May felt like a long and difficult month, but somehow ended in a blink. I was able to read a little more than I did last month, though! I think. This month I thought I’d try something different and post the covers for once. I really enjoyed Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, it was… Continue reading May 2023 Reading, Records, News & Playlist
February’s Playlist and Reading
February was… something. I mean, is February every really that great? Anyway, here’s my stack of books I read in February: Surprisingly, only the top two are ones I bought more than a year ago. The rest of them I think only had to sit on a shelf for a maximum of a few months… Continue reading February’s Playlist and Reading
January’s Playlist, Reading, and New Releases
I told myself that I’d read and write more this year, and it’s only February, so there’s plenty of time to go back on my word. I did pretty well in January with reading at least, before 2022 I was having a hard time getting back to reading anything without pictures, but during 2020-2022 I… Continue reading January’s Playlist, Reading, and New Releases
“Ian’s Earworms” Monthly Playlists
Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping 2023 treats us all well (and hopefully better than the last 3 years)! At some point of 2021 (I guess June), I started making YouTube playlists from the Hildsvfar Records page with the intention of both sharing what songs had been stuck in my head each month… and to… Continue reading “Ian’s Earworms” Monthly Playlists
The Unrefined Jagoff’s 2022 Year End Albums List
It’s been a rough year. A lot of good, a lot of bad, but I won’t get into any of it, because today I’m posting my “albums of 2022.” Didn’t say “best of,” because honestly I’ve spent a good chunk of this year listening to Masayoshi Takanaka live videos and other non-2022 releases on YouTube,… Continue reading The Unrefined Jagoff’s 2022 Year End Albums List
Tropical Pinefruits Delete Twitter Account After 12+ Years
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, premiere brimpcore band Tropical Pinefruits, have deleted their Twitter account. Tropical Pinefruits joined Twitter almost 13 years ago, and their impact on society can’t be understated. We reached out to their flute player, Djroef, for comment, but he did not wish to speak. At all. We were redirected to… Continue reading Tropical Pinefruits Delete Twitter Account After 12+ Years
The Unrefined Jagoff’s Albums of 2021
It’s no secret that 2021 was a horrible fucking year, so instead of writing a long, rambling write up on which albums I consider to be the best of 2021… I’ll just make a list of everything I enjoyed/bought. No particular order, because… I dunno, I’m sure my opinions on these will change as soon… Continue reading The Unrefined Jagoff’s Albums of 2021
New Releases Coming Soon!
I’m extremely excited to announce two new releases recorded, mixed, and mastered in The Unrefined Jagoff Studios! Announced earlier this week is a new album from Wolftread, “Wings of the Ravaged,” coming soon to cassette/digital from Bad Moon Rising. Fans of Mysticum, Sabbat, Devil Master, and Satyricon will definitely enjoy this discordant, distorted, yet triumphantly… Continue reading New Releases Coming Soon!
Updates as of May 27, 2020
I’m realizing now that it’s been 6 months since I’ve posted anything to the site, and well over a year since I’ve done a new podcast, but… that’s life! Just last Friday, my friend Ben interviewed me for his new interview series on his Black Metal and Brews YouTube channel, you can watch it below… Continue reading Updates as of May 27, 2020
The Unrefined Jagoff’s Top 10 (Well, 12) Albums of 2019.
I said I wasn’t going to do a Top Ten Albums of 2019 list, so here’s a Top Twelve Albums of 2019 list! -Memoriam – Requiem for Mankind-BlackQueen – The Destructive Cycle-Devil Master – Satan Spits on Children of Light-Joey Molinaro – Tale of the Lovelorn Outlaw-Surfbort – Billy / You Don’t Exist-Alphanumeric – Condemnation… Continue reading The Unrefined Jagoff’s Top 10 (Well, 12) Albums of 2019.