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DARKEST HOUR are one of the true believer standouts of metalcore who have weathered many storms, never got super huge but always put up a good fight, delivering album after great fucking album about society hanging on by tattered threads. A nine city co-headling West Coast tour with Unearth is coming up along with the European celebration of band’s 25th anniversary celebration (including dates with fucking Bloodlet, aghh!) – so much riffjoicing is in order. Sick poster by my friend Chris for the West Coast tour, I might add.

Offers DARKEST HOUR, “2019, we are not done with you yet. Just added some shows on the West Coast with our dudes in Unearth! We have seen all the amazing feedback from you all, and we have listened. Both bands will be playing FULL headlining, rip’n, face melting sets. We have had a ton of fun all over the world with Unearth and we are stoked to slide these dates in before the end of the year. We have some huge things in store for 2020 but if you live in these cities come out and party like its 1999 with us and Unearth!”

A month later, DARKEST HOUR will kick off 2020 with a return to Europe for a sixteen-city special 25th anniversary tour, where they’ll be joined by special guests Fallujah, Bloodlet, Une Misere, and Lowest Creature.

The band comments, “It is with extreme excitement that we announce what we hope to be one of many tour’s next year celebrating our 25th anniversary! Over these past twenty-five years we have toured with both new and established bands and have always worked hard to make our tour packages diverse and interesting. This tour is in keeping with that tradition. Fallujah is ripping progressive death metal who have had our attention for a while, can’t wait to see these riffs live. Bloodlet is a very special band to us. One of our early influences, it is EASY to say we would not be a band (or at least not the same band) without their influence. We grew up going to their shows and it’s a joy to be able to share the stage with them. We got to see Une Misere play this summer and were impressed, insanely heavy, Icelandic mosh of the highest form. Lowest Creature is a killer blend of classic metal elements we all love translated with a new and distinctly Swedish twist. Oh, and you know we will have a few surprises planned for this set special 25th anniversary set. See you in the pit!”

Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is available on CD, black vinyl LP, picture disc LP, and all digital platforms via Southern Lord; find ordering options at the label’s webstore HERE, via Bandcamp HERE, and through all digital providers.

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Omnium Gatherum – New song and lyric video for “Chaospace”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM (PST)

 

Happy afternoon, fellow metal backyard yokels. I am zoning out watching Azealia Mermaid Ball “Jumanji” on YouTube (one of her best songs, still). Anyway I paused a minute to check my emails and learned some sick ass metal news regarding a current favorite.

Melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM are excited to announce the release of their new track “Chaospace”. The previously unreleased track was written and recorded during the sessions of the band’s latest and critically acclaimed full-length album The Burning Cold. “Chaospace” is released as a 2-track digital single that also features a cover version of SEPULTURA’s “We Who Are Not As Others”. Watch it below.

I caught like heavier + more technical Colony-era In Flames vibes from parts of this one, certainly a killer new song and everyone’s parts work really well together!

OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala states, “‘Chaospace’ – head banging, skull crushing straight-forward OG melodeath assault and the evil cousin of “The Burning Cold” legacy! It’s not exactly “the new” song representing where the band is heading at the moment, as this song was recorded already during “The Burning Cold” -sessions back in early 2018. It didn’t exactly fit the album drama and entirety, so we decided to keep it to be released later as a stand-alone single track and a reminder that we’re here alive an’ well! …And now’s the time to unleash this beasty – right before our European headliner tour, that’s starting next week, where we’re gonna kick your arse every night with this “Chaospace” bastardo too. N-joy & see you down the road once again!!!”

“The song is about inevitability of change, and the chaos it brings forth before routine sets in,” adds Jukka Pelkonen about the lyrics.

Get the 2-track single digitally here: https://omnium-gatherum.lnk.to/ChaospaceSingle

Furthermore, the never resting OMNIUM GATHERUM will be hitting the road again in late September and October. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.

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Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES recently wrapped a successful run of international summer festival appearances and will continue to tour in support of their highly acclaimed album To Drink From The Night Itself (Century Media Records, 2018). The band is set to tour across North America in an All-Swedish package with Amon Amarth, labelmates Arch Enemy and Grand Magus, before heading out on another European tour, this time as headliners with Nifelheim and labelmates Deserted Fear as support.

“Finally it is time for us to return to Europe for a real headline run! We have been looking forward to this for a while…It is always so special playing in front of your own crowd. We can’t wait for these special shows. We also have the privilege to share the tour with our Swedish metal brothers Nifelheim. We have played a few select shows in Sweden together before and it is always a blast. This will be the one tour you don’t want to miss this winter. We are all very fired up! Along for the ride is also German death metal warriors Deserted Fear. Prepare for a night of classic metal mayhem in your hometown! See you there,” states AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg about the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Check all the Gates dates below. (and if you don’t go, yr an effin’ loser!)

