][ 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!!




 Rage Of Samedi


Album – Signs
Songs – Getting Fucked
Our Kingdom




Album – Crafted In Darkness
Song – Moth


Desolate Pathway


Album – Valley of The King
Songs – Upon The Throne Of Lights
Last Of My Kind




After months and months of anticipation the interview was completed!! and by god was it one to remember. Soo much that this particular interview will span over 3 shows!! Tom Phillips of While Heaven Wept kindly sat down (Via skype) late one night with myself and we literally enaged in one of most intricate, honest and open interviews that I, myself have done to date. Each of these shows are must hear so please take the time to engage yourselves fully whilst these shows take a hold of you and tear you apart, only to piece you back together again then as with all things, the cycle with repeat until that last bell rings of episode 3. I am gonna give nothing away in this monolgue as I feel the best in revealed within the confines of the podcast. So for now I want to thank Tom for his time, Thank While Heaven Wept for thier music and thank YOU! the fan for listening!..

Songs featured on Part 01 are….”The Memory Of Bleeding/Souls In Permafrost/Searching The Stars” From the latest release “Suspended At Aphelion” & “The Drowning Years” from the album “Of Empires Forlorn”

Take care folks!, 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!!




Finally out with this interview which we had the chance to collect almost a month ago in occasion of the Doom Over London Festival! Khost has been a true love at first listen band to me.
Back to almost nine months ago or so, I had the chance to listen to the very first online tracks of the band through bandcamp and already at that point I knew this was going to be probably one of my favourite new discoveries.
Forgetting about the name of the band, months later, I attended another London festival, organized by Cold Spring Records. First band on stage was Khost!!! Still I didn’t remember about the band I already listened to but the whole live experience left me quite shocked! I truly enjoyed the show and I bought a copy of the band’s first release right away.
Back home, the day after the fest, I got to listen to the band’s album and I thought to myself “I know this band!”
Got back on internet and check them out on bandcamp I found out it was actually the same mesmerising band I already knew! The best of this whole forgetting/remembering story is that I couldn’t avoid to fall in love with Khost and the live show, first album and whole experience simplly backed up my very first idea: THIS BAND IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!
Their sound, a mix of downtempo heaviness with industrial/ambient mixed bits moving through droning intermezzos and Persian choruses, is something every extreme metal fanatic should listen to.
Do you remember Zaraza? Think of Zaraza mixed with Malkuth, mixed with Brighter Death Now and Desiderii Marginis. Are you into this kind of soundscapes? You should listen to Khost!
Really nice folks to have a chat with. 300% into their own sound discovery journey and absolutely unique in the way they are able to create somehow a new branch of extreme Godflesh inspired metal!
This is no joke. Keep an eye on them. I feel like they could easily become one of the most important bands in the scene real soon as there’s nobody, absolutely nobody, who can generate such a wall of heavy, occult and nightmarish music.
The first album has been already out there for a while. Don’t miss the next opus which should be out shortly!
Check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp!
Total support,



Third and last part for this “ON STAGE” show!
Obliteration from Norway! A destructive old school death metal band which released some of the most interesting album in the scene over the past 10 years! Taking inspiration from the end of ’80s and beginning of the ’90s and in spite of their young age, they’ve been able to kick asses all over the place sharing stage with some of the greatest underground bands from all around the world!
With “Black Death Horizon”, their last LP, the band’s sound slightly changed moving on to slower and doomed territories giving to the band a new almost “occult” artistic direction.
No need to talk a lot about them and the quality of their music! If you like death metal in the old way, they are a must!
We had a nice chat with them about their previous releases and future plans, including shows in Asia and other countries.
With the interview you can also find a few tracks recorded during their London show at The Unicorn in Camden!
Final part of this show in three episod which has seen also SHEOL and SLOW PLAGUE!
You can find Obliteration on Fb and bandcamp. Their releases on sale a bit everywhere!
BTW If you’re looking for their second full-lenght “Nekropsalms”, you can still find it on sale through Fysisk Format discounted right now of the 40%! Boom!!!
Stay withered folks!!!
See you soon with some amazing new shows!!!
Doom on!



There we are with the second of three episodes for this new ON STAGE show.
After SHEOL a few days ago we come back with SLOW PLAGUE.

This London based duo is one of the harshest projects around. Their drum/bass heaviness combined with the dual vocals approach creates a new level of filth. Thinking of them as a mix in between early Beherit and Sardonis, their music channels sludge, death and crust balancing head banging riffs and slower annihilating bits.
While the two men lineups are becoming quite normal in sludge ‘n doom, these guys are trying in my opinion to find the right equilibrium and they’re actually doing this in a successful way by trying mixing up different genres and finding their own direction. Keep an eye on them and enjoy this short interview and live recording.

You can find them on facebook and bandcamp.

See you soon with thw third part of this show and OBLITERATION!