][ The Hand Of Glory ][ Episode 08 ][ 2015 ]

New show

The Withered Hand Podcast is on tour this time for this Hand Of Glory episode!! This episode chronicles the journey of one “Tom” as he embarked on a quest to the land of Ukraine to guest as a special musician for Narrow House in thier show at the Ukrainian Doom And Depression 2015 show on April 11th. You will hear tales of food, ice tea, rehearsal madness, words being pronouced wrong and a heathy dose of DOOM! so slip on your ear phones or speakers and crank this out. I Hope you enjoy this one folks!

Bands Featured on todays show :

Mental Torment (UKR)


Album – On The Verge
Songs – Tragedy

Suffer Yourself (UKR)


Album – Inner Sactum
Song – Darkness Part 1


Bomg (UKR)


Album – Polynseeds
Songs – Sannikov Land


Narrow House (UKR)


Album – Rehearsals
Songs – Improvisational Pieces/Offensive Comments/I,Mud/Renaissance (Rebirth) – Excert

Please note that in recording I state that the Suffer Yourself song is called “Darkness Part 2, its not, its Darkness Part 1”

Stay Withered!!


][ The Hand Of Glory ][ Episode 07 ][ 2015 ]


I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!.. Hello fellow podcast lovers!! My name is Tom and this is my turn on the HAND OF GLORY SHOWCASE!!…Some intensely grim cuts to be shared with you today! Some brutal, some beautiful, some ugly, some just plain fucking evil!. So stick in your headphones or link up your speakers and encase yourself in this coffin of sound!!

Artists and Songs on the show today are :

Ego Depths (Ukraine/Canada)
Song: Exosphere
Album: Oligoria Blodd

Pike (Sweden)
Song: Nothing But Dust
Album: To Cross The Great Devide

Below The Sun (Russia)
Song: Alone
Album: Envoy

Shalrath (USA)
Song: Lessons Of Darkness
Album: The Ebon Fortress

Carnival Of Flesh (Serbia)
Song: The Horror
Album: Stories From A Fallen World

I truly hope you enjoyed the show folks and be sure to keep yourself apraised of all things Withered Hands as we have some great shows coming your way in the following weeks. Must hear material!!

Stay Withered!!


][ THE HAND OF GLORY ][ Episode 06 ][ 2015 ]


There we are with a new episode of THE HAND OF GLORY!
This should have been out last Friday but we had some issues with Soundcloud etc… Sorry for the delay!
On the way back from Roadburn, there we are with a brand new show featuring some of the most amazing acts around!
Check them out and show them some love! Links are set up below so you can find out more about the bands and their releases!
See you soon with more amazing shows!

– for you this time –

Doom on folks!!!

][ THE HAND OF GLORY ][ EPISODE 04 ][ 2015 ][


THE HAND OF GLORY is back with my side of the show and this time I really hope you’re going to enjoy!
I think one of the best things into work with WHP is to have the chance to meet some amazing people and artists out there. This has been for me one of those occasions when I felt like being blessed or cursed (depending on the point of view) by meeting the guys from DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT.
Had a great time with them in occasion of their last show in London a few months ago and we promised to each other to come up with a good show which could take the distance from what we already created with the podcast until that moment. Something which even not being an interview or a live recording could give an idea of who the guys in the bands are and what their music style is. So we thought about our showcase show!
As you maybe might now, we do twice a month a show named “The Hand Of Glory”. Through it we try to play some amazing musicand give some information about the bands we play. The idea was quite convincing and we decided to have a collaboration with DIS moving in that direction.
Why not to create something where the bands can play the music they like?
So there we are, a few months later playing for the very first time in the still short history of this podcast a similar show!
DIS, one of the most original bands in the scene, able to mix doom, sludge, black and death metal into a monstrous identity presents:

Endon – Parraricide Agent Service
Atriarch – Collapse
Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall
Thantifaxath– Gasping in Darkness
Baptists – Harm Induction
False Light – Lung
11 PARANOIAS – Surrealise
Earth – From The Zodiacal Light
Urfaust – Spiritus Nihilus
Swallowed – Reverence Through Darkness

Cheers DIS!!!
Doom on folks!
Rob & WHP

][ THE HAND OF GLORY ][ EPISODE 03 ][ 2015 ][


So here we are podcast followers for another jam packed episode of the hand of glory. On this show we delve deep into the mind with some epic and torturous opus’es from some of the slowest and darkest bands around. Its our job to give you people the best of the best and today’s show is no exception. Here are 5 songs that will stick in your mind long after the show has finished. So pull up and chair, stick on your ipod or however your choosing to hear this and immerse yourself in the beauty of misery and despair. With a lil sludge puppy at the end.

