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Forever Autumn's acoustic doom will not be for everyone, but it has magic on its own terms.
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Oakland-based Doom Death band focusing on atmospheric sophisticated sounds. Liturgical at times, comparisons can be drawn with Loss and Mournful Congr...
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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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2014-12-17 : New Subterranean Disposition album underway
Recording for the sophomore 'Soundtracks for Our Landscapes of Failure' has begun
2014-12-17 : Norilsk sign with Hypnotic Dirge Records
Debut full-length to follow in early 2015
2014-12-17 : Debut album from Oktor
'Another Dimension Of Pain' out now via Solitude Productions
2014-12-17 : Vote Doom: Sorrow's Path
Greek Doomsters would like your support for the Sweden Rock competition
2014-12-11 : New Ennoea single
'Hallucinations of the Godhead' now on Bandcamp
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Circus Of Freaks
    Without God: "Stay stoned and buried in sludge in the name of DOOM!"
 cdimgFrom Judgement To The Grave (EP)
    A solid, hard-rocking slab of entertaining Metal-influenced Stoner Doom can be found in Presumption's debut EP.

An Unending Pathway
    The latest from Atriarch: a remorselessly creative, beautifully executed record.
 cdimgUnwanted And Worthless
    Sluagh's debut full-length - a decent evolution from the earlier EP.
cdimgWhen Death Comes
    Aphonic Threnody's debut full-length may well be looked back on as one of the quintessential records of its day.
    A step up from the demo, and with potential for more: Ennoea's debut sets its own style.
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2014-11-29 : Aeonsgate (Traditional Doom)
2014-11-23 : A Day In Venice (Gothic/Doom)
2014-11-22 : Sundecay (Stoner/Doom)
2014-11-20 : Lacrima (Gothic/Doom)
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2014-12-15 : Interview with My Shameful
With their 6th full-length album just released through MFL Records, we thought we'd take the opportunity to find out a little more about Finnish/German band My Shameful. Founder member Sami Rautio was kind enough to satisfy our curiosity.
2014-12-08 : Interview with Shape Of Despair
Ten years on from 'Illusion's Play', Shape Of Despair are poised to finally release a fourth album. Guitarist Jarno and vocalist Henri give us a picture of where the band is today.
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