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Forever Autumn's acoustic doom will not be for everyone, but it has magic on its own terms.
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DinUmbră's style combines a wide range of influences like Death, Power, Doom and Gothic. The lyrics are about inner states, dreamworlds, myth...
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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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2014-12-25 : Official Et Moriemur video
'Liebeslied', from the second album 'Ex Nihilo In Nihilum', gets a video release
2014-12-25 : Discount at Possession Productions
33% off until January 8th
2014-12-23 : New EP from Woebegone Obscured
Deathscape MMXIV out now on Solitude Productions
2014-12-23 : Solitude Productions Christmas discount offer
Get 15% off orders made before 28/12/14
2014-12-21 : New Abysmal Darkening & VOLITION albums
Out now on TotalRust Music
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Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell
    Megaton Leviathan's sophomore layers varied instrumentation and effects into a minimalistic yet tasteful concoction.
 cdimgTowards My Places
    Sick’s Agony present a competent debut full length release, rife with emotions and well arranged.

    Another worthy release from My Shameful, albeit one quite similar to its predecessor.
 cdimgThe Dim Light Of Introversion (EP)
    A well-performed and professional-sounding, if somewhat generic, debut from Vacant Eyes.
cdimgMessage For The Damned (EP)
    Gévaudan's promising debut is only held back by a lack of punch in the production.
 cdimgCircus Of Freaks
    Without God: "Stay stoned and buried in sludge in the name of DOOM!"
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2014-12-23 : Megaton Leviathan (Atmospheric Doom)
2014-12-21 : Sick's Agony (Black/Doom)
2014-11-29 : Aeonsgate (Traditional Doom)
2014-11-23 : A Day In Venice (Gothic/Doom)
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2014-12-15 : Interview with My Shameful
With their 6th full-length album just released through MFL Records, we thought we'd take the opportunity to find out a little more about Finnish/German band My Shameful. Founder member Sami Rautio was kind enough to satisfy our curiosity.
2014-12-08 : Interview with Shape Of Despair
Ten years on from 'Illusion's Play', Shape Of Despair are poised to finally release a fourth album. Guitarist Jarno and vocalist Henri give us a picture of where the band is today.
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