You might remember me talking (actually writing) about the time I haven’t had the access to movies. Yep, VHS players and tapes in communist Czechoslovakia were only for a few chosen ones, usually rich enough and with good connections. But people were talking about movies and I knew the stories and plots of not a few of them from people’s storytelling. What pleasant times.
From among the vast numbers of horror and sci-fi authors, none is probably more known, but then also unknown in some way, than the famous Providence man, Howard Philips Lovecraft. We might discriminate against some other great authors with this statement, but Lovecraft has created something which inspired not only his friends and later followers with their literary outputs, mainly in the now well-known Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraftiana reached to almost every cultural area known to a man. In this article we will look into Lovecraft’s influence of the extreme music.
For that purpose I have contacted several bands which in their works are influenced by Lovecraft’s work. Of course, the band list is not exhausting, some bands didn’t respond, some I might have missed…anyway, enjoy the Lovecraftiana in Music!