Indie classic LIMBO is getting a Commodore 64 remake!

2010's LIMBO is one of my favorite independent video games. I originally played it on the Xbox 360, which was the platform that initiated me to  modern indie gaming, back at the scene's boom 10 years ago - other Read more

Legacy Future messing around with Unreal Tournament Alpha

Last time I played Unreal Tournament was back in 2002-2003 when I ended up 4th in the European Lan Tournament. Thought to get my hands on Unreal tournament Alpha version 2017. Messy gameplay (its been a while and I Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/326381574" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to Read more

GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER release excellent new video and album on Ninja Tune!

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Ninja Tune was once one of my favorite labels. Could ‘Orange Melamine’ be the sign that its newest output deserves my turntable time that its back catalogue always had?

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BURIAL HORDES have released new “Extinction” mini-LP

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BURIAL HORDES is a seminal project of the Greek black/death underground, the C.V. of their members’ being the who-is-who of the local scene. Their new “Extinction” mini-album kills! It is only released on digital format so far. Svpport!

NUCLEAR WINTER “Abomination Virginborn” CD review

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I don’t recall exactly how many times I’ve written about this demo… Not enough! For those who’ve been on a coma for the last 13 years, “Abomination Virginborn”  is the most important Greek demo of the 00’s. It also is the recording who put Greek death metal in the map of the international underground, paving the way for the DEAD CONGREGATION phenomenon.

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Nuclear Throne review

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Panos takes a radioactive deep dive into the post-apocalyptic world of indie gaming hit Nuclear Throne.

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Autoclav1.1 Werewolf Country CD Review

Posted on by Vassago in Electronic, Experimental, I.D.M, Music | Leave a comment

It is not a secret that this is one of my favorite bands, primarily because of it’s constant musical progression in each and every release, making Autoclav1.1 a distinctive reference into the IDM scene. With an album release almost every year, Werewolf Country (his 10th album, following up the very successful “ten.one.point.one” and in stores for quiet some time now), is published WTII a US label for lots of diverse bands such as E.S.A, Chant & Regenerator to name a few.

I was highlighting on my last review that “ten one point one” opened a new era for the band. There was a natural progression in composition and musical ideas from “Love no longer lives here” up until  “Embark on Departure“, however in his latest album we witness a progression in terms of both sound and noise selections as well as diversification in Tony’s musical taste.

I kind of expected that as a natural continuation of his anniversary album , but what I definitely didn’t see coming was “Earworm“: ,

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns soundtrack via iam8bit

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Following the amazing 3-LP limited edition release of HotLine Miami 2 earlier this year, iam8bit decided to teamup with ArenaNet (publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise), in order to release a special Collector’s Edition 2xLP Vinyl featuring the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns soundtrack on 180-gram colored vinyl.

For those who want to have a listen before pre-ordering on iam8bit web site, here is the complete playlist on YouTube:

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Free hardcore/grind album download: PAROXYSMOS

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ΠΑΡΟΞΥΣΜΟΣ (PAROXYSMOS) rose very quickly to prominence, thus becoming over the last 2-3 years one of the uncontested leaders of the Greek hardcore scene.

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Soundtrack of the day: XELA trilogy.

Posted on by panos.agoros in Ambient, Drone, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, Music, Noise, ritualistic | 1 Comment

“In this the signs shall be those of Set Triumphant and of Baphomet. Also shall Set appear in the circle. Let him drink of the sacrament and let him communicate the same.”

If I recall correctly, I grabbed my vinyl copy of “The Illuminated” during one of my Parisian record shopping sessions together with my brother Christos Agoros at Gibert Joseph. The only reason for this purchase was the superb occult artwork, as well as the liner notes and tracklisting in the back cover.

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Bitcrush “Shipwrecked” on Bandcamp

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“Shipwrecked” is nearly an hour of lost, salvaged or otherwise forgotten bitcrush tracks. “Glacial” and “A Place of Exits” being the only two previously commercially released. “270 degrees” is only in its demo form as the original was lost in a hard-drive failure. A alternative version of “Song For Three” from “in Distance” and a ‘Collapse’ B side “The Decent” are never before released. All other tracks are remastered versions of tracks previously offered for free on the old bitcrush website. Pay what you wish… Even nothing i suppose.

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System Shock just released enhanced edition

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Exactly twenty one years after its first release, System Shock is back! The Enhanced Edition adds a modern touch to this true classic gem, without taking anything from its unmistakable atmosphere.

System Shock: Enhanced Edition features:
– Higher resolution support: up to 1024×768, and 854×480 widescreen mode.
– Mouselook support added.
– Remappable keys with three profiles to choose from: original controls, custom controls, and left-handed controls.
– Some original game bugs fixed.

  • Rocket through cyberspace to steal information, hack security and grapple with watchdog defense programs enslaved to a maniacal computer.
  • Survive battle after battle against armies of killer cyborgs and deadly robots as you collect hardware attachments, life-sustaining patches and deadly weapons to combat mindless mutants.
  • Test your intelligence by solving puzzles, rewiring access panels and outwitting SHODAN in its own cyber-realm.

A huge, immersive sci-fi adventure full of tension and unpredictable twists. One of the greatest games of its era not to be missed.

System Shock: Enhanced Edition also includes the classic version of the game.