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Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I'll be returning as…
Brandon Stosuy | July 29, 2011 - 7:23 am

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Landmine Marathon – “Cutting Flesh And Bone” (Stereogum Premiere)

Landmine Marathon's fourth album Gallows finds the Bolt Thrower-nodding Phoenix, Arizona death-grind quintet finally capturing the energy that's made Grace Perry & Co's live shows…
Brandon Stosuy | July 28, 2011 - 11:53 am

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Opeth – “The Devil’s Orchard” (Stereogum Premiere)

Swedish progressive metal stalwarts Opeth's 10th album Heritage -- which follows 2008's Watershed and 2005's Ghost Reveries -- is their strangest, most genre-melding to date.
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 1:57 pm

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Under The Influence: Castevet Mounds Of Ash

Castevet's Mounds Of Ash was one of 2010's best metal releases. The NYC trio's blend of muscular black metal, hardcore punk, progressive post-rock, compositional implosions,…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 1:10 pm

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Flourishing – “Momentary Senses” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Momentary Senses" arrives toward the middle of Flourishing's discordant, dark, unexpectedly catchy debut LP, The Sum Of All Fossils. (The eight-song collection follows 2010's A
Brandon Stosuy | July 22, 2011 - 10:17 am

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Futur Skullz – “Waste Not Want Not”

People keep talking about "songs of the summer" that don't sound like the songs of any summer I'm having, so figured, for starters, I'd nominate…
Brandon Stosuy | July 21, 2011 - 12:07 pm

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Årabrot – “Madonna Was A Whore” (Stereogum Premiere)

Norwegian noise-rock instigators Årabrot's Bataille-referencing fifth album Solar Anus follows last year's Bible and porn-influenced Revenge. Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Kjetil Nernes expounds upon the collection's concept: …
Brandon Stosuy | July 20, 2011 - 3:58 pm

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The Atlas Moth – “Coffin Varnish” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Atlas Moth was one of the first bands I covered in Haunting The Chapel -- via an interview with guitarist/vocalist Stavros Giannopolous (ex-Twilight). His…
Brandon Stosuy | July 18, 2011 - 10:31 am

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Unkind – “Koulutettu Epäonnistumaan” (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran Finnish quintet Unkind play crusty, guitar-sliding d-beat punk that should interest fans of Discharge, Tragedy, and Disfear as well as folks into the dark…
Brandon Stosuy | July 14, 2011 - 10:50 am

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Under The Influence: Tombs Path Of Totality

Tombs' Path Of Totality topped my list of the Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. I was curious what sort of personal soundtrack…
Brandon Stosuy | July 12, 2011 - 10:19 am

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40 Watt Sun – “Restless” (Stereogum Premiere)

Anyone who talks about London-based vocalist/guitarist Patrick Walker's elegant doom trio 40 Watt Sun mentions his legendary, also elegant doom trio Warning. You have to,…
Brandon Stosuy | July 11, 2011 - 12:14 pm

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Under The Influence: Deafheaven Roads To Judah

Deafheaven's Roads To Judah came up a few times in the comments of my Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. With reason. The…
Brandon Stosuy | July 6, 2011 - 12:09 pm

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Under The Influence: Servile Sect Trvth

The Phoenix-born Northern California/Brooklyn-based noisemakers Servile Sect play "sci-fi influenced black metal." It's even more awesome than that sounds. The band, featuring Luke Krnkr (one…
Brandon Stosuy | June 30, 2011 - 12:32 pm

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Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening…
Brandon Stosuy | June 28, 2011 - 9:48 am

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Disma – “Vault Of Membros” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you missed 2009's The Vault of Membros demo or this year's Winterwolf split or The Manifestation 7", take note: Clifton, NJ's Disma is a…
Brandon Stosuy | June 23, 2011 - 10:33 am

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Stream Batillus/Mutilation Rites Split 7″

Offering outsiders a look at what's going on in one of the louder corners of Brooklyn, practice-space cohorts (and soon-to-be tourmates) Batillus and Mutilation Rites…
Brandon Stosuy | June 21, 2011 - 12:41 pm

