Northern Darkness – Ogre Interview

Ross Markonish of OGRE interviewed by Luke Hayhurst of Northern Darkness Zine I decided a while ago that whilst I love black metal, Northern Darkness has become rather heavily focused on the frost and chill of Scandinavia’s favourite expert. With that in mind Issue 6 was always going to be more of a doom metal … [Read more…]

Dementia Five “Revolt in the Fifth Dimension” Cassette

Dementia Five: “Revolt in the Fifth Dimension” Cassette As the first part of Yoshiwara’s Explorations series we are delighted to announce the release of the Dementia Five album “Revolt in the Fifth Dimension”. This is a limited cassette of Hard-hitting psychedelic rock including current members of the mighty OGRE. Each cassette comes with a digital download … [Read more…]

“Don’t Be Afraid To Make A Mess” an Interview with Arkia Jahani of Owl Glitters

Owl Glitters second album Alchemical Tones was one of the high points of MMXIV, a psychedelic folk journey steeped in Persian mysticism and sufi philosophy. Yoshiwara meets with Arkia Jahani, the creative force behind it. Greetings from Yoshiwara Arkia, Please begin by introducing the individuals at the heart of Owl Glitters? What brought you together? … [Read more…]

Yoshiwara Artwork!

Check out Yoshiwara’s new artwork created by Alfie Gallagher!   More details can be found on Alfie’s blog where you can check out more of his amazing work.

Yoshiwara Features

Yoshiwara has a new Features section on the website! The Three (三つ) Yoshiwara Workers bring you the latest sounds discovered on space station earth. Open your ears, mind and discover! Our first feature is an interview with Arkia Jahani of Owl Glitters, check it out here Blasting Off!!!!