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Hey European friends, don’t sit on this, endless waves of crushing and sorrowful funeral dirges are about to hit you hard, enveloping your continent in total DOOM. WREKMEISTER HARMONIES‘ Euro tour has begun on May 3 in Prague, and will go on for nearly a month all over the old continent! Check

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Oranssi Pazuzu have been on a journey of sonic exploration since their inception. Through the years, their sound has evolved, breaking the boundaries of black metal and psychedelia, and spiralling into other experimental domains. Ontto (the bassist of the band) discusses the various aspects of the new record, Varahtelija, including the

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There is a still small, but unapologetic entity that has slithered out of Virginia’s most recluse and tormented underground in very recent times that you all need to familiarize yourselves with, and that entity is Cerbera Odollam, a DIY underground label dedicated, in their own words, to total aural denial (and

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Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Everything about this year’s edition of Roadburn festival was about special shows, sets and collaborations that saw us salivating over the line-up many a month in advance. However, when the revelation of the running order came about, putting the ‘must see’ bands in

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One of the most promising bands to come out of Greece in recent years is Omega Monolith. Having released Black Campaign, and their Vile EP, the band is evolving in the most intriguing of ways. A few weeks before they release their new album, Fungus, we discuss with the band their origin,

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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Music is a language unto itself, and is essential for our communication with the universe and our higher selves. Some bands take this idea very seriously when composing, like the Swiss avant-metal group SCHAMMASCH. They have a new record coming out via Prosthetic Records on Friday, April 29th, entitled Triangle. This sonic journey

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The final lineup for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V has been announced! We’re a little late on it, but better late than never when it comes to letting you know that this year’s fest is fucking packed with bands you want to see! I’m talking SUMAC, THE BODY with FULL OF

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Corrections House saw Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea,) Scott Kelly (Neurosis,) Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and Mike IX Williams (EyeHateGod) getting together, merging their sonic tendencies and releasing, so far, two great albums of experimental industrial/doom/sludge. Now, we have reached the point where Corrections House cannot address all of the members’

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For the last several years, Imperial Triumphant has been on a slower climb to widespread recognition in the underground metal world. Abyssal Gods, their second full length, was a bit of a breakthrough album last year. For those who have been paying attention all along, you know that Imperial Triumphant

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Today, SUNWØLF’s fourth album Eve hit the streets, and to celebrate we’re streaming it in full for your listening rapture! This Scottish band brings a cathartic blend of gorgeous, ambient melodies and scathing vocals that cuts through your inner bullshit and lays your bloody emotions bare. This record will either uplift you

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It’s 2016, and atmospheric black metal bands are a dime a dozen. Any willing individual has the means to recycle a Cascadian riff, edit an eerie nature photo for a cover, and release their compositions to the world. This is not to say that the scene is bogged down –

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