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Esoteric, Saturnalia Temple and Velnias add dates after Stella Natura fest (including NYC at Saint Vitus w/ Evoken)

UK funeral doom gang Esoteric, Swedish doom band Saturnalia Temple and Colorado epic black metal crew Velnias are confirmed for appearances at Stella Natura which happens at California's Tahoe National Forest...

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Inferno Festival 2012 — night 3 pics & review (Autopsy, Agalloch, Absu, Solstafir & more)

BBG is back in Oslo, this time for Inferno. Here's what he's catching at the Norwegian metal festival...

It's true. Everything in Europe is a little bit different than the states...

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Evillive (Complete Failure, Unholy Majesty, Worm Ouroboros & much more)

Pittsburgh grind/hardcore crew Complete Failure have offered their latest release, The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault, for stream via bandcamp...

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The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 1)

Aaron with Defeatist at their last show (more by BBG)

I previously posted my highlights of 2011 but my opinion is obviously just one of many...

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Velnias touring in May, playing Acheron with Ithi (dates)

Hot off of news that their epic Sovereign Nocturnal will finally be released on vinyl via Vendetta Records, Velnias will return to the road to play a string of East Coast dates...

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Velnias limited cassette out now (listen to a sample)

DOWNLOAD: Velnias - Untitled (excerpt) (MP3)

Velnias at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Samantha Marble)

Apparently the time to take your band from good to jaw-dropping in black metal hours is less than two years...

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Altar of Plagues, Velnias, Castevet & Man’s Gin played the Studio @ Webster Hall (pics & video)

A hearty thanks go out to all who attended the fantastic show at The Studio at Webster Hall on Sunday (8/1), where transcendant Irish black metallers Altar of Plagues and Chicago's similarly punchy Velnias teamed up with NYC's black metal/hardcore assualt team Castevet and rootsy Cobalt side-project Man's Gin as part of a BrooklynVegan/Haunting The Chapel production...

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a Man’s Gin MP3, Altar of Plagues live pics (Inquisition too)

, Elbo Room
DOWNLOAD: Man's Gin - "Solid Gold Telephone" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Man's Gin - "Smiling Dogs" (MP3)

by Man's Gin

Simply put, Cobalt is my shit...

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Altar of Plagues touring w/ Velnias, playing NYC; Castevet LP release party Monday – Mounds of Ash out now (MP3)

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Castevet - "Red Aura" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Altar of Plagues - "Atlantic Lights" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Castevet - "Grey Matter" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Man's Gin Teaser (MP3)

If you're anything like me, you've probably been bumping the latest Altar of Plagues EP, Tides, for a few weeks now (order a copy)...

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