Games of cards that usher in cloven-footed strangers. Runic inscriptions that conjure up demons. A communal warning uttered every Bonfire Night.
I’m thrilled as always to contribute to Hellebore, particularly in time for Halloween. My piece, Conjuring The Cunning Man, follows the strange afterlife of an Essex folk hero known to his neighbours as ‘The Old Bastard’.
The Summoning Issue is available for pre-order now.
Hi Verity, I’ve been enjoying your articles in Hellebore immensely, but the recent one about George Pickingill really fascinated me. As a note of interest, the Polish black metal band Cultes des Ghoules released an album entitled Coven, a concept album , with lyrics depicting the fictionalised activities of a coven centred around Mr. Pickingill. I don’t know if you may find the music too strange or abrasive to enjoy, but the lyric book should prove at least entertaining or interesting, should you choose to check it out. Cheers, keep up the good work. All the best , Paul
Hi Paul, and thanks very much! I’ll check out the band. I do sometimes listen to black metal. I like Thou and Lingua Ignota.
Hey Verity, thanks for your reply. Lingua Ignota is amazing ! If you enjoy the wildness and harshness in some of their music, Cultes des Ghoules may indeed seem tame in comparison. I hope you find something to enjoy in it . I look forward to your next Hellebore article, kind regards , Paul.