Wil Cifer
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Wil Cifer

Wil spouts his thoughts and theories on metal / goth/ post-punk/ and darker indie rock on blogs like Abysmal Hymns,No Clean Singing, Geekinthings, Treblezine etc...
Father of 6 year old a six year daughter London, he was recently married at Disney World and is very passionate about horror movies, comic books, the occult and Morrissey , though David Bowie will live on in his heart forever

This band from the Ukraine, Nonsun, has created a sonic puzzle in this album that makes you ponder, what is doom? For me, doom is less about worshipping Black Sabbath and more about delving into a sense of woeful despondence. This duo, comprised of Goatooth and Alpha, has created a wider

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Separation of church in state is good in theory, but often doesn’t manifest as such in the real world. The 12-Step model of recovery that is often mandated by the courts claims to allow everyone to chose their own conception of a higher power, yet at the end of the

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It’s time to crack open a cold one in our spiral back down into the wonderfully wicked world of drugs. In previous instalments, I explained that these are not the views or beliefs of CVLT Nation as a whole. I have personally done every drug we are exploring, but have

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I got the chance to catch up with Uncle Al and talk about his new project Surgical Meth Machine and the current state of the union when it comes to politics, music and the politics of dancing. Our little chat went something like this.     So, lets get the

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The more you ignore him the closer he gets. The Smiths’ influence on the indie rock of today is undeniable, yet when it comes to their controversial front man Morrissey he is either vilified or canonized. There are few casual fans of Morrissey’s solo career. Morrissey fans are possessed by

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It’s time to spiral back down into the wonderfully wicked world of drugs. Like I explained in previous instalments, these are not the views or beliefs of CVLT Nation as a whole. I have personally done every drug we are exploring, but have not used recreational drugs in thirteen years,

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Robert Smith would tell you he would still be wearing trenchcoats, trying to learn Hendrix songs if he hadn’t heard Low, which Smith calls the greatest album ever made. He also an claims it had more of an impact on him than any other album. A 14-year-old Siouxsie Sioux saw

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This next drug we are going to take a look at seemed like a logical choice, as it explains my love for X-mas lights, despite the fact the only holiday I acknowledge on December 25th is Saturnalia. As explained in the first installment of our exploration of wonderfully wicked world

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You don’t want Halloween to end? Well, it doesn’t have to. I can attest to this because Halloween is really just the day on the calendar where “normal” people get on the same page as me. I am not the only one; a sub-group of “geek culture” cosplay has sprung

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To get post-punk right in 2015, you need the right blend of cynical indifference to go with a personality that sets you apart from your peers. Hailing from California, Cold Showers continues their five year journey into the dark and smokey corners of the night and further polish their dark,

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It makes perfect sense that Deth Crux crawled out of the dark alleys of Los Angeles. After all, ever since 1979 the city has always bred some of the best death rock from the shadows of its gutters and shooting galleries. But this band is not mired down in their

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As explained in the first installment of our exploration of wonderfully wicked world of drugs, these are not the views or beliefs of CVLT Nation as a whole. I have personally done every drug we are exploring, but have not used recreational drugs in thirteen years, following fourteen years of

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