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Apocalyptic Blues

 DECIBEL is always a good read for all things metal, and their latest issue is a treasure trove of history for metal heads – a collector’s edition of Top 100 Old-School Heavy Metal LPs of All Time. The issue includes new interviews with Motörhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden among others, and an

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MIRROR is a new band who have crafted an enchanting metal album that is groovy as fuck while still heavy! What I respect about this band is that are able to pay homage to their influences, but also make sure that what they are doing is not derivative. Their self-titled

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Another Southwest Terror Fest has come and gone, leaving many bleeding eardrums in its wake!  To say the lineup was stacked with unreal bands would be an understatement. Now it’s time for our annual SWTF video essay featuring full sets captured by our comrade Frank Huang aka Pitfullofshit. I want give

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One of the greatest bands to come out of the L.A. underground had to be The Gun Club. Jeffery Lee Pierce came from his own planet and used his music as a vehicle to take us to the place where he was understood. I just found this interesting documentary called Ghost

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The Black Heart Rebellion – LP is Out Now Consouling Sounds Looking at the discography of The Black Heart Rebellion (TBHR), it would appear that this is a relatively new band. With just three full-lengths and three split releases under their belt, the band from Belgium has quite an interesting story.

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Fresno is located in the heart of California. It is the fifth largest city in the best state in America. I spent over a decade living in the area. I dedicated a lot of time and energy focusing on building unity within the underground music community in the hopes of

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There are bands out there that follow a musical path. Not that they imitate other acts or artists, but they follow a certain path. Then there are also bands that make their own path. They craft a more unique sound, constructing it with each release, always striving to perfect that

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If one band knew how to set us free with the power of the rhythm, it would be THE BLACK HEART REBELLION, whose soon to be released People when you see the smoke, do not think it is fields they’re burning is just as epic as their prevoius record Har Nevo, but

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One of the most impressive forces in the Finnish extreme metal scene are undoubtedly Dark Buddha Rising. The prolific ambient drone/doom/sludge act releases its sixth full-length, Inversum, which features two tremendous sonic offerings. Catching up with Vesa (guitars, vocals), we discuss the origin of Dark Buddha Rising, the themes that appear

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Text & Photos: Nuno Bernardo Not a festival, an experience. Amplifest’s editions get better each year. The beauty of Porto, Portugal, as a city conveys the beauty of the line-up presented for Amplifest’s fifth edition, and we barely had time to catch our breath with all the things happening in each room of Hard Club

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Death came knocking at my door recently and took away one of my very dear friends. To say that my heart is in pain would be an understatement. I know that time will heal my wounds, but for now the best medicine I have is music! One record that is making

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/ımpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ (the phonetic spelling of ‘imperfection’) is Nadja‘s second collaboration with Japan’s ‘brutal orchestra’ Vampillia, originally released as a limited tour-only CD for the two groups’ 2014 Japanese tour and now newly reissued on vinyl by Spain’s Throne Records. An expansive inversion to their earlier team effort, the dense forest drone Primitive World,

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