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Usurper – Lords Of The Permafrost

Chicago based Usurper return with their sixth full length album, Lords Of The Permafrost. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, the band were formed in 1993 and share their name with another Death Metal band from Atlanta who split up around 1990. What hit me straight away in track opener ‘Skull Splitter’,  is …

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Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude

Hailing from Germany and formed 2008, they present their 5th album. Downfall of Gaia are a melting pot of influences, taking pieces from many different genres and making them blend into a seamless onslaught which is full of unexpected twists and turns. There are several long pieces on this album …

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Petros Petalas creates new band ‘The Sullen’

All new Athenian one man project band ‘The Sullen’ are set to release their first track ‘For Strange Times  Ahead’ in both digital and physical forms in the near future. Formed out of the ashes of his previous band ‘Final Words Of Sorrow’, The Sullen was created last year by …

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The Scars In Pneuma – The Path Of Seven Sorrows

Hailing from the City of Brescia in Italy, at the foot of the Alps, The Scars In Pneuma introduce themselves with this their debut album, ‘The Path Of Seven Sorrows’. Formed initially as a solo project in late 2016, vocalist, guitarist and bassist Lorenzo Marchello decided to make the project into …

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SAOR- Forgotten Paths

Every so often an album comes along that is immediately enveloping. This is a record that deserves undivided attention. With each spin new sounds and interwoven melodies start to appear. Mainman Andy Marshall hails from Scotland and has moved forward his unique vision which is steeped in the Culture and …

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Deus Mori – And From The Trenches Bore Darkness EP.

It’s great being old sometimes especially when the lead singer from Deus Mori asks you if you like black metal, would you like to review their debut EP And From The Trenches Bore Darkness and you can reply with “I saw Venom in 1985 so yes it would be a …

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Behemoth – A History of Controlled Chaos

Now that the dust has began to settle with the release of the oddly titled “I loved you at your Darkest”, it is an opportunity to explore the history of Behemoth which starts back in 1991. It really is only in the past 5-8 years that Behemoth have come into …

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Primal Age – A Silent Wound EP

  A Silent Wound is the new EP from French hardcore outfit Primal Age.  Hailing from the city of Rouen, north west of Paris, the five piece have produced an EP of original material and a medley of Slayer songs as a tribute to late guitarist Jeff Hanneman and Mika Adjennian …

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Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine

Lots of things make perfect sense when put together.  Fish and chips, salt and vinegar.  Some things seem totally incongruous, like cats and dogs, Trump and the Presidency.  And there are other things you would just never even consider pairing up.  Cheese and chocolate, PlanetMosh and boy bands.  The new …

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Solstafir – Tilberi EP

Tilberi, the three song EP by Iceland’s Solstafir, starts out slowly, almost melancholic, and highly melodic. As with it’s contemporaries in the sonic land of atmospheric post-metal, Tilberi‘s tracks quickly evolve into something deeper, compelling one to listen further. Tilberi‘s mix is raw, retaining an almost ‘demo’ quality muddiness in …

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Skeletonwitch – The Aphotic Gloom EP

‘The Aphotic Gloom’ comes three years since Skeletonwitch‘s last full-length release  “Serpents Unleashed” and after the departure of vocalist Chance Garnette. There was much buzz about their new vocalist and this four track EP does indeed feature the powerhouse that is Adam Clemans of Wolvhammer fame. The EP itself is something of …

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Drakonis – As They Rot

It’s been a long day at the office, you get home, put your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the day is over. While you are nice and relaxed you decide to put on some music, only instead of the soothing sounds of Mozart you are …

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Soothsayer – At this Great Depth

Soothsayer hail from Ireland and have been described as doom merchants, however there is a lot more on offer here than doom. They present two hefty tracks with a mixture of influences which have been moulded together to give a unique and dense sound.  The First track “Umpire”, begins with a …

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Venon Inc Announce October European Tour

VENOM INC Announce October European Tour with VITAL REMAINS and MORTUARY DRAPE VENOM INC are hitting the road for a European Tour in October with support from Death Metal legends VITAL REMAINS and Italian underground cult Black Metallers MORTUARY DRAPE. MORTUARY DRAPE are 30 years old this year and celebrating …

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Patria Announce New Album “Magna Adversia”

PATRIA – “MAGNA ADVERSIA” The Brazillian black-metal onslaught is gearing up for their newest effort and we are stoked! Here is what the band has to say about the upcoming album: “We’re really excited about this new album and how the things are turning out, so we decided to post …

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Deafheaven – New Bermuda

Hailing from a decidedly unfrostbitten San Francisco, the blackgaze Deafheaven has released its latest five song album, titled New Bermuda. Ranging from a drain cleaner caustic to a gentle caress, the five long-playing tunes on New Bermuda weave experimental, varied, smooth tapestries of sound. Deafheaven is one of a select …

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Dalkhu – Descend… Into Nothingness

Slovenian melodic black-death metal act Dalkhu has released its latest opus, Descend… Into Nothingness. The album contains seven songs, which are an intense mixture of death, black, and even folk metal elements. Guttural, brutal death metal vocals permeate “Pitch Black Cave”, and the other tunes. Like Jeff Walker‘s famed vocal …

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Ruach Raah – Hate Fanaticism

A certain faction of the black metal fandom prefers raw, unpolished music, because it sounds more true or authentic to them. Ruach Raah, from Portugal, has arrived to add its spin on metal music to the genre’s already immense ranks. Hate Fanaticism, the band’s ten song album, is a mid-paced, …

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Varathron: New EP Coming This October

Varathron: New EP Coming This October STREAM PREMIERE TRACK HERE ! Greek black metal legends, VARATHRON, are gearing up to release a new seven-track EP, called “The Confessional Of The Black Penitents”, this October 23rd on Agonia Records. “The Confessional Of The Black Penitents” features three brand new tracks and four songs recorded live, …

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Vomit Of Doom – ‘Obey The Darkness’

South America seems to spew forth new black metal bands with more regularity than a good dose of Epsom Salts could induce.  The latest to come to PM’s attention are Argentinian crew Vomit Of Doom, about whom we know nothing more than the fact that this ten-track 27-minute opus was …

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