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VIDEO: Creepy Little Things – “Broken Twisted & Drained”

Creepy Little Things are a new project that blend punk and metal with gothic horror. They’ve got a new video out to their song “Broken Twisted & Drained” directed by Mystery Music. Lead vocalist Scotty Damned is shown singing in an indigo-lavender tinged room about living in tormenting pain. The quick cuts and close-up shots emphasize the visceral discomfort Scotty

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AUDIO: Maledictis – “Maledictis”

Symphonic metal group Maledictis have their debut EP out. The name means “doomed” in Latin, which is a keystone theme in their work. As you could imagine, their lyrics heavily touch on human greed and civilization’s gradual decay as a result. Wind instruments such as trumpet, French horn, tuba, clarinet, and flutes accompany cello and viola in addition to conventional

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AUDIO: Mind Gore – “In the Shank of the Evening”

Mind Gore is an extreme metal project of the experimental collective Fundamentals. They’ve got a new EP of three songs out, and it carries quite the demonic trance. The title track’s riff feels like a relentless onslaught of terror while “Blue Conundrum” is an industrial headbanger and “Madman of the People” feels like opening a portal to Hell. There’s been

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AUDIO: Shroud of Despondency – “Brumation”

Black metal project Shroud of Despondency is out with another record this week – their third this year. Done in four movements, the first of which being over twenty-eight minutes, the record deals with withdrawal and fighting the demons that want you to relapse. “Brumation” refers to a state of dormancy reptiles enter during winter. As such, the lyrics confront

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AUDIO: Prezir – “Depredation”

Metal band Prezir have a new record out in a vicious blend of death, black, and thrash metal. The band’s thematic songwriting touches heavily on history, religion, and philosophy in malicious and vitriolic contempt. They confront various periods of history with genocidal conflicts, from the First Persian Empire to 1930’s Ukraine to the Vietnam War. Prezir states that they feel

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AUDIO: Hadak Ura – “Varna Shall Be Our Grave”

Pagan black metal project Hadak Ura’s latest song is from an upcoming split with Sacred Dominions. True to the band’s demeanor, it’s atmospheric and composed yet earnest in darkness. Varna refers to an ancient Bulgarian culture, as well as a city in modern Bulgaria. The cover art depicts a primitive warrior, which helps execute the track’s ruthless emotion. We look

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AUDIO: After Hour Animals – “All It Takes”

Metalcore band After Hour Animals have a new song out today and it touches heavily on addiction. Vocalists Armon Hassan and Nik Voyn once again conjure a mesmerizing duality of the frantic voice in your head versus the honest and level-headed one, respectively. There’s lyrics about a “final fix” as well as waking up from blackouts. It’s sure to be

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AUDIO: I, Manifest – “Planting the Seed”

Djent-metalcore band I, Manifest are out with yet another track – their fifth of the year. This song has a brutally low pitched riff that rumbles under vocalist Robert Strauss’ shrieks about money and power. It speaks to living under an oppressive system where money feeds greed and selfishness while others are left to suffer, grasping for a chance at

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