Tag Archives: Ulver

Metal By Numbers 2/19: Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Charts

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Does Chino Moreno ever take a moment to breathe? Deftones put out Koi No Yokan (or as I sometimes like to call it “the one that sounds like a Street Fighter move”) back in 2012, then Moreno […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/12: The Charts Are Full of Temptation

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. In a week where digital albums outsold physical CDs for only the fourth time ever, Within Temptation reigns supreme. The band’s sixth album sold 3,000 more copies than their last one did three years ago, […]

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Stream Sunn O))) and Ulver’s Collaborative Album Now

Posted by on February 4, 2014

Last November, it was reported that Sunn O))) and Ulver would be collaborating for an album titled Terrestrials. You can stream the album now via PitchforkTerrestrials is out today, February 4, on Southern Lord.

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New & Noteworthy, February 4th – Fire and Ice

Posted by on February 4, 2014

This week’s list alternates between the deeply melodic and the insanely heavy. A fair amount of it comes from overseas, and nearly all of it consists of well-known acts. Dig in, because the material here is some of the best you will get in 2014!   Within Temptation, Hydra (Nuclear Blast)   The Dutch symphonic […]

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Top 10s of the year from Abigail Williams, Beyond the Shore, Kyng, Venomous Maxiumus and Luder

Posted by on December 5, 2013

As 2013 sputters to a close, it’s time for everyone to look back at the year in music and reflect on what they listened to the most. It’s a little unfair to compartmentalize an entire year of music into a top ten list, but that’s exactly what we’ll be doing starting later this week. We […]

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SUNN 0))), Ulver to get weird together

Posted by on November 18, 2013

It’s been four years since SUNN O)))’s last full length, Monoliths and Dimensions. Ulver’s most recent album, Messe I.X.VI.X came out earlier this year. Both bands have been pushing the sonic envelope recently, evolving from drone metal to ambient, classical acoustic, and otherwise unclassifiable music. The two entities first worked together in 2003, for SUNN O)))’s White1 sessions, which […]

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Black metal yoga offers zen with doom

Posted by on October 22, 2013

So you’re already well aware of all of the healthful benefits of yoga, physically, spiritually and mentally. But what if your spiritual idea and state of zen differ from the hot room exercisers and babbling brook chasers that inhabit all of the other yoga classes you incessantly avoid? Heavy metal yoga, and more specifically, Black […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 23rd: Stay Inspired

Posted by on July 23, 2013

Want proof that hard work and perseverance really can propel you to the top? Just look at this week’s leading band. Here’s the list – let’s dig right in!     We Came As Romans, Tracing Back Roots (Equal Vision)   Five years ago, no one had heard of the Michigan metalcore group known as […]

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New & Noteworthy 7/3: The Walk

Posted by on July 3, 2012

Young bands need to make their mark early to withstand the pressures of the challenging music industry today, and as time goes on, fewer and fewer bands are making the cut. Only the best have survived the tumult of the past few years. Maintaining that quality of music is not easy, especially under the pressure […]

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New & Noteworthy, May 3rd – From Out of Nowhere

Posted by on May 3, 2011

When I mentioned in last week’s column that there was a release shortage this week, I should have known that someone, somehow, was going to make a fool of me. Last week, when I checked the upcoming releases for today, there were four items on the list (five if you count the physical release of […]

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