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Mystras’ “The Murder of Wat Tyler” is Black Metal That Sets Castles Ablaze
We're streaming a new Mystras song (a new black metal project from Spectral Lore's Ayloss) via a lyric video centered around the story of revolt-leading Middle Ages revolutionary.
Drouth’s “A Crown of Asphodels” Gives Life but Tempts Death
We're streaming the closing song from Portland black metal project Drouth's upcoming second full-length "Excerpts From a Dread Liturgy."
Dessiderium’s “Cosmic Limbs” Retrieve Life From The Eternal Void
The solo project of Alex Haddad has reinvigorated the stale mechanisms of melodic death metal with a heartfelt new album "Shadow Burn" -- soak into a new song now.
Summoning “Lions, Tigers and Bears” with Slift’s “Ummon” (Music Video Premiere)
Our favorite music videos contain nothing but the band, the crowd, and the song -- here, we've got the epic closing track from French trio Slift's latest album "Ummon" captured in such a fashion. Super-heavy psych-rock content inside.
Editor’s Choice #2: Holy Shit, Serenity Now!
Defocus and dematerialize in this abstract reflection on the times of now -- IO Editor-in-Chief Andrew Rothmund selects an especially atmospheric album as last month's favorite.
Nodus Tollens Sees a “Willowing” World Withering (Song Premiere)
We unveil a new song from this solo black metal project's debut full-length "Melancholic Waters Ablaze With the Fires of Loss," a gut-stab of raw and emotional atmospherics.
Dearth Provides the Soundtrack to Everyone “Writhing in Cellophane Cages”
We're streaming the hard-hitting opening song from blackened death metal act Dearth's upcoming full-length "To Crown all Befoulment" -- this one seems especially appropriate.
Mountaineer Bleeds Postmodern Doom on “Bloodletting” (Album Premiere)
We're streaming the new full-length from the California doom/post-metal sextet -- "Bloodletting" takes hold and just doesn't let go.
Feral Light Exhale the “Life Vapor” of Black Metal (Album Premiere)
We're streaming the entire third full-length "Life Vapor" of black metal act Feral Light before Friday's release -- for a no-frills, hard-hitting exemplar of the style, look no further.
Delivering the Word: Death Courier’s “Pillars of Murk” Echoes Total Demise
Death Courier, a Greek band with a 30-year history, perfects their thrash-laden death metal style on upcoming album "Necrotic Verses" -- we're streaming a new ripper right now.