Hailing from New York, UNEARTHLY TRANCE formed in 2000. Founding members Ryan Lipynsky and Jay Newman began with the idea of a 'Metaphysical Funeral Pyre'. Like a Phoenix Undead, UNEARTHLY TRANCE instantly gained attention due to the heavy atmospheric riffs laced with viciously attacking vocals. Within a year, they put themselves on the map and into the subconscious of the underground metal scene.
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Hailing from Malmö, Sweden and formed in 2001, SUMA has been spreading the plague of their sonic weight, noise-ridden hallucinatory Doom Metal on the world for the past decade. Through these years they've lured hordes of humans into the lair with their devastatingly heavy, one way trip into the vortex live performances and crushing delivery on their recorded matters.
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CORRUPTED are a Japanese Doom / Sludge Metal band. They are known for their antipathy towards mainstream acceptance, even in their subgenre, which naturally tends towards obscurity. This is reflected not only in their dark and oppressive musical style but their reclusive nature, avoiding interviews, social networks and publicity photo shoots. Despite their lack of media exposure they have recorded prolifically throughout their career.
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FUNERAL MOTH is a Japanese extreme Post-Doom Metal / Dark Ambient band established in 2005. Forcing the listener into relentless soliloquy as he lies supine and naked, subject to the many pricks of cold reason. Lush, deeply distorted chords played along the minor scale on an impossibly low-tuning give this band an expansive and panoramic sound of the oceans.
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LASCAR, from Santiago, play unpolished Atmospheric Black Metal with Burzumesque vocals, sometimes quick, sometimes drifty, always keeping up the flow. Epic post-Black Metal, which concentrates on establishing a melancholic, dreamy atmosphere instead of hyper-complex songwriting.
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NADJA | Canada / Germany
NADJA is a duo of Aidan Baker & Leah Buckareff making music that encompasses Experimental / Drone, Ambient, Shoegazer and Doom Metal. Is a challenging band in that while they don’t fully separate from common musical practices, they’ve buried them in such a massive pile of noise and elongated drones that it takes a great deal of effort to sift through it all. Nevertheless, there is a linkage to be found that can tie this modern curiosity in with the long beloved traditional Doom Metal sound.
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EL ALTAR DEL HOLOCAUSTO (Altar Of Holocaust) is most probably the hardest working D.I.Y. band I've ever seen coming out from Spain. More than a hundred shows (booked mostly by themselves) and three CD releases (done everything by themselves too, from the artwork to the distribution), topped off by an amazing and very particular mixture of Instrumental and Atmospheric Doomy Post-Metal.
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SPECTRAL LORE | Greece
Spectral Lore is an Atmospheric Black Metal, Ambient and Experimental music project founded year 2005 in Athens, Greece by Nihilus Ayloss. Its lyrics focus on wandering through abstract settings.
Ayloss, the man behind Spectral Lore, isn't one to stick to the straight and narrow left-hand path.
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Altarage are as real as they get, though there’s no way to decipher who in the hell they are. They could be an entirely new band in the excellent Spaniard extreme scene. Either way, they could be some kind of supergroup we don’t have the way to know about as well.
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Ulvesang is a Darkfolk/Neofolk band from Canada (NS) inspired by spiritualism, paganism, nature, and melancholy. Our influences within the genre are important to us, but we strive to build our own unique take on a pre-established sound. We hope to build stories and atmosphere with our music.
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FVNERALS are a very special kind of band; the kind that flirt with the boundary separating the horrific and the beautiful, using one aspect to amplify the other.
They know how to create powerful songs by using melodies shrouded in ethereal tones! The soundscape this band conjures up is the kind that you can escape into.
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One way to appreciate music is to understand the meter, or time, it is performed in. For example, it might be 2/4 time, or 3/4 time, or 4/4 time. In the case of NOOTHGRUSH the music is performed in geological time. That's right, this is the band whose riffs are so plodding that continental drift, by contrast, appears downright hasty. Calling this music slow is like calling The Beatles moderately successful - it's a definite understatement.
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"Waves of despair", "crushing sadness", "long, haunting, glacial, genre-bending beautiful bleakness".
Forged within the Do It Yourself and hard work ethos, Atlanta's DEAD REGISTER have accomplished a never-before dreamt blend of Dead Can Dance, Godflesh, Swans, Isis and Fields Of The Nephilim. Yet managing to sound unique and sublime, a delicatessen craft of their own.
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ASHTAR is a duo from Basel, Switzerland, formed in 2012. They create an intuitive, intense hybrid of down-tuned archaic riffing, heavy bass and desperately sick vocals with layered, eerie-saturnine melodies, telling about abyss and beauty, melancholy and chaos. An exotic and perfect blend of pagan Black Metal and Doom Metal, adding their own sonic brand by means of acoustic guitar passages, strings arrangements and droning didgeridoos.
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Formed in Denmark in early 2014, SERPENTS LAIR is an uncompromising Black Metal entity exploring bleak, malignant atmospheres by means of musical hallucinations. The now critically acclaimed 'Demo MMXIV' was released in Summer 2014. The following year two more members were recruited and the band began to conduct public rituals.
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THE HOWLING WIND is the Black Metal incarnation of the master-minds behind Unearthly Trance, Nightfell, Serpentine Path, Aldebaran, Ramesses or Force & Fire, just to name a "few". This transatlantic project started in the distance but since 2015 on THW is active livewise. They've released four albums so far.
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SUNWØLF is the soundtrack to an inward journey, taking you through layers of your own consciousness, pulling back the walls of fog that separate us from our inner selves. To say that it is impressive is an understatement; it is rare to encounter a band with such ambition, and to see it executed so well is an utter joy.
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Profetus, hailing from Finland and sharing members with other cult Funeral Doom acts such as Wormphlegm and Tyranny, create a ghostly, sometimes even misty, atmosphere. Sinister, almost ritualistic, majestic music. You could almost smell the incense burning during the recording...
"Thergothon may very well have finally discovered its true heirs".
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FORCE&FIRE is the brand new band from Ryan Lipynsky (master-mind behind Unearthly Trance, Serpentine Path, The Howling Wind, etc.) and Steve Bago / Pat Flynn (bassist and drummer in NYHC legend Indecision). They play a sick, vicious, twisting blend of Sludge Metal, Black Metal and Crusty Hardcore.
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VAMPILLIA is the next alternative music from Osaka where BOREDOMS had rised. Vocal, Guitar, Bass, Strings, Piano, Noise and several drums sounds are harmonized as one but it's difficult what's kind of music this is. Only we can say "a beautiful chaos".
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LES CHANTS DU HASARD is the project of sole member Hazard (all instruments and vocals). This eponymous album is an experimental work featuring a mix of classical music and black metal without any guitar, bass or drums, only orchestral instruments.
Musically speaking, the album is influenced by orchestral works and operas from composers like Mussorgsky, Prokofiev and Strauss.
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Ethereal Shroud is an underground anonymous project formed in 2013. Funeral Doom with depressive and atmospheric Black Metal for the morose and abandoned.
There are roaring waters, howling winds, raging fires. The tracks build up in intensity and reach climaxes that send us soaring into vast skies.
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Mindkult is the sole creation of Fowst.
Analog worshipping ancient luciferian vampyr occvlt Doom Rock like no other.
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Started in 1994, ceased to exist in 2014.
Machetazo were one of the world's most important underground Grinding Death bands ever existed.
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