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My introduction to PRIVATE ROOM was watching them open for DREAMDECAY and Pig Heart Transplant at Blackwater Bar here in Portland last year. I wouldn’t have guessed they were a brand new band because of how established their sound was (most of the members are from the band WALLS). They were one

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CrustDeath MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

There are some amazing heavy bands coming from Italy these days, all soaked with apocalyptic visions and dirge-laden riffs. Bands like Saturnine, Ufomammut, Stasis, Kontatto, Feral Thrust, Warpath, and of course, Cancer Spreading. On this new LP, they are darker, harder, wiser and very powerful, like the sound of an

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DoomFeaturedMusicPsychReviewsSludge

11Paranoias is the vessel of Adam Richardson, vocalist and bassist of Ramesses, which was initially founded around the same time Ramesses went into a form of hiatus. At first, the project also featured fellow Ramesses drummer Mark Greening, who was later replaced by Satan’s Wrath and ex-Capricorns member, Nathan Perrier.

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

There is a certain stagnancy that has attached itself to modern black metal. I’m not sure if it is due to the pure magnitude of bands that have crawled out of the woodwork within the last decade, or if it’s because it has somehow managed to seep into some sectors

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

Ever think about what it might be like to suffer from deep dementia? Music might be a mood stabilizer, or rather, it could drastically reduce the listener to a lesser, more primal version of himself. Such is the case with sociopsychotic, raging dark metal deviants Uskumgallu, care of Vrasubatlat, a

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Avant GardeBlack MetalMusicReviews

Despite the consistently churning waves of eclecticism and experimentation that has surrounded Caïna since the project’s inception in 2004, the rich sense of focus and introspection carved from the hands of mastermind Andrew Curtis-Brignell has rarely failed to galvanise the metal underground in a staunch show of support and acclaim.

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