Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hey, there's now an Urthona website at, so there probably won't be any more posts here. See ya over there.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

MP3s of new tracks

Here are two links to sound files of snippets of two tracks on Amid Devonia's Alps. They're only a few minutes long, but needless to say the full tracks on the CD are waaaaaaaay longer. And waaaaaay louder.

Mark at Further has checked out what the sonic heft of Urthona looks like. Looks pretty slabby to me!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Amid Devonia's Alps available at Head Heritage

Amid Devonia's Alps is now available online from the Head Heritage Merchandiser. Julian Cope has got some nice things to say about it n'all:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Amid Devonia's Alps - Out Now

The new Urthona CD is here, and it's humungous. An hour of garage-metal, rural-psychedelia spread over three massive, long tracks. Taking over where I Refute It Thus' Sun and Moon So Heavy left off, it's super-intense Slab Rock all the way and comes in a tri-fold eco-sleeve with inserts, field recordings in Devon and Wiltshire, photos by Julian Cope. Hell yeah, it's totally up-for-it free-noise ampage, tho' careful aural scrutiny may reward the listener with the discovery of distant melodious undertows. Available from and other places in due course. I'll add a sound file soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Amid Devonia's Alps - Further 004

Urthona's exploration of the points of contact between psychedelic metal, free noise and walking meditations continues. Urthona's second CD, Amid Devonia's Alps, will be released at the end of January 2009. Its three totally humungous guitar tracks are likely to cause structural damage at volume, while listening at lower levels will aid meditative inner journeys. The packaging follows I Refute It Thus with an eco-print fold out stylee cover with inserts, quotations and fulsome sleevenotes. Julian Cope took the awesome cover photographs of Becky Falls waterfall on Dartmoor. The CD is being released by our buddies at Further, part of the Strange Attractor Journal empire. More info when we've got the CDs in our peat-covered hands.

Amid Devonia's Alps tracks:
Urthona's Barbaric Yawp Sounds over the Roofs of the World
The Waters of the Fen Have Brought Forth Flowers
Born Psychedelic

Two Experimental Shorts

Urthona buddy Ric Kemp has put shortened version of two of his Super-8 lo-fi masterpieces, 'Avebury' and 'Ridgeway' on YouTube. They both feature soundtracks of pre-Urthona material, pretty different to the stuff on I Refute It Thus (but essentially long drones, so maybe not all that different), made with harmonium and Mellotron and hardly any guitar.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I Refute it Thus - Head Heritage HH22

Urthona’s first release, I REFUTE IT THUS, contains three long tracks of primitive noise guitar freakouts inspired by the windswept-tor landscape of mighty Dartmoor. Despatching with the unnecessary trivia of song structure - no chorus except that of the dawn in Urthona’s worldview - I REFUTE IT THUS is a super-intense barrage of maxed-out ampage, coming on like Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Arc noise collage mangled with a low generation audience recording of My Bloody Valentine at their most mental. Packaged in a unique organic fold-out cover plus inserts and highfalutin liner notes with nods to William Blake, Richard Jefferies and Walt Whitman, I REFUTE IT THUS features photography by Head Heritage boss-drude Julian Cope and design by Holy McGrail. Urthona urge you to take advantage of their incredibly useful feedback-laden West Country psychedelic free-noise garage metal sound.
Play this loud music quiet as hell. More details, ordering info and links to soundfiles at

A fulsome review can be read at