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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 Chicago crew deftly molds three guitars, bass, and drums (hammering psychedelic sludge, doom, post-rock) with a storm of clean, growling, blackened vocals to create a unique, moving take on lighter-lifter… More »

Chicago tri-guitar quintet the Atlas Moth, one of the first bands I covered in Haunting The Chapel, are back. It isn’t exactly time for a proper full-length followup to last year’s gorgeously anthemic, psychedelic lighter-lifter A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky, but they are releasing a digital-only covers EP The One Amongst The Weed Fields,… More »

People like arguing about Nachtmystium. (They’re sort of M.I.A. for metal kids.) So far I’ve posted Addicts’s “No Funeral” — aka “Burzum On The Dance Floor” — and the melancholic Yakuza-assisted 8-minute closer “Every Last Drop.” “Blood Trance Fusion” is one of the more concise blasts on the collection. Like everything on Addicts, though, it… More »

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