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About two years ago, I was staying at Sean Reveron’s house in Venice. As per tradition, I would raid his tape collection while fielding a thunder barrage of questions, when I grabbed a duo-toned cover. How did a long-lost Rough Trade cassette end up in Sean’s metal and punk collection?

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CVLT Nation presents “I’ll Miss The Rain,” a new mix from Gloga, the fly-over state native of natatorial power electronics. Anyone who caught Gloga’s other two, which were probably some of the best floating around, knows this follow up will be no different. Featuring the saving grace of Scandinavia – Croation Amor;

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ABEST from Northern Germany are creating a very dark and compelling emotional atmosphere with their deranged mix of atmospheric Post-Metal and negative Hardcore. Formed in late 2011, they released their demo in March 2012, followed by a split 7″ with the Irish crust-outfit Absolutist in September 2013. The new full-length

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Austria might be famous for quite a few things in this world – mountains, delicious food and a weird dialect for example – but Doom Metal is not exactly one. However IRON HEEL hailing from the country’s capital Vienna have all the darkened potential to change this, bringing misery and

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Suspiria is the follow-up release to BLANK‘s first full-length Calix and a definite must-have if you dig fast-paced, dark and highly emotive Hardcore with its dirty claws deeply dug in the rotten flesh of Metal and Crust. The band from the Cologne area (Germany) comes up with a four-song EP

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This year saw many good if not outstanding records from all over the world. Germany has been no exception. But although the records to choose from for this year’s German Top 6 are a lot, I found it really easy to pick the “winners”. Some are more obvious than others,

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Death metal has been pushing the limits of music for a little over 30 years; bands such as Carcass, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Incantation, Obituary and many many more have left their marks in OSDM history. First time I fell in love with death metal is when I heard Obituary’s

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VOM FETISCH DER UNBEIRRTHEIT (VFDU) is… well, I’m not sure what exactly this band is. Their new album, titled Vertilger, is released by the Swedish Temple Of Torturous, a label that has quite a knack for finding and releasing more remote bands of the Black Metal underground. But even in

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Any article written about Wes Eisold often starts the same way: “Wes Eisold needs no introduction…” Well, yes, that’s true, but like virtually every other article that starts that way, I will spend the next paragraph explaining to you exactly who he is. Unless you’ve been in a coma since

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Bells. Ritualistic chants. A timbal. What we hear is not some arcane field recording of a mysterious pagan ritual but the intro of FYRNASK’s Eldir Nótt. The German one-man Black Metal outfit, whose sole member Fyrnd takes care of all the instruments, arrangements an the vocals, is around for about

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THE MOTH is a fairly new band from Hamburg, Germany, and especially considering the fact that this group didn’t form until late 2012 it’s really astonishing how good their upcoming debut record They Fall is. The three-piece plays a witty version of Stoner Rock that sounds very distinct without stepping

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Judging from the cover (thou shalt never do!) and the first few reverb’ish notes that one gets to hear on Soulship, I immediately put AGNES VEIN into the Post-Metal/Doom pigeon-hole. And although this attribution isn’t completely wrong – the band is surely influenced by bands like Neurosis or Isis –

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