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Few moments in the pursuit of audio ecstasy result in one’s jaw dropping open within the first few minutes of an opening song. Nightbringer’s Ego Dominus Tuus sends a chill down my spine, as “Et Nox Illumination Mea in Deliciis” first titillates the eardrums with twin guitar harmonies invoked from

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Caligari Records is releasing this hypnotizing album by a Scottish Band called Ellorsith. 1959 tells the story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. A true story, involving the mysterious deaths of nine hikers led by Igor Dyatlov into the Ural Mountains of Russia. These deaths were attributed to “a compelling natural force”.

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Well, shit then. THIS is happening soon. Two of the best “rabid” black metal/punk bands around these days – Oakland’s AKATHARSIA (current and past member of Fell Voices, Negative Standards, Lycus, Boar Worship etc.) and Portland’s URZEIT (past and present members of Hell, Ash Borer, Triumvir Foul, Cerebrate, Triumvir Foul, Servile

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If you ever wondered what Negative Plane would sound like with a little occult rock slant on their vocals and a touch of goth at the edges, then Occultation will tick all those boxes for you. While that’s a very basic premise, and one that only just grazes the periphery

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Resting on my shelf for some 10 years now still is my copy of Blut Aus Nord‘s majestic sophomore effort Memoria Vetusta I: Fathers of the Icy Age; an album that would forever change the course and trajectory of my listening habits with its cold atmospheres, soul-stirring riffs, synth and

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We recently caught up with Carl Snyder of  the San Antonio based black thrashers Hod to discuss the creation of their newest slab of infectious vertebrae-crunching metal The Book of the Worm, along with the current state of black metal and the Texas metal scene. What stands out about Book

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AAAAARRGGHH! Necroholocaust scorch the surface of the earth and civilization with it with their debut full-length, Holocaustic Goat Metal. Add the Chris Moyen artwork (I believe it’s him. Correct me if I’m wrong), and every pop music fan dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy” song will stop stone-cold and start running for

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This Virginia band released their album Hidden Manna back in May, and the big question is, why hasn’t it generated more of a buzz in the underground circles? The crisp production might turn off some purists. Salvaticus make the most of the four songs on this EP.  ”Breeding Ground” doesn’t

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Labels: Profound Lore & SIGE Records It has pretty much been two years since the previous full-length of Menace Ruine was unleashed upon this poor earth. To be honest I have still not recovered from Alight In Ashes, where the experimental doom/drone band just took their music to the highest peak conceivable.

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 1. HOME IS GONE Unholy fuck this band is just so, so, so fucking good! The vocals eat away at your existence while the music beats you all over your body! HOME IS GONE has created one of my favorite black releases of the year. Every song reeks of tortured

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I would like to start off by complimenting your self-titled release. As a debut, it’s one of the strongest I’ve ever heard, and on Relapse of all labels. Your sudden appearance has been noted, how did Myrkur come to life? Thank you for that! And yes, Relapse, they are a

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 Candlelight Records has something caustic in store for you this October 7th – the new full length from the UK’s WINTERFYLLETH entitled The Divination Of Antiquity. Today we’re streaming the title track from their fourth offering, and listener beware when opening the digital portal below. This scathing piece of music will freeze what’s

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