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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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As I write this, I’m in fucked up mood and I feel like smashing SHIT! So to avoid doing that to my own home, I am about to tune into some music that will do the smashing for me! Check out these two insane live sets from NAILS and FULL OF HELL.

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Skulls smashing to the melodic sound of Punk! Knuckles dragging to the sound of angular Riffs! Breaking bones to the sound of a fucked up reality! NAG (/na:g/) is the name of a new band from Norway who’s self titled LP is coming out on Fysisk Format on Sept. 2nd. I

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Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor You don’t typically associate blues with black metal, until you’re seeing four metal bands in New Orleans. The South birthed Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Bring Me My Shotgun,” Blind Willie McTell’s “A to Z Blues” and Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil Blues.” Putting aside the obvious

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Sick, Twisted, Fucked up Filth, Unhingned Feral Wretched Ear-Puke – all of these words are flying around my skull as I listen to the new FANGE song “Roy-Vermine” from their upcoming LP PURGE. I must say that this band has fucking outdone themselves, because this record is an audio clinic on how sludge

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Temple Nightside, a Dark Descent Records alum, has just hopped onto Iron Bonehead Productions’ roster of bands and dropped what has to be their most potent effort to-date, the blackened doom-tinged ritual excursion entitled The Hecatomb. The Hecatomb sounds a bit like early Encoffination with occasional tremolo riffs scattered about.

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Dragged into Sunlight and CVLT Nation have teamed up for this five hour mixtape of PURE FITLH-RIDDEN SONIC DEATH! Damian Von Talbot did the artwork for this mixtape, it’s an eternal arsehole – so you know where this mix will take you when you hit play on it below! Their U.S.

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California’s sludge merchants -(16)- are back with a soon to be released LP entitled Lifespan of A Moth via Relapse Records. From what I can hear, these humans are not slowing down, but are getting heavier and groovier! Right here and now, I am blasting their new song “Landloper” and I can’t

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Space Bong’s The Death of Utopia written by Lachlan R. Dale Though few know it, Australia is an incubator for some of the darkest and most deranged music the world has to offer. This could be a function of our geographic isolation or lack of historical-cultural roots – but it could

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Am I a Fugazi Fan? Yes! Am I a Shoegaze Fan? Yes! Am I a fan of the new comp called Steady Gaze of Nothing – A Reverence to Fugazi? Hell Yes! So peep this – the Brazilian label The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records are the curators of the comp

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The L.A. Punk scene during the 70’s was very fucking important on so many levels, because out of this cesspool of freaks, Hardcore was born. This was before the music got real fast and us young kids invaded the scene with our outlook on life! The L.A. scene was full of art

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The Obsessed Live at Siberia Text & Photos: Nathan Tucker “Man, this place is gonna be packed tonight,” Dave Shermen, bassist for The Obsessed, shared with me moments before Siberia opened its’ doors for the night’s show. The way I viewed Dave’s comment wasn’t as an act of boasting, but a humbling statement

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