Profile: Phil of Debemur Morti Productions

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Just a few of the recent releases from Debemur Morti Production you can stream and purchase over at their Bandcamp page.

Debemur Morti  Productions is one of the harder working labels in extreme metal. While maintaining day jobs, the people behind the label manage to put out a remarkable amount of music from hard-to-find bands and underground acts from around the globe. Since they might be some of the only people in the music industry working as hard as us (and maybe for the same amount of no money) we figured it was high time we sat down and had a chat. So follow the jump for some words from Phil! Continue reading

Nine Circles ov… Album Art (Best of 2015)

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Another year has flown by. We are all, all of us, closer to death. By roughly one year, depending on how rough a year it was for you. One thing that helped take the stress out of the year, aside from music, was the cover artwork on some of our favorite albums. Beautiful, twisted and sometimes insane, cover art gave us an initial glimpse into the music within as well as something to stare at while attempting to hold back the tears. With that in mind, Corey and I (Manny-O-War) sat down to parse out what some of the most inspirational and beautiful artwork of this year was. We considered not only the beauty, horror or intrigue but also how well the artwork encapsulated the music within. There were other albums that, while they had beautiful artwork, the artwork really didn’t have anything to do with the music. That’s a shame. So here are nine of our favorites. Continue reading

Album Review: Abyssal – “Antikatastaseis”

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United Kingdom based solo(ish) black/death metal (aka plague metal) outfit Abyssal have released three LPs over their short career—each one more complex than its predecessor. With their newest effort, Antikatastaseis, Abyssal have “chilled out,” so to speak—withdrawing from their prior, death metal-centric sound and focusing more on the atmospheric black metal elements of their writing (despite what you might hear in the first few seconds of the record). Although Antikatastaseis has its kinks and drawbacks, it’s a solid release that is well worth a listen. Continue reading