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Dehn Sora has been around some intriguing artists, from fellow French black metal extravagant acts like Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord, to Norwegian chameleons Ulver. To provide artwork for music that is so uncompromising and disturbing is a daunting task, but in the process Sora has produced some masterpieces

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Photos by Charles Nickles The third installment of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, aka¬†sleepaway camp for metal heads, is in the books. You know what it is. Unfortunately for you, me, planet earth et al., what I didn’t realize when I wrote that outstanding preview piece was that this year’s installment

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Being on the road with Thou is the antithesis of the wild “metal” tour cliche. Seeking out Starbucks. Carefully choosing the perfect vegan restaurant. Locating the nearest Whole Foods. Listening to Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sinead O’Connor and Soundgarden. Razzing one another in the van and awaiting the “You gonna

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Consouling Sounds is consistently on the forefront of dark underground music, and their upcoming October 6th release from Italy’s LENTO entitled Fourth is no exception. This is an album of massive sounds and pummelling emotions, an instrumental doom album to rival all others. The listener needs to be prepared for

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Demented, Twisted, Foul, Perverted, Lustful, Insane and Heavy are some of the words that come to my mind as I watch the new visual for Primitive Man’s song “Victim.” Their new LP Caustic drops on Oct. 6th via Relapse Records. I will tell you this: it’s one of the gnarliest

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Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light is a natural collaboration, not only because it is not the first time The Body and Full of Hell have worked together, but also due to the shared vision of these two extreme music pioneers. The aim of both bands is the expansion of extreme

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