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A Playlist for Katatonia’s Sanctitude

Katatonia’s new live album, Sanctitude, is out. This album is a recording from the tour they did in support of Dethroned and Uncrowned, an album on which they took the songs from Dead End Kings, stripped out the “metal” elements, … Continue reading

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Metal Movies: Welcome to Deathfest

Yesterday, I managed to see the fantastic documentary, Welcome to Deathfest, at a screening at San Francisco’s Noise Pop festival. The movie gives a fascinating look into how Maryland Deathfest is put together every year. It’s really fascinating to see all … Continue reading

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A Season of Mist CD Grab Bag

Every so often I roll the dice and buy one of those grab bags of 10 or so mystery CDs that you can often order from various record labels. I’ve ordered these from Century Media a few times, and it … Continue reading

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Stumbling in the Dark Episode 014

Here’s a New Year’s Eve podcast for you all. Enjoy, and see you all in 2015. Listen on Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/wendyshaffer/stumbling-in-the-dark-episode-014/ “一目連” (Ichimokuren) by 陰陽座 (Onmyoza) from 風神界逅 (available from cdjapan.co.jp) “Come the Flood” by Primordial from Where Greater Men Have … Continue reading

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Doom in December: Evoke Thy Lords’s “Dregs”

Well, here we are at the last Doom in December post. (At least for this year.) Although I missed one day of posting, I did post 31 different doom metal tracks, and I believe I did it without repeating an … Continue reading

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Doom in December: Candlemass’s “Bewitched” and St. Vitus’s “Born Too Late”

Yesterday, I forgot to post a Doom in December track. Ooops. So, I have two for you today. Two classics. First up is Candlemass’s “Bewitched”. “Delightfully cheesy” is how I think I would describe the video for this one. And … Continue reading

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Doom in December: Church of Misery’s “Brother Bishop”

Church of Misery are a bit of an odd band – a Japanese band singing lyrics about serial killers over textbook-perfect psychedelic doom metal. This video gives some idea of how dynamic their live performances are, though.

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Doom in December: October Tide’s “Of Wounds to Come”

Having posted a few new-to-me tracks, I thought it was time for me to post an old favorite. Well, okay, it’s not that old – the album only came out in 2012. But it’s been one of my favorite melodic … Continue reading

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Doom in December: Bathsheba’s “The Sleepless Gods”

Well, I liked Michelle Nocon’s singing in Death Penalty so much, I looked up her other band, Bathsheba. Here is “The Sleepless Gods” from their 2014 demo. With some delightfully weird old black and white movie clips to accompany it.

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Doom in December: Death Penalty’s “Immortal by Your Hand”

Merry Christmas, Doomcookies! For today’s Doom in December, we’re unwrapping this tune, which is a rockin’ slab of traditional doom powered by the riffs of ex-Cathedral guitarist Gaz Jennings and the mighty pipes of Michelle Nocon.

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