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Megaton Leviathan's sophomore layers varied instrumentation and effects into a minimalistic yet tasteful concoction.
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Started out in 1986 as a hardcore/punk act, they have since evolved into a brutal doom/death act. The music is gloomy, and depressive at times, while still ret...
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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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2015-01-17 : Solitude Productions store update
Price and discount revisions for 2015
2015-01-17 : WarHorse reissues through Southern Lord
Debut and final re-releases due 23rd February
2015-01-17 : Vote doom again: Sorrows Path
Band still gunning for top spot at the Sweden Rock Festival
2015-01-17 : Atten Ash debut album release
Due February 19, 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records
2015-01-17 : Norilsk debut full-length announced
Due March 10, 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records
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Terra 42
    Sci-fi-based Italian Psychedelic/Stoner/Doom - really, what's not to like about L'Ira Del Baccano's quirkiness?
    The new Septic Mind is much more melodic and accessible, but no less original than its predecessors. We need more surprises like this in Extreme Doom.

    After years of waiting and confusion, Lachrimatory finally have their album properly released on CD. And it was well worth the wait.
 cdimgLycanthia/Atten Ash (Split 7")
    Good-quality teaser single gives a brief but tempting taste of both Lycanthia and Atten Ash.
cdimgLycanthia/Atten Ash (Split 7")
    Good-quality teaser single gives a brief but tempting taste of both Lycanthia and Atten Ash.
 cdimgUnheard Prayer
    Amederia's derivative retreading of Gothic/Doom standards does not reach inspiring heights.
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2015-01-29 : Atten Ash (Death/Doom)
2015-01-28 : Lucian the Wolfbearer (Funeral Doom)
2015-01-26 : L'Ira Del Baccano (Stoner/Doom)
2015-01-26 : Restless Oblivion (Death/Doom)
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2015-01-26 : Interview with Helevorn
After many years in the business, Mallorca-based Helevorn's third full-length 'Compassion Forlorn' finally saw release. We took the opportunity to talk to frontman Josep Brunet about the band's history and future.
2015-01-18 : Interview with Wolf Counsel
Quick introductory interview.
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