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.:.FOUNDERS.:.

S. L. Weatherford

S. L. Weatherford | Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States

Co-founder / Editor-in-Chief

I have been with Heathen Harvest (in its original incarnation and now) since June of 2006 and have been a co-founder along with Patrick O’ Sullivan since summer 2010. I am of a mixed heritage between Cherokee, Irish, and English blood. As such, I have a strong sympathy for and interest in the struggles and politics of indigenous peoples across the globe. I am deeply interested in Derrick Jensen‘s “Deep Green Resistance” and am becoming more fascinated by all forms of non-mainstream revolutionary environmentalism as I get older. On an artistic level, if we cover it, I’m into it. I’m a strong proponent of “free speech” and open dialog, even with what have been deemed as offensive ideals, and even if I find it personally repugnant. In short, to me: Thoughts>Feelings. I’m always open to answering questions and having discussions regarding Heathen Harvest and our intentions. I have a strong distaste for any organization or person who starts witch-hunts against people before ever speaking with them or getting to know them on a personal level. We’re all rabble, and regardless of personal ideology, we’re all in this together on a dying world. Want an enemy? Find a CEO or a politician.

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Patrick O' Sullivan

Patrick O’ Sullivan | Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Co-founder / News Editor

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 feel free to submit them to me. In addition, 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 us up. If you have comments on a news story or you would like to submit a correction, I am your man.

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.:.ADMINISTRATION.:.

Andrew | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Andrew | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Metal Editor

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 SimmonsThe Hyperion Cantos, and Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson‘s The Illuminatus! trilogy.

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Kate MacDonald

Kate MacDonald | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

News Editor / Premieres Editor

An enthusiast of difficult music since the time of the wax cylinder, Kate has long been an emissary for power electronics, industrial, dark ambient, noise, cold wave, and other things that go bump in the night. She has worked as a DJ at various venues for over twenty years and was a radio host from 1991 to 2002. An award-winning fiction author and screenwriter, she also maintains a blog covering many subjects, because she is a verbose and opinionated little wench.

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Raul Antony | San Diego, California, United States

Raul Antony | San Diego, California, United States

Over the years, Raul A. has been actively involved in the post-industrial subculture 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 podcast network, Radio Free Satan, and the producer of Chaos Sedated, one of the longest running post-industrial online radio programs. He is the host and producer of The Forest Passage podcast.

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Rebecca C. Brooks

Rebecca C. Brooks | Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

PR Representative

A Tennessean by way of Indiana by way of Maryland, I have been writing since I was young and listening to experimental music for nearly as long. Until fairly recently, it never occurred to me to combine the two. I have an academic background in anthropology, with a focus on Slavic, Mongolian, and indigenous Siberian cultural traditions, but gave up on an opulent life in academia so I could listen to power electronics and write bad novels. I should probably be putting more time and effort into my solo and collaborative musical projects, but for now I spend a lot of time listening to foreign radio broadcasts while I stare blankly into space, and way too much time thinking about history, tradition, religion, and Arctic exploration.

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Tracy T.

Tracy T. | Los Angeles, California, United States

Live Coverage / Concert Reports Editor

Coming from a photography background, my portfolio includes years of visual documentation of (mostly) verminous black, death, and doom metal performances. I believe the photographic aspect is just as essential as the written, both translating personal experiences into transfixed moments in time to relive through. I am currently based in Los Angeles but a semi-frequent traveler, always yearning for an open road or sky to ascend towards. My main musical preferences revolve around a combination of extreme metal, neofolk, harsh noise and singer-songwriter/acoustic artists. I believe in passion and drive for any field of interest, and strive towards delivering nothing less for the ones I partake in and live for.

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.:.CONTRIBUTORS.:.

Alessandro P. | Piacenza, Italy

Alessandro P. | Piacenza, Italy

“The most appropriate type of daily life for me was a day-by-day world destruction; peace was the most difficult and abnormal state to live in.

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Angel S. | Sofia, Bulgaria

Angel S. | Sofia, Bulgaria

Freelance journalist and full-time copywriter from hell. Teaching sound-art.

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Anne K. O'Neill | Seattle, Washington, United States

Anne K. O’Neill | Seattle, Washington, United States

Lover of…

Motion: Thought, travel, touring, and nature.

