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Spyros

Sound engineer, sonic manipulator, record hunter and writer/contributor for a variety of webzines.

Black MetalFeaturesMusicStreaming

The rise of Scandinavian black metal in the ‘90s had a ripple effect in the extreme metal scenes across the globe. Each regional scene adopted many of the characteristics of the second black metal wave, from the raw production, the DIY ethic, the communal spirit, but of course with its

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Death RockFeaturesMusicPost-PunkStreamingUncategorized

During the early ‘10s, a strange act from Texas using the moniker The Great Tyrant appeared. Through their unconventional line-up, which included synths, drums, bass and vocals, The Great Tyrant projected a vision of extreme experimental music through doom laden riffs, psychedelic interludes and a blackened demeanor. Unfortunately the band

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Black MetalFeaturesMusicStreamingUncategorized

Mattias Muller (aka Bestial Devotion) is primarily known as the drummer of black metal fiends Negative Plane. But on the side, Muller is also active with his solo project Funereal Presence, through which he has released a self-titled EP and a debut full-length in The Archer Takes Aim. While Negative

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Black MetalDoomMusicStreaming

Ritual Productions has become widely known for its focus on the obscure, meditative edge of doom metal. Through the years the London based label has released works by the likes of punk obsessed, doom/sludge outfit 11Paranoias and psychedelic doom astronauts Bong. This roster is now expanded with the addition of

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Photos: Daniel Kirby Going into hibernation is tricky business for any musical band, no matter how creative or innovative their sound might be. The hardest part about it is the manner in which they return. What usually occurs is a simple rehashing of old ideas, trying to capture a magic

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Avant GardeBlack MetalDoomMusicPsychReviews

The current Finnish extreme music scene is filled with forward thinking and innovative acts. From iconoclastic surrealistic black metal act Oranssi Pazuzu, dark doom spiritualists Dark Buddha Rising, psychedelic explorers PH to ethereal rockers Horte. And there appears to be a true sense of comradery in the scene, with bands

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