed being a promoter.
Here at Clobber Records we’re addicted to live music.
It’s the feeling you get in that moment… you know the one. When all of the sweaty bodies, smelly toilets and sticky floors just melt away and you’re captured. Caught within the music. It envelops you entirely – all of life’s worries and pain replaced with overwhelmingly loud noise. You emerge afterwards - tired, aching, happy. Hopefully you can hold on to the feeling long after the ringing in your ears subsides – at the very least until the next opportunity presents itself be submerged within it once again.
With much trepidation Clobber Records introduces Gorgonchrist to world. Gorgonchrist has begun its journey towards extinction. The exact timing of this disappearance remains a matter for supposition and hypothesis.
Shadowflag’s second album, 'The White Grave', was originally self-released in 2015. The album refined Shadowflag’s matchless blend of blackened metal, poetry and enthralling soundscapes. Clobber Records is proud to reissue this work in 2019 as a special edition digipak with two bonus tracks; “Pure Evil and Hate” (Behemoth cover) and “I am the Blood” (live in Ukraine).
The UK black metal scene is in healthy shape right now, so the entrance of Onlihtan is not unexpected. Daring to tread a progressive and genre-defying path where only a few may walk, this excting new band release their debut album 'The Sentinel' via Clobber Records on October 26th 2018. We caught up with the driving force behind the record. Lythre, and discussed the concepts that form the journey through this unique album.