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In 2014, american were releasing their debut album, Coping with Loss, through Sentient Ruin Laboratories, combining black metal and sludge with a noise and industrial perspective. This has not been a new trend in extreme metal, with acts like Full of Hell and The Body performing similar alchemical experiments. In

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Text and Photos: Adam Murray Funeral Smoke (missed ’em)/Harassor/Behexen/Demoncy 6.1.17 It was a misty night in Silverlake. The Los Globos neons blazed thru the dew above Sunset Blvd. Dudes were holding down the door like it was LAX on amber alert. This huge guy is literally standing there with his

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Time really does fucking fly! YAITW has been covered by CVLT Nation since the first month we started in March 2011. It’s been awesome to be able to grow with this band and watch them get stronger each year, release and tour. They just hit the West coast for a

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Void Ritual have a new album, Heretical Wisdom, coming out this summer via Tridroid Records on tape and Throats Productions on CD.  The album is a satisfying document of pure black metal. I predict it will end up on more than a few year-end lists. Honestly, it’s a refreshing testament

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Doing away all of the blind followers around the globe with one foot on the Pope’s throat is what comes to my mind as I listen to the new Whitewurm/Ominous Hymn split tape. Both bands bring their grim game and never let up on the pain! What I like about

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There is a surge of extreme bands today that incorporate noise elements in their song structures, attempting to push the boundaries of what is sonically tolerable. Experimental sludge duo The Body have produced such excellent specimens, as have grind dissidents Full of Hell. However, it is Endon from Tokyo that

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