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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Band Submission: Demons From the Dungeon Dimension-Doom, Sludge From South Africa

Band Name: Demons From the Dungeon Dimension
Genre: Doom / Sludge
Location: Durban, South Africa
Brief Bio/Description: In the year that western mortals refer to as 2010, the volcano of Eyjafjallajökull erupted violently in the area you probably know as Iceland (also referred to as Eylenda, Fjalladrottning, or Garðarshólmi). What few of you know is that this opened up a passageway to the centre of the earth; a gateway to the Dungeon Dimensions of the underworld, or Hell.

Hell is a deeply oppressive, fascist bureaucracy, the likes of which we sought to escape at all costs when we spied opportunity during the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

Few of your mortal scribes have managed to capture the essence of hell. Dante came close with his Divine Comedy, but was blinded to its true horrors. He was no doubt unfamiliar with the fact that souls are disembodied, and thus cannot feel pain. As such, he erroneously omitted grim details of the bureaucratic bedrock of the death-knell we once called home.

The most accurate description comes from the mortal named Sir Terry Pratchett. His descriptions in such great works as Eric are at times uncanny, truly capturing the essence of our boredom fuelled bureaucratic nightmare of existence. Not only the souls of the damned, but us, the very demons whose fate it is to mete out the evil bidding of the Horned One, are driven to an eternal insanity through the devilish and labyrinthine machinations of everlasting tedium.

When we first escaped to earth we were immediately taken by the musical endeavours of mortals. What a gift! To be free to perform and to listen to whatever music you may choose for yourself! The liberation!

We rebel against the conventions of Hell and the Horned One. We have seen through the propaganda he has sought to spread through the supposedly “individualist”, “satanic” metal scene. We are the reaction to this obvious cauldron of lies and oppression.

We hope our music can help those who are lost find their own way, and can give you the strength to forge your own destiny. Most of all... take pleasure in the music. It is repulsive and raw and beautiful. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we loved making it.

Here is our first recorded piece of music, entitled "Raising Hell"; a sludy, lo-fi feast of doom. Please enjoy responsibly.

Band Members: Demons From the Dungeon Dimension
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