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Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII

“If Heaven is merciful, it will someday efface from my consciousness, the sight that I saw and let me live my last years in peace. I cannot sleep at night now, and have to take opiates when it thunders.” – H.P. Lovecraft, The Lurking Fear If you’re a real, tried-and-true human being…one with a legit [&hellip

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Dismemberment – Embrace the Dark

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” – Edgar Allen Poe I was probably just a couple years into my teens when I really started to notice how much unbridled flack many people around me gave to anything they deemed even [&hellip

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Forbidden Magazine presents: Nate of the Living Dead’s “Best of 2013”

Personally speaking, 2013 was one hell of a moody beast to contend with. It was indeed a year full of heart-swelling ups and nerve-shattering downs, new experiences (spanning the spectrum from amazingly good to horrendously nightmarish), and the glorious accomplishment of a few life milestones. That being said, I’m glad to be able to wave [&hellip

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Black Sabbath – 13

Note: The views within this review may offend some diehards, are solely those of Nate of the Living Dead, and may not reflect the ideas of his Forbidden Magazine cohorts. We all have those heartfelt stories about the times when we were first introduced to the music that has had the most influence, good or [&hellip

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Fuck The Facts

Originally taking shape in the late 90’s as the solo project of guitarist Topon Das, Canada’s own Fuck The Facts has evolved over the years into one of the underground’s most formidable grind/noise outfits. With countless split releases and EP’s, with the likes of Hewhocorrupts, Leng Tch’e and many others, as well as eight devastating [&hellip

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Thorr-Axe

Channeling the undeniable fury conjured by the likes of Black Sabbath, Sleep, Bathory, and Venom among others, Indiana doom metal trio, Thorr-Axe, are a self-described “raiding party comprised of three guys with a mutual love of heavy music.” Further, they’re fascinated with dragons, wizards, frost giants, and Vikings…as well as what happens when those Vikings [&hellip

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Fuck The Facts – Amer

“Chaos is a friend of mine.” – Bob Dylan So many members of the human population are repulsed by things that bear a chaotic quality. To some, any type of disorder, or straying from the norm, in the world we live in equates to evil and an unwelcome ugliness. It’s my guess that this type [&hellip

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Vit – The Dry Season

“The Midwest is such a tabula rasa.” – Richard Powers, author As a nearly lifelong Indiana resident (save for a couple of glorious, highly caffeinated years in Seattle), I’ve definitely become acquainted with the ugly side of the middle region of the country. I mean, sure…many of the stories thrown around bear at least a [&hellip

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Lecherous Nocturne

– Hails!! The last time Forbidden touched base with Lecherous Nocturne, it was through the band’s former vocalist, shortly after the Immolation tour. How have the line-up changes since then altered the chemistry and sound of the band, in general? I don’t think it has changed much. The instrumental core of the band has been [&hellip

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Black Goat of the Woods

In the short time since the band’s inception, Indianapolis black grind monstrosity, Black Goat of the Woods, have carved their own festering mark into the face of the extreme underground. Their absolutely crushing self-titled EP is proof positive that these five guys mean unholy business. And business is good, apparently! Having already shared the stage [&hellip

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