Art: Observing/experiencing. Creator of illustrations, paintings, installations, and performance pieces.

Music: Listener/record collector, spectator/show goer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. Metal: death, doom, black, dark, and thrash. Rock: kraut, prog, psych, hard, classic, glam, death, art, garage, punk, and post-punk. Waves: NWOBHM, no, dark, and cold. Industrial: martial, rock, metal, EBM. Neofolk, freak folk, classical, opera, ambient, shoegaze, experimental, noise, and blues.

Words: Writing all sorts of things every day. Reading novels, philosophy (particularly by French authors), some poetry, the newspaper, and books on anthropology.

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Ben Hudgins | Brooklyn, New York, United States

Ben Hudgins | Brooklyn, New York, United States

Raised by two singers in a household where there was always something playing or being played, Ben has obsessed about sound since he was a kid. A multi-genre DJ and music crafter/advocate, he’s always searching for new treasures to add to his ever-expanding record collection. As a result, he has developed a crippling addiction to Bandcamp. He finds the idea of “genres” fairly repellent, but recognizes their use for guiding people to releases they might like. However, he himself has never shied away from listening to something simply because of what it was tagged as. He’d never eat the same thing every day (and he eats a lot), so why would he listen to the same thing every day? He also indulges in several musical projects of his own, all of which are pretty much unlistenable, but fun regardless.

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Christos Doukakis | New Pendeli, Greece

Christos Doukakis | New Pendeli, Greece

Freelance music journalist since late 2007 for numerous magazines, fanzines, and webzines. Blog editor / architect and social-media manager for Recordisc since 2013. Above all, a real music fan, no matter the genre. The last few years have seen me involved with music ‘creation’.

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Chris Viator | Houston, Texas, United States

Chris Viator | Houston, Texas, United States

I consider myself a militant humanist. I quote big thinkers a little too freely and search for the meaning in the mundane a bit too often. I discuss ideas and music of all kinds, and see both a mutually shared, universal language. I enjoy Vonnegut, a good cup of coffee, fitness, and the California coastline. And like everyone else, I’m still learning how to live.

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Colin L. | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Colin L. | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Here comes I that never come yit with my big head and my little wit.”

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Colin Z. Robertson

Colin Z. Robertson | London, United Kingdom

Colin Z. Robertson is the musician behind Hands of Ruin. At the age of fifteen, he discovered In Slaughter Natives and other Cold Meat Industry artists and has since been trying to capture some of that magic in his own music. He earns a living as a software developer, and outside of music is interested in philosophy, economics, typography, and tea.

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Conor Fynes | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Conor Fynes | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I joined Heathen Harvest in the waning months of 2013 and haven’t looked back since. While I usually stick to the metal end of the spectrum (particularly its extreme derivations), I’ve found myself nurturing an interest in styles I wouldn’t have thought possible! From childhood onwards, I’d always had a noted interest in progressive rock, and it’s thanks to that interest in forward-thinking music that I found myself getting into other genres later on—metal and jazz chief amongst them.

Though this musical upbringing of Yes and Rush inclined me towards listening to technically based music for a good part of my life, the last few years have seen those walls crashing down. If I could think of any one thing in particular I’m generally looking for in music, it’d be atmosphere. I am equal parts awed and baffled by the way some music is able to evoke a very specific, powerful response in me. The darker variations of metal are particularly good for this, but I’ve heard albums across the board that bask in atmosphere. Miles DavisIn a Silent Way is an immense example for that, and one of a couple dozen albums I can safely say changed my life in some way.

Outside of music writing, I work as a freelance ghostwriter, and am usually diligent towards crafting music of my own. All of these things combine and compliment each other in some way. Writing about something I enjoy benefits more professional writing, and taking a critical ear to the way other people realize their art has vastly helped me figure out what I want to highlight in my own. Films, books, and cats probably round out my other main interests. Cats tend to help with everything, and I’m glad I have them around to proofread my work and piss on my keyboard if my syntax is ever wrong.

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David Tonkin | Hove, South Australia, Australia

David Tonkin | Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

When he’s not wrangling sharks off the coast of South Australia, David wrangles his two beautiful children and the required equipment for various musical salvos: solo with heavy electronics and dark ambient project Isomer, dirty noise/power electronics unit Rope Society, and as a once-member of lounge industrial gadflies Bordel Militaire.