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Light This City announce European tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:09 PM (PST)

Bay area melodic death metallers Light This City have announced their first ever European tour!

The band is continuing to tour in support of Terminal Bloom which was released last year through Creator-Destructor Records.

Following several tours throughout the US and Canada, as well as their first tour of Mexico, and a recent tour of Japan, Light This City now confirms their first trip across the Atlantic. The band’s “European Bloom Part 1” trek will begin September 12th and run through Germany, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, coming to an end on September 21st. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced in the months ahead as the band continues to book new ventures.

Drummer Ben Murray states: “We couldn’t be more excited to finally bring our thrash attack to Europe! This is just part 1 of our plan to tour Europe, as we’ll be announcing another run early next year. If you live in one of these cities, we hope you make it out to one of the shows! It’s been fifteen years since we began as a band, and we’ve wanted to get to Europe the whole time. See you in September!”

Check out the list of tour dates here.

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Viking melodic death metal kings Amon Amarth have released their latest opus to battle and immortal raging, the well titled Berserker. I remember in high school in my D&D group everyone was obsessed with the Berserker warrior class character and people would always fight over who got to be that class of rampaging slaughter on two legs. Berserker is the band’s 11th album in a storied career and finds them reliable as ever to their brand.

Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour). After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs — initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself — the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.

Preview and purchase AMON AMARTH’s Berserker at https://amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker.

Catch the warriors on the road with Slayer, Lamb Of God and Cannibal Corpse if you want an entire lineup of bands that will rip off your head and shit down your neck! Good times! Remaining dates below.

AMON AMARTH w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse:
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

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Arise Blackguard disciples! Drink beer, cry and mosh!

The absence of Blackguard the last few years as I awaited news of their long delayed STORM album charred my soul. It was the Chinese…nay, Canadian Democracy that would never come. It was worse than waiting on a Tool album. I don’t even give a shit about Tool anymore in the slightest. But awaiting STORM? It made me a bitter person, a shriveled gnome forced to sleep 100 years and subsist on berries and ants in my dreams, believing my day of joy would never come. Eternal darkness. Some people I know even irresponsibly had careers and families in the meantime as I pined beneath a solitary boulder for more Blackguard.

Thankfully today I awoke and felt lifeforce flood my limbs as epic metal triumphantly roared across the skies. The boulder had squished me flat but somehow the metal revived me! I shoved the stone aside and then cowered at news of the awesomeness of the holy grail of lost albums I had anticipated for so long.

Behold, the first Blackguard Storm single “By My Hand” featuring Morgan Lander of Kittie…at last! Firefight was the anthem of all the obnoxious metal alkies in my city and the dry spell was rough. Many of us perished in the meantime of drought. No other metal could compare to quench our lust for battle.

Sez the band:

“This has a been a very long time coming, but we’re all elated to finally share with you our first single from ‘Storm’. We have no shame in saying this album is by far our best/heaviest/fastest/bla bla bla, you’ve heard it all before, but sooner than later everyone is going to know why we feel this way. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Morgan Lander of Kittie for doing an amazing job on the chorus of this song, hopefully, she can make it out to a show or two to perform it with us.”

The band recently broke their long hiatus to announce their first show in four years on March 22nd in Toronto with longtime friends Crimson Shadows and Borealis at Coalition.

STORM will be the band’s first album in 8 years and fourth overall.  The group will release the record independently on a surprise date in the coming weeks.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by longtime producer and former BLACKGUARD keyboardist Jonathan Lefrançois-Leduc at Silver Wings Studio in Montreal.

The video for “By My Hand” was created by Chris Kells (The Agonist) of FTB Visuals and Artwork by Rainsong Design.

 

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Light This City to tour Mexico for first time

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:53 PM (PST)

The members of LIGHT THIS CITY declare, “Mexico! We are SO thrilled to announce our first ever Mexico Tour! And it’s just three weeks away! Spread the word, let’s do this!”

LIGHT THIS CITY Gira Por México 2019:
1/31/2019 Cactux Morelia – Morelia, MX
2/01/2019 Anexo Independencia – Guadalajara, MX
2/02/2019 Loud Open Stage – San Luis Potosí, MX
2/03/2019 Real Under – Mexico City, MX

LIGHT THIS CITY has also posted a slew of new drum and guitar playthrough videos for the album. Watch guitarists Ryan Hansen and Steve Hoffman shred through “A Grotesque Reflection,” “Neverlanding,” and “Dormant Tide,” and see Ben Murray deploy “Reality in Disarray,” “A Grotesque Reflection,” “Neverlanding,” and “Dormant Tide.”

