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Kira

A music fan of all genres and in all forms (generally the darker and more disturbing the better), Kira is an eclectic musician as well. A blogger, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, she has long plundered the darkest depths for the oddest, most disturbing music possible.

It Only Gets Worse is a band that has flown under the radar for most, despite a handful of spectacular releases, until the recent release of their full length album Christian Country Home (which CVLT Nation had the honor of debuting the music video for the track ‘Still’ from). The

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The Body is one of my favorite active bands at the moment and has been for the past several years, primarily because of their uncanny ability to completely alter the atmosphere of any setting through their music. The vile aural sickness that they produce is packed with so much dense

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For a genre that prides itself on being as repellent and antagonizing as possible and exists almost exclusively in the underground, there sure is a massive amount of noise out there. So much so, that sifting through it to find the gems can be taxing at times, even for seasoned

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Wrekmeister Harmonies is an avant-doom/drone project grounded and headed by the venerable mastermind composer J.R. Robinson, who creates abysmal soundscapes of pain and disillusionment, and then contracts a bevy of masterful contributors to help him make said visions a reality. In the past, his grandiose works have seen collaborations with the likes

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Black Wing is a solo project masterminded, executed and recorded by the eclectic Dan Barrett, the man responsible for the bleak stylings of Giles Corey and one half of the the melancholic shoegazey drone lords Have a Nice Life. The project was initially conceived as an all-digital foray into the

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When one submerges themselves in as much darkness as black metal/noise maven Mories tends to, it is only natural to need a break every now and then. The need to come up from the murky depths and bask in the sunlight now and again is only human, and despite the

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Where once black metal only slunk around in the underground as a filthy beast, in the past decade it has become the darling of extreme metal. Countless bands forging new territory into the mists of the unholy have seen success and created many daring masterpieces, some blending black metal’s traditional

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The man known as Mories may be one of the greatest musicians on the planet. Time and again, over countless releases and through countless monikers (Gnaw Their Tongues, Seirom, Cloak of Altering, It Only Gets Worse, De Magia Verterum Aderlating, and many more) he has proven his utter mastery over

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The marriage of black metal and atmospheric noise is nothing new. The two have been constant companions for quite some time, the volume of the bands employing the combination of genres increasing exponentially as the years move forward. With such a dizzying variety of bands practicing this form of art,

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Over the past fifteen years, the music produced by Dominick Fernow has rapidly become the standard bearer for a newer generation of noise music. The music he produces under the moniker of Prurient has become the measuring stick by which all other noise music is judged, not just in the

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Summer Isle is a relatively new force in the world of underground music, having existed less than two years, but they will undoubtedly come to be regarded as a powerful and prime location to release a newer generation of noisey goodness. This small Toronto-based label was founded by Max Klebanoff

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Last month, I had the opportunity to listen to Crowhurst‘s new self-titled full length, and was subsequently blown away. After sharing my opinions on the effort in a review, I had another opportunity to communicate with the band and was able to conduct the following interview. The interview touches on

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