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Degtyarov | Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Degtyarov | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After getting into Metallica at age thirteen, things quickly went downhill for me. Now I write for Heathen Harvest along with the other outcasts and am a co-host on The Forest Passage podcast. Expect audacious articles and a slightly worrying obsession with all things folk and black metal.

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Dennis Gudim | Trondheim, Norway

Dennis Gudim | Trondheim, Norway

Although currently discovering the nerdy joys of his economy consultant job, Dennis has been on a secret mission against the indifference that besieges all life since his early teens. Starting among the concrete blocks of Moscow’s outskirts, his mission has led him to the frost-covered fields of Trondheim, Norway, where he presently resides. Always looking for collaborators, free-thinkers, or sometimes simply partners in crime, he has been involved in helping organize a metal festival, running a student art club, and doing illustrations for an alternative newspaper. Music has been his longest source of inspiration and obsession—a journey within a journey that has started with metal and has ever since been carrying on through all genres thinkable, from ambient to punk, from funeral doom to folk, from 80’s pop to harsh noise, from trip-hop to obscure death metal. Basically, anything that pushes some kind of limit and has a sense of adventure in it. When not ranting about music, he’d be happy to converse about philosophy, all things Conan Doyle, doomsday prophecies, cats, spirituality, horror flicks, language nerdiness, folktales, and how awesome the nineties were. Clearly, his ever-ongoing mission has had its impact on the poor chap’s life, resulting in a number of current occupations including writing a thesis, playing in a band, drawing together with some random people, learning sign language, spending time around board-game tables, studying tarot cards and runes, attending theatre and art exhibitions, trying to become a better person, and now, writing for Heathen Harvest.

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Dorian Williamson | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dorian Williamson | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bass guitarist in Toronto/Northumberland-based ambient metal band Northumbria (with Jim Field) and experimental doom/drone project Adoran (with Aidan Baker). Location sound engineer/boom operator; interests include Tantric Buddhism, ancient Northern European traditions, animal rights, and vegetarianism. Releases to date through TQA Records, Altar of Waste, Polar Seas Recording, Cathedral Transmissions, Consouling Sounds, and Cryo Chamber.

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Edward Rinderle | Helena, Montana, United States

Edward Rinderle | Helena, Montana, United States

At an early stage, I was drawn to the unconventional sound of 80s synthpop, but found it lacking an edge. My first contact with the electronic underground came with FLA‘s Tactical Neural Implant—an album that took me down a road I still travel. EBM was my first love, and from L.A.’s Das Bunker and Kontrol Faktory, I eventually found my way to the realms of dark ambient, ambient, drone, IDM, and related experimental electronic music. My journalism and broadcasting training gave me experience, and my desire to provide exposure for the music led me to begin writing reviews. My aim is to provide objective information about each release while doing my best to explain why I think it works … or doesn’t, as the case may be.

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HD Atkinson | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

HD Atkinson | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

HD Atkinson lives in western Canada where he divides his time between work, writing, playing death metal, and drinking with his roommates.

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Jacob DeRaadt | Portland, Maine, United States

Jacob DeRaadt | Portland, Maine, United States

Raised in the forests of Alaska and pretending to be a British commando storming bunkers in World War II (which were just dilapidated chicken coops), I developed an avid imagination coupled with a sense of awe for the splendor of nature around me. Early influences on my adult life included Dada, punk/hardcore, radical politics, and Constructivism. My life was forever altered after hearing seminal records by Can, Faust, and Nurse with Wound in my early twenties as well as the cut-up methods of Gysin/Burroughs.

These days, I find myself immersed in an endless fascination with the overlaps and contradictions of my Christian upbringing, Vedic sciences, and European tribal spiritual tradition simmering in the stew of confusion that is the Kali Yuga. My interests include printmaking, collage, mythology, bicycling, musique concrete, and obsessions with the cassette fetish object beloved of the industrial noise underground.

I run Basement Tapes, a small-run cassette label focused on experimental/industrial/outsider pop/musique concrete since 2005. I also record and perform as Sterile Garden. I recently moved to Portland, Maine from the desert hell-hole of Denver.

