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Lord Mantis/Indian drummer Bill Bumgardner, RIP

The sad news has surfaced that Lord Mantis/Indian drummer Bill Bumgardner has passed away. Bill played in Lord Mantis since their formation, and at the time of his death, was their only remaining original member...

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stream Lord Mantis’ title track from ‘NTW’

Lord Mantis is now basically a combination of the defunct Indian with the remaining members of Lord Mantis (vocalist Charlie Fell departed to front Cobalt). And while Lord Mantis's single-minded focus on dirty, depressive doom remains, some of the musical particulars have changed. "NTW" starts with a thundering, militaristic doom riff and only gets more punishing from there...

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Lord Mantis prepping ‘NTW’ EP, share new song “Sig Safer”

Lord Mantis, who now have a very different lineup (including two members of the defunct Indian) have released a crushing single off their upcoming NTW EP.

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stream Wrekmeister Harmonies’ new LP ft. Marissa Nadler, mems of Einsturzende Neubaten, The Body, Indian & more

Chicago's art-doom project Wrekmeister Harmonies is releasing its new album Night of Your Ascension just a year after 2014's And Then It All Came Down...

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Abigail Williams streaming new album ft. members of Lord Mantis, Wolvhammer, Indian, Krieg, Cobalt & more (listen)

Olympia, WA metal band Abigail Williams, who just finished touring with Today is the Day, are streaming their new album The Accuser, which is out today on Candlelight...

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Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of 2014

Metal mag Decibel has published their Top 40 Albums of 2014 list in their newest issue, which you can check out in more detail if you're a subscriber...

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Today is the Day made a video for “Masada” off their new LP, touring w/ Lord Mantis (dates)

Today is the Day at Gramercy Theatre in 2011 (more by Stephanie Crumley)

Noisecore vets Today is the Day recently announced their tenth album, Animal Mother, which will be out October 14 via Southern Lord, and they've since made a video (...

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The Heavy Lowdown: High on Fire, Trap Them, Goatwhore, Mutoid Man, Solstafir, Lycus, Mortals, Mayhem & more

High on Fire at the Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

While 3,000 more people buy Metallica's The Black Album, let's take a walk on the newswire:

Indeed, that figure above is no joke...

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listen to Lord Mantis’ new album, ‘Death Mask’ in full

Lord Mantis at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

We've been excited about the new album by Chicagoan blackened sludge crew Lord Mantis for a while -- Death Mask is an ugly, mesmerizing tour de force...

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The Heavy Lowdown: 1349, Serpentine Path, Mutilation Rites, Maruta, Lord Mantis, weekend shows & more

Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman)

You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands...

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