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#040 - Music Special no. 9 - Atmospheric & Ambient Black Metal Epics

The GribCast

Release Date: 03/13/2018

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More Episodes

The Gribshnobler fails his promise to keep the music specials under 4 hours and decides to share several epic-length pieces of Atmospheric & Ambient Black Metal, including related sub-genres of Experimental Black Metal, Post-Black Metal, Progressive Black Metal, and Dark Ambient.  Includes a black metal related deleted scene from his earlier conversation with Jonathan Fraser and music by Tchornobog, Jute Gyte, Elderwind, Mare Cognitum, Wonders of Nature, Skyforest, Coldnight, Vaiya, Body 13, Ulgard, ZÖN, Jonathan Fraser, and all 3 projects (so far) of the Prava Kollektiv: Mahr, Voidsphere, and Arkhtinn.

Note: if one listens carefully they may hear my laundry washing machine and dishwasher

Note 2:  Initial upload had an error which led to much of the dialogue track being off by about 10 seconds.  This has been corrected and a new version uploaded (03/29/2018).

Silber Records Showcase at Brian Lea Mckenzie's Spiritual Center For The Creative And Sonically Inspired: https://www.facebook.com/events/188709758530344/

Aggressive Patients on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gribshnobler/sets/aggressive-patients-1

Subscribe to the Youtube channel Atmospheric Black Metal Albums: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHm_D4kNQaRshalYoB1qtbw


Some Labels to Look Into


Amor Fati Productions: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://amor-fati-productions.de

Depressive Illusions Records: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://depressiveillusions.com

Endless Decrepitude Productions: FacebookBandcamp, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and https://www.endlessdecrepitude.com

Fallen Empire Records: Facebook, Bandcamp and  http://www.fallenempirerecords.com

Nihil Art Records: Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://www.nihilart.com


Music in this Episode


1. Tchornobog: III: Non-Existence’s Warmth (Infinite Natality Psychosis) (14:22)

from the album Tchornobog

Tchornobog on Cassette

Tchornobog on CD 

Tchornobog on Facebook

Markov Saroka on Bandcamp


2. Jute Gyte: I Am in Athens and Pericles is Young (12:33)

from the album Perdurance


3. Jute Gyte: Eberswalde (10:00)

from the album Noctis Labyrinthus

Jute Gyte on Bandcamp


4. Elderwind: In the Snow (5:42)

5. Elderwind: The Approach of Spring (9:26)

from the album The Magic of Nature

Elderwind on FacebookBandcamp, and https://vk.com/elderwind


6. Mare Cognitum: Sol Ourobouros (29:10)

from the split Spectral Lore​/​Mare Cognitum Sol [Remastered]

Mare Cognitum on Facebook and Bandcamp


7. Wonders of Nature: Winter Twilight (10:13)

from the album Winter Forest (Bonus Edition)

Wonders of Nature on Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube, iTunes, Soundcloud and https://vk.com/won_ambient


8. Skyforest: Together in Death (9:36)

from the album Aftermath

Skyforest on Bandcamp and Facebook

You can check out all of the other projects of B.M on Soundcloud, Facebook, and Youtube


9. Coldnight: Let the Forest Dry Your Tears (12:43)

from the split Sangrentos Bosques Antigos

New song from Coldnight: Celestial Sepulchral

Coldnight on Facebook, archive.org, and with Depressive Illusion Records


10. Mahr: Apostasy (10:34)

from the album Antelux

Antelux on Cassette

Mahr on Bandcamp


11. Voidsphere: The Void Calls (21:22)

from the album To Call | To Speak

To Call | To Speak on Cassette

To Call | To Speak on Vinyl

To Call | To Speak on CD


12. Arkhtinn: I (30:10)

from the album III

Arktinn on Bandcamp

Double CD compilation IIIIII

Prava Kollektiv (aka ПРАВА КОЛЛЕКТИВ) on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pravakollektiv


13. Vaiya: Mudh (27:50)

from the EP Mudh

Vaiya on Bandcamp

Encircling Sea on Facebook and Bandcamp


14. Body 13: Let the Smoke Teach You As Much As You Can Learn (16:36)

from the EP Let the Smoke Teach You As Much As You Can Learn

Body 13 on Facebook, archive.org and Bandcamp

Echo Hazard on Bandcamp


15. Ulgard: The Slumbering Path (1:49)

16. Ulgard: Gates Of Ýdalir (10:16)

from the album From The Northmen's Cry

Ulgard on Facebook, and Bandcamp

Wiley H. Watson on Bandcamp


17. ZÖN: Mounth Gaash: Descent (22:21)

from the album Mount Gaash

ZÖN on Facebook and Bandcamp


18. Jonathan Fraser: There's Only So Much Time Before Everything Slowly Fades to White (27:12)

from the album Stendhal: Tragedy of the Journeyman

Jonathan Fraser on Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube, and Bandcamp.