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On Razors Edge: Fermium

FERMIUM is an enigma. In November 2021 they appeared on the scene with their self-titled EP, produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta), then in 2022 they directly gave their live debut at Fusion. Where this band came from so suddenly – no one really knew, but one thing was certain: for a long time, […]


Nostalgia is a two-way road that always begins and ends in the present. That being said, the importance of Éramos felices y no lo sabíamos by Comic Sans from San Sebastian not only lies in what we hear but also in what it reminds us of. Because it is true that there was a time […]

Post Black Metal from Berlin: NIDARE

As of 2019, several members all coming from different Berlin based post metal, screamo and hardcore outlets (such as Ancst, Henry Fonda, Ast, Chambers, Afterlife Kids, rýr, Youth Cult) decided to form a band to combine all these different experiences and emotions to channel them within the post black metal project called “Nidare” (derived from […]

Concrete Americana: ATEM

“Concrete Americana” is an album that you have not heard before. And although Jan would be the last person to attach himself to a hype; as a music journalist you have to realize that this music seems to be in high demand among many people right now. Just think of the successes of Khruangbin, who […]

Emo from southwest Germany – cheers “Cages”!

CAGES plays skreamy emotive DIY-hardcore with heavy early 2000s-influences. The five piece from Ludwigsburg, Germany was formed by Serkan (guitar, ex-We Had A Deal), Felix (bass, Rêche/Schönleben), Micha (vocals, ex-We Had A Deal/Schönleben), David (drums, ex-Ziffer) and Uli (guitar, ex-We Had A Deal) a few months before COVID-19 hit the stage. The group was able […]

Blackgazers Nessel signing to TLR

Gestalt is Nessel’s debut album. The Stuttgart-based band started working on the seven songs exactly two years prior. Nessel’s members already knew each other from previous projects such as Archivist, Knife Eyes and Mahlstrom. Gestalt is their first joint effort, somewhere between shoegaze, black metal, indie and post-hardcore. The album starts with a flight forward, […]

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