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DylanD

Originally from Riverside California, I now live in Flagstaff Arizona where I am graduate student at Northern Arizona University. One day I was on facebook and cvlt nation posted a status about wanting some new writers so I sent them some ideas and here I am. \m/

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In 2012, I was at a festival called Sound and Fury in Santa Barbara, California, shooting the shit with my friends in the parking lot of the festival grounds, when this dude comes out of nowhere to inform us that the next band playing was, and I quote, “fast as

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Have you ever been disappointed by a side project of a band you truly loved and respected? I have, and it fucking sucked. Let’s be real for a minute – about 80% of side projects are merely clones of the original band they derived from. Before you all lose your

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If you like a lot of black and white artwork with a dark and deranged twist, you’ve probably heard of Reuben Sawyer.  Now, I could ramble on about how great of an artist he is and tell you obscure facts about his life, but quite frankly its not my job

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The last time I was in Florida, some friends and I bought fireworks, lit them off, hit some crazy person’s house with a bottle rocket and almost got arrested for it. Long story short, I haven’t been to Florida since, nor have I even entertained the idea that Florida had

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Sometimes we all just need a good circle pit. Unfortunately, when you’re at work, out on a date, babysitting or plotting how to abolish capitalism, there just isn’t one around. Luckily, PMS 84 is here to help! By combining the elements of Oi, classic punk and sprinkles of reverb, the

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Currently, many folks are beginning their new year by making empty promises to themselves about all kinds of shit that they most likely won’t be able to follow through with. Luckily, we here at CVLT NATION are here to help! As many of you may know, CVLT NATION is the

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“I never thought I’d die in Texas.” This was the last thing that went through my mind before my friend Brett assured me that he was “fine” to drive after taking eight klonopins. Let me back up; recently, my roommate (his name is Chris, in case you care) and I

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Well, it’s official – I have been sent the most crucial demo of 2015. Rampaging all the way from the UK, The Lightning Dudes have graced humanity with the kind of tunes that only shitty pornos and cheap gin coincide with. You’ve heard the phrase “these guys don’t give a fuck!” probably

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For the devoted disciples of CVLT Nation, it often comes as no surprise that some of the best hardcore, punk, power violence and metal all come from areas outside of the US. However, some of us Yanks forget to go into international waters when prowling for new tunes. Not to

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Lets face it – the working week is bullshit. You, me, and everyone we know are all just perpetuating the cycle of exploited labor for an unlivable wage (at least in the U.S., anyway) while our bosses and managers profit off our inevitable demise into lifeless surrogates that live to

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Hello fellow adventures of the internet, hopefully if you just clicked on this article because you’re ready and willing to let the most rockin sounds of Brazil punch a hole through your worthless fucking face! Lately I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the art of many bands from outside of

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I don’t know what the deal is lately, but it seems like every band my CVLT Nation superiors have asked me to review for the past month has been from the UK. Don’t read to far into that – I’m definitely not complaining. In fact, every time I check out

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