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Green Lung’s Top 10 Occult Rock Albums

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Throughout the years, occultism has been an ever-present source of inspiration for many artists, aiding them with a bottomless pool of ideas ranging from curious aesthetics to enchanting lyrics about hidden worlds and forgotten ways of life. Green Lung, whose name refers to the pagan ideal of living as part of nature at its core, stand as one of numerous bands who have explored this esoteric bounty. Professing to largely pull inspiration from the image of a local “village witch” rather than the bewildering and often dark workings of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, Green Lung divulge into the albums that have crafted their own understanding of what it means to be an occult rock musician. 

In the run up to the release of their new album, Black Harvest, set to arrive on October 22 via Svart, the band have released a new video for their single Graveyard Sun, which you can watch below.

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 1. Black Widow - Sacrifice (1970)

2. Puppy - The Goat (2019)

3. Graham Bond - Holy Magick (1970) 

4. Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties (1974)

5. Goblin - Suspiria Soundtrack (1977)

6. Witchfinder General - Death Penalty (1982)

7. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today (2007)

8. Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls (1969)

9. Comus - First Utterance (1971)

10. Purson - Desire’s Magic Theatre (2016)

Green Lung’s forthcoming new album, Black Harvest, is due out October 22. Pre-order it now. 

Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth (Lizzie) is a music-obsessed creative soul with a love for all things heavy. In her spare time you’ll probably find her designing music magazines, playing the bass and most likely fantasising about Lemmy.