A figure wanders towards the old, vacant tower which looms over the dark and cold coastline. Wandering in, tome in hand, the figure moves upwards towards the top of the stone spire. Lighting candles, the hooded figure places the tome on a dusty lectern, placing on hand upon it while removing the hood. Bracing himself, the mad spirit unlocks and opens the binding. The candles wane and dance as the air stirs, a low howl building into a force of resonance echoes from the pages as we start yet another Metal Monday.
"Nor I or the Metal is dead. On the contrary, we are equally alive and thriving, burning with power and prowess. I have returned from a long sojourn with much in the way of wraith songs, collected during my absense as I wandered and gathered. On this hallowed eve, we gather once more to unveil and showcase one such find. Recently acquired and released upon the world, Leiþa graces these halls as a welcome guest with the profound Sisyphus!
Tired from my travels, I cannot offer much depth beyond the presentation. This is one for you to listen and learn for if it bellows from here then it must be worthy of attention. Know that this is of Greek born mythology, of Sisyphus and his damned eternity handed down by Zeus. Post black metal with hints of melodic and atmospheric tones. FFO Wilds Forlorn and Mgła. Do give the track Mühsal a listen for something hauntingly beautiful.
Beyond that, welcome back once more to my black tower, to the halls filled with howls and hums both dark and wondrous. Stay, listen and read."
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal