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Sunn O))) releases live archives of unmixed and unmastered taper and fan recordings on BandCamp; Summer tour schedule approaching + vinyl represses available

The band is embracing the boot leggers and calling for fan contributions

Sunn O))) announces that their live, cathartic reverberations have been documented and can now be accessed via their live BandCamp page.

Sabbath Assembly set a release date for their fifth album and premiere first video and album trailer

Like the albatross falling from the mariner’s neck, the band has freed itself from the cult’s theology in order to explore its own creations - with no special guest appearances or narrative frills.

Svart Records announces September 11th as the international release date for Sabbath Assembly's highly anticipated fifth album, Sabbath Assembly.

Voices- London (Candlelight Records)

Voices takes us on a harrowing journey though London.

There are some albums out there that make the life of a reviewer living hell. Not because they are particularly bad, but because they represent something of a personal Everest for the reviewer.

Opium Warlords - Taste My Sword of Understanding (Svart Records)

Bass. Bass. More bass. Heavy joy...
Release Date: 
29 May 2014 - 11:30pm

Opium Warlords love the bass; just for this reason it gets my seal of approval.

Godzilla Black - The Great Terror (Triple Jump Records)

What the fuck just happened?
Release Date: 
29 Sep 2013 - 11:30pm

As the final notes of The Blue Music (the final track on Godzilla Black's The Great Terror album) fade, I find myself rhetorically asking 'What just happened?' -

Akris - Self Titled (Domestic Genocide Records)

A veritable feast of bass...
Release Date: 
30 Sep 2013 - 11:30pm

Oof! This debut album from Akris is a bass-centric slasher fest. It's experimental/punk/sludge/noise/psychedelica and a host of other things but boring it certainly is not.

CERNA - Restoring Life (Domestic Genocide Records)

'Nice' is probably the wrong adjective to use...
Release Date: 
27 May 2013 - 11:30pm

This is the debut album from CERNA; an "instrumental, post-blackened solo project" (as the press blurb says) of Cody McCoy of The Omega Experiment

SaaR - The Last Day (Own Label)

Experimental (but not nearly enough)
Release Date: 
9 Jun 2013 - 11:30pm

French experimentalists SaaR haven't gone in for long-winded song titles, instead they've opted for Part I to Part IV on their latest release The Last Day

The Kolmas – Kolmas Testi (Ektro)

The minimal of minimal.
Release Date: 
31 May 2013 - 12:30pm

The Kolmas is a non-metal project from Finland comprising of one guy that makes electronic loopings.

The Moth Gatherer – A Bright Celestial Light (Agonia Records)

Progressive Doom from Sweden.
Release Date: 
16 Apr 2013 - 12:30pm

The Swedish duo The Moth Gatherer debuts with this 5-track album that shows a blend of the doom metal sound and progressive music, made in the best Cult of Luna