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Obscured by Clouds

Seattle-based art rock-band Obscured by Clouds took their name from Red Floyd’s 1972 album from the same name, and their sound also shows the spacy, electronic-induced psychedelia of this era — but with contemporary sound reinforcements and technical digital improvements. William Weikart may be the human brain trust and creator …

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Chingalera

LA, California’s Chingalera is made up of Dave Gibney (acoustic guitar, vocals), Ben Shirley (bass) and Tommy Holt (drums), and their debut recording, 2007’s In the Darkness of the Dark Hand Tree, melds such disparate affects while the Melvins, Helmet, Device, and Dark Sabbath, right into a long-winded, slow-moving, even-slower-resolving, …

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Krallice

A collaboration between well-respected guitarist Mick Barr (of Orthrelm and Ocrilim) as well as the equally well-appreciated axeman Colin Marston (of Behold… The Arctopus and Dysrhythmia), Krallice are an greatly technical — however somewhat restrained, in comparison to a few of Barr’s additional endeavors — dark metal task whose music …

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Ancestors

L.A.’s suitably called Ancestors are conversant with all types of “basic” hard rock and roll and rock influences, which range from the primordial doom of Dark Sabbath, towards the futuristic space rock and roll of Hawkwind, as well as the progressive mentality of Ruler Crimson — which are after that …

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Scars on Broadway

The Daron Malakian-led rock and metal project formed by the machine of a Straight down guitarist from then on band made a decision to take a protracted break following their Mezmerize and Hypnotize releases, Marks on Broadway found life in later 2005 and early 2006. Although some demos made an …

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Tombs

Shaped in 2007 like a collaboration between Mike Hill (Anodyne), Dominic Seita (Speedloader), and Justin Ennis (the Heuristic), Brooklyn, New York-based, experimental steel outfit Tombs blends bleak, post-rock minimalism using the ferocious assault of sludge and classic black color steel. The group’s dark proto-industrial noises were first place to polish …

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Birushannah

A unique participant in the great metal globe, Osaka, Japan’s Birushanah mixed great complex and experimental sludge and doom noises with traditional Japan percussion and size, developing a audio that had not been dissimilar to fellow countrymen Corrupted. Shaped in 2002, the group quickly released its 1st single, Touta. It …

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Ulcerate

New Zealand progressive loss of life metal music group Ulcerate carved out a stunning career route, producing perhaps one of the most exclusive bodies of function in the genre while remaining staunchly indie and self-reliant. Created in Auckland in 2000 by drummer Jamie Saint Merat and guitarist Michael Hoggard, the …

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Comity

Originally forged in 1996 with an eye to emulating the brand new York hardcore style, France’s Comity steadily evolved to look at a hyper-technical, epic-minded, and totally unpredictable design of modern metal,someplace betwixt the math metal from the Dillinger Escape Plan as well as the cinematic creations of Neurosis. Finally …

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Zanister

Furthermore to his blues-rock-inflected Southern Gentlemen, shred-guitar legend David T. Chastain busied himself close to the turn from the millennium with Zanister, a music group which fit nicely in to the revival of melodic, prog rock-tinged power metallic (believe Judas Priest or Iron Maiden) getting favor in a few headbanging …

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