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Ever wonder why certain genres seem to flow from particular geographic regions? It goes beyond scenes and bandwagons – it the vibrations of the earth. Music, being a series of vibrational frequencies, is sensitive to these ley lines in the earth. Musicians who are particularly attuned to themselves and their

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“Only first wave is real,” say first wave black metal fans who endlessly yearn to re-live 80s and 90s first wave black metal. Guess what? First wave black metal should have never met its demise years ago. So, without further ado, we present a rarefied find on bandcamp in the

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If you like your metal putrid, grimy and free of frills, then you owe it yourself to fully immerse your mind in the bowels of Headsplit Records’ catalog. For over a decade, it’s been home to some of the most satisfying extreme metal releases in recent years, almost all of

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When I first got turned on to cassette tapes, I was hooked. During the 80’s, it was the cassette tape that was our go-to source of music, because most of us did not have record players. We would go to certain record stores with our own blank tapes and the

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Alabama’s CALQUES are deviants in the purest and most harrowing forms. These guys come from a harsh noise/raw punk background, having been involved in bands like Hades and Japanese Women, both gravitating around cult raw punk label Tapes of a Neon God (RIP), and have now unveiled their crippling and

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California’s Gloam have been steadily pushing the USBM envelope for over five years. Their early 2012 demo and 2014 Vanquished EP were strong efforts, but relatively standard fare. Their 2015 album Hex of Nine Heads upped the ante considerably, showing a refreshing take on black metal production and composition. They’re

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