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Apocalyptic Blues

I suppose it was only a matter of time before antipodal genres like Shoegaze and Black Metal began to mix (my fingers even bent backwards writing that because it seems so inaccurate ). Utilizing aphelion like Space Echos and Reverse Reverb to achieve an atmosphere of isolation and frost turns

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Bathing in the blackened sun of the underworld, comes Heavy Cross. This California band has put out the raddest two-song demo I have heard all year, via Holy Throat Records. I’m saying, it’s pretty epic the way they create a black wall of sound that takes over your brain with

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Heavy is sound, heavy is doom, heavy is serene, heavy is space, heavy is motherfucking Whitehorse & their epic release Progression. This album is a UFO created by cosmic riffs that have the power to elevate your mind & spirit to other planes of existence. At times, Whitehorse makes me

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Torture Chain is a Raw American black metal band that is totally gnarly. They came out with one of the raddest demo tapes last year, called Across Great Landscapes to a Legacy of Blood. In my book, this band does everything right & should really be more known that they

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This is a brutal attack on your brain and on your senses – this is the new Trap Them‘s record The Darker Handcraft via Prosthetic Records. What the blazing fuck! This album is pure raging emotion, transformed into sonic meth. From the very first song, “Danger Prose,” Trap Them never

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A waterfall of crustified dirge, blackened feedback, caustic distortion all comes crashing down to create the wall of sound called Drainland. This Dublin band creates avant garde crust with a layer of putrefied sludge on top. On May 24th they release …And So Our Troubles Began, a compilation of two

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Two weeks ago, our in-house photographer Lorenzo & I headed to the The Blvd in East L.A. to witness sonic mayhem. Gallery, Destroy Judas & Embers all totally fucking wrecked shop. First up was Gallery, who just pounded the room with an onslaught of crust-ridden sludge. What I really like

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Today CVLT Nation releases Vol. I of our mixtape series. This volume is a sonic blitzkrieg of blackened audio violence! From the time you press play, the attack on your senses is on! CVLT Nation Vol. I highlights many super rad unsigned bands that will totally push your wig back,

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One of the sickest albums to come out so far this year is Guiltless by Chicago’s blackened doom wizards INDIAN. I know for a fact this album will stand the test of time. CVLT Nation had a chance to interview Will from INDIAN & get his perspective on the creative

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OK I admit that I am totally fucking addicted to doom & raw black metal, so when music combines both, I get my fix. In my book, the Welsh band GHAST, with the release of Terrible Cemetery works magic with both of these genres. Actually, I think this release is

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Destroy Judas‘ new album Wake is far beyond epic, it’s in own atmosphere of radness. If I had to call their music anything it would Apocalyptic Blues. Beware: when listening to this album you will begin to wander off into another plane of reality, where there is light in the

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