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are headbanging, guitar-hero finger tapping soloing and riffing moments. There's a speedy, thrashing energy, too.

At any rate, the official information about the band explains: Vhöl was forged from the ashes of Pentagram cover band, Parallelogram, which featured Mr. Hate of Noothgrush on vocals, Cobbett on guitar, Sheie on bass, and Dekker on drums. They disbanded when the real Pentagram arose from the grave. Finding themselves unable to keep the tempos under control anyway, they took to thrash and started penning originals. Eventually, Scheidt took over vocals. When their self-titled debut album was released in 2013, the effort was a surprise to many who didn’t expect what VHÖL would initially sound like from their pedigree alone. Crowned, “…a generative force with an unpredictable will of their own,” by Pitchfork and hailed by Metal Assault for delivering, “seven neck-breaking slabs of crusty, swinging, dark heavy metal,” the offering bore the sounds of a true musical exploration where each of its members would experience something innovative during the composing process while simultaneously rediscovering their oldschool metal roots. www.facebook.com/vholisvhol www.profoundlorerecords.com www.facebook.com/profoundlorerecords

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Apparatus Apparatus Lavadome Productions release: 20 October 2015 This is ritualistic and experimental extreme metal. It’s thick, sludge, with fast moments, and with plenty of atmosphere and weirdness, as if Incantation and Deathspell Omega made an album together, with blasting heaviness and with sludge/absurd components as fundamental parts of the sound, for some 47 minutes.

The band requires patience from the listener as they make their way through long segments of non-music and churchlike atmosphere of the absurd. It’s not really about songs, but more like a participation in an occult religious mass of sludge growl metal experimentation. Enter if you dare to explore. www.lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/app aratus www.facebook.com/Apparatusdk www.apparatusdeath.bandcamp.com/ www.lavadome.org/ www.facebook.com/lavadome

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