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Moonspell: Album Name

MOONSPELL remain both a pioneer of dark metal and a contemporary of the genre’s greats, continuing to deliver increasingly relevant albums 20 years deep into their career. They are known to sign their souls away to the lunar side while recording and they have done just that with their new album Extinct, due out March 2015 via Napalm Records.

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White Arms of Athena: White Arms of Athena

Described as “brooding and psychedelic” (Heavy Blog is Heavy), WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA’s sophomore effort evolves their progressive soundscape over eight ambient tracks impeccably recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Every Time I Die, Kvelertak, High on Fire) while being engineered and co-produced with Travis Kammeyer (Storm of Light).

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Torn the Fuck Apart: Sexually Transmitted Torture

When it comes to technicality and brutality, Kansas’s Torn the Fuck Apart have been decimating their way right up the putrid food chain. Since forming in 2004, the group has unleashed a small handful of material that has made plenty of waves in the underground. 2006 brought the Skinned Alive EP, followed by the 2009 debut full-length album Gods of Gore, and another three years later the follow-up …the Dissection of Christ. The outfit managed to remain fairly consistent until 2009 with the addition of guitarist Nick Yeates, turning them into a five piece until vocalist Jeremy Langner departed in 2013, bringing it back to a four member monster with guitarist Michael Langner taking over vocal duties. Two years since their most recent slab of violent complexities have passed, and we’re now staring at their third full-length album, Sexually Transmitted Torture, which is being handled by Ossuary Industries. But is this as disgusting as their previous recordings, or is a far less engaging experience?