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General discussion / 2017 releases you're looking forward to
« on: January 04, 2017, 03:02:27 AM »

My list:
Benighted in Sodom
The Great Old Ones
Chrome Waves
The Ruins of Beverast
Pillorian (ex-Agalloch)
Midnight Odyssey

Also heard rumblings about Liar In Wait, Obsequiae, and Hateful Abandon. All of which I really hope happen.

Black Metal / Mare Cognitum
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:28:32 AM »
Atmospheric black metal from Orange County, United States.

This is incredibly refreshing. Atmospheric black metal with a cosmic bent, without the trappings of trends associated with modern atmoblack. The new album simultaneously manages to sound like a throwback while maintaining it's originality. Almost orchestral in some aspects, the compositions are intricate, the instrumentation intense, and as a whole this is exactly what I've been searching for this year in terms of black metal. It's been a long time since I've heard something that hits me the way this album does. Highly recommended.

General discussion / year end lists
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:25:18 AM »
either from other sites or your own, post them here.

as always, NCS has done a bang up job of putting out tons of great lists:

Declarations / Refugee Welcome Wagon / Opportinistic Bum Bandit
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:13:57 AM »

EDIT (January 26th, 2017)

As of yet MT has yet to be fixed, as such I will begin to make even more adjustments to the website that are mainly cosmetic in nature. Additionally I'll be implementing some more anti-spam measures since there's been a bit of a trickling in of bots.

As always, make suggestions and leave feedback if you wish.


Bringing the site back online to address the issues ongoing at metalthrone. please notify me of any issues with the von:tes site since i made some changes before taking the site down. i'll probably be AWOL for a while but I'll make the effort to at least lurk here to provide technical support.

to address the shut down of this site recently, the entire reason behind it hinged on the fact that most (all) users here posted on metalthrone and this wasn't really a site that had anything new to offer in that regard, thus i thought von was irrelevant, and thus it was shut down. given the current situation, i thought it'd be  prudent to bring it back online, possibly temporarily if crowdgather gets their shit together, or maybe not. it depends on the outcome and other developments.

Rock / Crimson Scarlet
« on: October 13, 2016, 11:44:35 PM »
Throwback post-punk/goth shit. Originally from Santa Barbara (iirc), now located in the bay area. Pretty good. +++for covering a pink turns blue track.

NYP on their Bandcamp. looks like there's some stuff missing, i'm a huge fag otherwise i'd say i'd upload what;s missing but yeah. huge fag right here.

Black Metal / Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
« on: October 01, 2016, 05:27:50 AM »
It's leaked. Downloading it right now.

But anyhow, what are you guys expecting out of this record? I really liked the preview track they released, and the description Fenriz gave of the production process sounds really appealing.
Honestly I wasn't much a fan of their past few albums, the crusty shit they were going for, so this "return to roots" thing is really exciting to me.

General discussion / 2016
« on: October 01, 2016, 02:54:56 AM »
Well lads, the final quarter is rolling around. What sweet tunes have you been jamming this year? Any recs? I've fucked off music listening from 2016, mostly sticking to old DSBM and second wave records.

Although the latest record from sylvaine is decent.

Previously I had been unfamiliar with this project, so when I heard the name being thrown around (with the addendum that Neige contributed drums or something), my assumption was that Audrey Sylvaine had begun a new project. Tragically I was wrong. Turns out this is a one-woman project from Norway, but interestingly there's much in common with Alcest in terms of the overall sound.
So I checked out her first record and mostly I felt reminded of Evanesence, probably mostly because of the vocals, but the predominate emotion it evoked (despite being such a seemingly "emotional" record) was total enveloping boredom.
The follow-up sounds suspiciously similar but it benefits from improved songwriting, the ideas feel more fleshed out and varied. Unlike the first record also, this one pretty much jumps the shark completely and steps into black metal territory, incorporating shrieking and blastbeats in the ethereal post-rock style she's carved out. The vocals aren't bad, a little shaky at times, but they're better than some I've heard. Almost like a mix of Varg and Neige.
It's not breaking into any new territory, it's really derivative and at the end of the day it sounds like Alcest but with female vocals.
Would listen again though. It's head and shoulders above most material released in this mash-up subgenre.

General discussion / Your local scene
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:05:50 AM »
so post bands from your area, basically.

Deadspawn - Black/death metal from Phoenix. These guys are really cool, one of the first bands I saw when I moved out here. I try to make as many shows of theirs as I can because they fucking kill it live. the studio recordings are alright but can't hold a flame to their live sound. Cool dudes too. Their drummer plays in Empyreal who I have posted about before in the black metal subforum.

