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DOOL release anticipated second album, Summerland, on April 10th

Watch ‘Sulphur & Starlight’ HERE… Ryanne van Dorst about the track: “It is a song about dualism. The reflection and the reflected, two sides of the same mirror. What is left of one Self in the eye of the Other and vice versa? It is the opening track of Summerland, and makes a great starting point for the journey through the album’s theme.” Founded in 2015 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a name derived from the Dutch word for “wandering,” dark rockers DOOL embarked on an ongoing spiritual and musical journey that took them far within a short amount of […]

Album Review: FEN – The Dead Light

Melancholic, mournful, furious and hopeful are all words that circled me in listening through FEN’s 2019 release, The Dead Light. This is the sixth full length album released by this atmospheric black metal war horse since their inception in 2006, and this is their most formidable album to date. Unlike previous releases, The Dead Light brings more prog elements to the table. This mixes well with the more typical soundscapes and blackened fury FEN is known for. The album opens with ‘Witness’ which really introduces you to what you should expect for the rest of the album. It starts with […]

Album Review: Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust

From the beginning of opener ‘The Battle Of White Mountain’, the distortion tone is pretty on point, with riff work that is none too shabby. I can definitely stay that what I wasn’t expecting was a female lead singer, which isn’t usually my cup of tea. Well, if the second track’s opening riff, which carries through the song, isn’t a rip off ‘Forever My Queen’ by PENTAGRAM, I’ll eat my hat. I find myself still down with the vocals of Amy Tung Barrysmith, as she has a pretty soothing voice in my opinion, very reminiscent of Jex Thoth in spaces. […]

CROWHURST with GAVIN BRYARS Incoherent American Narrative, January 24th, 2020

BEHOLD… What do Aphex Twin, Tom Waits and CROWHURST have in common besides vast and challenging discographies? They’ve all at one point collaborated with GAVIN BRYARS, one of the world’s most important and celebrated living composers. Recorded in an 18th century hotel in the French Pyrenees, the new album by CROWHURST recomposes and gives new life to elements of released and unreleased works by BRYARS. The end result are pieces that feel as close to the symphonic drone of Monoliths-era Sunn 0))) as they do to BRYARS’ collaborations with Brian Eno on Discreet Music or his masterwork The Sinking Of […]

NOVEMBERS DOOM premiere not one but two singles from forthcoming album, Nephilim Grove

With Nephilim Grove, NOVEMBERS DOOM celebrate their 30th anniversary in style, building upon the grandiose vision Paul Kuhr has developed throughout the years. As an entity existing in his singular musical universe of doom, death and progressive metal, the band by now dodges all endeavors of categorization. Watch/Share ‘Nephilim Grove’ HERE Watch/Share ‘Petrichor’ HERE Kuhr expands on 2017’s Hamartia in the most daring yet root-conscious way, offering “new colors, new sounds, the same bad-assery. We never set out with a vision other than to just write what makes sense and feels right. It always shows our mood at a given […]

Cascadian Black Metal Legends FAUNA Sign To Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions & Embark On April European Tour

Originators of Cascadian Black Metal, the almighty FAUNA have signed a worldwide deal with Lupus Lounge/Prophecy Productions. “FAUNA looks to the sky as we initiate a new collaboration with Prophecy Productions, calling forth new initiatory rites and preparing to revisit past chapters. There is not another label with Prophecy’s reach and stature that so thoroughly respects our objectives and has such a diverse and respectable roster of fellow seekers. We entrust our legacy to them as we move forward into a new era, utterly sacred in its unpredictability.” – FAUNA Listen to Fauna here In 2004, the drive to explore […]