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Split: Amenra/VVOVNDS – The Abyss Stares Back #1

July 1st, 2014

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Amenra/VVOVDS
The Abyss Stares Back #1
Hypertension Records
02 June 2014

by Cheryl Carter

Hypertension Records’ The Abyss Stares Back split series is one that will surely be closely watched due to the names and sounds involved. Their first instalment features the cathartic tones on the incredible Amenra alongside their fellow Belgian countrymen VVOVNDS (pictured above), and other planned releases will see Scott Kelly, Primitive Man, Alkerdeel and Hessian lined up against each other.

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EP: Falls of Rauros / Panopticon – Split EP

May 9th, 2014

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Falls of Rauros / Panopticon
Split EP
Bindrune Recordings
29 April 2014

by Cheryl Carter

Panopticon’s career output been fairly prolific, with the one man band giving us four full lengths (with another due this summer) and seven split releases (including the one we talk about here). It’s in stark contrast to Falls of Rauros who, in a similar time scale, have released two full lengths a handful of early demos and this split. Both though, tread their own path of nature inspired black metal with the former often turning to slightly different sounds depending on the records theme while the latter are firmly planted in that Cascadian sound that’s been rife these last few years.

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Label Profile 008: Pest Productions

October 30th, 2013

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Ever since Tom Dare swanned out of our lives and back into the editorial fold over at Terrorizer, we’ve had a bit of a black metal-shaped hole in our coverage here at Thrash Hits. That’s why we asked prolific scribe Cheryl Carter, she of Metal Hammer magazine, Cvlt Nation, Scene Point Blank, and her own website, Bleak Metal, if she fancied writing a few words for us on a black metal topic of her choice…

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