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How can music this visceral, hostile and negating manage to put a grin on my face? It’s a phenomenon I can’t wrap my brain around. All I know is that it tends to happen most often when listening to to punk-indebted metal. Something about that crossover lends itself well to

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Back in 1996, SubArachnoid Space were releasing their debut album, beginning a great career that would span the next fourteen years, a journey that ended in 2010. However, that was not the end for Melynda Jackson, who channeled her creativity through her next project, Eight Bells, suitably named after the

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Iron Bonehead Productions heads to New Zealand, land of sheep, to unearth this next release for 2016. The band is Veneficium and their self-titled release is a hodge-podge of styles most notable for dark swirling tremolo riffs black/death metal style. They also feature a lot of slow doom sections. It’s

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Oh, how I’ve waited for this. I’ll never forget how blown away I was a few years ago when I was fortunate enough to come across Chthe’ilist and their mind blowing debut demo Amechth’ntaas’m’rriachth. Sounding something like a modern day interpretation of Finnish Death gods Demilich, Chthe’ilist have finally unleashed

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Unholy awesome, it’s about to really fucking go down in Portland at this year’s Famine Fest. All of  the raging fun starts on Feb. 19th and goes until the 20th. The line up is totally off the chain: here is just a taste of the bands that will be hitting the

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Jacksonville, Florida locals present the sludgy, oppressive, and abrasive force to be reckoned with that is YASHIRA. Massive and sincerely unrelenting is their new two song release, We Find Ourselves In The Grief Of Others. Being stably guided to fruition, their sound is molded by bassist Luke, drummer Seth, guitarist

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January of last year, I wrote a feature called “I Wish This Band Didn’t Break Up! Featuring: ACEPHALIX!” Then, on Aug. 16th, 2015, they reunited for their first show in 3 years. Now ACEPHALIX is about to embark on a brief PNW tour with a show at this year’s Famine Fest (the line

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It’s another year, which means another round of amazing festivals dedicated to the love of all things dark and heavy! One of the UK’s greatest and most crushing underground musical events has just been announced, and we’ve got tickets for you! DESERTFEST 2016 has a seriously stacked lineup for those who

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Today we’ve got a double whammy for all those OSDM heads! We’re very excited about the upcoming full-length from death metal connoisseurs MACABRA entitled …to the Bone, which will be rearing it’s maggot-infested head in spring/summer 2016 in LP/CD combo via Vonfrost Records and Morbid Visions Music. MACABRA’s two creators, legendary

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SEIGE COLUMN is a seemingly brand new entity out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, that expelled its first utterance early last month. Fifty hand-dubbed copies of NOCTURNAL ATTACK FORMATION have been made, and we’d better get busy on ‘em, because once the metal underground catches wind of this band they

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Fresno, California’s Cease have returned with another helping of vicious metallic hardcore. Like peers Homewrecker, Skinfather, Fuming Mouth and Gatecreeper, Cease play with dangerous forces, conjuring the devastation of death metal and marrying it to the unpleasant yet personable acrobatics of hardcore. The definition of metallic hardcore in a nutshell,

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For decades, BOLT THROWER has been punishing fans with their crushing brand of death metal. Today I want to look at how BOLT THROWER used to wreck shop during the 90’s, so I unearthed this insane footage of them from 1992. Their performance on this night was truly intense, and

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