Sarcasm – Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds Coming in March

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Swedish death/black metal band Sarcasm‘s first LP, Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds, is coming out in March as announced on their Facebook page. The band’s Burial Dimensions demo compilation was extremely promising but featured too many in-congruent keyboard interludes and too much fat that needed trimming.

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Mail Call: Infamous and Kshatriya

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Metalheads love going to the post office. This is established fact; we are either sending off dubs or trades, or going there to receive a package full of music. Like most anti-social types, we do not trust centralized authorities like iTunes or major labels, so mostly our music comes in physical form. We like it that way.

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Frontschwein Folly

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Article by David Rosales

Marduk has never, with the exception of the laudable Opus Nocturne, boasted of a deep mystical aura imbuing their music and has rather been known for the sonic onslaught which is their music. The present work sees a band that appears to have long settled for a style and seem content to reproduce it for the benefit of an expecting audience. That is, a very palpable pop mentality has settled in, even if the music has not completely degenerated in form. The artistic vision nonetheless has affected, as is the rule, the manifested aesthetic of the music, and will predictably continue to corrode its quality as it has been doing for the past twenty years or so.

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Enslaved – Vikingligr Veldi Debuts On Vinyl

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Enslaved‘s debut 1994 album Vikingligr Veldi is out on vinyl for the first time for all the crazy collector hipsters out there who need a CD on wax courtesy of Norse Music. The 2x LP comes in a gatefold sleeve and features a new layout designed by Zbigniew Bielak (Mayhem, Zom, Ghost).

Sadistic Metal Reviews: Iron Coneheads

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Death Metal Underground constantly receives new batches of rock music masquerading as “blackened death metal” for the scenester, “buy everything” market. We microwave these promotional materials inside the homes of people we hate.

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“A Fatal Acquaintance”

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Varg Vikernes uploaded another black metal history video to his ThuleanPerspective Youtube channel. In A Fatal Acquaintance (Euronymous, April 1991 – August 1993), the Burzum creator summarizes his relationship with Euronymous prior to their fatal fight on August 10th, 1993. Varg explains how the Mayhem guitarist was a fat Communist who stole the money used to preorder Burzum records and sunk it into his money pit Helvete record shop in Oslo.

The Wine of Satan Compilation Reissue

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Finnish label The Sinister Flame is rereleasing the legendary underground Wine of Satan black metal compilation featuring Beherit, Master’s Hammer, and Mortuary Drape! From The Sinister Flame’s Funbook page:

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