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The Amenta - Revelator (Full Album Stream)

"It is a cliché to say that the newest album is the best of a band’s career, so let us just say that “Revelator” is the closest THE AMENTA has come to capturing the sound we hear in our heads. In the lowest hells of our blackened hearts, we are an extreme metal band, still enamoured of blast beats and tearing off faces but “Revelator” also gives us a chance to explore new ways to capture unease and tension..."
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Revelator: An Interview with Cain Cressall

"One thing that I can't move away from is writing stuff that I’m tailoring it to be uncomfortable and unsettling. I’m in love with the concept of creating vocal melodies and patterns that create uncomfortable feelings. I've always found this thrilling excitement in making people feel uncomfortable. I love when I’m listening to something that just gives me chills and makes me feel unsafe. It’s weird but I do love it; for the same reason, I love a lot of film dark film and dark art because you find yourself in that situation where there's some kind of artistic expression that's been put together in a certain way to make you feel genuinely strange and unsettled. That is just magic to me...” 
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Holed Up In The Lair: An Interview with Matt Young

"That’s what we always want to have; that’s important for us which is why we love touring so much, getting around, playing shows - we play shows in places where some bands wouldn’t even think about playing. We like to make that effort even if we don’t make much money because we know that there’s going to be a few hundred at each show and they’re all going to have a great time. It’s an awesome experience. We’ll do that sort of shit because we love doing what we do. We just genuinely love it, we love creating content and love every aspect of this whole thing..."
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In Conversation with Andrea Daniel

"I guess for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been creative in one way or another. It’s what drives me and makes me happy. As long as I’m creating something, be it music, visual arts, acting or something like that, it’s my passion. “I’ve never really liked the whole gender specification thing. I’m a drummer, I’m an artist. Sometimes I think people feel the need to say female drummer or female artist, female tattooer and I don’t really see how that matters. I don’t want to be judged on that, I want to be judged on my skills and abilities or how good I am at something. I guess I just try and focus on doing the best that I can on what I do..."
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Staff Picks: Vol 4

Spring is here! And what better way to celebrate the end of the cold season than with a new edition of Staff Picks. Check out what our DIRECT MERCH staff have been listening to lately, we hope you find something sick!
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