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Jael Edwards | West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Jael Edwards | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jael Edwards is a musician and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Active in the Antipodean underground since the late 90s, he is the vocalist of Australian death metal act Ignivomous, as well as recording and performing ambient/industrial music as Nothinghunger. His main areas of musical interest are in black and death metal, martial industrial, neofolk, and post-industrial. Outside of music, he is passionately interested in history, philosophy, and esoteric subjects from across the political, religious, and social spectrum.

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Jonathan R. | Feldkirch/Gisingen, Austria

Jonathan R. | Vienna, Austria

Jonathan R. lives in a little town close to the beautiful mountains and woodlands. He devotes most of his time to the study of various philosophical and spiritual topics (mysticism, Heathenism, modern versus traditional societies, philosophy of life, sociological questions, etc.). When books do not cover his desk, he is listening to dark and sinister music—most of the time, black metal. Apart from a love for music in general, Jonathan is especially interested in bands which focus on spiritual and esoteric concepts. He believes that such art in general (and music in particular) is an expression of a resacralisation which is currently taking place in the Western world. Besides writing for Heathen Harvest, he is also an editor for various German metal-zines (print and online).

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Jordan Reyes | Miami, Florida, United States

Jordan Reyes | Miami, Florida, United States

Jordan Reyes writes for a number of publications, co-runs Moniker Records, plays all kinds of music, and tries to meet as many people and go to as many shows as possible around the United States. Come say hi! He doesn’t bite, often.

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Juleigh Howard-Hobson | Portland, Oregon, United States

Like W. B. Yeats, Juleigh Howard-Hobson walks the Hagal line between this world and that other, sometimes unseen, world.

She has been published in many venues including History is Dead (Permuted Press), Loving the Undead (From the Asylum), Black Sails (1018 Press), Black Box (Brimstone Books), Return of the Raven (Horror Bound), Mandragora (Scarlet Imprint), North American New Right Vol 1 (Counter Currents), Dead Letters, Sein und Werden, The Liar’s League, Poetry is Dead, The Locust, Danse Macabre, Enchanted Conversation, Heathen Call, Northern Traditions, Idunna, Hex Magazine, New Witch, Black Gnosis, Alternative Right, The Occidental Quarterly, The Journal of Contemporary Heathen Thought, Odin’s Gift, New Heathen’s Almanac, and many other places. Her work has been nominated for both “The Best of the Net” and The Pushcart Prize (twice).

Her books include Sommer & Other Poems and The Cycle of Nine, both with RavensHalla Arts Publications, as well as I Don’t Belong to the Baader Meinhof Group & Other Poems (Counter Currents) and Remind Me (Ancient Cypress Press). She also edited The Runestone Journal, Vol. 1 (AFA/RavensHalla).

You can hear her read her own work here and here.

She lives in a non-apologetically Heathen manner on a homestead located at the edge of a wild woods in the Pacific Northwest.

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Kathleen Chausse | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Kathleen Chausse | Montréal, Québec, Canada

Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Kathleen Chausse has written for Connexion Bizarre and I Die: You Die, and has been spotted across North America for various shows and music festivals. She has even gone as far as organizing a festival. She has been known to dip her toes as a DJ at various venues and will talk your ear off about Coil if given the chance. She has also been known to translates the lyrics of songs into French for her own amusement.

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M. A. Spiro | Reisterstown, Maryland, United States

M. A. Spiro | Baltimore, Maryland, United States

A science writer for a research university by day, M. A. Spiro is the founder of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, first held in September 2015. She books diverse metal shows in Baltimore, Maryland-area venues, and writes about local metal at her blog.

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M. Zinkowski

M. Zinkowski | Salem, Oregon, United States

Poet and educator from New England lost in the Pacific Northwestern rainforest.

