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All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial. Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the

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Today I read some pretty insane news that a bacterium resistant to the strongest antibiotics has been found in a woman from Pennsylvania, making this the first ever case on US soil after reports of such a “nightmare-bacterium” having been found in China. Since antibiotics are the only known way

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Just looking at the cover of Cemetery Glow, the debut release from Light of the Morning Star, you get a black metal vibe. Actually, you might even think it looks a bit like Mayhem‘s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, with the choice of colors and the contrast. This mysterious band sure

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Hallelujah, indeed. Since first discovering Gevurah sometime in 2013 after the release of their intoxicating debut EP Necheshirion, I’ve watched with interest what this two man act out of Canada would do next and was teased considerably with 2015’s two song demo A Dialogue of Broken Stars, a release that

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Black metal is a strange art indeed. How can anyone else but the most hardcore of black metal maniacs appreciate an album recorded so intentionally lo-fi because it strikes the charm? From pioneering bands such as Darkthrone and Ulver, raw necro black metal will always be something of an irony.

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A few months back, Omega Monolith, the drone duo from Athens released their EP, Vile, establishing their ability to manipulate time and space, with the endless guitar loops, intriguing drum patterns and construction of soundscapes leading the way through the twenty minutes of the EP. Just a few months after,

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Summer is upon us, and sadly that means that fans of punk, hardcore, metal, and everything inbetween will be forced to see pictures on social media of your cousin wearing some ridiculous outfit in a field somewhere at some shitty festival. It’s an unfortunate reality; more and more people are

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Recitations features members of NWN! Productions alumnus Katechon, a departure for them stylistically, as Recitations features a whole lot of space-age leads and mid-tempo black metal mosh sections. There are also plenty of percussion and ambient segments on their debut release, The First of the Listeners. The theme here seems

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Written by TJ Kliebhan It’s all about the music, right? Most artists today come with some type of extraneous trait that they use to further their music and how to interact with it, but some artists choose to reject this notion. Across genres such as R&B, Electronic and Pop music, artists

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TERRA TENEBROSA’s new The Reverses is a modern day classic that soars above any genre and can not be put in a box. Which is why I just be blasting at least once a day for the next year…I’m not surprised that Debemur Morti Productions is the label home of this

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On June 16th – 18th of 2016, The COVENANT Festival takes place in Vancouver B.C. for it’s second year straight. I thought that the first year was off of the chain, but this year’s line up makes this one of the strongest fests to take place on the West Coast.

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I have been waiting close to two years for this split to come out. While I wish it had come out earlier, it was so worth the wait. Holy fucking shit. I’d heard the demo version of Column Of Heaven’s material on the Precipice tape, and of course it was

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