Azerine - Black metal from Tuscon. I'm not too familiar with this one, I saw them live once but I was very drunk. The guy who spearheads this project has a few other projects and bands he does, including a pretty cool one concerned with the Japanese suicide forest. I can't remember it's name though, and it was rejected by metalarchives for sounding "too digital," even though he played and recorded all the instruments himself. Guess he was tickled pink about that since that was exactly the sound he was going for.

Sovereign - Black metal from Phoenix. This is a good one, I've seen them a few times but, again, drunk. They put on a stellar show. A few of their members play in other bands such as Gatecreeper and Avichi. Actually their guitarist does stuff with Woe and Young And In The Way during their tours, which I didn't know about until YAITW's tour with Taake.

Take Over And Destroy - Black metal/sludge from Phoenix. I was really into this band back when I was in California and didn't know they were local to this area until I moved here. They've got a lot in common with bands like Mantar, and they're really getting better with each successive release. They've got a new one coming out very soon actually.

There's a lot of other bands that i've left out, but i'll likely post them as this thread progresses.

As a whole, the Arizona scene is fucking impressive. Tons of extreme metal bands, and when it's the right season there's a lot of really cool shows. Thanks largely in part to the promoters we have, who manage to book a lot of great bands.

Black Metal / Pillorian (ex-Agalloch)
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:57:32 PM »
New project from John Haughm.

Once more, we are pleased to announce another alliance made across the ocean to the Northwestern USA. Pillorian, the new band recently formed by Stephen Parker (Maestus/ex-Arkhum), John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), and Trevor Matthews (Uada/ex-Infernus), will release their debut album through Eisenwald in early 2017.

Exploring the context of obscurity, Pillorian takes inspiration from blackened metal, dark folk, and avantgarde music. Adding something ancient that hovers within the music and its somber aura, it helps to fortify the groupís audial scope in an unconventional way.

Pillorian plans to record this Fall/Winter, with further information to be revealed at a later point. We are really looking forward to their first dark metal offering.

Official website:
Follow Pillorian @ Facebook:

I'm not familiar with the other musicians in this project, but I checked out that stephen parker guy last night and he's got a bunch of cool stuff going on, including a couple solo projects. here's one of them:

anyhow, i'm curious to see how this goes. i wasn't a fan of agalloch's later stuff at all, so unlike a lot of other peiople i don't give a fuck all about their breakup. if anything it was better that way to give a chance to more creative projects.

Advertisements / Elivagar
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:02:06 AM »
black metal with some depressive influences. i do vocals. two releases out, the demol and an ep.

recorded our rehearsal today. too lazy to chop it up so it's all one big track, sorry.

let me know what you think.

General discussion / HEY BILLY
« on: July 14, 2016, 02:21:09 AM »
Happy womb eviction day, faggot. Contract more STDs for the folks stuck at home.

Rock / Dead Man's Bones
« on: July 06, 2016, 10:18:06 PM »
Psychedelic folk from the USA. Reminds me a lot of Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks crossed with early Blood Ceremony and Oingo Boingo. Only one album (so far), which had a song featured in the horror flick The Conjuring


Industrial / Boyd Rice - Iconoclast [VIDEO]
« on: June 26, 2016, 10:00:41 AM »
This is a pseudo-documentary on Boyd Rice, one of the pioneering musicians in the martial industrial genre. He's known for his work through the project NON as well as his collaborations with Douglas P. of Di6, Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis, and many other esteemed musicians both inside and outside of the martial folk scene.

Moreover, he's known as somewhat of an underground icon, having had intimate personal relationships with Anton LaVey, Tiny Tim, Rozz Williams, Bob Larson, etc, as well as dabbling in film production, writing, and various other aspects of "outsider" culture.

It took me a while to track this film down, given that Rice is relatively obscure and has a tendency to publish his material in brief limited runs, and given his notoriety and niche nature, it gets snatched up fairly quickly.

The film quality isn't high-grade shit, it's pretty amateur, but the content of the interviews and other footage is really great and interesting. it does come off feeling like something of a vanity project, but for the anecdotes and trivia alone it's worthwhile.

EDIT: Videos were removed from YouTube due to length, so I've uploaded them to Mega. It's split into 3 parts.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Declarations / ACHTUNG
« on: June 26, 2016, 07:59:38 AM »

Rock / A Dead Forest Index
« on: June 26, 2016, 05:43:42 AM »

Shoegazey dream pop type shit. Signed to Sargent House. Really good and melancholy and sort of bombastic in a minimal kind of way.


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