“…Even when silvery fish after fish
comes back belly up, and the country plummets

into a crepitating crater of hatred, isn’t there still
something singing? The truth is: I don’t know.
But sometimes, I swear I hear it, the wound closing
like a rusted-over garage door, and I can still move
my living limbs into the world without too much
pain…” —Ada Limon, “The Leash”

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Madeleine Ledespencer

Madeleine Ledespencer | Wellington, New Zealand

Madeleine Ledespencer is a visual artist, author, and demimondaine. Her interests range across modern experimental art and sound, transgressive outsider musicians, French decadent art and literature, 19th century occultism, European traditional Witchcraft, and the feverish surrealism of 1970s European exploitation cinema. She loves to grow poisonous plants and is a passionate absintheur. In addition to her own writing and art, Madeleine also works with the Abraxas journal out of London curating artists and authors for publication. When not working she can be found in the garden sipping la fee verte among the Belladonna and listening to something challenging.

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Malachy O'Brien | Gulfview Heights, South Australia, Australia

Malachy O’Brien | Gulfview Heights, South Australia, Australia

I know what your thinking when you look at my photo. I’m flattered, but no, I’m not the vice-dean of engineering at the University of South Australia.

Sir Thomas Beecham is once alleged to have said, ‘try everything once, except incest and Morris dancing’. I decided to become a Heathen to disassociate myself with Adam and Eve to avoid the incest aspect. I then tried Morris dancing and got a dancer tattooed on my chest to show allegiance to it. I will probably quote more of Sir Thomas in my next review. I stand for everything he says.

I write with bells on and off. I try and use the words ‘apropos’ and ‘aforementioned’ as often as possible. Consider your art treasured if this is achieved.

I want to visit Finland and England. For every ‘like’ my reviews get, I will get no closer to this. My wife was going to let me go to the UK, but I bought an army jeep instead. I drive it every other weekend to buy meat and beer.

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Martin H. | Dresden, Germany

Martin H. | Dresden, Germany

I am a traveller, musician, curious creature, fisherman, festival junkie, and stargazer, to name a few.

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Mat Blackwell | Cape Paterson, Victoria, Australia

Mat Blackwell | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mat Blackwell is a multi-award-winning professional writer for TV (Good News Week, The Glass House, Wednesday Night Fever, etc.), who doesn’t actually watch television. He is a reclusive troglodyte who spends almost every spare moment creating unpopular music in a variety of guises (GRIST, the Horn, HAARK, etc.), with the remaining few moments spent parenting and trying to be a decent person. His musical tastes range subjectively across all spectra, from drone noise to abstract metal to Turkish hip-hop to ultra-minimalism to outsider pop to glitch electronica to blackened field recordings to novelty songs about chickens—and everything in between.

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Matthew Carey | Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

Matthew Carey | Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

I live in a smallish town in Oregon where I work as a cook. I also write fiction, grow plants, and watch a lot of old films. When I write a piece of criticism, I try to be serious about it. I think that, with luck and some skill, criticism can rise to the level of an art form, giving new dimensions to the thing under critique and pointing out strains in human culture that would have otherwise gone unseen. Whether I can personally manage to write criticism at that level is not for me to say. I can only be aware that there are always greater heights and that it is valuable to strive for them.

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Matt Leivers | Southampton, United Kingdom

Matt Leivers | Southampton, United Kingdom

I can remember a day when I was nine, sitting on the floor in my parent’s lounge, listening to a taped copy (in those days before CDs and digital music, when Tim Berners-Lee was only dreaming of the world wide web, still the primary evil that was killing music) of Abbey Road on my sister’s cassette player. I had just discovered that John, Paul, George, and Ringo weren’t just the Beatles, but that each of them played something. Before that, music was just music—a sound that came from everywhere and no place. The discovery that McCartney played the bass, that Harrison was a guitarist, that this sound that I was hearing consisted of many sounds made by individual people, changed the way I heard music forever. It diminished it, turned it from the sound of the universe into a series of little atomised things stacked one on top of the other.

These days, I play, run a little record label, and listen to ambient, drone, experimental, folk, jazz, noise, rock, metal, kosmische, liturgical, and orchestral music. Most of what I play, release, and listen to is an attempt to find music that sounds like music sounded before I knew what John, Paul, George, and Ringo did.

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Nicholas Diak | Orange, California, United States

Nicholas Diak | Orange, California, United States

Nicholas Diak is an American scholar of both Italian genre film studies and of neofolk/martial music—genres of music he’s been passionate about since 2004. He has been a presenter at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association conference since 2009, presenting on topics from bad Italian spy films to the work of Antonio Margheriti. Currently he is working on more essays for inclusion in future anthologies and journals. He lives in southern California with his pop-culture scholar girlfriend and their cats and can be found reading comic books, collecting pinup artwork, or trying to cook new dishes.

