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Blackened Crust

Sometimes you get a split, with two bands each providing tracks for a release; and then every once in a while you get a collaboration where two bands fuse together, playing the same music and making shit escalate to alarming levels of heaviness. That’s what ABATON and VISCERA/// from Italy have brought you:

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If this band from Vancouver lets up enough to let you gather your thoughts on their new EP Perpetual Warfare, you might find yourself confused as to what brand of metal – if this is metal at all – you are listening to. AHNA might just be playing sludge-infested punk.

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Can you tell us how Usnea came to be, and the story so far? Justin: I was playing in a stoner metal band that called it quits right after recording and playing a solid year of shows. I knew Joel from his post as one of the best sound engineers

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Hi guys, for those who are not familiar with you, can you please tell us the genesis of Full of Hell and how the band came together? Hello! Full of Hell was started by our guitarist Spencer in 2009. The full lineup came together in 2010, and we have been

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Coming once again from the Bay Area’s cult cassette tape dealers Transylvanian Tapes, Succumb is the debut offering by CLOAK a San Francisco-based band that brilliantly mixes punk, crust, black metal and death metal to materialize a formula that is as puzzling and surreal as it intense and captivating. CLOAK’s absolute strength appears

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This volume of Screams from tha Guttah will be solely focused on Powerviolence bands and or similar. Why? Cause powerviolence rules of course, you knuckleheads! 1. INVERTEBRATE – Regression​/​Devolution EP Hailing from the inner gutters of the Oakland/East Bay Area, INVERTEBRATE are a three-piece sludgy powerviolence band who have surfaced after a

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Anyone familiar with Italy’s punk and hardcore scene should know that back in the 70’s and 80’s the country had some of the most incredible, visionary and forward-thinking punk and hardcore bands to ever stride the earth. The fierce war and constant, extremely tense, triangulation between fascists, communists and christians all seeking

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Sentient Ruin, Trill Kommand, Shove Records and The Path Less Traveled Records have pooled their resources together to bring together this whopping 7″ featuring tracks from Oakland, California’s Augurs and Deathgrave. This four track split packs a wallop, with Deathgrave serving three helpings of gritty powerviolence with the sludgy, blackened

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Well, well, well. German blackened crust/black metal horde Ancst will hit the road for a 3 week EU/UK tour with Vendetta Records label mates  and California-based hardcore/doom destroyers Children Of God, in support of their new split LP with Ast and the repress of their highly acclaimed debut LP In Turmoil released

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Noothgrush is the best Sludge Band in America. They have been crushing eardrums for over 2 decades. The story of the formation and the progression of Noothgrush is miserably wonderful after all. Tom Choi was one of the first members to be involved in the band, at the same time

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In many ways, the fusion of black metal and crust punk makes complete logical sense. Both genres purvey frenetic, insane bouts of anger, weaving together instruments into a surging, stinging mass of noise that overwhelms the listener completely – albeit in different ways. Crust punk is inherently far more confrontational

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Sometimes life swings a morning star directly into your face, causing one to snap back in sudden shock. Well, life just did that a few weeks ago in the form of Blackened Thrash peddlers, Sangus new EP Saevitia. In all honesty, I am still trying to recover from this attack

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