GETTING INTO: Occult Rock (Jess And The Ancient Ones)

Finnish psych-rockers Jess And The Ancient Ones are back with their new record that showcases their take on soulful late sixties garage psychedelia. ‘Vertigo’ splices vintage pop culture and occult-tinged paranoia, resulting in a ceremony of creepy and catchy anthems.

To celebrate the release of the new album, we caught up Thomas Corpse from the band who picked out some of his favourite occult rock bands.


BABYLON WHORES

Cult act from Finland. Reigning from the nineties a death rock group with deep dark lyrics. In my opinion one of the best text writing in the genre. Damn, never got to see them live.


COVEN

Yeah, the obvious one right here. Like the dark twin of Jefferson Airplane, so there’s that psychedelic quirk in their sound. The Coven took things more seriously, and they conjured the dark lord in their rituals. Their debut album remains a cornerstone of the genre. Still active and led by the mysterious Jinx Dawson.


GRAHAM BOND

The self acclaimed son of Aleister Crowley. This man was possessed for sure, and it can be heard on some of his musical journeys. Threw himself under a train at the age of 36.


DIES IRAE

These Germans were noted from their evil aura. Musically falling into the Krautrock side of things though lyrics keep that dark tone pointed towards eerie things.


THE DEVIL’S BLOOD

From the so-called “new wave of occult rock” comes The Devil’s Blood. Great melodies with razor sharp texts. Sadly the songwriter’s journey ended at a young age.


Jess And The Ancient Ones‘ new album, ‘Vertigo’, is scheduled for release on May 21st, via Svart Records.

You can order the album with vinyl and CD options from the Svart Records‘ official website (here).

You can keep up-to-date with the band online over on Facebook and Instagram.