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Joseph Collins

Brooklyn, NY. A firm believer that the owls are not what they seem.

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Lock up your drugs – Brooklyn-based psychotrope-enthusiasts Skullshitter are going to be pillaging their way across the States alongside the ever-pustulent Death Metal trio that is California’s Necrot. Expect this tour to be one of flowing beer and a questionable amount of aluminium foil being used for illicit activities, which will

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After a seven year absence, Erik Wunder has dragged Cobalt from the brink of the abyss and back into the sunlight of extreme metal. The highly anticipated new album, Slow Forever, will be released by the ever consistent purveyors of sonic filth, Profound Lore Records, on March 25th, 2016. This

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There’s a bit of a back story if one is to understand my emotional and musical relationship – and review – with Brooklyn’s reigning champions of chaos, Tombs newest EP All Empires Fall. Up until their recent tour alongside Full of Hell and Nordic peddlers of cosmic-doom 1349, Tombs and

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The end of the year is always a tricky time for a band to release an album. Most people, bloggers and journalists and internet junkies, have already compiled their year end lists. The massive, thunder-from-the-heavens type of releases have already hit, their aftershock still being discussed, dissected and ranked. Even

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Over the last six years, I’ve held two jobs and lived in two different apartments. I’ve been in a five year long relationship. For the most part, the role that I play in this world is pretty damn solid and reliable. While there’s been some Tori Amos-esque Little Earthquakes moments

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Photos: Nathaniel Shannon For those who have been living under a rock for the last two months or so, purveyors of the dark arts 1349 have teamed up alongside the monolithic Tombs and the paranoid-schizophrenic four piece known as Full of Hell for a month long raiding party across the United

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Violence begets violence. A cycle of neverending abuse and terror passed down from one hand to another. The culprit and the victim, intimately tied together in a waltz of dominance and submission. One reigning blows and vitriolic abuse, while the other cowers and trembles beneath the seemingly unending physical and

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Since this band dropped into my life last year, they’ve been on constant rotation. With the heaviness of Neurosis and other like-minded projects, injected with the emotional weight of Ebullition-era styled hardcore, HUSH are without a doubt dwelling in the shadows of extreme metal, ready to pounce upon our collective

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A few months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Montreal Black Metal project Spectral Wound’s newest album Terra Nulls. A release that while rooted in the classic, second wave of Black Metal, has its own flavor and atmosphere injected throughout its duration. As much as I praised the release, honestly, I

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Photos: Captain’s Archive First off, thanks for taking the time to let me pick your brains a bit. That being said, let’s cut to the chase and get to it. The first time you heard a true, 100% Black Metal album, what was that feeling like? What was it about

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I’m not gonna lie on this one, people. To say that I could have cared less about Abigail Williams up until last week would have been a vast understatement. My knowledge of them is at best, limited, and perhaps at most, slightly jaded and elitist. A fact that I am

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The Gowanus Canal, located on the western side of Brooklyn, is perhaps one of the finest examples of mankind’s disregard for the environment. A highly toxic body of water that is known for having different, almost cake-like layers of fecal matter, chemical and industrial waste lining every inch of its

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