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Öxxö Xööx – Nämïdäë

  Fascinated by stories about parallel worlds, the beginnings of Öxxö Xööx were centered upon the question of life in other words than ours. I cannot quote their entire description, but it is quite an interest read. Öxxö Xööx is (or was) one that I have heard about so many times, but, for some reason, I did not give its due deserved attention, until now. Since reading their biography, I searched for some interviews, mostly in French (I can read…

read all May 31, 2015

Moon – Earthbound

  For me it is always an immense gratification to see younger generations of bands composing extreme music, be about starting a cover band or better, initiating with their own ideas. And this is what I’m always trying to discover and promote, people that are creating new art forms, instead of copying what’s is the latest trend. Drone Doom has obviously an audience, but we know that it’s something limited. It is one of those of those musical genres that you…

read all May 30, 2015

Mamaleek – Via Dolorosa

  There isn’t much information on the band that I am sharing my humble thoughts about, only that their name, Mamaleek, or مماليك, plural of mamluk, مملوك, is an Arabic designation for slaves. Yes, I got this on Metal-Archives. And there isn’t a recent photo of this band other than one of the two brothers that are members of this band when they were children. The band has stated in an interview that: I suppose the most honest answer is…

read all May 29, 2015

Caelestis – Telesthesia

  From the Egyptians with their god Horus to the mystical Japan with its goddess Amaterasu, cultures and people throughout Earth of any time have been knowing the importance of what the invisible hides and which only the heart’s eye, painted by us with the color of the sea and the sky, is able to see.     Dreamy melodies and shades of blue, looking for the most ancient connections between nature and the deepest inner id of the human…

read all May 28, 2015

Husk/ Striga – Upon His Mountain

  Husk is a Sludge Metal band from the South-West of England, with two releases to their name, “Seven Pyramids”, in 2013, and the split-EP “Upon His Mountain” with the band Striga, which I shall share some words with you. They describe their sound as Southwest Sludge Rock/ Metal. Heavy and twinkly. On the other hand, Striga is a twin-bass exploration of the dark madness and horror of human experience. A heavy bleak twin-bass sludge doom from the south west…

read all May 27, 2015
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