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This is all out awesomeness: MELT BANANA, the MELVINS and NAPALM DEATH are all on tour right now wrecking shop wherever they land! Check out stellar photos taken by our comrade Nathaniel Shannon of their most NYC show…From what I have heard, all three of the bands are bringing their

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ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2016

Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Read about Days 1 & Two here. DAY THREE (Saturday) rolled in with a lamentable mistake owing to… not enough sleep, perhaps? The initial plan was to check Skepticism‘s entire set, but in the meantime, there has been so much praise about Yodok III

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For the first time in modern western history, women have surpassed men in the tattoo department. It’s estimated that today 23% of American women have tattoos, compared to 19% of men. For my generation, this isn’t really shocking news – pretty much every woman I know has at least one

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Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Everything about this year’s edition of Roadburn festival was about special shows, sets and collaborations that saw us salivating over the line-up many a month in advance. However, when the revelation of the running order came about, putting the ‘must see’ bands in

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Night four was the shortest night (by that point I didn’t mind too much). Still nursing a hangover, I prepared for thrash/black/celtic/extreme metal bands Absu, Uada and Graveolence. Graveolence was the perfect opening band, brutal, heavy, fast, loud, disgusting, torturous and tortured. Basically, it made me

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, made up of the legend Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Buried at Sea). Unsuspecting listeners get a brutal assault on their senses. The low end is felt internally and externally. It engulfs the green room like a blanket.   Jakob. Their

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Brothers of the Sonic Cloth opened the day up on the main stage. Tad Doyle of grunge band Tad lays down heavy slabs of riff, not dissimilar to Yob. It’s a big opening to the day, even with a guitar string breakage Tad entertains the

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Are you ready for some more visual punishment? Well I am – I am really digging the EVOCATION of FLESH tumblr page. Every day they curate some of the sickest images when it comes to 70’s occult and BDSM. I love the whole retro vibe of the images they post, plus they are equal opportunity

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly play the first two shows of the day in the Het Patronaat. Each bringing their own blend of acoustic songs, its a chilled out way to begin the day. Both perform moving sets to a packed house.   With

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Saturday was the night I was looking forward to the most – I knew I’d get to see He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle, Usnea from Portland and Power Trip from Austin Texas. He Whose Ox Is Gored is just a great band all around. They

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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Photos by Andy Roe // Text via Hull Daily Mail A nostalgic collection of images of people partying in Spiders nightclub in Hull in the 1980’s have been found in a cupboard. From quiffs that rival Danny Zuko’s to eyeliner that would champion the late David Bowie, in true Spiders style

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