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Engulfed In Blackness

  1. Greetings, maniac! Tell us a bit about Engulfed in Blackness! Who, what, when, where and why did you form this band? a. My name is Brandon Von, I formed Engulfed in Blackness on January 7th, 2013 with my friend Lee LeTourneau, who only stayed in the band a few weeks because of family [&hellip

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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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Essential New Find of the Week: Tears of Regret (Jordanian/Iraqi Atmospheric Black Funeral Doom metal)

I finally checked out some of the backlog of inbox requests for reviews/interviews a few days back and one of the more interesting ones was from Odai for his Tears of Regret band, which does actually live up to the description he gave me of “Atmospheric Black Funeral Doom metal”. Much like the other few [&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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Reptilian Death – The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence

I won’t bother going into all the typical factual nonsense that often accompanies my reviews with this release from Reptilian Death. All right, most of them, anyway. I mean, you will just forget where the band is from, what other 3 bands the drummer has toured with, et cetera. What should concern you is whether or [&hellip

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Witch Cross – Axe to Grind

Be skeptical. It’s okay. My goodness, when Witch Cross last released and album, world maps looked quite a bit different than they do today! Reformed with Kevin Moore who handles live vocals for the mighty Saxon, Witch Cross has received the auspices of stalwart label Hells Headbangers with their legendary “Fit For Fight” album released [&hellip

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Temple Nightside – Condemnation

From unimaginable and terrifying depths emerges the debut full length by Australian Black/Death metal outfit, Temple Nightside. While the band remains rather obscure they’ve put out two prior releases. The first of these releases was the “Prophecies of Malevolence” MLP followed shortly by a split with the much praised Antediluvian. Mixed by none other than [&hellip

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KATECHON – MAN, GOD, GIANT

I’ve said it before, and goddamit, I’ll keep saying it. As many of the Norwegian bands we all came to know and love since the black metal days of terror have gone on to become sad caricatures of themselves, it almost got to where hearing about a band from that country hardly became the exciting [&hellip

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Beyond – Fatal Power of Death

To be quite honest this year has unfortunately been lacking for solid releases. But just when it seemed like Black and Death Metal had all but died out for the year Beyond released their debut, “Fatal Power of Death.” Having heard the previous 7″ I was eagerly anticipating a full length release. I can say [&hellip

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