Tuesday, December 31, 2019



to be continued...


The prominent album at the moment

Deathspell Omega / The Furnaces of Palingenesia

Blackened List 2019

1349 (NOR) - Dodskamp

Abbath (NOR) - Outstrider

Abigail Williams (USA) -Walk Beyond the Dark

Advent Sorrow (AUS) - Kali Yuga Crown

Äera (GER) - Schein

Alcest (FRA) - Spiritual Instinct

Bethlehem (GER) - Lebe dich leer

Black Omen (TUR) - Darkness Is My Essence

Borknagar (NOR) - True North

Carnation (BEL) - Chapel of Abhorrence

Carnifex (USA) - World War X

Darkthrone (NOR) - Old Star

Deathspell Omega (FRA) - The Furnaces of Palingenesia

Forgotten (TUR) - Of Past and Passion

Imperium Dekadenz (GER) - When We Are Forgotten

In Mourning (SWE) - Garden of Storms

Mayhem (NOR) - Daemon

Necronomicon (CA) - Unus

Negator (GER) - Vnitas Pvritas Existentia

Noekk (GER) - Waltzing in Obscurity

Orm (DK) - Ir

Profanatica (USA) - Rotting Incarnation of God

Schammasch (CH) - Hearts of No Light

Second to Sun (RUS) - Legacy

Sinmara (IS) - Hvísl stjarnanna

Sühnopher (FRA) - Hic Regnant Borbonii Manes

The Great Old Ones (FRA) - Cosmicism

Violet Cold (AZ) - Kozmik

White Ward (UA) - Love Exchange Failure

Wormwood (SWE) - Nattarvet

Friday, December 20, 2019


Inside and out, divine and demonic, we’re together and meshed.”

Make-up: Hazal Tanrıverdi
Photo: Hülya Ulam

“With the dualism it possesses, Medusa is a figure nested in fears regarding women of masculine history that’s faltering between sacred mother and tempting, reprobate Lilith. This journey that was launched with myth is actually completely mental. I’m touching the two Medusa heads used as base for columns at the northwest corner of the Basilica Cistern, and I’m listening to the things the stones tell me. The ancient echo that flows from them streams heart beats of sorrow to the water, and the water gradually heats up. Even the fish in the pools have sharp, strange looks and almost ugly silhouettes.”

Basilica Cistern/İstanbul
Photo: Mehmet Çeliksan

Medusa Pedestal/Basilica Cistern
Photo: Mehmet Çeliksan

"My existence is both a mirror and death. Those who look at Medusa are imprisoned by her demonic stare and turn into stone, but I am a mirror, I reflect the evil inside you back at you. I’m among the creatures that stand guard in Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy, in Milton’s Paradise Lost." 

"... My name echoes in the underworld for my duty is to keep the living away from this world. Just like at Hades, you cannot look at me; would you look at Death? Would you look at Medusa? It’s a poetic death those who catch my eyes taste."

"It’s a poetic death those who catch my eyes taste. Or it’s that fleeting moment that death and love meets. Their hearts are petrified, metaphorically, and filled with melancholy; it’s some sort of coup de foudre  that they experience."  

Make-up: Hazal Tanrıverdi
Photo: Hülya Ulam

"...Now, here, my existence is flickering like a candle light in anacrusis melodies, in the slightest uneasiness of thoughts." 

“Inside and out, divine and demonic, we’re together and meshed.”

Make-up: Hazal Tanrıverdi
Photo: Hülya Ulam

About the Book

Medusa character is portrayed from my horror story called Medusa that took part in the anthology "Women in the Dark" compiled by author Orkide Ünsür and published by Bilgi Publishing House on March 2018.

Medusa is translated into English by translator Yasemin Yener from Bilgi Publishing House and published by Trafika Europe on December 2019.

Trafika Europa - 16th Issue: Turkish Delight

Medusa delight can be found from page 242...



Hazal Tarıverdi

Photographs :

Mehmet Çeliksan (Basilica Cistern ve Medusa Pedestal) 

Hülya Ulam

Wednesday, December 18, 2019



We have used various musical pieces in our horror story anthology called 
"Hayalet Müzik (Ghost Music)".
Then, we organized a poll to see what listeners think about the music we have chosen.

We have two winners who are in BLACK METAL genre!

1. SHINING - Hail Darkness Hail 

This song is from "Redefining Darkness" album released in 2012.

1. BLACK OMEN - Homo Homini Lupus

This song is from Darkness Is My Essence EP released in 2019.

They are both used in my horror story called "Hayalet Peşimde (Ghost, the Stalker)" in the anthology "Hayalet Müzik (Ghost Music)"

Here is the youtube list of the songs starting from the most scariest song...


Here is the spotify list of the songs starting according to the story order in the book... 



This playlist includes the musical pieces that have taken part/influenced the stories in the horror anthology called “HAYALET MÜZİK (GHOST MUSIC)” compiled by the author Özlem Ertan published in Turkish language by Artemis Publishing House in Istanbul on November 2019.

10 authors (Murat Baykan, Nurgül Çelebi, Hakan Balcı, Özlem Ertan, Mehmet Berk Yaltırık, Funda Özlem Şeran, Uğur Kılınç, Zeynep Çolakoğlu, Murat S. Dural, Aşkın Zengin Akkuş) whose melodic evocations show up in different types of musical pieces from rock, pop, classical, tango, Turkish art music, ethnic, ambient to black metal in their stories in horror genre.