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Dehn Sora has been around some intriguing artists, from fellow French black metal extravagant acts like Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord, to Norwegian chameleons Ulver. To provide artwork for music that is so uncompromising and disturbing is a daunting task, but in the process Sora has produced some masterpieces

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Unholy fuck, the soon to be released EP Thule by WITCH TRAIL is all fucking that! This band is so honest in the way they write songs. They can go from genre to genre in one tune without skipping a beat. What I just can’t get enough of is how

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NIGHTBRINGER is truly in an elite class when it comes to the way they create black metal. Check out this blazing full set of them performing in Paris in 2015. How good were their past two albums, Terra Damnata and Ego Dominus Tuus?  

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Unholy fucking black, death and doom Desolate Shrine is back with a new LP Deliverance from the Godless Void and it fucking kills. Their songs will drag you by the skull down into their abyss  of sonic chaos where you just might head bang yourself to death. Want I love about the this band

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Diploid is a band that blends genre seamlessly to the point where it is hard for me to exactly define what it is they are doing between records. Their music is dynamic; switching from screeching black metal to hardcore/power-violence styled songs and even some soundscape, noise driven work. Their music is

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Photos by Charles Nickles The third installment of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, aka sleepaway camp for metal heads, is in the books. You know what it is. Unfortunately for you, me, planet earth et al., what I didn’t realize when I wrote that outstanding preview piece was that this year’s installment

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