Iron Man – “King of Kings”

Today we reflect on the contributions of black musicians and songwriters to the metal genre. Among them are Terrence Hobbes and Mike Smith of Suffocation, Cammie Gilbert of Oceans of Slumber, and before all of them, the bands Sound Barrier and Black Death. Also among these we remember the late, great Al Morris III, guitarist […]

Atlantean Kodex – “Fountain of Nepenthe”

Common to many epic poems and other tales of heroes’ journeys in Greco-Roman and other mythologies is the katabasis, i.e. a descent into the Underworld where the hero receives special knowledge and/or undergoes a form of rebirth necessary to fulfill their quest. In the Roman epic poem by Vergil, the ‘Aeneid’, the Trojan prince Aeneas […]