· Administrators ·
Co-owner / Literary and Cultural Administrator / News / Journalist
I have been with Heathen Harvest (in its original incarnation and now) since June of 2006. I was once the PR Representative for the Webzine but now have decided to focus my time on building Heathen Harvest into a new entity, focused as much on culture, literature and other artistic and social endeavors as it is music. Where most people specialize in listening to music from a specific genre in the post-industrial spectrum, my tastes include the entirety of it, from the most distasteful and political power electronics and noise to the most beautiful and delicate neoclassical. Trip hop to Death Industrial and Neofolk, I love it all. I am a heathen and I struggle with putting my political alignments into words. My favorite authors are Ernst Jünger and Joscelyn Godwin.
Co-owner / Public Relations / Promotional Receptionist / Journalist
My duties include receiving and publishing news articles and announcements at Heathen Harvest. If you are looking to have your newsletter or news announcements posted at Heathen Harvest please submit them to me. In edition if you would like to have Heathen Harvest publish a regular newsletter or announcement that you produce then please contact me for details on how to sign up Heathen Harvest. If you have comments on a news story or you would like to submit a correction I am your man.
Co-owner / Webmaster / General administrator / Journalist
In addition to writing, my tasks at HH concern editing reviews, organisation and design of the site, and overseeing the journalistic team for all general matters. I am also secondary label and artist liaison, so please feel free to contact me regarding any reviews, interviews, promo material or queries about the site.
· Journalists ·
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, playing music from ambient and post-hardcore to black metal. Also booking shows as part of two collectives – Amek and For The Kids Booking. Currently getting my Master’s in ‘Media Composition and Electro-acoustic Music’ from the National Music Academy in Sofia. Right after graduating as Bachelor in ‘Ínternational Economic Relations’ (2011) I started working as a journalist in the oldest (now defunct) business daily newspaper in Bulgaria. A year later I’m a freelancer balancing between business, music journalism and event management. Music-wise I’m mainly interested in ambient / drone / black metal.
I am Ankit from India, a budding journalist, extreme music fanatic and art enthusiast. I also host the only extreme metal radio show from India, called as ”Infernal Dominion” which is aired on Brutal Existence Radio, USA.
My favorite styles of music are death, black, doom metal and dark ambient, ritual ambient and some noise/power electronics in the non-metal domain.
A Scotsman, I came across Heathen Harvest just as I was preparing to finish university, whereupon it became a place of refuge from having to face a job market whose prospects for a student of the humanities can perhaps best be described as ‘dystopian’. I was born on the 3rd of December 1990, which, in a cute bit of synchronicity, is a birthday I share with Ozzy Osbourne. To me, heavy metal is not music so much as an alternative to protein as nourishment. I’m a nerd who defies a few of the usual negative stereotypes about nerds and confirms most of the others. I believe criticism is only of value to a reader if one is able to gauge their own tastes against those of the critic, so with that in mind: my favourite album is “The Perfect Element, Pt. 1″ by Pain of Salvation, my favourite movie is “Blade Runner”, and my favourite novels are “Moby-Dick”, Dan Simmons’ “The Hyperion Cantos”, and Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s “The Illuminatus! Trilogy”.
My name is Mike O’Brien. I am currently living is the US, Ohio to be specific. I am into all kinds of music, but my true loves are Ethereal, Dark Ambient, Neo-Classical, and Ritual genres. There is nothing better than finding an undiscovered jewel, and having your mind blown. I also write and produce music in the vein of those favorites listed above. My main and longest-running project is Melankolia, which has been active since 2008. I have released 2 albums under this name, and will soon release a third. I am also half of the duo Gil-Galad, with Marc Hoyland (from the project of the same name). We aim to release our first album this year. Finally, I have a completely experimental project called James the Lesser, which really could be anything imagineable, from ethereal ambient all the way up to black metal. I am looking forward to working along with Heathen Harvest to bring great projects into the light through reviews and interviews.
I am a stranger.
For some years now, Joseph has been writing for us about the genres of noise and experimental music from the perspective of someone directly involved in that field on a day-to-day basis. He lives in Hammond, LA and greatly appreciates the time that you have taken to read this.
Katla’s an artist and dabbler of runes. She enjoys blackmetal, folk and ambient as well as finding treasures, bones, building things and causing havoc.
Katla mainly focuses on writing articles on art, artists and the obscure.
Lysander is an impatient, erratic outsider whose loyalties lie to few things and fewer people. Living in the historic waterlands of South-East London, surrounded by the spirits of the old freighters, I have always had a fascination for music and a constant need to seek out as much as possible – the darker and more cryptic, the better. I also have an attraction for world cinema, Eastern philosophy, photography and the historic side of the Gothic. For me, writing is the sincerest form of creativity: it allows its ambassador to be entirely open, spontaneous and natural whenever the moment is waiting. It depends on nothing but the mind for its existence. The greatest pleasures in life are derived from following and nurturing one’s passions and concentrating on them solely and above all else. Less is always more.
Maher Sagrillo is a game designer and visual artist from Kansas currently residing in the Orlando area. He has strong passions for games, metal, philosophy, and spiritualism.
I am daughter of vikings, sister of the Wilds, living in the shade of blue mountains and forests wide. Some know me as storyteller, others see me as gamer, pagan or eco-technology student. Though I have many faces, I carry but one heart, beating strong for everything folk, green and untamed. Growing up in the memory of a fiddler and with a musical father, now in loving union with a bard, tunes have always been important part of who I am. Sometimes I do ache for being their master, but my magic is that of words. So, I will henceforth carve some of my letters in honour of those who do not just dream of singing, but dare do so.
I’m a shitkicker and a thief, and I want to be famous.