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Nicola Vinciguerra | Carrara, Italy

Nicola Vinciguerra | Carrara, Italy

I love harsh noise. I like power electronics, metal, 60s French girl pop, cunt, and lots of other stuff. I’m a visual artist and I’ve been playing noise for quite a few years now. I’m Italian but I live on a dick-shaped thing in the middle of a fjord.

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Patrick Bertlein

Patrick Bertlein | Olympia, Washington, United States

I do not know why I am here, nor is this of any concern. I am simply here, and being here I shall be, not elsewhere, 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.

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Patrick Duffy | Dublin, Ireland

Patrick Duffy | Dublin, Ireland

I came late to industrial music (and thus its bastard post-industrial offspring) through the likes of Throbbing Gristle and Coil through Nine Inch Nails and more electronic stuff like the Warp label—especially Aphex Twin and Autechre. I got into metal through mainly black metal (Burzum, Beherit, Bathory, Gorgoroth), so I was never into thrash or anything like that (though I do love some grindcore and death metal these days). I was always into more electronic and abrasive sounds rather than lyrics. I think EBM, future pop, and harsh electro are quite underrated. I still enjoy techno and some hardcore. I think it’s important to be as open-minded as possible to all types of music. Listening to any particular genre for too long bores me. I also tend to prefer recorded music to live shows.

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Sarah Allemand | Brooklyn, New York, United States

Sarah Allemand | Brooklyn, New York, United States

Amateur linguist and semi-professional historian based in the United States by way of Eastern Europe.

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Scott Ross | Middletown, Ohio, United States

Scott Ross | Middletown, Ohio, United States

Music is the universal language, and if we use it to say dark things, well, that’s simply because the world is a dark place. Personally, I can never decide whether I want to be a magical elf communing with the spirits deep in the primordial forests or a trenchcoat-bedecked private eye chain-smoking his way through a permanently rainy megatropolis. Use those two experiences as the poles and you’ll probably be able to encompass the world of music that I enjoy. From black metal to jazz to electronica back to folk, I listen to enough music that I become overwhelmed and, yet, I can never get enough. Blessed with synesthesia and a gift with words, all I really want is to share this music with others. Let’s sit down and listen, and forgot, if just for a moment, that the world is dying around us.

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Simon Gould | Bristol, United Kingdom

Simon Gould | Bristol, United Kingdom

Living in Bristol, Simon has been seeking out the most challenging and unnerving music he can since he was fifteen, when his schoolmates had to endure Neubauten‘s Feurio! on the common room CD player most lunchtimes. Weaned on early industrial from Throbbing Gristle onwards, he’s since expanded into obsessively researching and gobbling up every nasty little dark sub-genre his paycheck will allow him to in the quest to find the precipice of wrongness. Currently trying to fill in the gaps in his Current 93 collection and feed himself (no mean feat), Simon also teaches English and Ancient Greek literature. Fresh harsh music is a necessity to get through the early morning/evening marking sessions.

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Simon Mernagh | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Simon Mernagh | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Simon Mernagh is an audiophile and Heathen currently residing in peaceful Belfast, Northern Ireland. Having written in a journalistic capacity on culture and society over the years, his passion for dark, heavy music has finally consumed his writing habits. Other than matters musical, Simon enjoys prancing about forests, tweeting, and reading weird fiction, which he is now researching at postgraduate level. His goth-rock demo, over which he rips off Carl McCoy‘s baritone with merciless precision, is due to drop any day now.

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Steven Miller | Denver, Colorado, United States

Steven Miller | Denver, Colorado, United States

Music, mountains, rivers, lakes, and a love/hate relationship with writing sums up most of my existence. The majority of my time is spent indulging my interests and enjoying the company of a small circle of loved-ones. I am extremely laid-back—almost to a fault—and, as such, I have a difficult time grasping beliefs and practices that marginalize groups of people or infringe on the rights of others. I have always been drawn to helping professions and have transitioned from teaching in the public school system to working as an RN. I have written for numerous blogs—most, if not all, are now defunct—before joining the ranks of Heathen Harvest.

