Totenwerk / Fanaticism

KR: Totenwerk appears to deliberately remain in the shadows, with quite a prolific body of work to date so far, though printed in very limited editions – there seems to be a following for the label and perhaps a certain “mystique” surrounding it. Under which circumstances did Totenwerk come to life?  TOTENWERK: The label was…

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King Dude : Sex

2016 : Ván / Not Just Religious Music Format : LP / CD / Digital As 2016 (thankfully) comes towards it’s end like a mountain troll, dragging it’s club behind it, every day I look at my shortlist of “Best Of’s” and think, “I should really write a review for that”. Unfortunately I usually end up in…

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Tour De Garde : Fall 2016 Batch (10 out of 12 ain’t bad)

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit my fanboy bordering on obsession love for this label. Founded in 2001 by Akitsa frontman Pierre-Marc Tremblay, this Québécois label has been releasing some of the most intense underground Black Metal there is. However, my complete adoration comes not only for Tremblay’s impeccable taste in metal, but for having…

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Episode 20

Show notes: Night Profound “Night of Blood & Ash” (Evocatio Nox – 2016 – Not Just Religious Music) Grave Pleasures “Deadenders” (Funeral Party 7″ – 2016 – Secret Trees) Coffinshade “March to the Cliffs” (Demo – 2016 – Tour de Garde) Sapientia “Descendants of Babylon” (Circulata Mercurius – 2016 – Lamech Records) King Dude “Our Love Will…

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Crimson Moon : Oneironaut

2016 : Dark Adversary Productions Format : CD Noun. oneironaut ‎(plural oneironauts) A person who explores dream worlds, usually associated with lucid dreaming. It’s been far too long since we’ve had a proper full-length release from Crimson Moon. Before I explain to you why this is probably the best release of the year, I’m going…

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TOMB ‎: Fury Nocturnus

2016 : Peaceville Format : LP/CD Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy, or TOMB as they are commonly known, have been creating their own strain of noisy, Blackened electronic desecrations for nearly 20 years now. After a slew of releases on various formats and a myriad of independent labels, this latest offering on Peaceville marks the culmination of those…

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Adaestuo : Tacent Semitae

2016 : World Terror Committee Format : CD It seems to be in my nature to gravitate towards these faceless and enigmatic projects. Adaestuo has made next to nothing public about who they are or where they’re from. This is fantastic. Why? Because people can focus explicitly on the music itself. There’s no need to…

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Episode 19

Show notes: Jess And The Ancient Ones “13th Breath Of The Zodiac” 7″ version (S/T – 2011 – Svart) Vpaahsalbrox “Swallow The Wound” (14 Sovereign – 2016 – Pale Horse) Hetroertzen “Blood For The Egregore” (Capax Infiniti split w/Dødsengel – 2013 – Lamech) Tusmørke “Ekebergkongen” (Ført Bak Lyset – 2016 – Svart) Katharsis “Eucharistick Funereall.” (Fourth Reich…

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Streicher / Totenrune ‎: Global Gas Chamber / Bellum Internecinum

2016 : Fall Of Nature Format : Cassette If you’ve even a passing knowledge of Power Electronics, skip to the next paragraph as you won’t need the history lesson. Ulex Xane is the man behind Streicher, as well as about 30 other projects. He’s also a walking legend in PE/Noise/Industrial circles. Ulex has been creating and…

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