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I’m going to keep the write up short, but I will say it was a pleasure to have a chat with Mike Makela from Bongzilla today, which you can listen to in full below! Check this out: if you don’t know, now you know: they are on a HUGE tour right with

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The depths of the Wastement, the rehearsal/recording space of acts such Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising and Atomikyla, seem to be boundless. Another act has come to my attention that makes use of the same space, sharing some similarities with the aforementioned bands. They come with the perplexing name PH

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Switzerland does not produce a plethora of metal acts, but the ones coming out of this country are generally very fucking good. Rorcal is such an example, with the band releasing its fourth album, Creon, to mark its ten year anniversary. Rorcal’s sound relies heavily on two pillars: their black 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 those who

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Seven Sisters of Sleep have earned and deserved every second of their triumphant ascension to the heavens of prime-cut US sludge metal. Now presenting us with their brand new skull-crushing record Ezekiel’s Hags on nothing less than fucking Relapse Records, the LA-based band has reached this peak after having cut

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Sunnata started off their career under the awesome name Satellite Beaver. Now, I do not know how you walk away from something like that, but for whatever reason, they did, changing their name and putting out their Asteroid single and Climbing The Colossus album under the new moniker. When it

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In his interview with Red Bull Music Academy, Stephen O’Malley had a utilitarian response when asked about arranging music in the context of doom, drone and minimal music: Try playing slow. It’s difficult. You have to be very patient. It’s a different kind of skill with listening. You have to find

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Ashtar is the new project of Marko Lehtinen, drummer of Swiss psychedelic stoner rock act Phased, and Witch N., formely bassist, violinist and backing vocalist, of Swiss doom/death band shEver. With Ashtar, the two members move closer to the doom metal edge, along with a fair amount of black metal influence

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Morality Crisis is one of the weirdest groups around, and the Minneapolis trio’s latest, MASH, only solidifies that status. But, unlike many bands that strive for the bizarre, Morality Crisis’ music never feels contrived. MASH is also American in the best possible sense, deftly interweaving an array of sounds that

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Hey insecurities, why you fucking with me? I got your number – get ready to catch a beat down from a raging sludge bully named ANGRY GODS! This band will wreak havoc on everyone who comes in contact with them, because their songs shake you to your core! From the first time I heard these mutated

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I just read SF Weekly’s interview with Kristina Esfandiari, singer for King Woman, a band I was immediately in love with after hearing their Flenser Records debut EP Doubt. Even the name “King Woman” spoke to me as a statement of power and equality for women in metal, and in

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Why do I feel like my brain is sliding down into a river of rotting emotions and putrid sounds? Maybe it’s because Leechmilk is swimming in and out of my ears! This now defunct Atlanta band released a superdelic dose of blackened sludge called Starvation of Locusts in 2000. Leechmilk played grinding, filthy,

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