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Seems I was about to miss one of this year's greatest albums, but thanks to their tour with Igorrr that won't be the case.
So guess what? That's Pryapisme at their best: Cat-worshipping electro / zheul / jazz / avant-garde / metal, still as wacky as usual, but a bit more, er, progressive as far as song structures are concerned. Purrr-fect!

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Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
11.11.2016 | Gothenburg
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Dark Tranquillity are on a forward momentum again. Their best since Character, no less.

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BloodTears, Daniell, Marcel Hubregtse, psykometal, Demonic Tutor, Ag Fox

While Cult Of Luna are busy doing five shows with Julie Christmas this week, let's listen once again to what's probably the best post-stuff album this year.

The travel begins HERE
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BloodTears, Mr. Doctor, Ag Fox
Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
16.06.2016 | Unadulterated darkness

They did it again...



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Marcel Hubregtse, psykometal, Mr. Doctor, BloodTears, Apothecary, Ag Fox
The Algorithm - Brute Force
31.03.2016 | Electro + metal = madness.exe
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A refined polymorphic code of madness. Ten slabs of heavy hitting, guitar infused, abrasive electro shit.
Now with added Igorrr / Pryapisme value!

Listen here or there!
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Demonic Tutor, Introspekrieg, psykometal, ScreamingSteelUS
A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
04.03.2015 | Gentlemen music!
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The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

Check it out on bandcamp!
Unless you prefer videos, then ckeck this and this!


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Mr. Doctor, Apothecary, wormdrink414, R'Vannith, Ag Fox, Deadsoulman, Demonic Tutor, ScreamingSteelUS, Introspekrieg
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
01.11.2014 | meloproggy post-death (and stuff)
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Ever wondered how Ulcerate would sound if they were less extreme and more progressive? That's Nero Di Marte for you: a melodic take on the post-death sound, less suffocating but maybe more disquieting.



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R'Vannith, Nefarious, Susan, Ag Fox, Xnoybis, Mr. Doctor
Trepalium - Voodoo Moonshine
19.10.2014 | Swing Death Metal

Supersexy Swingin' Sounds? Hell yeah!

Trepalium have been searching since XIII for the perfect mix between the aggression in death metal and the swing and catchiness in jazz. Well, they nailed it perfectly with that awesome EP!

Check Moonshine Limbo's video if you haven't already!
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Nefarious, Demonic Tutor, BloodTears, Introspekrieg
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
12.10.2014 | Heaviness incarnate

Four songs, one hour of pure heavy and pounding doomy stuff. Dynamic, entrancing, atmospheric, all at the same time.

Beware, this beast is HUGE!

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Apothecary, R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor, BloodTears
Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
21.07.2014 | Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor, Daniell
The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
04.06.2014 | At The Mountains Of Madness
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Relive the story of that ill-fated Miskatonic University expedition in Antarctica with The Great Old Ones's second album.

If you haven't checked it already, find it HERE!

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Mr. Doctor, Apothecary, Abattoir, Nefarious, Ag Fox, BitterCOld, Doc Godin, R'Vannith
Vulture Industries - The Tower
02.10.2013 | Extreme Prog / Avantgarde Metal

Long gone are the Arcturus copycat days, now Vulture Industries just released their most personal album to date. Soaring, theatrical, twisted, deeply emotional, awesome.

Try here or there!

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psykometal, Ivor, R'Vannith, Apothecary, BloodTears
The Ocean - Pelagial
14.05.2013 | Post-hardcore / symphonic / sludge / and then some...
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Precambrian part II, at last!! Well, quality-wise, that is; musically it's a different beast...

Are you ready to dive in the deepest of waters?

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R'Vannith, Nefarious, Introspekrieg, BloodTears, Doc Godin, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor, Troy Killjoy
Hacride - Back To Where You've Never Been
22.04.2013 | Metal (melo-prog-extreme-djent-Hacride)
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With a renewed line-up (featuring Klone's drummer, no less), Hacride are back with their most accessible, melodic yet technical album to date. But, most of all, it's the emotional intensity that truly makes the difference.

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jupitreas, R'Vannith, psykometal, Ag Fox, Mr. Doctor
Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging
27.02.2013 | Crushing.

Easily as crushing and terrifying as The Tunnels, but in a different, more dynamic and less claustrophobic way.

A must-listen, no less.

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!J.O.O.E.!, psykometal, R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor, Daniell, Ag Fox