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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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This band from the Ukraine, Nonsun, has created a sonic puzzle in this album that makes you ponder, what is doom? For me, doom is less about worshipping Black Sabbath and more about delving into a sense of woeful despondence. This duo, comprised of Goatooth and Alpha, has created a wider

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, made up of the legend Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea). Unsuspecting listeners get a brutal assault on their senses. The low end is felt internally and externally. It engulfs the green room like a blanket.   Jakob. Their

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Brothers of the Sonic Cloth opened the day up on the main stage. Tad Doyle of grunge band Tad lays down heavy slabs of riff, not dissimilar to Yob. It’s a big opening to the day, even with a guitar string breakage Tad entertains the

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Power, Swirling Emotions, Soaring Passion, Vast Soundscapes – these are only some of the words that come to my mind as I listen to the new Eleanora LP entitled Allure that comes out in May via our comrades over at Consouling Sounds. This record shows that this band is willing to bear

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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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The Netherlands’ THE FIFTH ALLIANCE just released their new album Death Poems, and it is a true post rock gem. Today we’re lucky to be premiering their new video for “Your Abyss,” and it’s a gorgeous, bleak visual paired with a melancholy, passionate track. Directed by Teis Albers, the heavy

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Löbo, the Lisbon based four-piece, released the excellent Alma back in 2009. I missed this album the first time around but thankfully, Signal Rex is breathing new life into the recording with a vinyl & tape release this April. Löbo are utterly engrossing and hypnotizing on the ep-length album’s four

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Sumac is a band that has gotten a ton of attention since their inception in 2014, and for good reason. Their debut, The Deal, was released on Profound Lore, and they have toured extensively since its release. They are embarking on a west coast tour that opens on Thursday this

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It’s another year, which means another round of amazing festivals dedicated to the love of all things dark and heavy! One of the UK’s greatest and most crushing underground musical events has just been announced, and we’ve got tickets for you! DESERTFEST 2016 has a seriously stacked lineup for those who

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Racism is never a joke…Phil Anselmo, you straight fucking played yourself in the eyes of so many, and CVLT Nation will never support you in any way or form. I have been an active part of the underground music community since the early 80s, and I have never made the

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How excited are we to see At The Drive In roll through our hometown this June? Let’s just say words can’t describe how we feel, so I won’t even try. I think when we heard about their upcoming world tour, we just made a bunch of incoherent noises, mostly because in

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