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NORNAHETTA are unique among their no-less-distinguished contemporaries for their challenging, largely-improvised aesthetic. Hand in hand with such an aesthetic is a strive for the outer reaches of the subconscious through psychedelic means, and that’s exactly what the aptly-fucking-titled Synesthetic Parcidolia accomplishes. Unremittingly ugly, restlessly roiling, and yet somehow imbued with preternatural

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Modified Ghost Festival II May 25-28, Vancouver, BC Hosted by the Red Room Ultra Bar and The Rickshaw Theatre It’s beyond satisfying to admit that this was – without a doubt – a triumph. To see an event as ambitious as this succeed against the odds is a testament to what can

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The inaugural Northwest Terror Fest was top-to-bottom, entrance-to-exit brilliant. Coven’s first US performance in 27 years. PNW black and doom metal galore. Cult Leader and Young And In The Way insanity. It satisfied the lust that the non-traveler feels every year after Roadburn. It showcased intense US music in a

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The band Possession is well-known to fans of underground metal.  They started out playing blackened thrash for label Iron Bonehead Productions, and since then, they’ve evolved their approach into what sounds most similar to black/death metal.  Their songwriting chops on newest release, Exorkizein, have retained the band’s penchant for catchy

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PRISON OF MIRRORS is about to release their new record Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths on Signal Rex on June 30th! This band has crafted an immense and harrowing occult black metal work of pure darkness! If the sun that is now beating down upon you doesn’t shine it’s light into the blackest

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Cavernlight begun as the completely personal project of Scott Zuwadzhi and Adam Bartlett, with only the desire to create fine dark, atmospheric music and with no need to take the band live or record any music. Thankfully that mindset did not last, and nine years after their inception the band

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