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Xasthur

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  • Years Active: 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

One of America's most prolific and unapproachable underground metal musicians, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Malefic has been responsible for half a dozen releases since 1995 under his nom de plume of Xasthur. Rarely counting with outside help and with his music mostly qualifying in the atmospheric black metal field (also exploited by acts such as Azrael and Judas Iscariot), Xasthur's output has included 2001's A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors, 2002's Nocturnal Poisoning, 2003's Suicide in Dark Serenity, and The Funeral of Being.

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Discover: Hydra Head Records

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

"One of the defining traits of many Hydra Head releases would be the marriage between the ugly and the beautiful, the dissonant and the melodic," says former ISIS frontman Aaron Turner, a co-founder of the label alongside Mark Thompson. "This kind of synthesis is apparent through many of our artists regardless of genre, perhaps at times in spite of it." In other words, there's more to Hydra Head than a battering ram blend of molten melodies,… more »