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SpellCaster

Vultures (Eager Maniacs Remix) by Spellcaster and Eager Maniacs Spellcaster’s members were just teenagers in 2009 when New York’s Heavy Artillery Records caught wind of Spells of Speed, their self-released EP. Fast forward five years, through a few north american tours, lineup changes, a stint at SXSW and a full length record, and you’ll find […]

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Usnea

Usnea / Ruins Split by Usnea Having just signed to Relapse Records, it’s doubtful that Portland dark-metal wunderkinds Usnea will stay a secret for very much longer. Regardless, the punishing quartet’s penchant for funereal blackness and methodically slow doom dirges is a testament that the rumors of metal’s death have been largely fabricated. Usnea’s self-titled […]

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Zirakzigil

Zirakzigil – Battle Of The Peak by Anthem Records In the word of Tolkein, Zirakzigil is one of the three great peaks of the Mountains of Moria, under which lay the ancient Dwarven realm of Khazad-dûm. The Portland band of the same name is a three-piece progressive doom outfit who’ve hit Portland with their mithril […]

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