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Lars Gotrich

Lars Gotrich appears in the following:

Viking's Choice: Native Lights, 'Blue Star'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hear a gorgeous, desert-swept shoegaze track from the Tulsa band, which features members of Unwed Sailor and Ester Drang.

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Viking's Choice: Liturgy, 'Quetzalcoatl'

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Liturgy's MIDI-driven track is anything but black metal, which just might be the point.

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First Watch: Adventures, 'Heavenly'

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Adventures' debut culls from an emo and alt-rock era whose output feels eternal. In the "Heavenly" video, the band plays in a dollhouse while a Claymation character curls up into a sad little ball.

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Viking's Choice: Zs, 'Xe'

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The members of Zs take grand leaps into music with no place to land. "Xe" is a thrilling 18 minutes of twisty-turny prog that feels like Philip Glass jamming on a surf-punk riff.

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Viking's Choice: Mind Over Mirrors, 'Calling Your Name'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

An Indian pedal harmonium lies at the center of the band's sound. Circuit Des Yeux's Haley Fohr contributes a bewildering baritone voice, which helps make the song feel like an out-of-body experience.

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Viking's Choice: Blacklisted, 'Burnt Palms'

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Melodic experimentation lies beneath this major rager from the hardcore band.

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Viking's Choice: Visigoth, 'The Revenant King'

Monday, January 12, 2015

If wizards, battles and crunchy riffs roll your 20-sided die a critical hit, heed Visigoth's call.

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First Watch: Mount Eerie, 'This'

Monday, January 12, 2015

Punctuated by droning organ, close harmonies and frenzied flutes, Mount Eerie's new video aims to make dream logic literal in a series of images inspired by Scandinavian mythology.

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Viking's Choice: The Body & Thou, 'Terrible Lie (Nine Inch Nails Cover)'

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Prepare to be pummeled by self-pity. Two extremist doom-metal bands combine to slam this industrial sad-bastard fest into the ground.

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Bandit, 'Losing In A Sense'

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Angela Plake plays with her words in the moment following innocence lost, pleading "I've been losing in a sense," speeding the moody rocker to a devastating realization that nothing's changed.

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10 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In 2014, metal still believes in traditions and keeps the faith, but recognizes that evolution is inevitable — with some of its defenders kicking and screaming.

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Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In 2014, two monoliths of heavy music found a new way to be heavy, a Thai psych band made one of the most transcendent records of the year and three dudes in body paint channeled King Crimson.

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Tiny Desk Concert: HMSTR

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Watch our favorite hamsters Joni and Nash rip up the floors of the Tiny Desk and play their twee-as-all-get-out holiday pop-punk song, "Snow Day." You can't handle the cuteness.

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First Watch: La Dispute, 'Woman (Reading)'

Friday, December 19, 2014

A dancer's desperate and purposeful choreography was shot in locations all over London using one-point perspective, a powerful accompaniment to this poetic post-hardcore track.

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Hear The First New D'Angelo Album In 15 Years

Monday, December 15, 2014

Just like that, Black Messiah exists. For lovers of R&B and soul — for lovers of music that transcends in general — the album's arrival is unreal. You can listen to it right now.

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Viking's Choice: Cretin, 'Ghost Of Teeth And Hair'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cretin returns with a ferocious grindcore chug-a-lug that hits like a steel-toe boot to the shins, complete with guitar and bass solos that blast it wide open.

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Viking's Choice: Kid Millions & Jim Sauter, 'Game Jump'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter stabs at his feedback-ridden sax while Oneida's Kid Millions enters a manic headspace with hydra-armed drum work. It's improvised mayhem, but it seems to grin from ear to ear.

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Viking's Choice: A Pregnant Light, 'Born To Ruin'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

As a solo artist, Damian Master is unbound by the metal in his catalog. "Born To Ruin" contains his most anthemic statement of purpose yet, curled under a swaggering riff and his fire-spitting bark.

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Crying, 'War Of Attrition'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As outrageous power-pop hooks go note-for-note with a series of ecstatic 8-bit blips, the soulful coo of Elaiza Santos nicely offsets Crying's penchant for playful excess.

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The Taylor Swift/Aphex Twin Mashup You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Here

Monday, October 27, 2014

Aphex Swift is a charming table flip that teeters between the sweet and the sinister: a little Nashville twang with a small dose of digital terror.

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