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This Pug-Fronted Black Metal Band is Exactly What You Need to Start Your Week

How often are you faced with this dilemma? You consider yourself as evil as they come… but you also adore puppies, kittens and other animals, and just want to kiss them on their cute little noses. Yeah… I totally feel you on this one. Fans of extreme metal know the snuggle-struggle — there’s even a […]

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That Old Hoodoo: Ten Scary Blues and Jazz Tracks

What kind of spooky music do you prefer? Are you the type who screams forth their inner demons into the bleak skies while wrathful heavy metal shreds holes in your skull? Are you an ethereal sprite who drifts through solid matter while listening to ancient organ tirades? Are you a down-to-earth Halloween geek who obsesses […]

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Supergroup “Necromancing The Stone” Hell-Bent On Resurrecting Metal With New Album

Heavy metal and horror make an impeccable pair. Menacing imagery and earsplitting guitar sweeps are as perfect together as peanut butter and jelly. Flowers and sunshine. Dirt and maggots. Refrigerators and severed body parts. They’re just made for each other. The band Necromancing the Stone has entwined and cemented this morbid union of music and […]

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Retro-Synth Wizards CONFRONTATIONAL Channel ’80s Cult Classics in “FLAT/LINE”

As a rabid fan of vintage electronic music and a horror soundtrack junkie to boot, I’m stoked to add a new band to my audio arsenal… and after you roll on the clip below, I’m betting you’ll want to hear more from them too. Founded in 2014 in Sardinia, Italy by artist Massimo Usai, the […]

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Music, Magick and the Movies: An Interview With URILIA’s Kristof Bathory

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of Kristof Bathory, who at the time was the founder and frontman of the band Dawn Of Ashes. Originally an an electro-industrial group, DOA evolved through many permutations, ultimately fusing the hard electronic elements with extreme metal into a potent hybrid of apocalyptic intensity, often focused on themes […]

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THE SIMPSONS’ Ned Flanders Goes Metal!

Here’s something you probably never expected: a Ned Flanders-themed metal band. Called Okilly Dokilly (after Ned’s unique way of speaking), the band plays hardcore heavy metal while dressed as the popular, Bible-thumping SIMPSONS character. The homage is more than skin deep. The entire band has Ned names (Red Ned, Thread Ned, Head Ned, Stead Ned, […]