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Heavy Metal in Michigan

Spire – Entropy

This album, a debut full length no less, is reason enough to go explore the Australian black metal scene.

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Swamp Witch – The Slithering Bog

While listening to the music, you find yourself taken on a journey through the lair of a witch. The bass lines within the songs are haunting and lure you deeper into the lair of the music and make you curious as to what is to come.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 8.22.16

MI Metal Update 8.22.16: Periphery – Sonic Unrest Tour in GR and Detroit, Metal Mayhem at Papa Petes, Pestilent Age with Archimime at The Rockery, Sabaton’s new album, a sweet Death Angel video, Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and MORE!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 8.15.16

MI Metal Update 8.15.16: Too many local and national shows to list! Honorable Mentions: ZZ Top, Korn, Rob Zombie, In This Moment, Nervosa, Every Time I Die, and so many more! Lamb of God has a new video, Vader has a new EP, Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and MORE!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 8.08.16

MI Metal Update 8.08.16: Kiss hits GR, Dirt Fest is Saturday with Hatebreed and Killswitch Engange and many more, From Blue to Gray drop an album, local shows all over the Mitten, New Music from Carnifex. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and MORE!

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Feral Light – A Sound of Moving Shields

Take past members of Wolvhammer, Empires, Manetheren, and Finger of Scorn. Stir until well blended. Mix in frosty Scandinavian black metal draughts of venom. Shake well. Sprinkle with British crusty gutter filth. Bake until bleak and urgent. Serve cold as death.

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Pyramido – Vatten

Absolute Contempt is a fairly new label with only seven releases so far, but Daniel Zambrano, the owner, has a different vision for his releases. All proceeds from the label are going to cat rescue shelters.

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Oblivion Circle – Oblivion Circle

I was immediately struck by the music. While Oblivion Circle doesn’t play straight-up black metal, they do play black metal with plenty of death metal influences and a ton of atmosphere.

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Virus – Memento Collider

This is no simple strum-along–either take it as a challenge to figure out these knotty chords or surrender completely and let yourself dissolve in a wash of sound you may never be able break down or understand.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 8.01.16

MI Metal Update 8.01.16: Lots of Hair Metal glory happening in MI this week with Ratt, Warrant, Lita Ford, L.A. Guns, Downtread @ Chene Parkin Detroit. Alice Cooper is coming to KZOO, The Plot In You in The Stache @The Intersection, New Music from Valient Thorr and Ringworm. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and MORE!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 7.25.16

MI Metal Update 7.25.16: Slipknot and Marilyn Manson at DTE, Hellmouth’s only 2016 show, Black Sabbath’s final tour and Lacuna Coil’s new video. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 7.18.16

MI Metal Update 7.18.16: Janes Addiction at Freedom Hill, Vans Warped Tour hits Detroit, Scour releases their album and a metal book to read. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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Rail Yard Ghosts – Hiræth

Imagine, if you will, somewhere in an alternate dimension, Johnny Cash, Crass, and Mumford and Sons engaged in an open relationship which resulted in a child. That child would be the Rail Yard Ghosts.

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Sallow Moth – Moss Deceptiva

Moss Deceptiva is a brutally beautiful meditation on the destructiveness of modern society… It is with this weapon of musical destructiveness that we will be cleansed.

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Bifid Corpse – Dead and Decaying

The whole EP comes at you like a wounded bear, perhaps mortally wounded, but still having enough strength to eviscerate you on its way out. Dead & Decaying is filthy and ugly in the best possible way.

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