Ivan Belcic

Ivan Belcic is a writer, musician and artist currently living in Prague, Czech Republic.
Oregon Doom Group MAESTUS Premiere “Black Oake” from Upcoming Full-Length “Deliquesce”
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Oregon Doom Group MAESTUS Premiere “Black Oake” from Upcoming Full-Length “Deliquesce”

“Uplifting” is not typically an adjective ascribed to bands in the doom-drenched realms, but for Oregon group Maestus, it fits.…
Russian Post-Black Metal Quartet SECOND TO SUN Premiere Upcoming Album The Walk
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Russian Post-Black Metal Quartet SECOND TO SUN Premiere Upcoming Album The Walk

There’s nary a second to spare in the opening barrage of The Walk, the new album from post-black metal band…
Swiss rockers CORTEZ premiere new track “Duende” from their upcoming album No More Conqueror
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Swiss rockers CORTEZ premiere new track “Duende” from their upcoming album No More Conqueror

Henrij Preisswhich’s cover art for No More Conqueror, the upcoming album from Swiss trio Cortez, is an effective portent of…
Instrumental Sludge Trio ØLTEN Stream New Track “Klark”
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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…
Brazilian Prog-Death Metal Masters PIAH MATER Premiere New Track “Sprung From Weakness”
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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…
German black metal veterans HELRUNAR premiere “Blutmond” from Vanitas Vanitatvm
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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…
Interview: SAM DISHINGTON of No Lower Place to Fall & Départe
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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…
Antihero Exclusive: THE DARK RED SEED Stream “Becomes Awake
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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…
Antihero Exclusive: MORGENGRAU Premiere New Track “Forced Exodus”
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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.…
Antihero Exclusive: UNFLESH – “Final Writhe”
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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…
Album Review: MESSA – Feast for Water
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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 —…
Album Review: AUGURY – Illusive Golden Age
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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…
Album Review: ON THORNS I LAY – Aegean Sorrow
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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.…
Album Review: SCUMPULSE – Rotten
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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…
Album Review: INSECT ARK – Marrow Hymns
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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…
Album Review: FROST GIANT – The Harlot Star
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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…
Album Review: KOHTI TUHOA – Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta
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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…
Album Review: THRONE OF HERESY – Decameron
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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…
Album Review: Lo! – Vestigial
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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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