Ivan Belcic

Ivan Belcic is a writer, musician and artist currently living in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Instrumental Sludge Trio ØLTEN Stream New Track “Klark”

The music of instrumental sludge trio Ølten is awash in contradictions. Its sonic landscape is bereft of adornment, yet despite…
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Brazilian Prog-Death Metal Masters PIAH MATER Premiere New Track “Sprung From Weakness”

Four years after emerging with their debut full-length Memories of Inexistence, Rio De Janeiro prog-deathers Piah Mater are back with…
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German black metal veterans HELRUNAR premiere “Blutmond” from Vanitas Vanitatvm

German black metal veterans Helrunar are purposeful, meticulous and teeming with a tangible confidence burnished over nearly two decades of…
Voices From Underground

Interview: SAM DISHINGTON of No Lower Place to Fall & Départe

Artists are a diverse bunch. Some are laser-focused on a particular outlet, pouring every ounce of inspiration into a single…
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Antihero Exclusive: THE DARK RED SEED Stream “Becomes Awake

A waiting hand extends from within an impenetrable haze that shimmers with diffused lights, beckoning one to step willingly into…
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Antihero Exclusive: MORGENGRAU Premiere New Track “Forced Exodus”

Texas death metal quartet Morgengrau are proud standard-bearers for the sinister, retro-infused death metal immediately recognizable to longtime genre heads.…
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Antihero Exclusive: UNFLESH – “Final Writhe”

“Final Writhe” might be one of the most straightforward tracks on blackened melodic tech-death quartet Unflesh’s upcoming album Savior, but…
Notes From Underground

Album Review: MESSA – Feast for Water

Messa’s new album Feast for Water begins much like it looks. Taking the cover imagery as a starting point —…
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Album Review: AUGURY – Illusive Golden Age

It’s been nine years since the last release from Canadian progressive/technical death masters Augury. Fortunately, this dormancy has been but…
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Album Review: ON THORNS I LAY – Aegean Sorrow

Greek goth purveyors On Thorns I Lay are accomplished veterans, having contributed much to the goth aesthetic of earlier years.…
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Album Review: SCUMPULSE – Rotten

Right out of the gate, Scumpulse reveal themselves with zero pretense whatsoever. Blackened crust is the game, and Scumpulse have…
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Album Review: INSECT ARK – Marrow Hymns

“It’s so fucking cool,” I remarked casually while recommending Insect Ark’s upcoming record Marrow Hymns to a friend. As I…
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Album Review: FROST GIANT – The Harlot Star

The year is just beginning, and already I’m convinced that we’ve been given one of the most genuinely joyful thrill…
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Album Review: KOHTI TUHOA – Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta

“Thank you, sir, may I have another!” This is how I feel when gripped in the furious talons of Finland’s…
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Album Review: THRONE OF HERESY – Decameron

I was in a bookstore the other day with my wife. The English-language section, as is typical in bookstores located…
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Album Review: Lo! – Vestigial

“Pink goopy bald guy.” If you’ve seen even a second of Lo!’s instantly iconic music video for their 2015 track…
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Album Review: NECK OF THE WOODS – The Passenger

Bands who prioritize diversity in their musical palette will by design create polarizing music. Vancouver metal quintet Neck of the…
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Album Review: OCCASVS – Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria

You will be surprised by Occasvs. From the album’s opening notes through its winding, relentless journey, you will be surprised…
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Album Review: HUMAN AFTER ALL – Don’t Worry, It Only Gets Worse

Identity Crisis, The Illusion of Safety and The Artist in the Ambulance. Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses and The Curse.…
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Album Review: OLD MAN WIZARD – Innocent Hands

California prog rockers Old Man Wizard are no strangers to eclecticism in their music. On their debut record Unfavorable, they…