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On April 1st, Tartarus Records made the following statement: Hello, I’ve released a mystery tape today. There are only 100 made. You cannot listen to any of it online, but a download card is included. Available now until April 24th. After that, they will disappear from the shop. This is

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Today, Norway’s ARABROT start a North American West Coast tour, right here in the Northwest! Seattle, if you’re in the house, then you’d better get out to their show tonight at The Highline alongside Helen Money and Insect Ark! ARABROT’s new album The Gospel, released in February of this year,

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To begin to describe how talented Dehn Sora is is hard, because it seems like with every medium of art he creates in, he does it to the next level. As a graphic designer, he has worked with ULVER, BLUT AUS NORD, CHURCH OF RA, all while also being the musician behind TREHA

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Are you motherfuckers ready??? YOUTH CODE is on tour right now and they are bringing the fucking RUKUS non STOP! If you don’t have their new LP Commitment to Complications ( Out now on Dais Records.) you better do the right thing and COP that! YOUTH CODE have just torn the roof

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Hey European friends, don’t sit on this, endless waves of crushing and sorrowful funeral dirges are about to hit you hard, enveloping your continent in total DOOM. WREKMEISTER HARMONIES‘ Euro tour has begun on May 3 in Prague, and will go on for nearly a month all over the old continent! Check

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Oranssi Pazuzu have been on a journey of sonic exploration since their inception. Through the years, their sound has evolved, breaking the boundaries of black metal and psychedelia, and spiralling into other experimental domains. Ontto (the bassist of the band) discusses the various aspects of the new record, Varahtelija, including the

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There is a still small, but unapologetic entity that has slithered out of Virginia’s most recluse and tormented underground in very recent times that you all need to familiarize yourselves with, and that entity is Cerbera Odollam, a DIY underground label dedicated, in their own words, to total aural denial (and

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Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Everything about this year’s edition of Roadburn festival was about special shows, sets and collaborations that saw us salivating over the line-up many a month in advance. However, when the revelation of the running order came about, putting the ‘must see’ bands in

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One of the most promising bands to come out of Greece in recent years is Omega Monolith. Having released Black Campaign, and their Vile EP, the band is evolving in the most intriguing of ways. A few weeks before they release their new album, Fungus, we discuss with the band their origin,

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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Music is a language unto itself, and is essential for our communication with the universe and our higher selves. Some bands take this idea very seriously when composing, like the Swiss avant-metal group SCHAMMASCH. They have a new record coming out via Prosthetic Records on Friday, April 29th, entitled Triangle. This sonic journey

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The final lineup for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V has been announced! We’re a little late on it, but better late than never when it comes to letting you know that this year’s fest is fucking packed with bands you want to see! I’m talking SUMAC, THE BODY with FULL OF

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