Music

September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and we’re celebrating with a party of special magnificence, a day of music and audio inspired by their adventures! Bilbo threw himself quite the going away party on September 22nd and we here at Heroes and Mortals like to keep that celebration going with our […]

King Arthur is familiar to everyone who loves medieval stories and to many so are the expanded stories of individual characters within Arthurian legend. One of those characters, Sir Gawain, has been written about extensively, particularly his quest against The Green Knight in two famous 14th century poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and […]

Heroes and Mortals recently paid visit to Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery, a Viking themed venue for fine leatherwork and even finer mead and we very highly recommend a visit if you live in or are just plundering through Portland. That got us thinking of the genres of Viking-themed music (of which there are many) and […]

If the internet is good for anything, it’s going down rabbit holes of the odd things people find and post online. Today’s ventures ended up at this article from ArtNet a few years ago about a piece of music in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Look closely at the poor […]

The devil’s tritone, the devil’s interval, in Latin, diabolus in musica (translated as “the Devil in Music”), or modern tritones such as “the augmented fourth” or “diminished fifth”, is a musical tone said to have been the sound of the devil himself. It consists of a specific set of three tones (a triad which consists […]

Science fiction in books and film, specifically stories about human encounters with aliens, has been an important genre since science fiction’s golden age in the US with the founding of Astounding Magazine in the late 1930s which lead to the popularity of science fiction films in 1950s. But when did alien encounters begin showing up […]

Celebrate the holidays with stories of the season, fireplace specials, carols, and more from December 20th – 25th! Need to air your grievances?  Do it elsewhere because at Heroes and Mortals Radio, it’s about celebrating the history, myth, music, and festivities of the yule-time holiday season.  We have a special week-long block of afternoon and […]

Halloween Soundtricks: 2020 has been scary enough, but it’s the season for more frights with our yearly Halloween Soundtricks! We start with a Mythic Weekend of Otherworldly Invaders featuring stories from H. P. Lovecraft and H. G. Wells, followed up by a week of evening programming full of haunts and horrors.

Bardcore, where musicians remake popular and classic songs in a (loosely) “Medieval” style is gaining quick popularity as of late. While the style has been around in various forms and related genres for quite a few years, a resurgence in 2020 is afoot, stepped off by YouTube artist Cornelius Link’s remake of Astronomia (Coffin Dance) […]

You learned them when you were young, you sung them to your children, you may even have fond memories of Humpty Dumpty, three blind mice, or a (baa baa) black sheep, but these stories aren’t what you thought they were.  Behind the sing song meter, gentle voice, and light music that accompanies many nursery rhymes […]


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