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Death MetalMusic

Like a demon’s birth in the darkest depths of hell, the death metal of Vasaeleth is a wretched natal ritual giving life to a truly horrific beast. Every so often the US death metal underground, and indeed worldwide too, falls victim to a ferocious new fiend and that newest fiend

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MusicNeo Folk

In 1960, American novelist John Steinbeck wrote: “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it

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Avant GardeMusicNeo Folk

Lux Interna’s there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun has been one of my favorite surprises of the year so far.  Mixing the doom-isms of Nick Cave with the kind of tinkered Americana popularized by groups like 16 Horsepower, and adding a huge dose of

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MusicReviewsSludge

Last year, Ireland’s Zhora crept into the metal scene in Ireland with a brief online-only EP called Feet Nailed To The Ground. It exhibited a band that, while in their infancy, had aggression and exuberance in spades and most importantly, the bit between their teeth; so much so that they

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Death MetalFeaturesLive RitualsMusicReviews

All Photos by Ted Reckoning It’s been 17 long years since At The Gates played in Vancouver and surely since their reformation in 2007, the people of Van City have been pining for one of Swedish death metal’s finest exports to land into town at The Rickshaw. Finally, the time

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Black MetalDeath MetalDemosMusicReviewsThrash

You have to wonder just how much gas is left in the tank for this brand of revisionist old school death metal. Some absolute gems like ZOM and Bone Sickness have popped up over the last two or three years; the common themes being bands with an affinity for the

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