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It was bound to happen at some point. Deathspell Omega’s genre-defying, epic trilogy of albums cast a long shadow over black metal, and now its influence has crept into other areas of extreme music. Enter Plebeian Grandstand. Their first album, 2010’s How Hate is Hard to Define, is a technical,

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Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor You don’t typically associate blues with black metal, until you’re seeing four metal bands in New Orleans. The South birthed Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Bring Me My Shotgun,” Blind Willie McTell’s “A to Z Blues” and Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil Blues.” Putting aside the obvious

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Dragged into Sunlight and CVLT Nation have teamed up for this five hour mixtape of PURE FITLH-RIDDEN SONIC DEATH! Damian Von Talbot did the artwork for this mixtape, it’s an eternal arsehole – so you know where this mix will take you when you hit play on it below! Their U.S.

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Belgian black metal band Lvthn first surfaced in underground black metal circles with the two-track demo entitled Adversarialism in 2014. After a few other releases, including a split with Lluvia entitled Illuminantes Tenebrae, which was released that same year, their new full-length album entitled Eradication of Nescience dropped earlier this year to

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There is truth in the old saying that there is strength in numbers! Case in point is the brotherhood that has bonded Icelandic black metal bands together in recent history. As many of us know, this country has become a key player in the underground metal scene. Although many of

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Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so

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Sheidim’s new album Shrines of the Void hits the streets on June 24th, and will be released via both Dark Descent Records // Me Saco Un Ojo Records. What does this band sound like? They sound like a raging sea of pure hate that has the power to rip away

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Unholy Triple Fuck! Spit in the face of everything that I hate – the new music from Ecferus is sick as FUCK! This human is on a roll, and is fast becoming an important part of the USBM scene. With every record, Ecferus seems to be getting stronger, and he

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Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a

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A very interesting recent development in the American black metal scene is the establishment of the Black Twilight Circle (BTC). This movement sees a number of black metal bands, based around the Crepusculo Negro record label, putting out limited releases and collaborating on different projects. The movement is led by

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You read that right, Black Fucking Cancer are fucking back! After releasing an amazing demo back in 2011, the reclusive San Jose-based band is now preparing the (battle)grounds to release their long awaited self-titled debut album. Black Fucking Cancer are known in their native Bay Area for their pillaging live sets

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Vile, Filth, No Fucks Given, No Compromises, Hate for All Humankind are just some of the words that come to my mind as I blast the new LP by USELESS entitled Absence of Grace. This audio platter of angst is being released by Third Eye Temple on Sept. 20th. You know

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