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Released on April 1st, this split by Montreal’s Dark Circles and Oakland, CA’s Abstracter is one terrifying release, with some of the best output by either band. Made up of six songs, the split contains animalistic D-beat courtesy of the former and megaton doom courtesy of Abstracter, each half lovingly flavored with

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There is no doubt that Cult of Luna is one of the most important bands in the post-metal scene of the early ’00s. Throughout the years, they have crafted new worlds and unexplored soundscapes, from the release of their debut self-titled album, to Vertikal in 2012. In their previous full-length,

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Slow moving DEATH, Slow moving PAIN, Slow moving Riffs, Slow moving Drones…Suffocating DOOM that has taken the human form known as Hipoxia. This Spanish band is back with their new LP entitled SI DEVS ESSET, OCCIDENDVS ERIT and it’s fucking stellar! Hipoxia’s music is the kind of tortured dirge that CVLT Nation

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw   Dyse. What’s better than angular stoner rock? German duo Dyse playing angular stoner rock. The great thing about these guys is that you also get a comedy performance in between the songs, but that doesn’t mean the music is diminished or plays second fiddle

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Decibel Magazine Tour: Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation April 02, 2016 Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom Featuring a decidedly less eclectic lineup than last year’s iteration of the tour, this year’s instalment was by no means stagnant. Furthermore, the fact that the Vancouver stop fell on a Saturday as

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Fleshpress are dark, complex and atmospheric. With fingers in many musical pies, their sound touches on doom, psych, black metal and even a touch of hardcore (think more angular noise core).     Conan are like cream, they have risen to the top. The bellowing low

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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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Vancouver’s SPELL are back with a new album entitled For None and All, coming out May 27 via Bad Omen Records. If this band was a van, they would be the raddest, most pimped out airbrushed 70’s van with plush interior and a BOOMING system. SPELL is a perfect name for them, because their songs are

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Bobby Cochran interviews Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman, Miserable) for CVLT Nation Some things are just meant to be. There are some of us fortunate enough to be guided onto an unmistakable path by invisible hands, or encouraged by important people who appear at just the right time to help or offer gifts.

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What band from Montreal gets played in our HQ at least twice a week or more? The answer is the forever smokin’ DOPETHRONE! Why? Because we are fucking addicted to their grimy, resin-coated riffs! The rad news is that they have a new split with FISTER that’s going to push your wig back. What

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Desertfest. The fifth since its inception is a growing delight for lovers of stoner, doom, sludge, psych, rock and all their strange cousins. In the heart of weirdo central: Camden, London. It’s busy, filthy and there’s no desert in sight, but it does have

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Dirty, Heavy, Cycodelic, Outergalatic and Wicked are some of the words that come to my mind as i listen to the soon to be released LP by Void Obelisk entitled Elekdrone. These humans have created one of most surprising Doom records of 2016. There is some weird shit going on in the Elekdrone

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