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Photos: Ali En  Covenant Festival Day One: Thursday, June 8 at The Red Room The third edition of the Covenant Festival in Vancouver, BC essentially put the seal on the event as the prime festival in North America when it comes to war metal and other utterly blasphemous derivatives. The fest

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Death Fortress is back with another superb full-length album entitled Triumph of the Undying.  Whatever undead species they refer to is not the only entity worthy of such triumph.  You, dear listener, should feel the same way after getting a copy of this album. We at CVLT Nation have always

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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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