Enjoy Folks!! Stay Withered…


Funeris (Argentina)
Song: Tearing the Astral Seas
Album: Funereal Symphonies

Abske Fides (Brazil)
Song: Aesthetic Hallucination of Reality
Album: Abske FIdes

Aabysynthum (Romania)
Song: Plumb
Album: Non Forms… Regressus Ad Originem

Maiden Voyage (United Kingdom)
Song: Behold Mist-Laden Landscapes
Album: As The Colour Of Love Flows From My Shattered Teeth/ The Journey Embarks

Whales And Aurora (Italy)
Song: A New Awareness
Album: The Shipwreck

][ THE HAND OF GLORY ][ EPISODE 02 ][ 2015 ][



Finally back on track with The Hand Of Glory! Episode number two for this new year and already loads goin’ on under every point of view! Great shows on the way and as usual our monthly double showcase appointment! If you don’t know yet about it, we started THOG last year showcasing new music twice during the month on top of all of our other formats and it’s been great to get to know new people and give to you out there some new bands to talk about! For this new year we started with a lot of bands already and in between me and Tom we already have got quite a lot of names for you! As usual guys, if you like what you’re goin to listen to, just get in touch with the bands and support them in an active way! Get your hands on some great releases and try not to download for the sake of having a few new mp3s!
This time for you we’ve got V A I L S (power sludgy duo) from UK which just came out with a 2 tracks demo which makes me hope for a first album real soon! We’ve got MAGE from UK as well, just came out a few months ago for Witchhunter Records and recorded at SkyHammer Studios (check this out!) and we’ve got another amazing band from UK which is SONANCE and these guys as well just came out with a new album which sounds simply dynamite!
To follow we’ve got HELA from Spain, a she-singer fronted doom metal band with already an album out and a new split album!!! We’ve got also GALE from US which are in my opinion one of the most interesting bands I’ve discovered last year!
And much, much, more!!!! CHILDREN OF ERIS from Germany, ACID COMA from Russia, Kaiser from Finland, Leather Lung from US, Samghata from US and Sarin Bath from Canada!!!
To follow guys all of the links you need!!!
Check these bands out, share the links, play their music, give them a thumb up on Fb!!!
Every little helps folks!!!
Stay doomed and keep it withered guys!!!
Enjoy our new show,

VAILS – vailsband.bandcamp.com/
MAGE – mage.bandcamp.com/
SONANCE – sonance.bandcamp.com/
HELA – hela.bandcamp.com/
GALE – gale.bandcamp.com/
CHILDREN OF ERIS – childrenoferis.bandcamp.com/
ACID COMA – acidcoma.bandcamp.com/
KAISER – kaiserfuzz.bandcamp.com/
LEATHER LUNG – leatherlungcult.bandcamp.com/
SAMGHATA – samghata.bandcamp.com/
SARIN BATH – sarinbath.bandcamp.com/

][ THE HAND OF GLORY ][ EPISODE 01 ][ 2015 ][


Its a new year and a new beginning for a year of showcasing shows aimed to get your ears attacked by some of the freshest, most gloomy and beautiful music on offer in this great big world of ours.

HOWEVER!! the issues of the WHP continue, in creating todays show, the whole “Shattered Hope” segment became dislodged and decided to do a runner so I’m sorry to say there is not “Shattered Hope” music on this episode, but this will be rectified for a future show I promise folks!!

Onto what did make the cut today!!!

Cavalar (England)
Song: Rush
Album: As A Metal Of Fact

Eleven Drops To Sink Into (Bulgaria)
Song: In A Short Moment
Album: A Shelter From Time

The Angelic Process (United States)
Song: Dying In A Minor
Album: Weighing Souls With Sand

Forest Of Shadows (Sweden)
Song: Wish
Album: Where Dreams Turn To Dust (MCD)

Acid Mountain (Australia)
Song: Buried Pages
Album: Acid Mountain

As I said before, the whole “Shattered Hope” thing didn’t seem to want to happen but i will be sure to rectify this in the future!! As for the bands on the show, I hope you get as excited as we did listening to them. Have a great time listening and please leave your feedback.

Stay Withered Folks!