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Fast and pissed. The two words that best describes the band Hockey Dads from the Boston and Haverhill area in Massachusetts.  This band is as gnarly as it gets! Their first show will be on May 20th at Anchors Up in Haverhill, MA. Make a stop in Texas….please? Demo review,

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KEN Mode is a noise rock/sludge/hardcore band that was formed September 1999  by Jesse and Shane Matthewson, both whom are brothers and have stayed in the band throughout the entire time it’s been together.  There were a few line up changes, bouncing from Darryl Laxdal, Drew Johnson, Jahmeel Russell, and

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What’s a female fronted violin-playing  blackened crust band you say? Well, you should stop right here and look no further because THIS is THAT band. Ecocide play a very unique form of crust that incorporates tremolo picking, heavily distorted sludgy as FUCK riffs, and a violin thrown in to give

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Wailing Native American chants, etherial layers of sound crashing against transcendental lyrics are some of the things you will hear while listening to Bruce Lamont’s Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, out now on At a Loss Records. This is very heavy music in the cerebral & other-worldly sense. The

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What a freaking night! A week or so ago, we got a chance to see history in the making at the Smell club in L.A. We were attacked by three super rad bands. First up was Crazy Band, the name yells it all. These humans play in-your-face junk rock. When

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Why, why, why do humans try to put ideas into boxes? Boxes are like rules, they should be smashed! With the April 19th Seventh Rule release of the album Furnace, Batillus have created doom in their own image. This is a universe where gothic keys travel alongside mammoth Sabbath riffs

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With one hit, actually I mean one listen, to Bong’s soon to be released album “Beyond Ancient Space” on Ritual Productions, they totally live up to their name sake. To me there are many different ways for doom metal to effect the listener. While checking out this epic record from

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Because God Luck And Good Speed is such an awesome record, I was expecting a lot from Jason… the Dragon. Although we all know that it doesn’t happen too often that a band releases two extremely good records in a row. I listened to this record for the first time

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No Post Rock influences. No Shoegazing. No layered guitars. No clean vocals. No overblown production. No compromises. No light. No hope.  This pretty much sums up what Afflicting the dichotomy of trepid creation by Pale Chalice is all about. They’re keeping up where bands like Darkthrone or Gorgoroth left of

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This is some pretty hate-filled sludge right here from the UK that lives somewhere in-between the styles and sounds of Grief, Buzzoven, Eyehategod, Iron Monkey, Negative Reaction, Crowbar and High On Fire but also reminded me a little of Cough even though that band isn’t listed as an influence. Wizard’s

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That time has arrived, finally one of the most anticipated albums of the last few years is out. Orchid’s ‘Capricorn’ has been released by Doom Dealer and it goes way beyond expectations. It is rare when an album that has been hyped to such a degree actually lives up to

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A good bunch of Black Metal bands seem to be inspired by the rural surroundings they live in. Themes like anti-modernity, paganism and the worship of nature’s phenomena just don’t seem go to well hand in hand with multi-level buildings, rush hours, smog and hipster kids hanging around at Starbucks.

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