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Mattia A.

Worshiper of all things dark and brutal. Lover of burritos, humor, and owls.
Send all hate mail, rants and other nonsense to mattia[at]cvltnation[dot]com. Twitter: @Xynobys // Instagram: @blackbloodowl - no fuckin' label or band "submissions" please! Only death is real.

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On June 1 2018 Seattle WA-based ethereal black doom collective ISENORDAL will release their new album Spectral Embrace. While the staple meditative and mournful elements of their black/doom sound remain, with this work the band take somewhat of an “unplugged” approach to the craft, using acoustic guitars, violas, cellos and chanted vocals

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On June 2nd 2018 our comrades over at Vendetta Records will release Infernal Decadence, the new album by elusive Canadian black metal entity Spectral Wound. A vinyl release will follow a month later, in early July (pre-order here). Blending hints of Emperor, MGLA, Abigor, Dissection and similar epic and more “frenetic” black

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San Francisco progressive black metal trio ION have self-released their towering sophomore LP A Path Unknown early this year, and it’s a mesmerizing gem of shapeshifting blackened metal like none other. With three monstrous songs clocking in at a staggering 30, 17, and 20 minutes respectively, you know what is awaiting

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Normally, when reviewing or describing any album you can use a simplifying approach to distill the main identifying pointers of the album and break them down and then reorganize them neatly in a summarizing fashion the reader can understand, so that they know a) what the damn thing is, and

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Italian and European amp-worshippers prepare: TUBE CULT FEST has announced its 10th ANNIVERSARY LINE-UP! Pescara is a small city, yet the most populated of the Abruzzo region on the eastern coast of central Italy. It is the home of great food and of both breathtaking coastal and mountainous sceneries (as both the

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Oakland, CA, will hurt once again, as the raging wrath of 30+ punk and hardcore bands from around the world come to town to pillage the Bay for this year’s Manic Relapse Fest. Not only will there be tons of stages, venues, and sick bands, but get ready to also

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