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Droids Attack - Sci-Fi Or DIe
06.03.2016 | Stoner Thrash

"Look sire, droids!" -

Fuck that rolling trash can and prissy fembot from the space wars movies. These droids carry an armament that would make an imperial destroyer blush. Riff heavy stoner rock heavy on the heavy. If that description and the fact their facebook page sports the motto "death to false stoner thrash" sound like your thing, these are the droids you are looking for.
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BitterCOld
Ivor, Apothecary, Deadsoulman, Darkside Momo
Skáphe - Skáphe²
05.03.2016 | Next level black metal
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A wise man once said that "two heads are better than one," and perhaps no album this year has yet demonstrated the truth of this maxim better than Skáphe². The grand result of the combination of the talented Alexander Poole (Chaos Moon, Esoterica, Krieg) and the mysterious D.G. (Misþyrming, Naðra), this album is a mesmerizing journey through the capabilities of two of the best composers modern black metal has to offer. AOTY contender.

Name your price on Bandcamp. The Elder Gods are feeling generous.
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Apothecary
BitterCOld, Mr. Doctor, Deadsoulman, Paz
Riverside - Out Of Myself
21.02.2016 

"I don't feel quite myself..."

Riverside are one of the most talented progressive metal bands of their generation and guitarist Piotr Grudzinski was oftentimes the melody of the band. Their debut album was already a genius masterpiece and he shines brightly. Play it, live it.

In honor of Piotr Grudzinski. (Thank you for the music)

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BloodTears
Ivor, Mr. Doctor, Demonic Tutor, Daniell, Darth Momö, Nefarious, Introspekrieg, D.T. Metal, ScreamingSteelUS
Magrudergrind - II
14.02.2016 | grind
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I don't know who this Magruder guy is, but he is one *angry* muthatrucka and he sure can grind. Play and smash stuff.
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BitterCOld
Apothecary, Mr. Doctor, Abattoir
Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP
11.02.2016 | Ulver doing Ulver
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The new output from the Norwegian black metallers gone electronic maestros is just more of what Ulver have been doing splendidly for years now. Oozing of drone and psychedelic influence, it's a powerful exercise in transcendent beauty and diversity, with each track managing to have its own distinct flavor while still following a common theme. Forget the fact that you can't pronounce this album's title. Instead, focus on the fact that this is probably the most immersive and stimulating Ulver album in quite a good while.

Go and get it.
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Apothecary
Deadsoulman, BitterCOld
Hands Of Despair - Bereft
10.02.2016 | Progressive Death/Black?
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Five years later, these guys are as good as before (or the one guy who is the mastermind behind this project), or perhaps even better. "Bereft" is so varied, that it should satisfy fans of quite a few metal genres.
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Daniell
Spazztic Blurr - Before... And After
17.01.2016 | (Old)

Sounds like a pack of grown adults in a Discovery Zone ball pit who also have some anthrax.

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wormdrink414
Marcel Hubregtse, Fat & Sassy!
Weeping Silence - Opus IV Oblivion
09.01.2016 | Gothic Doom

From the guitar riffs drowning in gloom, to the mixture of somber beauty and ominous power of the male and female vocals, Weeping Silence deliver an album full of poetic pain and mourning for happiness, the individual, and the Earth itself. They pay homage to the withering effects of time, and offer the listener an "icy throne in winter's embrace" to sit in as they stand beside you, as we all watch the sun set one last time.

Listen here
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Jason W.
BloodTears

It tickles my retro so.

Tickle yours at Bandcamp.
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Ivor
Apothecary, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor, BloodTears, Fat & Sassy!, D.T. Metal
Ysengrin - Nigrum Nigrius Nigro [Split]
04.01.2016 | Hermetic Dark Metal

It's like when someone tells you that someone you don't know is weird and you go give that someone a shot because "weird" is overused and then you find out that, yeah, he is weird.

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wormdrink414
ScreamingSteelUS
Motörhead - Orgasmatron
30.12.2015 | lemmy metal

Year was 1990. Buddy and I rented a car near the Navy Base. It had a tape deck, so we stopped by a music store and he bought this tape. Over the course of our weekend Rent-A-Wreck adventures, he altered the lyrics of the title track to "I am the one, <insert bitter's real name here> son, the outstretched gaping hand...my image is of agony, my servants rape the land."

This beer's for you, Lemmy. (with a toast to Worsham, should he ever randomly stumble on this site.)

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BitterCOld
ScreamingSteelUS, psykometal, Mr. Doctor, Deadsoulman, BloodTears, Apothecary, Darkside Momo, Fat & Sassy!, D.T. Metal, Introspekrieg, Marcel Hubregtse, Daniell, wormdrink414, Jason W., Abattoir
Shepherds Of Cassini - Helios Forsaken
28.12.2015 | Post / Prog
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This album slowly seems to be working its way under my skin. It's a kind of a borderline post metal and prog album, highly reminiscent of Giant Squid at times, and for some reason reminds me of Indukti, though I've not listened to that one in ages. Love the violin on this one.

Try it out at Bandcamp.
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Ivor
Nefarious, BloodTears
Vastum - Hole Below
24.12.2015 | Death Metal
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This is dirty, menacing & crushing Death metal of the highest order that grabs your attention from the first note until the last.

Sound like your kinda thing? Then check it out here
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Nefarious
wormdrink414
Degial - Savage Mutiny
22.12.2015 | death

All I want for Christmas is ....

Degial couldn't have picked a better date to release their new monster of an album. If you liked their previous efforts than you won't be disappointed by Savage Mutiny; in your face death metal at it's finest.

Have a listen HERE
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D.T. Metal
Marcel Hubregtse
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Instrumental post rock / metal done right. It's been growing on me throughout the year, and I like it more with each spin. It's way better than God Is An Astronaut. It beats even Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's third album which in my case says a lot. The Kraken is good stuff.

Listen at Bandcamp.
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Ivor
Darkside Momo, BloodTears, ScreamingSteelUS