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One of the oldest black metal bands is breaking ten years of silence. In 1986, these Italian hell hounds were hot on the heels of black metal godfathers Venom, Bathory and Mercyful Fate. Thirty years of evil has taught Mortuary Drape to not let a note go to waste on

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I woke up today wondering, what happened to depressive suicidal black metal? So I scoured the internet, only to find teenage cutters playing with Garageband. This made matters worse. Where the hell is that Totalselfhatred album that was coming out this year, I asked myself before taking my Wellbutrin. Then,

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Well, winter has unleashed its first blast across North America, meaning only one thing. It’s time for a constant rotation of frost-bitten Black Metal. In response to the frigid days that are upon us, two of Brooklyn’s finest offerings in Black Metal, Anicon and Belus, have come together and released a

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Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes was easily in my top five albums of 2012, and needless to say I was firmly waiting for a new masterpiece from the Germans. Even if “Darkness Inflames These Sapphire Eyes” starts a lot like “Winter Cvlt” from Phantom Winter (another German band, ex-Omega

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These are busy people. This year alone, No One, Sam and Brian opened for black metal legends Watain at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, collaborated with Mayhem’s Manheim and Hellhammer, put out a full-length album (Fury Nocturnus) and a compilation (Pennhurst/Xesse) under the Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy (T.O.M.B.) moniker, plus another

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Raspberry Bulbs challenge you to define them. They claim to identify with lo-fi atmospheric music, be it black metal or raw punk, but don’t want to be burdened by the expectations that come with having to adhere to confines of genre lines. Raspberry Bulbs take the sounds you expect to

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