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What would be your soundtrack for self-cannibalization? Would it be eerie, angry, haunting and hypnotic all at once? If that sounds about right, then keep reading. Belgian noise/sludge band 30,000 Monkies is getting ready to release their debut album via Consouling Sounds entitled I Ate Myself To Grow Twice As Big tomorrow,

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In 2015, Mamiffer made a bold statement with Statu Nascendi, a bridge album connecting their past and future identity. The album was intriguing, seeing Turner and Coloccia moving towards a drone, abstract domain and stepping away from the big drone/doom/sludge of their past days. In a sense, it felt like

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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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MISERABLE is the solo work of Kristina Esfandiari, the vocalist from King Woman. Her new album, entitled Uncontrollable, hits the streets on April 29th via The Native Sound. I will tell you this: Esfandiari has created a collection of dreamy, melancholy songs that will pull you towards the sun! MISERABLE is the kind of

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With the steady decrease in output from Jesu and the demise of Black Boned Angel, it appears now obvious that the pinnacle of world “doom-gaze” and of industrial drone is now represented by Nadja. The duo of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff at this point appears to be releasing at least

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Mizmor, or מזמור, is the absurd brainchild of A.L.N., an obscure darkness-worshipping freak from Portland, Oregon, who also plays (as a live musician only?) in the doom metal misery machine Hell. When you run into such projects, essentially what you are up against is the personality, vision, perversions and sentiments

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It Only Gets Worse is a band that has flown under the radar for most, despite a handful of spectacular releases, until the recent release of their full length album Christian Country Home (which CVLT Nation had the honor of debuting the music video for the track ‘Still’ from). The

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The orange demons of Finland do not really need much of an introduction following the release of their 2013 full-length Valonielu. At the time Valonielu saw the band reaching, what was thought at the time, its peak. Taking a psychedelic twist on black metal, and with disregard to boundaries between

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LORD MANTIS is fucking back, and their soon to be released EP entitled NTW is just as sonically diseased as their previous works! They are one band that has a trademark sound that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention. I really don’t care about

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The paths of Boris and Merzbow have crossed many times in the past. So many in fact, that “Boris with Merzbow” can almost be considered a different project from the four musicians, instead of a collaboration between two different bands/projects. Studio albums and live recordings, it does not matter what,

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Next week the collabration LP between The Body and FULL of HELL entitled One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache (pre-order in effect HERE!) comes out on March 25th via Neurot Recordings, which has many people stoked, myself included! They have just released this powerful video for the song

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Wolvserpent tread the path of darkness throughout the epic notations of Aporia:Kāla:Ananta, a single track spanning forty minutes of lush violin, doomed elegance and shadowed passages. Brittany McConnell and Blake K. Green recorded the work after the release of Perigaea Antahkarana in 2013, although seemingly it was written long before

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