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Woods of Ypres

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Woods of Ypres was a blackened doom metal band from Ontario, Canada, formed in 2002 by David Gold, Aaron Palmer and Brian McManus. They released five albums, each somewhat differing in style, before the death of founding member David Gold. According to the official website, Woods of Ypres can be defined as, "...atmospheric doom-laden Great-White-North flavored black metal."

In 2002, the demo Woods I: Against the Seasons, Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat was released on Krankenhaus Records. Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Gone but not forgotten (2012 edition)

December 9th, 2012

Gone But Not Forgotten 2012 Thrash Hits

With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.

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Album: Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

January 18th, 2012

Woods of Ypres David Gold promo photo 2011 Thrash Hits

Woods Of Ypres
Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Earache Records
13 February 2012

by Tom Dare

By now, you’re probably aware Woods Of Ypres mainman David Gold died on 21 December 2011. What was meant to be the first album he’d have had significant label backing for after plugging away in the Canadian underground for a decade, has instead turned out to be his last. This is obviously a delicate record to analyse, but whatever the background, an album has to stand up on its own merit – the music is either good or it’s not. Only in this particular case, there’s a sizeable caveat. [Read more →]

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