See the LIGHT THIS CITY playthrough videos and the official video for “Agents Of Fate” at Creator-Destructor’s YouTube page and subscribe for more action RIGHT HERE.

Terminal Bloom is available on CD, LP, and digital formats now through Creator-Destructor Records. Find order options at the label webstore HERE and Bandcamp where the album is streaming HERE.

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Darkest Hour announce tour w/ Unearth & The Agony Scene

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM (PST)

D.C. metallers Darkest Hour have announced the Canadian winter leg of their tour with Unearth and The Agony Scene.

The tour, dubbed the “Death to False Metalcore Tour” will start at the end of January and run through April first. The leg with Unearth and The Agony Scene runs seven shows from January 31 to February 8.

Darkest Hour are touring in support of their album Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, released in 2017.

Check out a full list of tour dates here.

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Amon Amarth recently released their new documentary and supporting live album(s), The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Stormwhich includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet’s history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that have supported them along the way. It is a thrilling collection that pays respect to the faithful, as well as making for a detailed and riveting introduction for those new to their inspiring story. Paired with this documentary is the live video/audio, which contains two different sets at 2017’s Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany, capturing the unit at their very best.

For a preview of The Pursuit Of Vikings, a new live video for “Guardians of Asgaard” can be viewed at: https://thepursuitofvikings.com/ where The Pursuit Of Vikings can also be purchased in various formats.

Amon Amarth will join Slayer on tour this May for “Leg Five: North America” of Slayer‘s Final World Tour. Featuring additional support from Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse, this is one show not to be missed!

Amon Amarth comments: “We are very excited to hit the road with Slayer again! It is no secret that Slayer is one of our absolute favorite bands, and even though it is sad to see such an influential and legendary band retiring, it is an absolute honor to have been invited to be a part of their farewell tour.”

See below for their dates with Slayer!

Slayer “Leg Five: North America” tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse

May 2 – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
May 3 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
May 5 – UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
May 7 – Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
May 8 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
May 10 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
May 11 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida
May 13 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
May 14 – Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 16 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
May 17 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
May 19 – DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
May 20 – Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
May 22 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
May 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camdel, NJ
May 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

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Light This City Embarks On Eastern US/Canada Tour With Gygax This Week

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:28 PM (PST)

Bay area melodeath metallers Light This City are preparing to hit the road for a tour of the eastern United States and Canada.

This tour is in support of Terminal Bloom, out now via Creator-Destructor records.

These shows mark Light This City’s first performances outside of the West Coast since the band’s rebirth. Running from November 6th through November 11th, LIGHT THIS CITY will trample through Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Worcester, and Philadelphia, with support from Creator-Destructor labelmates Gygax for the entire run.

Terminal Bloom was recorded from December 2017 through February 2018 with Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, as with their previous four albums, and is wrapped in the vibrant cover artwork of Tony Midi.

LIGHT THIS CITY Eastern US/Canada Tour w/ Gygax:
11/06/2018 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
11/07/2018 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
11/08/2018 Katakombs – Montreal, QC
11/09/2018 Gold Sounds Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2018 Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
11/11/2018 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA

 

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At The Gates release “Daggers Of Black Haze” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates have released a new music video for the song “Daggers Of Black Haze”. The video was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media (who was also in charge of the album’s artwork concept).

Pre-order new album To Drink From The Night Itself in its various formats here:
https://AtTheGates.lnk.to/ToDrinkFromTheNightItself

Frontman Tomas Lindberg comments on the track as follows:
“Daggers of Black Haze” represents the more progressive side of the new record. It has a lot of reference-points to our early back catalogue, both style wise, and the emotional setting. It is desperate and urgent, but still melancholic and epic. It is conceptually one of the cornerstones of the album. Driving home the point of the need for a war on apathy and the populistic forces that takes advantage of it. This is a fight against the abyss. A beacon for the importance of real art, real forms of expression, and importance of our understanding of our mutual cultural history. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu once again, and it is full of symbolism and heavy on the conceptual side. Costin displays the war for art and the importance of standing up to the oppressive powers and paradigms with his film. It is beautiful, striking, melancholic and I am very happy to see his vision of my concept.”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added the following about his work:

