As COVID-19 passes from terror into absurdity, Hammerheart Records is offering a free mask with any online order. It may work for viruses, but it certainly works well for armed robbery! You can also pick up low-cost versions of classic metal albums, many of which are pre-COVID-19 and so feature band photos without masks.
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On October 30, Vic Records plans to release the first Sacramentum EP, Finis Malorum from 1994, originally issued on Northern Records in limited quantities. Owing to rising interest in this epic melodic death metal band, more Sacramentum material has been re-issued, starting with Far Away From The Sun back in May.
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For those of us who have never been Deep Purple fans, the following analysis of their roots shows us the utility of classical music in making great heavy metal:
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Another collaboration from K.K. Null shows us the immense flexibility of the almost pure music he creates from manipulated sound, with Deison providing what sounds like a techno/necrowave framework over which ominous, haunting, and disturbing noise hangs like a funereal curtain.
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Swedish death metal left a massive impression on the metal underground because it both created a sound from intense distortion and d-beat punk swept up in primal death metal and also gave a voice to this music with a viewpoint that was simultaneously energetic, ancient, and anarchistic. Sabrewulf add to this a raw spontaneity and give it a different path.
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Back in 1992 or so, Suffocation was the hot commodity and pretty much everyone in the death metal community wanted more of that sound. Ironically, it borrowed as much from Bay Area speed metal as death metal, using the percussive muted strum in ways faster than Exodus or Metallica could have imagined.
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We cover many of the tangents and background nodal points around death metal here, and Demon Head fits right into those categories. Basically 1970s rock filtered through Danzig with a lot of Iron Maiden but played with a modern stoner doom approach and hard rock pace, Demon Head brings back the weird, enjoyable, and unsettling in rock.
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In order to defend our authorship, we have to point out that the Draconis press release came with the following text:
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Following the successful rollout of the first automated convenience store, Japan has broken yet another barrier by fleshing out what Nakatomi Corporation calls “the convenience store ecosystem.”
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Having seized the city of Portland after 52 days of rioting, the CHAZ/CHOP collective adopted the Libyan model of leadership seen in the Government of National Accord (GNA) and launched an American equivalent, the Government of National Accord of America, or GNAA.
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