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Exclusive: Premiering the Video for Thorofon’s “In Blood and Heels”

Hatched in 1996, Thorofon, the German duo of Genevieve Pasquier and Daniel Hofmann, have become one of the most remarkable projects in the power noise/ industrial field. In celebration of the ...

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Live Report: Jo Quail – ‘Five Incantations’ Launch in London

March 19, 2016 | London, UK | St John on Bethnal Green Written by Colin Robertson | Photographed by Simon Kallas ___ There are few venues that are better suited ...

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Exclusive: Premiering Rïcïnn’s New Track “Orpheus”

Laure Le Prunenec, the artist behind Rïcïnn, is no stranger to the music world. She’s honed her craft with the death/baroque/breakcore project Igorrr, mixing poetic melodies with screams, and as half ...

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Das Bunker Presents Esplendor Geometrico First Ever US Show This Friday, May 27th 2016

Rhythmic industrial pioneers Esplendor Geometrico perform live this Friday at UNION. With ...
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Fabrica Records Announces Robert Turman & Aaron Dilloway “Blizzard” 2xLP Vinyl Edition

Fabrica Records is pleased to announce that we are once again working ...
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‘Beta Male’ 12″ from Liebestod + ‘In The Shadow of What Never Was’ LP by Shredded Nerve on Chondritic Sound

Liebestod sees Jesse Sanes’ return to Chondritic Sound since his first appearance ...
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Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités ‘Yes Sir, The Truth Of Revolution’ + Khost [Deconstructed and Reconstructed by] Godflesh

CRASS WAS THEN – THIS IS NOW. WAKE UP TO IT CRASS‘ ...
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[Updated] Pär and Åsa Boström Have Recently Launched Hypnagoga Press, ‘Orgelhuset’ by Hymnambulae is Out Now

Newly launched Hypnagoga Press, a record label and publishing house owned by ...
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Wovenhand Announces European Tour Dates & New Album To Come Fall 2016

Wovenhand will tour this Fall in support of their new album “Star Treatment” ...

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Armonite – The Sun Is New Each Day

I have an undying respect for Italy’s progressive rock underground. In the good old days, the country’s collective offering to the genre was arguably second only to the British prog powerhouse. Even then, Italy had a theatrical sound that was distinctly its own. While I’m not sure it would be quite fair to lump Armonite in under […]

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Feral – For Those Who Live in Darkness

There’s a certain satisfaction in speculating what a new artist’s influences might be. Some bands are harder to peg than others. In the case of New Brunswick’s Feral, if I had to guess, I’d say the style here emerged from a desire to hear what Agalloch‘s post-black blend would sound like if it were intensified […]

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Grey Heaven Fall – Black Wisdom

I have been reminded a few dozen times in the past year of the influence Deathspell Omega has had on modern black metal. I’m neither complaining nor surprised at the fact that one of the 21st century’s most groundbreaking acts have had their voices echoed in the work of others. Rather, this popular veer towards […]

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Armonite – The Sun is New Each Day

I have an undying respect for Italy’s progressive rock underground. In the good old days they were arguably second only to the British prog powerhouse, and even then they had a theatrical sound that was distinctly their own. Although I’m not sure it would be quite fair to lump Armonite in the same canon as Premiata Forneria Marconi and […]

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Feral – For Those Who Live in Darkness

There’s a certain satisfaction in speculating what a new artist’s influences might be. Some bands are harder to peg than others. In the case of New Brunswick’s Feral, if I had to guess, I’d say the style here emerged from a desire to hear what Agalloch’s post-black blend would sound like if it was intensified to […]

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Harvest Rain – Gentile Peasantry

Approaching Harvest Rain means approaching quite an aged and experienced name in the American dark folk scene; in 2007, Blood Hymns landed them among North America’s most promising and unique contemporary formations. The album that I have in my hands now was released five years after Blood Hymns and constitutes its sister recording; its songs […]

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Lord Mantis – Nice Teeth Whore

Late in 2014 and following the release of their highly regarded albeit controversial blackened sludge piece, Death Mask, Chicago four-piece Lord Mantis unceremoniously dissolved. Even while rumors and reasons still swirled about the extreme metal underground, the band quickly reformed while absorbing the remains of Indian—a local sludge act that had also recently gone their […]

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Michael Bjella & Robert Skrzyński – Black Box Recordings

A black box is a small orange contraption used by aircraft to record the logs, thoughts, words, and deeds of its pilots and crew. These black boxes survive even the most destructive crashes and provide insight—like a ghostly stethoscope—into a crew’s final moments. They live on after the people whose words they capture pass away. […]

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Maïeutiste – Maïeutiste

Now and again, you come across an album that you know will stick out from the rest. Something separates it from its peers—perhaps a traditional style that kindles memories of bands of a similar nature that you grew up with. It could also be a completely new sound or combination of styles that you have […]

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Kamaedzitca – xQzTN 3087

Emerging from the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Kamaedzitca started out in 2000 playing rather typical, Arkona-flavoured folk metal. Now, sixteen years and several stylistic turns in the road later, it is hard to believe that this is the same band that debuted in 2004 with the folk metal/melodic death blend of Dzetsi leta (Children of […]

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