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Ryan Dunn is a freelance journalist residing in Detroit, MI. Contact him at rmdunn@gmail.com.

Avant GardeBlack MetalFeaturedFilmMusicMusic Videos

Progressive black metal band Fell Ruin have released the first video from their latest LP, To The Concrete Drifts. A collaboration between Diamond Dead Media and Legerdemain Art, “Spy Fiction Folds In Ready Streets” is a haunting visual encapsulation of the Detroit-based band’s sound.     To The Concrete Drifts

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DoomReviews

It took seven years, but Unearthly Trance have returned with Stalking the Ghost, the catchiest, most direct album they’ve done since their 2006 Relapse Records debut, The Trident. That the band has managed to conjure up an album of this caliber after such a layoff should come as no surprise.

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DoomFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsMusicSludge

Unearthly Trance drops their long-awaited new album, Stalking the Ghost, on February 24th via Relapse Records. I caught up with vocalist/guitarist Ryan Lypynsky through email to discuss the creation of the record, their breakup and reformation, and why Europe doesn’t have its head up its ass when it comes to

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Apocalyptic BluesFeaturedMusicReviews

For the past few years, I have been captivated by the occult rock-inspired end of the modern metal world. The Devil’s Blood kicked it off with their Satanic psychedelia and the beautiful banshee wailing of lead vocalist Farida Lemouchi. Next up was In Solitude’s final album and masterpiece, Sister, a

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Black MetalInterviews

Plebeian Grandstand recently came through Detroit on their second-ever U.S. tour earlier this month in support of their latest album, False Highs, True Lows. You can take a gander at my review of it here. I caught up with the band outside of The Sanctuary, one of the very few

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Black MetalHardcoreNoise

It was bound to happen at some point. Deathspell Omega’s genre-defying, epic trilogy of albums cast a long shadow over black metal, and now its influence has crept into other areas of extreme music. Enter Plebeian Grandstand. Their first album, 2010’s How Hate is Hard to Define, is a technical,

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