I do not know why I am here, nor is this of any concern. I am simply here, and being here I shall be here, not else where, for that would not be where I am at. Where I am at leads I to many paths, and I will walk those paths as long as they are necessary. I am merely I, which is both a grandiose concept and an inconsequential myopic voice in this vast abyss. I accept this paradox.
I am teacher located somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic. I’ve also been making black noise since 2003 when I was kicked out of a New Jersey basement black metal band for not playing drums fast enough, messing with settings on guitar pedals, and creating distorted tapes on a TASCAM. During the arduous journey through the woods since then, I’ve had numerous adventures with three other black noise units: Black Albatross, Panther Modern, and T.O.M.B. My current goal is to create power electronics singularly obsessed with bass tones and the apocalypse.
Prof. Melon is a philosopher of art who has turned away from the ivory tower in favor of engaging with the art world directly as opposed to theoretically. He and his wife live in Philadelphia, where they are fortunate enough to be able play loud music without upsetting their neighbours, and even more fortunate to be in close walking distance to multiple live music venues. He makes records, he paints and he writes.
Over the years Raul A. has been actively involved in the Post-Industrial sub-culture as an event DJ and promoter for numerous shows in New York City. His written work has appeared in Judas Kiss, Aversion Online, Not Like Most, and in promotional material for Annihilvs and Tesco USA. He is the Technical Director of the Church of Satan‘s official radio network, Radio Free Satan, and the producer of Chaos Sedated, one of the longest running Post-Industrial online radio programs. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Born José Raúl Chávez on August 27, 1985, in Villa de Alvarez Colima, Mexico. Actively producing sound material for the Post Industrial underground as Rex The Ninth. I am a believer in the power of most of the world’s musics, and an ardent hater of any and all of it’s politics. A passionate, sensitive, humorous, and mystically-driven person, I seek to delve deep into that which I am asked to consider here for the benefit of our readers. The most humbling and gratifying feedback I have received from the artists who’s work I’ve represented is “You understand.”
With one boot in the evil-as-fuck metal camp and the other in the militant, esoteric neofolk camp I have an interesting time juggling these passions of mine. I’ve been marching to the beat my own drum (stubbornly, foolishly) since I can remember. As a rabid music fan, I realized early on that there is a whole world beyond this mundane daily existence, and it has been a source of sanity and trouble ever since. Currently I am attempting to infiltrate the status quo in the free world, and take it down from the inside out, or just establish myself as king – whichever comes first. In the meantime, I pretend to myself to be an occultist, and when I’m not fooling around with that I create music in the seconds of free time I have per day. Writing has always been something of an innate talent and I’m happy to be exercising this muscle again. Over and out!
Sage Lee Weatherford is a musician and journalist living in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Most of his time is spent hiking, reading, or enjoying life with his comrades, his feline friends ‘Mister Djinn’ and ‘Noodle’, and his long-time companion Donna Allen. He enjoys film, music, and art from many spectrums and cultures. These days he’s mostly fond of Ambient, Neoclassical, Neofolk, and Indie Folk, but continues to listen to and love music from all over the spectrum of metal and post-industrial. Day-job: Screen-printer / floor manager for Identity Sportswear in Covington, KY. Favorite food: Anything italian. All-time favorite band: Type O Negative. All-time favorite solo artist: Michael Cashmore. Favorite label: Toss-up between Prikosnovenie, the short-lived Suspicious records (Hive Records sublabel), and The Eastern Front.
They call me Skarsnik, a crowkin, a wanderer, a seeker and an oath sworn trickster. For a long time I’ve wandered the northern parts of Scandinavia searching for the magic that the cityheads lost when they embraced the machine. I hail from the mountain of rock and clay that towers above the beautiful lake Siljan but have since wandered throughout Sweden in search for knowledge and strength. With a crafty mind and a soul that have always been more bird then man I embrace my wild heart in the woodland suburbs of the capital of Sweden. Even though I long for the freedom of the mountains where I was born the machine needs to be destroyed and who else but a scavenger can last in this wreck of life we call civilisation. The call is always there, the wild heart is burning bright and my oath to the horned king is strong. A barbarian trapped in the maze of civilised men, a trickster piping doom to the fools in the city, a teller of tales long since forgotten. One day I will return, one day I will be reshaped and hopefully this misshapen shape of man will be returned to the lords of the unknown.
Thomas Boettner is an underemployed Political Science major living in Anchorage, Alaska by way of South Carolina. When he’s not covering everyone’s shifts at the tea lounge, he manages to work on his primary noise project, fire island, AK. He’s been in no less than seven bands in the last two years, several of which were dubbed “too loud” by numerous local establishments. He was in Butt Magazine once (N°28). Printed Matter NYC may still have copies of his zines.
Unaesthetic is a London-based designer/developer, geek, musician and DJ. He’s dedicated more than half his life to industrial music, from his first love of metal-bashing first- and second-wave industrial through to earsplitting noise and pounding EBM. He has written two dissertations on Industrial music, the first (for a B.A. in German) a typewritten hagiography of Einstürzende Neubauten, the second (for a Graphic Design B.A.) on the use of extreme political imagery in industrial and neofolk. He is a resident DJ at monthly clubnight Endurance, and makes harsh music under the name Special Victim dedicated to child-rape as prime-time entertainment TV series ‘Law & Order: SVU’.
I have written for various websites on Noise and experimental music since 2009. I have written for Judas Kiss and Heathen Harvest in both forms mostly reviewing noise and power electronics recordings. My tastes are centred around Noise; a genre that continues to fascinate me as I continue to find out more about it. I have a particular obsession for the work of Rozz Williams, particularly his Premature Ejaculation recordings.