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Here is something truly different –while earlier we posted a full set from Brazil’s Rakta, along with their upcoming tour dates, we are now going to dive into their newest album that is being released on Iron Lung and dissect it’s beautiful dissonance. The album reaches beyond the comfort of marketing sub-genres

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There are many ways to do heavy. It’s easy to tune low with thickly gauged strings and turn the gain up on an Orange amp. It’s harder to create an album that is emotionally heavy. One that is heavy due to the vulnerability involved. This is the kind of heavy

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If you haven’t read Sanford Parker’s name a few times on CVLT Nation, then you clearly haven’t been paying much attention. He’s a member of the amazing Buried At Sea, makes music alongside Scott Kelly in Mirrors For Psychic Warfare as well as Corrections House, former member of Minsk and Nachtmystium,

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Have you heard the new LP by TERRA TENEBROSA entitled The Reverses out now on Debemur Morti Productions? If you haven’t, stop whatever you are doing now and peep it because it’s one of the raddest releases of 2016 for sure! Anyway, it’s now time to check out TERRA TENEBROSA killing shit on the

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Remember when we told you about the amazing Only Now debut? Well now Only Now mastermind Kush Arora has released a second chapter in this amazing industrial saga called Hollow, and it’s another triumphant maelstrom of shapeshifting and kaleidoscopic industrial electro-dub. States the artist: “Hollow” is the 2nd release from Only

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Blut Aus Nord and Ævangelist. Never did I think I would see these two highly prolific, creative entities on the same title page together, sharing the same canvas, the same release date – or at least, never did it come to mind that such an utterly perfect diabolical union could

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Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so

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Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a

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MINSK Interviews BLOODIEST Alright, first question. See how we’re getting ready to tour together for the first time, and knowing that touring is both incredibly fun but also grueling… Do you guys like each other as people? Do you get along on the road, or are we likely to get

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On May 29th, I got a chance to see one of my favorite singers, Chelsea Wolfe, perform at an outstanding venue called The Imperial, here in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The room was packed with all sorts of weirdos, from Metalheads, Punks, Hippy Goths to everything in-between. From the moment she and her band took

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via THE BRVTALIST A new release from Fallow Field, Haraam brings us a cassette with incredibly moody and Arabic-inspired experimental sound aesthetics.  Fresh like an assassin’s dream and from the driest desert you could imagine, Let The Swords Tear Me To Piecesgets back to atmospheric ambient-dub elements (Empire of Faith from 2014),

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The Chicago area has brought a number of great bands to the front, from Indian to Lord Mantis and from Locrian to The Atlas Moth. The new addition to this great array of acts is Lake of Violet, a project featuring a few familiar names. It started off with Andre

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