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Apneica's debut excels at showing both fragility and strength within their complex music.
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S.o.M. (which is an abbrevation for "sons of Medjimurje") is a Croatian six-piece with a distinct sound. Their doom metal can best be described as an eth...
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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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2014-11-24 : New album from Et Moriemur
'Ex Nihilo In Nihilum' released 17th November through Solitude Productions
2014-11-12 : New Of Doomed Morale album
'Ritual On Black Mountain' out now on Bandcamp
2014-11-08 : Official Marche Funèbre video released
'Crown Of Hope' now streaming on YouTube
2014-11-07 : The Howling Void's 'Runa' 2013 EP now on CD
Digipack release available through Avantgarde Music
2014-11-06 : Gévaudan EP and video announced
Debut release scheduled for December 13
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A Day In Venice
    This eponymous debut is an outstanding presentation of concept.
 cdimgBodies At The Frontier
    Sundecay make a strong - in places, extremely strong - start with this debut EP.

The Greatest Gift To Give
    Frown's debut EP tightens up the promise shown on their earlier demo.
 cdimgSongs Of Praise (Demo)
    Australians Frown demonstrate a potent mix of psychedelia and solemnity.
cdimgA Story From Limbo
    Perfectly balancing emotion, folklore, excellent yet unorthodox clean singing and a myriad of outstanding riffs: Poland's Lacrima.
    Deeply layered and textured music from Abysmal Growls Of Despair proves as intriguing as it is captivating.
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2014-11-23 : A Day In Venice (Gothic/Doom)
2014-11-22 : Sundecay (Stoner/Doom)
2014-11-20 : Lacrima (Gothic/Doom)
2014-11-14 : Return From The Grave (Traditional Doom)
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2014-11-24 : Interview with Begräbnis
Quick introductory interview.
2014-11-14 : Interview with Mekigah
On the eve of Mekigah's third release, 'Litost', we took the opportunity to find out a bit more about the eclectic Australian band. Sole remaining founder member Vis Ortis was kind enough to indulge our curiosity, in detail...
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