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Coffins Unleash Gnarliest OSDM Album of the Year: Stream “Beyond the Circular Demise” Now

The Japanese legends celebrate two-plus decades of existence with their fifth full-length, a fucking punisher of a death metal album. Stream it before Friday's release right here while digging into an in-depth review.

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Molten Sounds, Hardened Steel: Japan’s Asunojokei is a Black Metal Delight

The quartet struck a balance of rich texture and ominous aggression on last year's oft-overlooked debut full-length -- here's our rundown of "Awakening" as well as their prior EP and demo releases.

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Solitude A Sleepless Nights’ “Beyond Casualty” is Mesmerizing Japanese Post-Hardcore

The post-hardcore quintet's 2019 release presents the complete package of a can't-miss outfit.

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夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) Demonstrates the Promise of Blackened Psychedelic Metal with “First Utterance”

We unleash a bleak new track from international outfit Sleepwalker, chock full of all the abstract noise and heady atmospherics we've come to expect from the project.

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Endon’s Extensive Experimentation: “Boy Meets Girl” Meets the World

Extreme experimental outfit Endon released their latest album today -- we chatted with project vocalist Taichi Nagura about the band's image, passion, and sound.

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Delightfully Alight: Crystal Lake’s “Hail to the Fire”

Stream a no-shits-given new track from the Tokyo-based metalcore/deathcore project's upcoming fifth full-length "Helix."

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Everything at Once: Mono’s “Nowhere Now Here” Explores Ever Further

Our review of Mono's upcoming "Nowhere Here Now," the Japanese instrumental outfit's tenth full-length in a wide-spanning career, out this Friday.

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Words by Aaron Krall and Matthew Ketchum,
Photos by Christian Granum
This photo by Pato Thornycroft
Words by Aaron Krall and Matthew Ketchum, Photos by Christian Granum This photo by Pato Thornycroft
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The Perils of Being Punk in Japan: Zainichi, Earthquakes, and the Police

The nail that sticks up gets hammered

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Interview: Ningen-Isu

Take a seat

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Funeral Sutra – Meditations

Gorgeous monuments to shit

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