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Hey guys! While scrolling through my latest favourite tumblr, 80’s Hard Rock & Metal, I realized who invented the “duck face” so popular in celebrity/everyone’s selfies! It was the 80s/early 90s hair metal heartthrobs who first popularized this totally obnoxious sucky-cheeks and protruding lips look in the pages of magazines like

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This feature is about two things: one, that I love the early DC punk scene; and two, the DC punk flyers. I remember that collecting show posters was a part of the experience of being young and going to shows. These pieces of paper sometimes had really rad art on them that would

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It’s our first sale as the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s a good one! From Friday, Nov. 27th to Monday, Nov 30th, more than 30 of our U.S. vendors will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all of their items! This means free shipping on items like patches and pins,

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 DECIBEL is always a good read for all things metal, and their latest issue is a treasure trove of history for metal heads – a collector’s edition of Top 100 Old-School Heavy Metal LPs of All Time. The issue includes new interviews with Motörhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden among others, and an

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1983 to 1984 was a crazy year in my life and in the world. Apartheid was oppressing the non-whites of South Africa and had seemed like it would never end. The threat of Nuclear War was on all of our minds, especially with made for TV movies like The Day After being aired. The

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On Sunday, November 1st, the sixth edition of Dreams Were Made For Mortals comes to the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. This one day art event showcases the work of some of the underground’s most interesting artists. Check out the first in our 2-part interview series with some of this

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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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Usually when we would leave a show in the 80’s, there would always be people standing outside handing you flyers to the next show, something that’s lasted through the decades. One way to make sure people did not throw them away was by having killer art on them. Not only did many illustrators

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  By Alistair Livingston ‘When Darkness Dawns’ : The Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy Volume Two: November 1983 The last part of Volume Two was written on 11 November 1983, the same day that Operation Able Archer ended. During the ten days of Able Archer 83, the world came as close to

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It’s time to talk a walk on the right side…Check out this very rare fanzine from 1983 entitled The Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy, Vol. 1, created by Alistair Livingston. This zine references bands that I found very inspirational in my younger years. Honestly, just looking at these pages still inspires me

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The art of Ratgrinder, aka Jaime Abrahamson, screams out and fights against human suffering. Something about the lines in his artwork rebels against the system with each stroke of his pen. When you look at his work, you know for a fact that this human has been a part of

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When it comes to doing things your own way, CRUCIAL BLAST is at the forefront. You can count on this label to always push whatever they do to the outer limits. From day one, we have had nothing but respect for the creative vision of CRUCIAL BLAST, because we know

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