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Exclusive: Premiering the New Video from Haus Am Rand

The name Haus Am Rand may not be familiar to many of you yet, but the man behind it likely is: Jan Carleklev has an enviable track record as a creative force ...

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Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to See Death in June in London!

There is no artist that has influenced the neofolk genre like Douglas Pearce. It’s not even a competition. 2016 marks 30 years since Pearce became the sole driving force behind Death in ...

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The Living Beasts: Broaching Nekrasov’s Hermetic Realm

.:.THE LIVING BEASTS.:. Broaching Nekrasov’s Hermetic Realm by Mat Blackwell ___ Interviewing Nekrasov can be a hit or miss affair: He can be funny, scornful, self-loathing, or self-righteous depending on ...

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Worm Ouroboros: Dark Ethereal Doom Alchemists To Release ‘What Graceless Dawn’ Full-Length Via Profound Lore This Winter; New Track Posted

With their third full-length, What Graceless Dawn, dark ethereal doom alchemists Worm ...
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Profound Lore Records Presents ‘Mute Books’, The Third Full-length Album From Auroch

 The band’s most devastating works yet have been captured on the unrelenting ...
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Harrow to Release ‘Fragments of a Fallen Star’ on CD Through Hypnotic Dirge Records

Harrow, an excellent and underrated band from Victoria, BC will be re-releasing ...
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Disques de Lapin Announces a Free Download of The First Single From The Wild Belarusian Band Drwiwy’s Upcoming Album

Here’s a free single from the upcoming Lapin release Cyrk Biezzahanny by the ...
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Utech Records’ Milwaukee Cassette Works: Ryosuke Kiyasu ‘Mass Hysteria’

Utech Records is excited to announce a new division –  Milwaukee Cassette Works. ...
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First Round of Controlled Bleeding Reissues From Artoffact Records: Distress Signals I and II

Artoffact Records is proud to announce the reissue of a significant portion of ...

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Rediscover Mordancy Through Plutonium’s “Born Again Misanthrope”

It’s been five irradiated years since Sweden’s ‘Mr. J.‘ dropped his last full-length, 2011’s choking Devilmentertainment, itself made up of recordings from as early as 2008. While fans may have had their impatience soothed by an interim retrospective EP, it’s no replacement for the real deal. Mr. J. Carlsson, the brains behind Plutonium, has clearly […]

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Im Namen des Volkes – Aus den Anti-Imperialistischen Tagebüchern

While it was perhaps justifiable to approach the EBM/coldwave/synthwave revival of a few years ago with suspicion, seeing as much of it seemed to consist of raking up a lot of substandard seven-inches and adding little or nothing to the existing canon, there’s no denying some felt satisfaction (not to mention vindication) in seeing new […]

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Kevin Hufnagel – Kleines Biest

For some, context sometimes can give clarity to abstract artworks by giving the listener/viewer a narrative to understand a framework of tonal patterns that otherwise wouldn’t stand out from the massive outpouring of experimental work being created in copious amounts all over the globe.  For others (including this reviewer), context can set expectations or biases […]

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Death Lets Darkness Speak: An Interview with Teloch

.:.DEATH LETS DARKNESS SPEAK.:. An Interview with Teloch by Jonathan R. ___ Taken from the Enochian language, the term ‘Teloch’ means nothing short of ‘death’—a fitting yet generic title for the Finnish black metal band. Earlier this year, they released a strong second album titled Thus Darkness Spake, crafting a worthy successor to their debut, […]

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Mätisse Displays Experimental Cut-and-Paste Verve on “Kairos”

There comes a point, I think, where experimentalism can work against itself.  It’s a point where the creative process overtakes the creative product; where the how becomes more important than the what.  A prime example of this, for me, is the artwork of Jackson Pollock, which I’ve always struggled to comprehend in any way beyond […]

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Enslaved’s Slow-Burn Evolution Is Resulting in Some of Their Most Solid Material on “In Times”

Enslaved have pulled off a seemingly impossible double-feat with their career. Not only have they managed to keep up with consistent quality well over a decade after most bands would have met their expiration date, they also continuously reinvented themselves while they were at it. With every Enslaved record, you could count on them not […]

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Apocryphos Provides a Stunning Dark Ambient Translation of Stone Speak

Everyone’s heard the phrase “if these walls could talk.” Think about what that implies for a second:  The walls of the room you’re sitting in right now have absorbed everything that’s happened in their proximity.  Like silent, faceless sentinels, they’ve observed and recorded every impression that’s passed in front of them since their construction.  They […]

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Boiling, Brooding Noise Filth Meets Cold, Distant Synth on Wilt’s “Nocturnal Requiem”

Wilt is the primary project of Illinois-based musician James Keeler. The moniker has been around for, amazingly enough, at least seventeen years, churning out a fair amount of releases in the meantime. Much of Wilt’s work has been issued via their own Institute for Organic Conversations imprint, but they have collaborated with many prestigious artists […]

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Northern Winds & Descending Days: An Interview with Siavash Amini & Zenjungle (+ Review of “Topology of Figments”)

Siavash Amini and Zenjungle (Phil Gardelis) have both secured their own recognizable niches in the halls of modern drone ambient, with several acclaimed solo and collaborative releases as well as appearances on various compilations. Greek Zenjungle’s long-form piece All of Our Yesterdays, which was reviewed at Heathen Harvest earlier this year, is a prime example […]

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Premiering ‘Night of Blood and Ash’ from Night Profound

Night Profound began as the solo project of S.P Hache (Mitochondrion, Auroch, ex-Havoc) in 2010, forming an alternative to the extreme metal for which he’d previously been known. The project gave him a chance to explore the realms of dark folk, martial industrial and other more challenging musical spaces, which brought an evocative new character to his work. […]

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