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ALKERDEEL - LEDE
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It’s 2016, and atmospheric black metal bands are a dime a dozen. Any willing individual has the means to recycle a Cascadian riff, edit an eerie nature photo for a cover, and release their compositions to the world. This is not to say that the scene is bogged down –

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In 2015, Mamiffer made a bold statement with Statu Nascendi, a bridge album connecting their past and future identity. The album was intriguing, seeing Turner and Coloccia moving towards a drone, abstract domain and stepping away from the big drone/doom/sludge of their past days. In a sense, it felt like

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Weedeater is on a massive tour, complete with a roster of amazing musicians joining them – Lord Dying, Today is the Day and Author & Punisher. No brainer right??? Anyway, here’s a review of the show. Local doom/sludge/noise/band BOG opened up and really fucked shit up. They were loud and rowdy

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nadja - Songs for Wong Kar​-​wai
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With the steady decrease in output from Jesu and the demise of Black Boned Angel, it appears now obvious that the pinnacle of world “doom-gaze” and of industrial drone is now represented by Nadja. The duo of Aidan Baker and Leah Buckareff at this point appears to be releasing at least

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Sometimes I daydream about what it must be like to work for NASA, listening to the universe, combing its vastness for signs and sounds of life beyond our limited understanding. The reality is  probably tedious, but I like to think that one day, someone listening to the static and blips of

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Mizmor, or מזמור, is the absurd brainchild of A.L.N., an obscure darkness-worshipping freak from Portland, Oregon, who also plays (as a live musician only?) in the doom metal misery machine Hell. When you run into such projects, essentially what you are up against is the personality, vision, perversions and sentiments

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

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The Netherlands’ THE FIFTH ALLIANCE just released their new album Death Poems, and it is a true post rock gem. Today we’re lucky to be premiering their new video for “Your Abyss,” and it’s a gorgeous, bleak visual paired with a melancholy, passionate track. Directed by Teis Albers, the heavy

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Some bands pack a punch, and then there is the rare band that is the punch. After 15 years of on and off activity, a heralded demo, and praised yet sporadic split records, Graves At Sea finally deliver us a proper full length with The Curse That Is via metal

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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 Desertfest tickets for you! DESERTFEST 2016 has a seriously stacked lineup for

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Löbo, the Lisbon based four-piece, released the excellent Alma back in 2009. I missed this album the first time around but thankfully, Signal Rex is breathing new life into the recording with a vinyl & tape release this April. Löbo are utterly engrossing and hypnotizing on the ep-length album’s four

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills On March 24th, Seattle based funeral doom band UN, along with fellow Seattle black metal trio HISSING, came to The Hindenburg for a night of soul-crushing sonic catharsis. Opening were local bands Temple of Abandonment and Nightfucker. Temple of Abandonment was not a show –

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