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Exclusive Stream – Mephoras: ‘1557 – Rites of Nullification’

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MEPHORASH is a black metal band hailing from Sweden featuring members of Malign, ex Ofermod. Their new album has been just released by Odium Records and it’s divided into 4 hymns which serves as a luminescent focal point for the fourfold rite of nullification of the four primal elements. Each track of the album features additional vocals from the vocalists of Malign, Hetroertzen, Embrace of Thorns and Fides Inversa.

Exclusive Stream – Malphas: “Occult Propaganda”

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It’s unclear when Switzerland’s Malphas formed, but what’s certain is they recently released a debut EP titled The Conjuring, which is was released earlier this year. In cooperation with the five-piece maestros of blackened madness, as well as the fine folks over at Grand Sounds PR, Apochs.net is proud to present a stream of the track “Occult Propaganda”. Check it out below!


Blog – Slayer’s ‘Repentless’: A Sign to Bow Out Gracefully?

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Slayer. Just this one word immediately casts out a wave of violence among many a metal fan. Not because of a hatred, but rather a largely mutual respect and appreciation of the California based four-piece. Lately, their material had been up for debate more than some of their earlier, more beloved full-length albums. This was thanks largely to the band shedding themselves of their mostly thrash metal output, and embracing more of a groove metal presence, a stylistic choice that has been made by plenty of long running bands within that field. It’s been long rumored by the group themselves, and widely speculated among fans, that Slayer will be calling it a day soon, and with Jeff Hanneman’s passing in 2013, it seemed all the more imminant. And, with Repentless upon us, I can’t help but feel this is the grand finale the band needs to walk away with for a couple reasons.

Vlog – Report: Sony Music Acquires Century Media Records

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It has become public knowledge at this point that Sony is interested in Century Media Records. I’m not entirely sure at this time if it has happened or not, as it is just a report that is circulating, but there’s enough worth discussing. Will it be a good thing? Will it be a bad thing? Everyone has their own opinion, so I felt I should throw mine into the mix. Check out what I think of this situation in this video.

Blog – Quick Thoughts on Display of Decay’s ‘Dust of Existence’

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Earlier yesterday, the new Display of Decay album Dust of Existence happened to appear in my inbox. Given I had a lot to do, I opted to throw it on my media player and give it a spin while on the road. After a few play throughs through of course of this incredibly irritating span of twenty-four hours, I figured I’d throw some of my random thoughts about it into the mix whilest I continue to dig myself out of the mess that slammed during my involuntary downtime…