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Nothing like previous Gothic works,Mekigah's latest outing is sonic terror of the bleakest, most industrial-sounding kind.
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Old school-influenced melodic Death/Doom from Caxias do Sul. Taking inspiration from early '90s Peaceville acts, they work with mixed clean/harsh vocals ov...
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Times are tough for underground websites. (2014-03-12)
From where we're sitting, times look tough for the underground Metal scene. The music's still out there, but we're clearly not the only site that's struggling to find people to keep up with new releases, never mind having time to devote to classics that deserve revisiting. Is it simply something that's had its time, and is just slowly withering into obscurity as the last of the dedicated sites and forums and blogs fade away?

We hope not. It's a proud heritage, filled with defiantly independent spirits who form the bands, run the labels and publicise the scene. But it needs an active fanbase to nourish those things, to take an interest and participate in keeping them alive, to create some sense of community rather than lone voices howling in the wilderness.

That is why we are appealing, again, for anyone with time and talent to help. If you like Doom, and want to talk about it; if you want to support music that you love, then contact us to get involved. Not for material reward - there's little of that, to be honest - but for the satisfaction of being a part of this scene: to promote your chosen music, to discover more about it, even to make contacts and friends amongst the bands and labels - that's what being a reviewer or interviewer is really about. And if you don't feel able to write formally, why not join in on the forum instead? Share your thoughts and comments with us, ask questions or start discussions. It doesn't take much to build up a thriving group with common interests, just a little effort to get involved, stand up and be counted as a fan.

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2015-02-22 : Grey Skies Fallen issue previous digital-only EPs
'Introspective/Along Came Life' reissued in digipack
2015-02-22 : Vinyl re-release for Ephemeros
Out now on Parasitic Records
2015-02-21 : Abysmal Grief/Runes Order 12" split announced
Release in April, through Italian Doom Metal Records
2015-02-15 : Annual Hypnotic Dirge free compilation released
'Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be' available now
2015-02-15 : Free Nordavind Records compilation now available
'North Wind: Volume I' out now
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Forest Of The Lost
    Mountain God's second EP capitalises and improves on everything that was good about their debut.
 cdimgHerbs For The Alter
    It needs refinement and tightening-up, but Hypnochron's debut does show some promise.

The Hourglass
    Atten Ash finally get a well-deserved CD release of their 2012 Death/Doom debut.
 cdimgRandom Cosmic Violence
    Usnea's sophomore album can be described in one word: ugly. And that is a good thing.
    Mesmur's debut is a truly excellent record that should be part of any Funeral/Death Doom lover's collection.
 cdimgEx Nihilo In Nihilum
    As much about quality of atmosphere as quality of music, Et Moriemur's sophomore abounds with both.
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2015-02-22 : Starve (Sludge/Doom)
2015-02-21 : Aghori (Drone/Doom)
2015-02-08 : The Raven King (Atmospheric Doom)
2015-02-08 : Meaningful Void (Death/Doom)
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2015-02-22 : Interview with Atten Ash
We took the opportunity to have a chat with Atten Ash's James Greene to mark the reissue - three years after an obscure initial digital release - of the band's debut album.
2015-02-22 : Interview with Starve
Quick introductory interview.
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