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Black 'n' Roll Purveyors, Thonian Horde Meditate on These Troubled Times with "The Narcissist" (premiere)

A doomy concoction with black and thrash metal undercurrents, Thonian Horde throws extreme metal some groove on this blast from the upcoming LP, Downfall.

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Ne Obliviscaris: Urn

Aussie metal outfit beautifully blends the aggressive and the peaceful. Urn represents an evolution in Ne Obliviscaris' extreme progressive sound.

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Distill the Swarm: The Top 20 Extreme Metal Debuts of 2017

Pay no heed to what the curmudgeons say as there are plenty of fascinating sounds being forged annually by new metal bands. 2017's swarm has been distilled…

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Sólstafir - "Isafold" (audio) (premiere)

Hear the latest from Iceland's Sólstafir with single "Isafold".

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Emptiness - "Your Skin Won't Hide You" (premiere) + Interview

Belgium's Emptiness releases the album Not For Music in early 2017, hear the track "Your Skin Won't Hide You", produced by Jeordie White, now.

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Rotting Christ: Rituals

Greek outfit continues an evolution that doesn't betray its roots but also doesn't blindly play the party line.

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Shining: Live-Blackjazz

Live-Blackjazz is a breathtaking display of barely controlled chaos, and an awe-inspiring example of nonconformist and genuinely rebellious fusion.

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Revocation: Chaos of Forms

Should this consistent improvement in Revocation’s musical quality keep up for all future albums, they will definitely be one of the most talented bands the Western extreme metal community has ever seen in ages.

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Cradle of Filth: Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

In a genre filled with imitation and insincerity, Cradle of Filth is still defying trends, bucking standards, and blazing its own influential path, never more so than on this breathtaking album.

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