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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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Back in 2014, we posted this article to our site about QRIXKUOR’s demo (which has since sold out of all four pressings!). Now they are back with one of the raddest death metal releases of 2016, entitled Three Devils Dance, via Invictus Productions on April 30th. QRIXKUOR creates the kind of death metal that swirls

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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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Check this out – 1988 MAYHEM footage with DEAD on the vocals! I must say, it’s pretty grim/lo-fi, but in a good way!    

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Final Backward Glance: A Conversation with Aaron Bedard of Bane “Keep those fists below the elbows,” Aaron Bedard says into the mic, addressing the jam-packed crowd in between songs of what will be Bane’s final show in Vancouver. “Groove with us… for the whole song.” Dressed in a plaid button-up

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Label: Dischord Records Growing up in an era that pre-dated the internet meant that sometimes the closest we could get to seeing bands were washed out xerox photos. Me and all my homies had mad love for the DC scene – it didn’t make a difference that it was 3000 miles

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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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If you are an avid reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of 80’s Deathrock/Goth Culture. So when I saw this feature on Dazed Digital about the 80’s Yorkshire Goth scene, I felt it was my duty to share part of it with you….plus, some

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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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Today is HUGE day for Bog of the Infidel because they are releasing their new LP entitled Asleep in the Arms of Suicide via our comrades Eternal Death. Over the course of 9 tracks, the band paints grim sonic portraits of life using their cold riffs as the brush! This

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People sometimes make the assumption that all we listen to is heavy, heavier and heaviest music from dawn until dusk. The reality is that while we do get down with scathing sounds and audio annihilation, we also enjoy a subtler, gentler musical journey, like that of Ambersmoke. Their fuzzed out,

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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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