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In June, dark postpunk band Underpass’s sophomore Red Reflection LP will be released on the band’s No Sun Recordings label. Red Reflection is one of the most noteworthy dark postpunk LPs, from the newer crop of bands, of the modern era — for reasons I’ll explain below. Two years ago,

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On April 1st, Tartarus Records made the following statement: Hello, I’ve released a mystery tape today. There are only 100 made. You cannot listen to any of it online, but a download card is included. Available now until April 24th. After that, they will disappear from the shop. This is

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How much UNITY does the Vancouver Punk scene have? Loads – this is why from June 9th-12th, the HAVE A GOOD LAUGH FEST will be taking place in this awesome city! CVLT Nation would like to salute everyone who is making this a reality…the line up is beyond UNREAL – peep the interview

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Slow moving DEATH, Slow moving PAIN, Slow moving Riffs, Slow moving Drones…Suffocating DOOM that has taken the human form known as Hipoxia. This Spanish band is back with their new LP entitled SI DEVS ESSET, OCCIDENDVS ERIT and it’s fucking stellar! Hipoxia’s music is the kind of tortured dirge that CVLT Nation

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw   Dyse. What’s better than angular stoner rock? German duo Dyse playing angular stoner rock. The great thing about these guys is that you also get a comedy performance in between the songs, but that doesn’t mean the music is diminished or plays second fiddle

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Decibel Magazine Tour: Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation April 02, 2016 Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom Featuring a decidedly less eclectic lineup than last year’s iteration of the tour, this year’s instalment was by no means stagnant. Furthermore, the fact that the Vancouver stop fell on a Saturday as

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Today, Norway’s ARABROT start a North American West Coast tour, right here in the Northwest! Seattle, if you’re in the house, then you’d better get out to their show tonight at The Highline alongside Helen Money and Insect Ark! ARABROT’s new album The Gospel, released in February of this year,

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Vancouver’s SPELL are back with a new album entitled For None and All, coming out May 27 via Bad Omen Records. If this band was a van, they would be the raddest, most pimped out airbrushed 70’s van with plush interior and a BOOMING system. SPELL is a perfect name for them, because their songs are

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Bobby Cochran interviews Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman, Miserable) for CVLT Nation Some things are just meant to be. There are some of us fortunate enough to be guided onto an unmistakable path by invisible hands, or encouraged by important people who appear at just the right time to help or offer gifts.

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Desertfest. The fifth since its inception is a growing delight for lovers of stoner, doom, sludge, psych, rock and all their strange cousins. In the heart of weirdo central: Camden, London. It’s busy, filthy and there’s no desert in sight, but it does have

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Wow multiplied by a triple wow! SPOTLIGHTS very soon to be released LP entitled Tidals is a modern day shoegaze classic. Is it dreamy as fuck? Yes, but what really makes this band’s music stick to my ribs is that it packs the punch to the gut of sludge album. That

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To begin to describe how talented Dehn Sora is is hard, because it seems like with every medium of art he creates in, he does it to the next level. As a graphic designer, he has worked with ULVER, BLUT AUS NORD, CHURCH OF RA, all while also being the musician behind TREHA

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