Tag : Black Metal

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Djerv – Djerv

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Published on: August 15, 2011

Straight out of Oslo, Djerv is a heavy outfit consisting of members from acts Animal Alpha, Trelldom and Stonegard. Their self titled debut has just recently been released and has been followed by quite a lot of buzz. Unfortunately this band came with baggage. The singer is ( dun dun [...]

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Nine Covens – On The Coming Of Darkness

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Published on: August 14, 2011

Do you know what I like about Britain’s Nine Covens? They don’t give a fuck. Who are these guys? Why are they wearing cloaks? The Candlelight Records press release gives us the mysterious “current and former members of some of the key extreme bands from the last decade.” That’s cool; [...]

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ICS Vortex – Storm Seeker

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Published on: August 11, 2011

Simen Hestnæs, better known under his stage monniker ICS Vortex, is a well known figure in the Norwegian metal scene. Besides his stint with Dimmu Borgir, he’s seen action with Lamented Souls, Borknagar and Arcturus. After his tumultuous departure from Dimmu Borgir, he rejoined Borknagar and Arcturus and he set [...]

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From Earsplit PR – WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: NPR Track Premiere & Tour Updates

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Published on: August 9, 2011

Today, mainstream media outlet National Public Radio is hosting the public’s first listen to “Woodland Cathedral,” the fifth track off of Cascadian black metal act WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s upcoming LP, Celestial Lineage. The majestic “Woodland Cathedral” is surely one of the most melodic and serene arrangements within WITTR’s [...]

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Chthonic – Takassago Army

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Published on: August 7, 2011

Metal from Asia, it has a certain exotic ring to it. Chthonic from Taiwan made quite an impression with their Mirror Of Retribution (2009), although aquisitions of being a mere Cradle Of Filth clone were never far away. The latest releases by these Asians, entitled Takassago Army, has the potential [...]

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From Earsplit PR – ABSU’s New Album Confirmed For October 4 Release

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Published on: July 28, 2011

Candlelight Records today confirms October 4th as the North American release date for ABSU’s new album titled Abzu. As previously announced, the album is part two of a planned trilogy of recordings from the Dallas-based mythological occult metal band. Mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), the album features the [...]

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Shining – Född Förlorare

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Published on: July 21, 2011

Behold, all you suffering people full of self destruction, hate and hurt (or all you who just love some very good music)! Niklas Kvarforth and his men have returned, two years after VI: Klagopsalmer, bringing along their seventh album named ‘Född Förlorare’, a(nother) masterpiece with the unmistakable Shining sound. When [...]

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Elitist – Fear In A Handful Of Dust

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Published on: July 13, 2011

Elitist is an death/black metal band with roots in the hardcore scene from Portland, Oregon. They’ve released a couple of demos, EP’s and split albums before, however Fear In A Handful Of Dust is their first full-length album. Let’s take a closer look what kind of sonic mayhem they got [...]

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Corpus Christii – Luciferian Frequencies

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Published on: July 9, 2011

Burn your soul with the latest from Portuguese black metallers, Corpus Christii. This album is a grower, let’s get that clear from the beginning. Prior to sitting down to tap this out, I have listened to the album a total of probably five or six times. I still don’t feel [...]

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Interview With A Forest Of Stars

Some time ago Alternative Matter’s very own Mat Davies was quite amazed by the latest A Forest Of Stars record, entitled Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring. Reason enough to have a friendly chat with these lads. On behalf of the band The Gentleman (TG) and Curse (C) answered some questions on [...]

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