• Into Orbit

    Into Orbit: Caverns

    Caverns, the debut album from Into Orbit—an instrumental duo from Wellington, New Zealand—is a perfect example of music that matters.

  • Trepanation

    Trepanation: Hideous Black Abyss

    Trepanation – Hideous Black Abyss. Bandcamp. Get it now.

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    Dying of the light: Interview

    Earlier this year, industrial doom duo Dying of the Light released their latest EP, Monolithuim. Six Noises chats with band co-founder, Chris Rigby.

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    Sinistrous Diabolus: Total Doom//Desecration.

    Twenty years. That’s how long we’ve waited for Sinistrous Diabolus’s debut full-length, Total Doom//Desecration.

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    Shallow Grave — S/T

    New Zealand has a twisted heart that’s reflected in the country’s most ill-omened metal. The self-titled debut from Shallow Grave captures that anger and unease flawlessly

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    Titan—Burn

    In a world of far too easily manufactured fury, integrity speaks volumes and there’s no doubt whatsoever of the sincerity of Titan’s work.

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Device—Enemy Blood (Single)

“Enemy Blood”, the debut single from Device, is a damn impressive first charge at the ramparts. I’m definitely looking forward to see what they brew up for their next assault.

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Arc of Ascent—The Higher Key

The Higher Key­ is quite simply one of the finest metal albums to be released from these shores.

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Kelly, Von Till and Wino—Songs of Townes Van Zandt

This June, Scott Kelly, Steve Von Till and Wino are set to release a nine-song tribute to outlaw country legend Townes Van Zandt. It is a wholly mesmerizing work.

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Barren Earth—The Devil’s Resolve

Why you’re all not endlessly raving about Finnish sextet Barren Earth is beyond me.

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High on Fire—De Vermis Mysteriis

Equal parts enigmatic and ingenious, Matt Pike and the boys have drawn a bloody line in the sand that few would ever dare approach, let alone cross.

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ABAZAGORATH— ABAZAGORATH EP

Abazagorath’s new self-titled EP is their first new material in four years, and it more than exceeds expectations with its hellfire and brimstone delights.

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Labels—Dark Descent

Dark Descent specialize in releasing albums that adhere to a few simple precepts: they must be raw and they must be unrelentingly visceral. There’s no posturing to be found on Dark Descent’s roster.

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Beastwars/ Spook The Horses/ Robin—Live! SFBH, Wellington, NZ, 23 March 2012.

Friday night’s album fundraiser for Wellington’s Beastwars was a hugely emotive evening, with three excellent acts serving up hefty rock and metal to a legion of devoted followers.

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Aura Noir—Out to Die

Things are the same as they always were in Aura Noir’s fiefdom—very ugly and hostile—and Out to Die is a barbaric blitzkrieg that cuts to the quick of metal’s putrid core.

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Failure Epics—S/T

Failure Epics is 36 minutes of astute prog, all wrapped in a glistening chrysalis of intrepid ideas and aspirations.