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I had a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales as a child, probably a 7th edition or something, but I remember how stark the difference was between Grimm’s version of stories like The Little Mermaid and the cheesy Disney versions. The Grimm stories were enrapturing but also disturbing, and told of

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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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Five years after releasing the great book of metal Sound of The Beast (2004), Ian Christe decided that was time to be his own boss and created Bazillion Points, a truly DIY press that was introduced to the world with the masterpiece Swedish Death Metal (Daniel Ekeroth). Since then, the New York

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Have you ever wanted to travel to a place that is “overflowing with wonder and terror”? At 50 Avenue B in Manhattan, Lovecraft Bar has opened a portal to the fantastic depths where Cthulhu reigns, a darkly lit place of copper and stone, gorgeously painted and fitted with port holes

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Sven Lindqvist’s 2000 A History of Bombing grapples with the great terror of the twentieth century, the cascade of bombs raining down unto the helpless masses below, from its first application in colonial warfare to the potential of radioactive death on a global scale. Lindqvist approaches his subject through a

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Ludvig Holberg’s 1741 Latin novel, The Journey of the Niels Klim to the World Underground presents a far-ranging satire of European society through an imaginary voyage of a young college graduate as he travels throughout a series of fantastic worlds beneath the earth’s surface. Utilizing the freedom of an imaginary

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via The Run Out written by John Gentile You will never understand everything in the Rudimentary Peni discography. You could spend a lifetime examining and evaluating the shards in the band’s work, feeling like you are getting closer to a fundamental truth. Even if you’re lucky enough to be able

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Photographer Krist Mort understands the symbiosis of light and dark; shadows can not exist without light to cast them. That is what makes up the theme of her new book, a project that includes exclusive audio by Russian esoterist LAMIA VOX, called INLUMAEH, which will published by Cyclic Press. It

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First of all, I’d like to thank you all for such enthusiastic and positive feedback on Musical Shamanism 101. I honestly didn’t expect it to generate so much interest. All throughout last week, I received questions from you about whether or not the book that the article is based on

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via Dazed Digital Text & Photos by Tony Farfalla The heat from the enormous burning pentagram is nearly unbearable as I move closer to the flames. Beyond the fire, I see the faces of brujos (witch doctors) with their arms in the air. Their faces are smeared with blood and

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Not long ago, I was challenged to write a guitar instruction book. It was apparent to me, and to others I spoke with about this matter, that the books that are currently available on the market all approach music instruction from essentially the same general direction – they all treat

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This Article Was Written by Freddy Alva & Formatted by No Echo Photo: Stijn Marcoen [Editor’s note: This exclusive piece is a follow-up to The Hispanic Impact on the Early New York Hardcore Scene.] The hardcore scene in NYC started to undergo a transitional phase as the middle of the

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