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Every cloud has a silver lining. While we all wait patiently for a new Cobalt record, we find ourselves becoming reacquainted with the sorrowful folk band, Man’s Gin, with their second album Rebellion Hymns who include Cobalt’s Erik Wunder in their ranks. Meshing dark folk, country and the twang of

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Some music makes you see the world in a different way and allows your thoughts to form unknown shapes. This is how the new LOCRIAN album “Return To Annihilation” makes me feel – it is a transcendental experience from beginning to end! They have just released a new video for

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If you don’t know, now you know: we at CVLT Nation are huge fans of music and we have a good feeling our readers are as well. One constant in my life has been the sound that I listen to, and how music has helped shape my life and the

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We are huge fans of good music that rocks us to our core. Maybe this is why we are really into Chelsea Wolfe. So we are all waiting anxiously for her new album Pain Is Be that’s coming out on Sargent House Records on September 3rd. In the meantime, check

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Metal dudes sure have something for twisting and subverting the traditional music of their homes.  Viking metal fits in Scandinavian tunes, Negură Bunget breaks up its blackened tunes with frequent pipe solos, and it seems like all of Neurosis have been involved in their own county project at one point

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Brilliant. Amazing. These are just two words that could describe the U.K. group Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Mind Control, the U.K. group’s third full-length album, is relatively perfect; a definite contender for many Best of 2013 lists. Why? Well, if a combination of the gigantic riffs of Black Sabbath,

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via Dusted Magazine Born in Southern California in 1944, and dead in ’79, Judee Sill’s life was brief, yet filled with enough dark drama to satisfy a lifespan twice that long. It would be easy to relegate her life and musical career as a series of interesting footnotes in the

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KADAVAR‘s recent album Abra Kadavar released April 13th via Nuclear Blast has earned this German old school psychedelic rock band high praise, with comparisons to the likes of Pentagram and Black Sabbath. I know my Sabbath-loving daughter is losing it on my lap right now listening to “Doomsday Machine” (below)

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And so, it appears Locrian, the longtime masters of Urban Psychedelia, have deemed to announce their arrival at the Relapse stable with possibly their finest work yet. Coming on like the soundtrack for a sci fi epic yet to be made, “Return to Annihilation” is the glorious result of a

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Text and Photos by Alan Hunter Things got pretty trippy at Seattle’s Chop Suey Tuesday night. Lazer/Wulf, White Hills, Blood Ceremony, and almighty sludgers Kylesa absolutely destroyed. Before Tuesday I wasn’t too familiar with the mathy, progressive metal of Atlanta’s Lazer/Wulf but they kicked off the show with a loud,

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The very moment the needle touches the black vinyl, you are carried away to unknown terrain. All of a sudden you find yourself lost in some remote, abandoned area, disconnected from time, space, civilisation, everything. Mystical screams & whispers cut through the sound of tropical rain on corrugated tin, while

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The duo Oake rambles through the widely ramified, dimmed catacombs of the Industrial past and the Techno present of their place of residence, Berlin. Precise pulses drive the tracks through hazy drones, swirling clouds of noise and ominous moans. Their debut release “Offenbarung” is an obscure melodrama, wrapped in Modern

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