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Before I even knew what art was, I knew I loved the work of Salvador Dali. Something about his paintings made me want to know who created these mind-melting pieces of creativity. To me, Dali’s brain was plugged into its own twisted power source. He was a human that was full

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It’s that time of year…the weather is growing cold, the days shorter, the first snowflakes are falling in the dark forests, the leaves long gone on the creepy, skeletal trees. Our favorite time of year! Wondering how to honor the people in your life – the ones with the same

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Heavy metal has always loved a good altar, especially when it’s accompanied by an occult ritual or two. The occult altar and ritual have played a huge part in the imagery of metal throughout the decades, whether as a religious affiliation, political statement or just for shock value. Here’s a

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I know this dude in SoCal named Ryan Avery, and over the past five years I have seen him dedicate himself to all things HEAVY! Not only has he promoted the best Doom shows in SoCal for the past 4 years under the name Midnite Collective, Ryan is also the

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Extreme Japanese Bondage, Amazing Art, Snakes, Death In Technicolor and Morbid History are some of the reasons why Dirty Scarab is CVLT Nation’s favorite tumblr this week. I get lost in this well-curated page every time I enter. Now it’s your chance to encounter the Dirty Scarab tumblr page. I find my inspiration

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The Winter Solstice is drawing near, and it’s time to prepare your home for the cold, dark nights ahead. Candles lit, talismans laid, icons hung, spirits summoned and manifested. Make your home the place of warmth and darkness that you dream of when you are in the grips of your little

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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 second in our 2-part interview series with some of this year’s

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Kelsey Henderson is Brooklyn-based artist whose hyper realistic paintings of punks are out of this world! I would like to show you every one of her paintings because they are that rad! You can tell that her images were created by someone who has immersed themselves in the culture, because

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Filth, Torment, Beauty, Outsiders, Power, Life, Decay and Death come to mind as I stare at the work of SARAH SITKIN – it is full of disturbing creatures. She creates in many different media – silicone, clay, plaster resin and more. I can not even begin to describe how twisted and lovely

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It’s very interesting how people have had the vision to flip the script and use instagram as an instrument of self expression. I have seen accounts that focus on vintage skateboards, 80’s punk posters, skylines, urban decay, performance art – all of these just scratch the surface of whats out there!

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Sean sent me a couple of illustrators to check out for today’s art feature, and it took only one look at Sebastia Boada‘s illustrations for me to start writing this post. I mean, who can resist the combination of fantasy, horror, occult and erotica that Boada has going on? In his

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Photos by Nathaniel Shannon A few of your pieces seem to focus on the urban environment and condition. Good Day to Die, Terminal Waves Brown Sky in particular grabbed my eye when looking over your stuff.  Being based in New York City, has this sprawl of concrete and asphalt shaped your mindset to

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