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I’ve captured a bunch of killer bands performing recently that I’d like to share with you on this edition of The Heavy Hour. Featured first, is VHOL, from San Francisco, California. They play Metal shaped with influences in 80’s Black Metal, Discharge Worship and the Grey Metal sound that the

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Alright, let’s the get the introductions out of the way first. This is VHÖL, a “super-group” of sorts originally started by John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum) and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros) after the incredible Ludicra called it a day (sigh). Mike Scheidt of YOB was brought on

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Photographer: Robert Hanna Site: Twentythirdhour Photography Based in: Seattle, WA Choosing these photos was certainly an arduous task at best, and it was really hard reckoning whether or not to put non-band related stuff here. As this is primarily a music website I figured to opt for all live shots,

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Profound Lore is definitely the it label of this generation. The label has built an unbelievably solid roster of unique and challenging artists in the realm of extreme music. I’ve been following PFL for awhile now and it is my favorite label, so this was a great opportunity for me

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YOB and Dark Castle are two of the biggest names in doom today. Both bands are on the incredibly hip and respected Profound Lore label, and have spent the past month touring across the United States. On Saturday, August 6, 2011 these two titans teamed up with labelmates Worm Ouroboros

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Embers sure do know how to write a riff. The riffs on their third full length, Shadows, will stick to your ribs and get stuck in your head. The dueling guitar melodies find the perfect balance between repetition and variation throughout the albums 10 songs. Embers write catchy, melodic guitar

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