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Edmonton, Canada’s Rites Of Thy Degringolade, active since 1997 no less, are another band that I discovered only recently upon causally stumbling upon their recent live reappearances (2016 California Deathfest first, last year’s Covenant Festival again), and if I’m here writing about them and their new album today, you may have

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Melodies of Annihilation Oakland, California’s Abstracter return with their 3rd full length album, Cinereous Incarnate on 8th June.  This latest offering further refines the band’s blackened crusty doom approach to new levels. There were some mammoth, gargantuan tracks that made up their previous two albums Tomb of Feathers (2012) and Wound Empire

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Pacific North West blackened doom-folk unit Isenordal, and Oakland CA-based cosmic black metal heathens Void Omnia prepare to release a 12″ split in the next few days, and the effort is steeped with some of the best output seen from both bands to this point. Seattle’s Isenordal pack in a staggering fifteen minutes

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Venice Hardcore Fest is one of the biggest underground festivals in Italy. This year the line-up was insane with so many different bands from all around the world. One of them was THE SECRET. Originally from northeast Italy, THE SECRET signed with Southern Lord Records, and recorded at Kurt Ballou’s

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Hailing from France, Autokrator are by far one of my current favorites and best kept secrets in the Black/Death underground, and thankfully for myself and others like me, they don’t keep us waiting for long between releases, as they just notched their third album in as many years with Hammer

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This footage of BLASPHEMY of them performing in 1993 is spot fucking on!  It’s cool to see the crowds reaction to this seminal band. Hold up – if you don’t now you know that BLASPHEMY will be performing at this year’s COVENANT Fest on SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD.   THURSDAY, JUNE

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