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Almost a year ago, I found this MALLEUS tape and went totally ape shit for them, stating: Fuck the dumb shit – sometimes you just need RAW & UNCUT Metal that makes you want to head bang until the Grim Reaper comes to take you away! MALLEUS is a band from

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To be filed under ‘slightly below bestial’. Whereas the bestial bands seem to exist in a world of exaggeration, that where all resemblance of form is lost behind blur, distortion and the right to push cacophony, Witchcraft Sadomizer turn it down a notch by letting our sense of appreciation get

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“Only first wave is real,” say first wave black metal fans who endlessly yearn to re-live 80s and 90s first wave black metal. Guess what? First wave black metal should have never met its demise years ago. So, without further ado, we present a rarefied find on bandcamp in the

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Middle Eastern witchcraft is a combination of ancient Persian mythology and Islamic beliefs rolled into an interesting form of occultism that is still practiced to this day. Modern practitioners of witchcraft in the region, typically old and religious women or men, use talismans to “read” cures into common problems faced

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William Mortensen was a photographer who made a name for himself in the 1940’s taking pictures of starlets, but who also had a dark side where he really expressed his creativity. His peers were not happy with his photos that depicted witchcraft and debauchery. The great Ansel Adams thought Mortensen was the “Devil” and “the

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According to legend, George Pikingill literally died in the shadow of the cross, cursing God and the residents of Canewdon, England, where he was both revered and feared. Since his death in 1909, his stature has only grown; depending on who you believe, he was either an uneducated, but gifted,

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