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Suweln D.

Suweln Dangvn | Birštonas, Lithuania

I am interested in underground culture, arts, and sounds. I believe that sound can create a much bigger impression than image, and without sounds, God knows where I would be today. My biggest passion is industrial music and culture, its power, and its effect. As I was deeply into the black metal scene some years ago, the feeling of unity and the herd mentality was superfluous and repellent (even though I sometimes listen to metal music even now and have some fantastic recordings [music of strong personalities]). Somehow I found the industrial scene where most projects were filled with only one member, sometimes two, and that’s it. I just loved this idea of individualism in the scene, where one is free to express his opinions and ideas 100% freely without any agreement from others. I also have a passion for writing reviews, which has been with me for some eight years now. Heathen Harvest is my first attempt at writing reviews in English as I’m from Lithuania and typically write in my native language.

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Tenebrous Kate | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Tenebrous Kate | Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Tenebrous Kate is a New Jersey-based writer and artist whose work explores her longstanding fascination with all things dark, fantastical, and forbidden. She is the editor of the Heretical Sexts micro-publishing imprint and writes for publications including Dirge Magazine, Slutist, and Ultra Violent Magazine. Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire is her long-running blog. Her interests include psychosexual cult films, downer vibes, basement bars, surrealist and decadent art, and all manner of esoteric nonsense.

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Thomas Boettner | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Thomas Boettner | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Musician, artist, videographer, workhorse. When not recording, dubbing tapes, or endlessly booking, you’ll usually find me in a perpetual haze of cigarette smoke. Drawn to extremes and negative outlooks. Self-motivated and underpaid. Proprietor of FUCK MTN. LTD. RELEASE, man behind/apart of Straight Panic, Family Planning, GASP., Exploding Dye Pack, Meth Predator, and Frey FX. I live in Minneapolis with my papa bear and our dog.

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Utu Lautturi | Helsinki, Finland

Utu Lautturi | Helsinki, Finland

Within his watery vessel of bone and blood, Utu Lautturi has been slowly developing for decades. From the odd glitches within the fearful mind of a child to compelling creativity bursting into action as a man, Utu formed through travel and study into esoteric traditions such as the Left Hand path of Tantra, breaking his strict Christian upbringing with the aid of visionaries such as Blavatsky and Brunton, and by bending both physical and mental boundaries in ascetic yogic initiations. However, as so often is the case in metamorphosis or birth, it was only through events that led to the most desperate and complete shattering of his human psyche that Utu fully manifested into actually being, and in time also into doing. Music, visual arts, and writing has always been present, but as a means for self-expression, an extension of a personality. After, and through Utu, the arts became a second skin, inseparable from sensory experience, more than an alter ego, deeper than an alias, a complete merging of experienced and expressed.

So it is through Utu this man also aims to digest arts created by others—though at the point of direct experience, the separation of artist and audience becomes redundant. There is only vibration—the infinite rearrangement of atoms. Approaching all arts with the enthusiasm and wonder of a newborn, yet setting it into a vast and varied framework of musical, visual, and performance art projects he is/has been part of, Utu will deliver no ordinary accounts of journalistic jargon.

Utu Lautturi (which translates, poorly, to Fog Ferryman) hails from Finland and dedicates all of his work to ever-inspiring Nordic nature.

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Vils M. DiSanto | Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Vils M. DiSanto | Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

A collector and critic, stubborn yet foolish, Vils has fallen victim to the charms and challenges of electronic music. He can obsess over one specific sonic detail, and he can get lost in a nebula of blissed-out ambience. Vils promises to always stay true to the source, and not fall victim to passing fads and fashions. He is either based in the suburban wilderness of Richmond Hill, Ontario, or in the centre of the Arctic tundra.

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Yannis H. | Athens, Greece

Yannis H. | Athens, Greece

A Hellene, dedicated to reading, music, geopolitics and … backgammon. Personal fields of interest are esoteric studies, particularly esoteric Eastern Christianity, Pythagorean / Platonic philosophy and Western mystical traditions. Music has been a great companion for as long as I can remember (ranging from ambient, neofolk, and martial industrial to classical, neoclassical, and avant-garde with hints of progressive rock and pop in between to spice things up).

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