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Zaum produce an ambitious and sometimes exhilarating journey of contemplation, mysticism and slow, sludgy, droning metal.
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Times are tough for underground websites. (2014-03-12)
From where we're sitting, times look tough for the underground Metal scene. The music's still out there, but we're clearly not the only site that's struggling to find people to keep up with new releases, never mind having time to devote to classics that deserve revisiting. Is it simply something that's had its time, and is just slowly withering into obscurity as the last of the dedicated sites and forums and blogs fade away?

We hope not. It's a proud heritage, filled with defiantly independent spirits who form the bands, run the labels and publicise the scene. But it needs an active fanbase to nourish those things, to take an interest and participate in keeping them alive, to create some sense of community rather than lone voices howling in the wilderness.

That is why we are appealing, again, for anyone with time and talent to help. If you like Doom, and want to talk about it; if you want to support music that you love, then contact us to get involved. Not for material reward - there's little of that, to be honest - but for the satisfaction of being a part of this scene: to promote your chosen music, to discover more about it, even to make contacts and friends amongst the bands and labels - that's what being a reviewer or interviewer is really about. And if you don't feel able to write formally, why not join in on the forum instead? Share your thoughts and comments with us, ask questions or start discussions. It doesn't take much to build up a thriving group with common interests, just a little effort to get involved, stand up and be counted as a fan.

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2014-07-28 : New album by Et Moriemur on Solitude Productions.
For an Autumn release.
2014-07-06 : Pentagram on tour, video documentary released
US/European tour supports the release of a video documentary about Bobby Liebling.
2014-06-29 : YOB and Pallbearer European tour
Dates announced for September 2014.
2014-06-27 : Spina Bifida reissued by Memento Mori.
'Ziyadah', the classic album by the Death Doom Dutch band is re-released.
2014-06-26 : Sluagh launch crowdsourcing project through IndieGoGo
All donations and purchases will go towards studio time.
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Bravery, Truth And The Endless Darkness
    The sophomore release from Capilla Ardiente. Best Epic Doom metal album of year 2014? Probably.
 cdimgOverhead, Without Any Fuss, the Stars Were Going Out
    Station Dysthymia's sophomore: a real audio description of the Apocalypse.

Distant Satellites
    Anathema’s new album is not a turning point, but it is more interesting and relevant than their last releases.
 cdimgBeyond Shades
    Crypt Of Silence produce some nice dual guitar work, but stick a little too close to the Mourning Beloveth template.
cdimgStill Waiting
    Idiosyncratic and inspired, Hirsute is a class act.
    Simple, stylish, confident, accomplished…Excruciation's latest album doesn’t just look good, it sounds great too.
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2014-07-27 : Frown (Stoner/Doom)
2014-07-27 : Windhand (Stoner/Doom)
2014-07-25 : Crypt Of Silence (Death/Doom)
2014-07-24 : Dartropia (Death/Doom)
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2014-07-27 : Interview with Frown
Quick introductory interview.
2014-07-24 : Interview with Dartropia
Quick introductory interview.
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