Avant Garde

Transcendant Genre-Bending Music from Japan – Sukekiyo’s ‘IMMORTALIS’

Comparing a band’s sound to pre-existing bands is pretty dangerous. It creates an expectation right off the bat. One is practically setting themselves up for failure in doing so, but, I feel in this case it is warranted to give

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Stephen O’Malley Answers A POP QUIZ!

via Dazed Digital The doom and drone metal icon Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) fame is a man of many talents; producing music since 1993, forming many bands including KTL, Khanate and Burning Witch, not only that but he has

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Blood Bright Star – The Silver Head
Review + Full Stream

I was fortunate enough to find out about Blood Bright Star when they released their split album with High Aura’d (which you should also check out). It was obvious to me back then that this project of visual artist Reuben

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Avant Anomalies Of The Month:
August 2014

The sands of time are running low for the August edition of Avant Anomalies Of The Month, so without any hesitation, let me introduce you to the eight entries of this month: “Devourer” Artist: Robedoor Year Of Release: 2005 Genre/Style:

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CVLT Nation Video Premiere:
Memnon Sa – HECA EMEM RA + Album Review

I always enjoy a good drone doom album. Huge riffs, slow tempo, psychedelic influences and trippy situations. Well, you can find all that within the latest Memnon Sa full-length, Citadel. This cosmic drone band, coming from beneath the colossus (according

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Botanist VI: Flora
Review.Footage.Full Stream

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities

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Blackphone 666: Masked Noise Terror from Tokyo

It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for

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Malfunctioning Audio Interface…
BLACKWOLFGOAT “Notausgang” Streaming

BLACKWOLFGOAT is the solo project of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw), where he uses his strings to created multilayered compositions that build to awesome intensity, riff upon riff, note upon note, to create pulsating rhythms

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Somewhere Between
Elizabeth Fraser and Kan Mikami…

During a talk at the Building Institute in 1975, Russian film-maker and theorist, Andrey Tarkovsky, was asked of his film Mirror: ‘What is the subject of Mirror, its idea, moral, plot, development, denouement?’ Tarkovsky’s response was unabashedly postmodern: ‘The writer

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Most Hypnotic & Cryptic Songs You Will Hear Today! Two New Blood Bright Star Tracks Streaming Now

One of the most creative humans I know goes by the name of Reuben Sawyer aka Rainbath Visual. Not only is he an unreal illustrator but a very accomplished musician, with about four bands that span different genres. One of

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