From that chamber, and from that mansion, I fled aghast. The storm was still abroad in all its wrath as I found myself crossing the old causeway. Suddenly there shot along the path a wild light, and I turned to see whence a gleam so unusual could have issued ; for the vast house and its shadows were alone behind me. The radiance was that of the full, setting, and blood-red moon, which now shone vividly through that once barely-discernible fissure, of which I have before spoken as extending from the roof of the building, in a zigzag direction, to the base. While I gazed, this fissure rapidly widened – there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind – the entire orb of the satellite burst at once upon my sight – my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder – there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters – and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the “House of Usher .”

Well that’s a fucking creepy image isn’t it?

We’re now at the end of our big competition this month – day five! The “Take A Massive Steaming Poe” has been a blast, but it’s all down to this final clue. Yes; the entire competition is NOW CLOSED.

This time last Friday we asked you to swing by Australian post-metallers The Matador‘s Facebook page and tell us to which of famed author Edgar Allen Poe’s works does the above picture relate. Again, there was a big clue in the big ugly mug staring out from the poster, but it’s a little context dependent.

The man is Usher, which combined with our hand list of Poe’s works, could have meant only one thing: our final story is “The Fall of the House of Usher“, a frankly bizarre and very creepy story about an apparently sentient house and two super-weird siblings. Right then!

Well done to everyone who figured it out, but the final winner is none other than Matthew Richards from Surrey Downs in Australia! Details are with the band my friend, and your loot should be sent off soon.

So that’s it for this week…but keep your beady little eyes peeled next week, as we’ll have ANOTHER CONTEST for you lucky scoundrels! Damn, we’re good to you.

Until then…

– CG

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