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In 2013, Paramnesia released their first ever outing – the mesmerizing and shape-shifting music contained in Ce que dit la bouche d’ombre, a super-limited edition CD-R containing two massive tracks of twisting and magmatic cascadian-styled black metal, that the band quietly self-released with little awareness or attention coming from the public at the time. What happened

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The United Kingdom has a wonderful multi-genre scene, and as such choosing the best releases from these isles is a tough job. The six records below are all different in their tone and their scale (small bands, big bands, huge productions and smaller mixes) but they stood out from the

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SIX – RAGANA Wash Away Welcome to where the stars fall out of the night sky, and to where cold winds forever blow. Welcome to a place of solitude and retreat, where the silence and vastness of the world immerses you into a strange state of peace, loss and fear all at

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Six – UFOMAMMUT – Eecate 1999 seems like millennia ago. That was the year the “space mammoth” was conceived in the quiet hill town of Tortona, Piedmont, Northern Italy. Little did anyone know that from such a small, placid and unsuspecting place could rise one of the heaviest, loudest, most crushing and

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This episode of Screams from the Gutter will be a bit different, and will be the crowning episode of the series in 2015. This list is long, but necessary. Herein are in fact all the bands that you missed in 2015, but need to hear. You certainly missed these bands because they

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Here are the latest and best Italian hardcore punk bands these days, enjoy. 1. LVTHN – Split Leviathan​/​Kratzer​/​Rha​.​/​Paan LVTHN (Or Leviathan) are a d-beat crust/screamo/hardcore band from Rome and we have talked about their amazing music before on this site. This time the band has returned with two songs that

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As 2015 winds down to its final moments, we present you with a handful of releases from 2015 which you won’t see on any “best of” list or on any “year end” lists, because that stuff that ends up on those lists you’ve probably heard again and again and again,

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Tempest. FUCKING TEMPEST. Holy fuck. How the fuck do you even describe a band like this one? It’s been five years since the Vancouver-based grinding post-hardcore war machine known as Tempest has released an album. Their last opus was the self-released skin-peeling, earth-shaking, dream-shattering aural cataclysm known as Passages. Today

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Steadily stirring in the black, murky waters of the underground over the last few years with a small string of demos and splits, blackened death crust merchants Tombstalker have at last emerged with their debut album Black Crusades – a veritable rising tide of chaos that wears many masks and

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Photos and Text: Colton Bills Being a South Bay Area transplant I was more than happy to hear that Negative Standards were coming to Vancouver. Getting to photograph them was the fun part. There were 10 or 15 people inside. I bought a beer to have something to do. The

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Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending

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Here’s the latest aural wreckage from my homeland. Enjoy – these are all bands that are currently at the forefront of the Italian underground.   1. SATURNINE – Mors Vocat Saturnine should be no mystery by now. This incredible all-female band from Bologna has released an incredible debut demo in 2012

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