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Ireland’s EORÐESLAJYR just released their debut album HÄXAN on the witches’ sabbath this year, which makes perfect sense, seeing as the album was created as a soundtrack to the Benjamin Christensen 1922 silent classic Häxan. Their album brings the hysteria of the witch hunts to life in an avant doom industrial cacophony. I

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Your last record, People, when you see the smoke, do not think it is the fields they’re burning (2015), has a really different sound, much less “conventional” than your first albums (Monologue and the splits), sounding like an evolution of Har Nevo (2012). Do you agree with that? And was this a conscious decision,

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ISIS was a band like no other, and even though they called it quits 6 years ago, underground culture is still trembling in their wake. Part of that is due to the amazing projects that have stemmed from this foundational band.  Today we want to share a full set of

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I totally respect the power of music, and how when it’s made with honesty and untainted conviction, it can truly become timeless. There is a very special band from the mid 80’s named Spahn Ranch, and they put out one record, Thickly Settled, which was released on Insight Records in

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Mixing genres is no easy work, and if the focus is weak, the process ultimately fails. There is a resulting disconnect that arises from a non-complete approach, even if the mix is between genres that are closely related. Barst point out that part of their goal is to be able to

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THIEF is the brainchild of live Botanist hammered dulcimer player D. Neal. Not unlike that band, he also affects a curious construction of sound to create a work that is dark, mysterious and deliciously otherworldly. The live line up includes another Botanist player, R. Chiang, and Chris Hackman, but on

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