Daniel Vandenberg
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Daniel Vandenberg

22, m, Aus. Likes cats.
Author of the book 'Electric Dreams'. Check it out here:
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Mo Anam Cara, meaning soulmate or spiritual guide in Gaelic, is the sixth album from Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist Joy Shannon and her band The Beauty Marks. With shades of conceptual black metallers Ulver, Mo Anam Cara is a musical tribute to the goddesses and spiritual guides of Celtic and

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Death White is the name of both the new recording project of hardcore elder statesmen Lawrence Susi (of NYHC legends Subzero and Breakdown) and Max G. Morton (Heartworm Press, 23 WLVS, and previous musical collaborations with Wes Eisold, Sean Martin and Jason Wood), and their new seven inch through The

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Jonathan Shaw was born to Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling (Bitter Rice, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dalia) and Big Band legend Artie Shaw. He grew up in Los Angeles, where, as a teenager he began writing for the Los Angeles Free Press, alongside Charles Bukowski. In his twenties, Shaw adopted

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Moonchild is the debut release from the mysterious Pennsylvanian project Bride, out on Black Angel’s Death Cult. It appears that Bride shares members with ritualistic noise act T.O.M.B. and dark blues group Dreadlords, but beyond that, not much is known about the project besides what can be gleaned from the

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How and why did Dreadlords first come about?   B: I first began writing songs for Dreadlords after a couple years of immense frustration, living in Baltimore in places with no heat that were former servants’ quarters, seeing people get shot on the street, working in partially abandoned buildings, sleeping

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These are busy people. This year alone, No One, Sam and Brian opened for black metal legends Watain at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, collaborated with Mayhem’s Manheim and Hellhammer, put out a full-length album (Fury Nocturnus) and a compilation (Pennhurst/Xesse) under the Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy (T.O.M.B.) moniker, plus another

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Neon Knights is a fragmented cumming of age memoir and a guided tour of the heroes, villains, back-alleys and basements of nowheresville suburbia. From a close encounter with a trench-coat pedophile in a McDonald’s PlayLand, through a B-movie-scarred early development, to sexual misadventures in crowded movie theatres, hardcore shows, family

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A T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) set is more of a ritual act than a musical performance, so it’s more than fitting that these black noise magicians were chosen to open for Watain recently at the latter’s only North American performance of the summer, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on

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Label:Crucial Blast T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) is one of the most creative and distinctive entities currently operating in the realms of black metal and noise, with a singular approach and a slew of releases including Black Crypt Worship, Sacrilegium, Macabre Noise Royale, Uncovered Ancient Gateways, and the forthcoming Pennhurst/Xesse

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Black noise warlocks T.O.M.B. have been doling out the intense occult atmospherics for years now, and are showing no signs of letting up. They continue to bring the menace with the oppressive nightmare noise-scapes of their latest single ‘Abysmal Channeling’ off the forthcoming full-length album Fury Nocturnus, due out later

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Who is Max G. Morton? There’s a surprising dearth of information online about this writer and publisher; a Google search yields about two articles, while in comparison, an eBay search usually shows up one or more of his books going for upwards of two hundred bucks each. So who the

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According to their bio page on the Retro Futurist Records website (the label founded by legendary experi-metal band Kylesa), South Carolina’s Darkentries offer a “post-genre take on modern heavy music”. As ambiguous as that sounds, it’s the closest description possible for what you’ll hear on The Make Believe, Darkentries’ latest

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