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Chicago based black metal act Vukari initially started out as a duo. Spencer Morris (bass/keys/effects) and Marek Cimochowicz (guitars/vocals/keys,) employed the services of drummer John Hoffman (also vocalist of Weekend Nachos) to record and release their debut album Matriarch back in 2013, but that soon changed. The duo expanded its line-up

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It’s been five long years since Black Fucking Cancer humiliated the world with their butchering music. The first and only release of theirs for five long years had been their stellar 2011 debut demo Summoning Aural Hell – a release that clearly showcased the band’s unmistakeable prowess, vision, and artistry straight from inception. But

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Our German comrades Vendetta Records are among the strongest and fiercest European labels right now when it comes to stuff like black metal, doom, crust and beyond. In a neverending spawn of qualitative musical greatness, the label has recently hit a new peak in its output, releasing three of the best black

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Funeral Moth are, in their own words, an “extreme doom” band from the Kanazawa Prefecture of Japan, and Transience is their second album, released earlier this year on Weird Truth Productions on CD and coming soon on Throne Records on LP (pre-order here). Like most things coming from Japan, especially in the

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Temple Nightside, a Dark Descent Records alum, has just hopped onto Iron Bonehead Productions’ roster of bands and dropped what has to be their most potent effort to-date, the blackened doom-tinged ritual excursion entitled The Hecatomb. The Hecatomb sounds a bit like early Encoffination with occasional tremolo riffs scattered about.

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Belgian black metal band Lvthn first surfaced in underground black metal circles with the two-track demo entitled Adversarialism in 2014. After a few other releases, including a split with Lluvia entitled Illuminantes Tenebrae, which was released that same year, their new full-length album entitled Eradication of Nescience dropped earlier this year to

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Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so

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Elitism in metal has long been a contentious point in a community that prides itself in the different, esoteric and intentionally offensive. Those able to wedge their way in despite their face value often have found themselves welcome, learning that this seemingly rough scene is quite warm and fluffy on

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There is a very interesting story behind the origin of the Killekill record label. Originally the Killekill project, based in Berlin, used to host a weekly club night at Berghain Kantine, featuring experimental electronic producers and visual artists, among more. The hype for those nights must have been quite high,

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Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a

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Initially formed in 2007, it may have taken a while Eleanora to get things going, but their 2014 releases proved that they belong to the great Belgian post-metal/hardcore/sludge scene. It is no coincidence that their first release was a split with fellow Belgian legends Amenra, and that it was in

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They say time heals all wounds. In the case of Richmond quartet Cough, time appears to have become the catalyst that feeds their demons and fuels their fire. Their experiences over the past decade have helped shape the band’s sound into the unequivocally monstrous, down-tuned behemoth that has finally returned

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