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“Visions Of American Black Metal”: Liturgy’s Hunter Hunt-Hendrix Responds

If you have any interest in underground metal, black or otherwise, you're aware of the uproar created by Brooklyn quartet Liturgy. Much of the disdain's…
Brandon Stosuy | June 20, 2011 - 10:27 am

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Yob – “Prepare The Ground” (Stereogum Premiere)

Oregon doom trio Yob's "comeback" fifth album The Great Cessation, the first post-Middian/Age Eternal offering under the Yob name since 2005's The Unreal Never Lived,…
Brandon Stosuy | June 15, 2011 - 10:58 am

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R.I.P. Seth Putnam

As HTC pal Kim Kelly posted over the weekend, legendary Anal Cunt frontman (and best song titler ever) Seth Putnam died of a heart attack…
Brandon Stosuy | June 13, 2011 - 2:10 pm

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Peste Noire – “Casse, Pêches, Fractures Et Traditions”

French Folk Fuck black metal punk weirdos Peste Noire's last album, the François Villon-homaging Ballade Cuntre Lo Anemi Francor, landed at No. 5 of my…
Brandon Stosuy | June 10, 2011 - 12:55 pm

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Stream Bringers Of Disease Gospel Of Pestilence

Something that gets lost in web board pissing matches and cries of false or tr00 and "Liturgy!": At its best, black metal can be an…
Brandon Stosuy | June 7, 2011 - 10:38 am

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Win Tickets To Pentagram’s Haunting The Chapel-Presented US Tour

As mentioned when posting Virginia heavy rock/metal doom legends Pentagram’s "8" from their comeback ninth studio album Last Rites, the guys are in better form…
Brandon Stosuy | June 6, 2011 - 1:33 pm

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Ulver – “England”

Since shedding his black metal skin in the mid '90s, Ulver's central force Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg has continually steered his band's sound into more expansive,…
Brandon Stosuy | June 2, 2011 - 4:15 pm

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Caïna – “Profane Inheritors” (Stereogum Premiere)

Over the past few years, 24-year-old UK musician Andrew by Andrew Curtis Brignell, aka Caïna, has put together a compellingly strange discography, one that mixes…
Brandon Stosuy | May 26, 2011 - 11:48 am

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Autopsy – “Hand Of Darkness” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Hand Of Darkness" is the opening track from Bay Area death metal pioneers Autopsy's suffocating 68+ minute "comeback" record Macabre Eternal. Call it a comeback,…
Brandon Stosuy | May 24, 2011 - 12:50 pm

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Stream Book Of Black Earth The Cold Testament (Stereogum Premiere)

Crusty Seattle blackened death quartet Book Of Black Earth have offered interesting moments in the past, but nothing as impressively sustained as The Cold Testament:…
Brandon Stosuy | May 17, 2011 - 10:33 am

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What’s The Deal With Morbid Angel 2011?

It's not clear, though fans seem to be thinking in especially critical (and pissy) terms about the Tampa crew. If you're interested in "extreme" metal,…
Brandon Stosuy | May 16, 2011 - 3:46 pm

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In Solitude – “The World, The Flesh, The Devil” (Stereogum Premiere)

In Solitude's young fox fur-wearing frontman Pelle "Hornper" Åhman doesn't slather as much facepaint as fellow satanic Swedes Ghost, but his Uppsala-based quintet's second (and…
Brandon Stosuy | May 10, 2011 - 2:03 pm

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Tombs – “To Cross The Land” (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn trio Tombs is a quintessentially New York band, one that couldn't be from anywhere else. The feeling's reminiscent of Swans, the way Gira's sound…
Brandon Stosuy | May 9, 2011 - 10:41 am

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Premonition 13 (Feat. Scott “Wino” Weinrich) – “La Hechicera De La Jeringa” (Stereogum Premiere)

Doom legend, St. Vitus/Obsessed/Shrinebuilder/Hidden Hand/Place Of Skulls/Spirit Caravan/etc vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, is following his 2011 solo acoustic album Adrift with 13, a plugged-in full-band…
Brandon Stosuy | May 6, 2011 - 10:40 am
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