It’s that time of year again. Celebrate the International Day of Slayer (a riff on the National Day of Prayer) by blasting Slayer loud all day and all night with a new live set and 1983 demo from Slayer for download.
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Ornate funeral doom metal band Skepticism announced the release of their sixth full-length album, Companion, via Svart Records on September 24, 2021. The first single, “Calla,” indicates a more lush symphonic approach perhaps influenced by Empyrium.
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The libertarians are correct: everything is an industry, at least until higher commitments or pretenses intervene. Metal music makes money, so not only has it become an industry, but promotions is a burgeoning industry, as is reviewing.
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Classic flowing black metal band Graveland has returned, modifying their swing toward folkish soundtrack metal with more rigid, hardcore-style riffs in idenfiably metal songs spanning the black metal, death metal, and heavy metal genres.
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Ambient death metal band Desecresy recently released three teaser tracks, presumably from an upcoming album. These show the band venturing into some indie rock technique while attempting to dominate it with death metal structure and aesthetics.
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Excoriating black metal band Sammath has unleashed a new crop of patches for your kutte or battle jacket, or maybe the sails on your yacht; these can be found from the Sammath direct merchandising site.
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Although Death Metal Underground, as a site run by veteran free-speech activists who crossed over from Leftism to Nihilism, has opposed “cancel culture” — a variety of “political correctness,” itself just another version of humans attempting to control reality through appearance and emotion — for some time, not only Glenn Danzig but now John Joseph from the Cro-Mags are speaking up:
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Alongside Hellhammer, Bathory, and Sodom, Slayer helped invent the raw sound of death metal, which combined the literality of hardcore with the imaginative atmospheres of heavy metal and the structural composition of progressive rock and classical.
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Today in our studies of entropy, we look at how humans in groups motivated by self-interest will tear down anything good. As a case for study, Wormwood Nattarvet shows us how cruft and the desire to be unique leads to a reversion to the mean, in this case the 70s rock from which black metal distantly emerged.
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Famed for being a crypto-realist who lives in a world of imagination, Glenn Danzig laid out the brutal truth about political correctness:
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