Category: King Dude

King Dude – Songs of Flesh & Blood – In the Key of Light

One should not judge an album by its cover—even one as cheap as King Dude’s Songs of Flesh & Blood – In the Key of Light, the successor to the lackluster Fear. King Dude’s sound has changed significantly over the years and this new release is far from its raw, occultist, black metal/neo-folk-influenced beginnings, while the American rockabilly and (more…)

King Dude – Burning Daylight

Imagine what it would be like had the southern United States during the 1950s and the birth of rock’n roll embraced occult Satanism rather than Protestant Christianity? The answer might resemble King Dude. King Dude, the project of T.J. Cowgill, also of Book of Black Earth, plays an interesting blend of rockabilly and vintage rock’n roll with the low-quality production aesthetics of black metal. (more…)


Urfaust / King Dude – Urfaust / King Dude (Split)

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Robert: In 2013, Urfuast released a split with King Dude, simply called Urfaust / King Dude. Urfaust is a great atmospheric black metal band, with a powerful, agonizing vocal style. Their track on the split, called Spiritus Nihilismus, is an extremely dark ambient track that the listener must endure for five minutes. This is not a bad thing, mind you, as the track is pretty cool in its own right. The first roughly 3 minutes, the track slowly builds atmosphere with ominously layered chanting vocals, with very light guitar, drums, (more…)


King Dude – Fear

King Dude is a band that appears to be growing in popularity in the metal periphery. King Dude is led by TJ Cowgill and they play basically southern rock & roll, but with black metal aesthetics. Therefore, the music is very raw sounding and carries Satanic and Lucerferian themes. (more…)