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Below is our complete Vassafor news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Vassafor Announces New Split Release

Once again, Iron Bonehead brings together two of the black/death underground for a split LP: Vassafor and Temple Nightside now combine forces for "Call Of The Maelstrom," due out February 23rd. Iron Bonehead Productions comments:

"Aptly titled, 'Call of the Maelstrom' unites both bands not simply by geography - Vassafor hails from New Zealand, while Temple Nightside hails from Australia - but rather, a shared sensibility and strive to explore the abyss, whatever plane it may manifest itself.

"Widely revered in the underground for their serpentine sonic sorcery, Vassafor here deliver four of their most direct tracks to date, grinding forth with utter barbarism that nevertheless retains the band's characteristically mesmeric quality - and a certain hideous hypnosis.

"On the flip, Temple Nightside carry forward the bestiality with two soul-rending shards of gnawing, beyond-sepulchral metal of death that, over their more extended length, frequently drive deep into totally doomed territory." More...

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Vassafor Streaming "Son Of The Moon"

Today, mind-bending black/death cult Vassafor premieres the new track "Son of the Moon" online. Give it a listen at Pitchfork.com here.

The track - a cover of Greek black metal band Varathron - hails from the band's forthcoming split vinyl LP with Sinistrous Diabolus, set for international release on June 16th via Iron Bonehead Productions. The track listing is as follows:

A1. Vassafor - Ossuary in Darkness
A2. Vassafor - Son of the Moon
B1. Sinistrous Diabolus - Aeon Tenebris - Aeo Lacrimis More...

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Dark Descent Records To Hold Label Showcase

Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.

For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.

Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:

Dire Omen
Ritual Necromancy
Sempiternal Dusk

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Vassafor Streaming Material From Recent Album

The dense black metal/sludge assault of the recent Vassafor album "Obsidian Codex" is represented in a substantial stream over on soundcloud. The band is streaming all 24 minutes of side C, "Nemesis," from the release. This double album is the official debut of the New Zealand band, after years of several minor releases. Vassafor has also posted other tracks from "Obsidian Codex" over on YouTube.

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