“Being aware of the heavy topic in this song I realized that making a video for it represents a mandatory mission for the art, in general. Speaking today of the way how the ruling class guided the evolution in art and the perception upon it, the weight of the history, which is deeply buried in the artifacts’ structures and ideologies, I take this song and the means of illustrating it as a pure and genuine artistic attitude. In the course of time, an imposed perception projected through the manipulation of the art by those holding the power, took the shape of an idol in the viewers’ eyes, it became their main light, the source of the imaginary, artistic beliefs and patterns. The presence of the main character depicted on the newest AT THE GATES cover and artwork – Alcyoneus, the oldest hero among the giant warriors – is here as well. His bust was rebuilt for this video, but it got a new face. Now his mouth is closed and therefore, he is reduced to silence due to the new paradigms and the oppression’s influence in art. Yet, this character continues to defy the primitive human nature. The snake’s symbol and the eternal temptation offered by the bestial side of the self are also present here, and they work hand in hand with the new Alcyoneus’ image. The video goes fast through different moments in the history, including the perception of art and human nature, and it employs a heavy, almost funeral type of visual tone. This time I have also decided to base all my work on a pretty sharp type of image, as sharp as the blade of the daggers. Regarding imagery, there is darkness, heaviness, hate and anger, which accede to death, primordial co-habitation and they are all enshroud with an almost political type of solemnity. The revolutionary spirit emerges through the mere existence of this video per se. At some points, short scenes depicting nature come as an invitation to a philosophic reflection on the monumental character of the art required by politics. This is how I felt this song, its lyrics and all the explanations provided by Tomas for this particular tune.“

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Omnium Gatherum working on new album, issue update

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:58 PM (PST)

OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently working on their highly anticipated new album, which will be released in late summer 2018! Check out the below update from guitarist Markus Vanhala:

“Greetings from the studio vaults! We’re busy at forging the new OMNIUM GATHERUM album during the Finnish winter madness season – hopes are high here, even though the outside temperature isn’t. A lot of special good stuff is going on, and new adventures are coming up for camp OG. We’re just in the middle of recording guitar and synth stuff for the next album, and all I can say is that this is gonna be  one bad-ass album. Again we trust our good ol’ tour de force of Teemu Aalto doing recording and producing, and Dan Swanö who will fix it in the mix and master the universe. Everything’s been going really well and easily so far with producing this successor for the successful ‘Grey Heavens’, and I’ll promise this album’s gonna beat the previous one for real! The league of angry old men are here for your enjoyment! Already at this early stage it seems like this is going to be OG’s epic guitar heroism magnum opus… Maybe, haha… Me and Joonas have found some great spirit of the lost shred guys. All hail the almighty guitar and heavy metal!”

Following the recording session, OMNIUM GATHERUM will escape from the studio to get back on the road once again. Vanhala adds, “We enjoyed the Finnish-Icelandese rivalry of the ‘Arctic Circle Alliance’ European tour last year with Skalmöld and Stam1na so much that we wanted to do a European round 2. This time we’ll go to the islands of United Kingdom and Ireland, and also Scandinavia including Denmark, Sweden and Norway.” 

The band will also be seen on North American soil in the Fall alongside Amorphis, Dark Tranquility and Moonspell. Full dates are as listed below.

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At The Gates reveal “To Drink From The Night Itself” artwork

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1:05 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are soon to unleash their much anticipated new album To Drink From The Night Itself on May 18th, 2018 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Produced with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, the album follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release At War With Reality and will feature conceptual artwork created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media, who already worked with AT THE GATES on At War With Reality.

The album’s front cover can be seen featured above and AT THE GATES vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg checked in about it with the following comment:

“It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band. He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…
 
The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss. I can’t wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on “To Drink From The Night Itself“…”

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The Black Dahlia Murder or ‘The Show That Almost Wasn’t’ 10/15/17

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM (PST)

The world is in turmoil! The threat of nuclear war with North Korea looms, The Presidency is in bed with Putin and people would rather shoot one another than engage in across the table politics. There is only one thing that can save humanity, Death Metal! Come with me on a magical journey to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth (well sort of), Necrot and Wormwitch . Click here if you would like to take the magical journey.

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Band Spotlight: Omnium Gatherum

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM (PST)

OMNIUM GATHERUM have just released their brand new single “Blade Reflections”. It is now available on all streaming and download platforms and will also be featured on a limited Edition Omnium Gatherum / Skalmöld split 7-inch, which will be available on the upcoming “Arctic Circle Alliance” European Tour (see below for all dates).

You can watch the lyric video for “Blade Reflections” streaming here: https://youtu.be/j5glljbcJPw

Singer Jukka Pelkonen comments, “In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ʻBlade Reflectionsʼ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation. Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying.”

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