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Extreme Metal Legends Dawn of Ashes Announce Upcoming Album DAEMONOLATRY GNOSIS

A little more than a year ago, I interviewed my friend and colleague Kristof Bathory, the founder and creative force behind iconic extreme-metal band Dawn of Ashes — as well an avid practitioner of ritual magick and a student of the occult, appointed last year as Ambassador to the Greater Church of Lucifer. Kristof has […]

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Supergroup “Necromancing The Stone” Hell-Bent On Resurrecting Metal With New Album

Heavy metal and horror make an impeccable pair. Menacing imagery and earsplitting guitar sweeps are as perfect together as peanut butter and jelly. Flowers and sunshine. Dirt and maggots. Refrigerators and severed body parts. They’re just made for each other. The band Necromancing the Stone has entwined and cemented this morbid union of music and […]

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Retro-Synth Wizards CONFRONTATIONAL Channel ’80s Cult Classics in “FLAT/LINE”

As a rabid fan of vintage electronic music and a horror soundtrack junkie to boot, I’m stoked to add a new band to my audio arsenal… and after you roll on the clip below, I’m betting you’ll want to hear more from them too. Founded in 2014 in Sardinia, Italy by artist Massimo Usai, the […]

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BROKEN: The Horrifying Nine Inch Nails Movie Trent Reznor Doesn’t (Officially) Want You to See

[NSFW warning: graphic and disturbing images ahead] Not too long ago, we corralled a collection of the most extreme Nine Inch Nails music videos ever made, and you should definitely check those out pronto. But as my fellow NIN superfan Rob Galuzzo rightly pointed out in that article, many of the most eyeball-burning, stomach-churning clips featured therein […]

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Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” Reimagines THE WICKER MAN as a Creepy Kids’ Show

It’s been a long time since we heard new sounds from legendary UK gloom-rockers Radiohead, but their return to the musical arena doesn’t disappoint — and neither does the whimsically macabre stop-motion puppet video for their new single “Burn the Witch,” which puts a whimsical spin on a chilling classic of the occult. Taking a […]

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Naked Witches Get Down and Bloody for Danzig’s Cover of Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.”

[NSFW content ahead] Black Sabbath fans will instantly recognize the opening strains of that band’s classic 1970 track “N.I.B.” in the video below… but in dark-rock icon Glenn Danzig’s new interpretation of the Satanic single, there are way more naked ladies involved. “N.I.B.” is the latest release from Danzig’s new album SKELETONS, which represents a tribute to […]

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Loving The Alien: A Farewell to David Bowie (1947-2016)

This is not a conventional obituary. You can find those all over the news today, so take your pick. I can’t write objectively where this subject is concerned, so bear with me. As a journalist, I’ve written a fair share of obits over the years… but this past couple of weeks have been especially heartbreaking, […]

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David Bowie Unveils the Next Haunting BLACKSTAR Video: “Lazarus”

Legendary artist David Bowie never fails to surprise even his most devoted fans with a constantly evolving musical output and bold career moves. After a lengthy period of silence, he resurfaced two years ago with the stunning album The Next Day, and when the time was right, he returned to the studio with long-time collaborator […]

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David Bowie Premieres the Chilling, Epic Short Film BLACKSTAR

There are very few artists capable of reinventing themselves to amaze several generations within their own lifetime… and David Bowie stands tall among them. At age 68, the Thin White Duke is still blazing new creative trails, riding high on the amazing success of his 2013 album The Next Day, which thankfully marked the end […]

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Music, Magick and the Movies: An Interview With URILIA’s Kristof Bathory

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of Kristof Bathory, who at the time was the founder and frontman of the band Dawn Of Ashes. Originally an an electro-industrial group, DOA evolved through many permutations, ultimately fusing the hard electronic elements with extreme metal into a potent hybrid of apocalyptic intensity, often focused on themes […]

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THE SIMPSONS’ Ned Flanders Goes Metal!

Here’s something you probably never expected: a Ned Flanders-themed metal band. Called Okilly Dokilly (after Ned’s unique way of speaking), the band plays hardcore heavy metal while dressed as the popular, Bible-thumping SIMPSONS character. The homage is more than skin deep. The entire band has Ned names (Red Ned, Thread Ned, Head Ned, Stead Ned, […]