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In the shadows cast by the shimmer of candlelight and glimpsed from the hollows of livestock skulls, North Carolina’s Young and in the Way have been toiling with the dark arts in a way yet to be seen by any other. Their debut off Deathwish Inc., When Life Comes to

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Label: Profound Lore Records I am alone in an empty house. This might sound like an inauspicious start for a music review, but stick with me; after all, Agalloch has something of a skill for prompting introspection, especially in music writers. We talk about the spirits of the forests, frigid

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I love ritual black metal as much as the next damned soul, but Verberis‘ Vastitas tape ups the ante on aggression without sacrificing atmosphere. There are eerie plucked notes sounding while frenetic riffs keep the music hostile. The keyboards are used sparingly, and Verberis don’t play it the way most

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I have been waiting all fucking year for this album to be done, and now it’s almost here: BARGHEST’s The Virtuous Purge, coming out via Gilead Media in June 2014. After hearing just the demos months ago, I knew that this band was going to destroy everything around them with

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A few months ago the name Coltsblood may not have meant a whole lot to you, but tours with Watain and signing with Candlelight is sure to change that, and more importantly, this devastating record that they call their debut album, Into The Unfathomable Abyss, is destined to do wonders.

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Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day One to capture performances from Electric Wizard, Anaal Nathrakh, Blood Ceremony, Jucifer, Moss and Satan’s Satyrs! Check out her awesome photos below, and stay tuned for

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