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Litany is the second full-length from Dallas’ Dead to a Dying World, who continue to blend together their diverse influences into a unique hybrid sound. Blackened crust walks side by side with post rock, and topping it all is the towering doom/sludge-induced weight that they awaken. Their self-titled album was a great

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The UK’s HELLBASTARD are here to decimate your unsuspecting eardrums with their full-length Feral coming this month via Patac Records, and we have a taste of it for you today! “Outsider of the Year” will have you bouncing off the walls and smashing shit, so maybe don’t listen to this

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Earlier last year, a statement of real friendship and of harrowing aggression was sealed. Abaton and Viscera/// are two sludge/doom bands from Italy that have been laying venues to waste all over Europe and spreading the seeds of their internal torment all over their homeland and beyond for years now,

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“Life is full of bullshit and unfortunate events that happen every second of every day all over the world, but the real aim of these types of reflections is to relay the idea that things can always be better. “

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Photos by Alan Hunter Those of you who frequent this site know that we’re all big fans of Black Breath, and in the seven years since they released debut EP Razor to Oblivion they’ve rightfully become a household name. In brief, if you’re looking for heavy, infectious anthems to please

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Jdi a Dívej Se (“Idi i Smotri”, or “Come and See”) is a breath-taking Russian movie from 1985, and now also a compilation presenting seven Czech black metal bands deeply rooted in their local hardcore/punk scene, and released digitally by Coffee Breath Records. Each band provided previously unreleased material recorded exclusively

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Santa Cruz’s FOLIVORE have been a fixture in Northern California’s extreme underground for the last five years at least. The band has been a focal point of Santa Cruz’s local metal scene, and the band has wreaked havoc all over the North West, having hit the road with the likes of

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Sometimes you get a split, with two bands each providing tracks for a release; and then every once in a while you get a collaboration where two bands fuse together, playing the same music and making shit escalate to alarming levels of heaviness. That’s what ABATON and VISCERA/// from Italy have brought you:

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If this band from Vancouver lets up enough to let you gather your thoughts on their new EP Perpetual Warfare, you might find yourself confused as to what brand of metal – if this is metal at all – you are listening to. AHNA might just be playing sludge-infested punk.

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Can you tell us how Usnea came to be, and the story so far? Justin: I was playing in a stoner metal band that called it quits right after recording and playing a solid year of shows. I knew Joel from his post as one of the best sound engineers

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Hi guys, for those who are not familiar with you, can you please tell us the genesis of Full of Hell and how the band came together? Hello! Full of Hell was started by our guitarist Spencer in 2009. The full lineup came together in 2010, and we have been

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Coming once again from the Bay Area’s cult cassette tape dealers Transylvanian Tapes, Succumb is the debut offering by CLOAK a San Francisco-based band that brilliantly mixes punk, crust, black metal and death metal to materialize a formula that is as puzzling and surreal as it intense and captivating. CLOAK’s absolute strength appears

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