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This is just fucking amazing – check out the high quality full set of OATHBREAKER destroying it in Moscow! This band blows me away and I can’t wait to see them live!

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Featuring Genavieve Beaulieu of Menace Ruine and experimental musician James Hamilton, member of Column, Annihilist and Nebris (his latest project), Preterite is a band you should not miss. Following the release of their debut album, Pillar of Winds, the duo returns today with their sophomore full-length, From The Wells. What

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There have been rumblings across this cybernetic spectrum unsure as to just why exactly it’s Youth Code that has generated such extreme gravitation. They certainly aren’t the first to revitalize a genre. They aren’t children of extreme conditions (although Ryan’s tenure in Carry On may count). They aren’t…whatever else people

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A few weeks ago I witnessed the live performance of a fairly new Bay Area band called LAMENT CITYSCAPE. I had never heard of them and ran into their live performance by total chance here in Oakland. It’s not common to witness a drone-doom band in a live environment these

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For over ten years Toby Driver and KAYO DOT have crafted music that defies all categorizations and definitions, often even going beyond what one can humanly comprehend in the realm of sonic experimentation. In their decade-long career, these masters of avant garde metal wizardry have shown fear in front of

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Suspense, Atomsphere, Loneliness, Shape shifting thoughts, Decay, Rebirth, Ice, Ghosts are some of the words that fly into my mind while I listen to Terence Hannum of Locrian’s new album Spectral Life. The two tracks on this record will take your mind to places were your imagination will do all

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This is shaping up to be a great year for music, with almost too many insanely good records coming out at the same time. I have been put on an allowance by my wife so I don’t spend our kids’ university funds on vinyl. Anyway, in the very near future

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One of our favorite tape labels at CVLT Nation is Colloquial Sound Recordings because they have never disappointed us. They recently released a batch of tapes and among them is the new A Pregnant Light offering, Stars Will Fall. With every offering from this band, I become a bigger fan.

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Lux Interna’s there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun has been one of my favorite surprises of the year so far.  Mixing the doom-isms of Nick Cave with the kind of tinkered Americana popularized by groups like 16 Horsepower, and adding a huge dose of

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From the ashes of At the Drive In came The Mars Volta, who changed the way rock music was heard. Live, this band was un-fucking-real. Their first couple of albums were my favorites. At times, The Mars Volta went off to places in music that maybe only certain heads could

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As of right now, you can get 40 to 50% off all the records and cassettes in the CVLT Nation Record Store!!! After a year of carrying music in our store, we are shutting it down and we are clearing out all our stock at the lowest prices you will

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From the cold, northern land of Iceland comes the newest addition (and addiction) to the post/experimental black metal scene, Wormlust. The brainchild of H.V Lyngdal has been going since 2003, under the guise of Wolfheart, before changing its name in 2006. A few demos followed, out of which the most

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