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CWL

Here comes I that never come yit, with my big head and my little wit.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Contact: colinwulfstanleonard@gmail.com

When it comes to Rangda’s third album, The Heretic’s Bargain, Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano speak a business-as-usual musicianship. Rangda’s press release says different, “They planted a False Flag in the blood-soaked turf of the contemporary rock-politik. They were Formerly Extinct before you ever even THOUGHT about

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Mazurka Editions caters to tasteful stagnation. The Australian tape label has released Pleasure Island, V. Sinclair and Purity of Essence that all connote its “Post Industrial Malaise.” Jarrod Skene, the artist behind Mazurka Editions, can’t quite articulate what all this is after. I really couldn’t say that there’s intent to produce

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CRAOW is on the move. Sean Halpin’s music reaches a new plane of throbbing electronics. The gripping industrial/noise label, Nostilevo, is to release his self-titled album. I might’ve walked out on CRAOW before. Halpin’s Difference Between the Days could’ve been background music, even when it fluttered and shook. CRAOW’s Nostilevo

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During an h100s concert, frozen cats were thrown into the audience. At this point, Daniel Stewart is better known for Total Control than for Distort Cleveland. He’s the virile track-suited one straddling that monotone croon and then yanking one into a husky bark. Despite the newfound fame, he’s known for

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All Skrewed Up has endured. Skrewdriver, the reviled oi of RAC ilk, are no more. The inventor and sole member, Ian Stuart Donaldson, died in a car crash in 1993. Ideally, you won’t find White Rider in a friend’s record collection, but you may find All Skrewed Up. I’ve always

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Hexadic is overwhelmed by everything else Ben Chasny is doing. It’s the new record by his “folk” project, Six Organs of Admittance, and it was composed by the Hexadic System (or method), which Chasny invented (but which he thinks is nothing new). The Hexadic System been billed as an evolution

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“La Historia Oficial” gusts forth with a triumphant solo billowing from the drummer’s simple volley, but the sound, easily placed with the shaved and booted, is taken from behind. Ausencia’s 2014 demo has made its rounds, powered by its Spanish bite. It’s a new turn for Oi!’s resurgence, which has

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The English translation of As Wolves Among Sheep provoked a few anxious emails from the editors at CVLT Nation. If you didn’t know, CVLT Nation is against Nazism. I was proposing to report on the National Socialist Black Metal history book. To be clear, I am against Nazism, and I

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1986: The Regis Philibin Morning Show turned its cameras on the hardcore punk phenomena. The spotlight fell on the quixotic old-timers, Regis and Kathy Lee, paired with four of the New York cult, bedecked in the usual punks and skins wardrobe. The interview featured Warzone’s affable singer, Raybeez. Kathy Lee

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For Nostilevo, an industrial label known to release small batches of illegible monochrome cassettes, a vinyl release is news. Come out with it. We fall on our faces each year to the wave of barely known artists…

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