Avant Garde

I Lead You Towards Glorious Times
Merzbow’s ‘Venereology’ turns 20

Early note, obviously not everyone will agree with my opinion that this album is the ‘greatest of all time’ in this genre. That is a very polarizing statement, I realize. Regardless, this album is amazing. Noise is an odd beast.

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SISSY SPACEK Killing Shit!
You Better Tune In!

You are about to experience visual and audio insanity!!! Check out this way fucking beyond raging video of SISSY SPACEK killing shit at the Handbag Factory. It should be noted that they have an unreal new vocalist, Sara from Youth

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GOG – “GOG” Review + Stream

Drone doom has a history of pioneering bands drastically changing the concepts and pre-supposed definitions of it, and that includes both well-known acts such as Earth and more obscure ones like They Yearn For What They Fear. There is a

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Stellar Experimental Black Metal
ATRABILLIS – Uno Review & Stream

With just two songs, each yawning well past the ten-minute mark, Spanish experimental black metal outfit Atrabillis‘ newest outing Uno is a profound exploration of the murky depths other lunatics such as Utarm and Gnaw Their Tongues plumbed on their

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Rare! CULT OF FIRE
Brooklyn Full Set Now Showing!

This is super rare and super awesome: check out CULT OF FIRE’s performance at this year’s Martyrdoom Festival. Much respect due to PITFULLOFSHIT for capturing this on point live ritual!

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Blown Out – “Sun Rot” Review + Stream + Free Download

To rifle through the newly published music for a slab of psychedelic rock today is to ‘most likely’ run across some either terrible indie rock bands or some generic, radio-friendly stoner rock. Why ‘most likely’? Because if you happen to

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Intense!!!
T.O.M.B.
Live Ritual at Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2014 Video

A T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) set is more of a ritual act than a musical performance, so it’s more than fitting that these black noise magicians were chosen to open for Watain recently at the latter’s only North American

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Swans – “To Be Kind” Review + Stream

“The Taste for Nothingness Dull soul, to whom the battle once was sweet, Hope, who had spurred your ardour and your fame Will no more ride you! Lie down without shame Old horse, who makes his way on stumbling feet.

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Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. – Triunity Split Review

In recent years, there hasn’t quite been any black metal band as consistently brilliant as France’s Blut Aus Nord, save maybe for their fellow countrymen and sonic brethren in Deathspell Omega. Their ‘90s output was solid, but 2004’s The Work

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