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Joseph Collins

Brooklyn, NY. A firm believer that the owls are not what they seem.

Black MetalDeath MetalDoomFeaturedMusicReviews

After a seven year absence, Erik Wunder has dragged Cobalt from the brink of the abyss and back into the sunlight of extreme metal. The highly anticipated new album, Slow Forever, will be released by the ever consistent purveyors of sonic filth, Profound Lore Records, on March 25th, 2016. This

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicPost-Punk

There’s a bit of a back story if one is to understand my emotional and musical relationship – and review – with Brooklyn’s reigning champions of chaos, Tombs newest EP All Empires Fall. Up until their recent tour alongside Full of Hell and Nordic peddlers of cosmic-doom 1349, Tombs and

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

The end of the year is always a tricky time for a band to release an album. Most people, bloggers and journalists and internet junkies, have already compiled their year end lists. The massive, thunder-from-the-heavens type of releases have already hit, their aftershock still being discussed, dissected and ranked. Even

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FeaturedGrindcorePower ViolenceReviews

Over the last six years, I’ve held two jobs and lived in two different apartments. I’ve been in a five year long relationship. For the most part, the role that I play in this world is pretty damn solid and reliable. While there’s been some Tori Amos-esque Little Earthquakes moments

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Black MetalDoomFeaturedHardcoreLive RitualsPhotographyPost RockTour Dates

Photos: Nathaniel Shannon For those who have been living under a rock for the last two months or so, purveyors of the dark arts 1349 have teamed up alongside the monolithic Tombs and the paranoid-schizophrenic four piece known as Full of Hell for a month long raiding party across the United

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Apocalyptic BluesDeath MetalDoomFeaturedGrindcoreMusic

Violence begets violence. A cycle of neverending abuse and terror passed down from one hand to another. The culprit and the victim, intimately tied together in a waltz of dominance and submission. One reigning blows and vitriolic abuse, while the other cowers and trembles beneath the seemingly unending physical and

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