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If you’re the type of person who loves gritty, filthy, scummy music – be it nasty hardcore punk, degenerate power electronics, grimy noise rock, whatever – chances are you’ve heard the news that Austin, TX-based smut mongers, Total Abuse, have a new LP dropping this year. So, I got in touch with Rusty Kelley, the band’s frontman,

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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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One of the most impressive forces in the Finnish extreme metal scene are undoubtedly Dark Buddha Rising. The prolific ambient drone/doom/sludge act releases its sixth full-length, Inversum, which features two tremendous sonic offerings. Catching up with Vesa (guitars, vocals), we discuss the origin of Dark Buddha Rising, the themes that appear

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With Author and Punisher‘s most recent album Melk En Honing, the industrial-strength goliath melding machines with their maker, Tristan Shone, continue to broaden the limits of where this project’s sound can go. I caught up with Tristan before he left for a headlining tour (dates below) to talk about the new

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One of the things New York City is known for is the different feel and vibe that every neighborhood has. The city itself shifts cultures and tones between every block and avenue. You grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a section of the city – and I

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Crawling out of the seemingly endless river of moods that is the Portland post-punk scene comes Steel Chains. The refreshingly melodic and melancholy quintet brings back driving ’77 vibes to an audience still desperate for female representation. Everyone perfectly serves their role as the veterans keep the newbies in line

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Veterans of the Greek death metal scene, Soulskinner released their third full-length album Crypts of Ancient Wisdom last October. In this interview, I am catching up with Bill (guitarist) to discuss their newest album, its inception and production, as well as the current activities in the Greek extreme metal scene

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There’s little pleasure to be had interviewing artists in the spotlight. The most pressing questions have already been asked, and the interesting answers have already been given. The fun is to be found by interviewing those artists in the shadows; the bastions of the avant-garde and the unsung heroes of

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‘Guitar and Pen’ interview #1 – Robert Williams interviews Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway, vocalist and primary lyricist from legendary grindhammers Napalm Death Tired of the blurb/gloss ‘advertisements-for-the- latest-release’ much of music writing seemed to have become, SIEGE drummer/lyricist and music and cvlture correspondent Robert Williams embarked on ‘Guitar and Pen,’ an interview

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Hails, Gateway. I’d like to congratulate you on behalf of the Cvlt Nation following for a record well done. The first impressions that strike me when I hear the new record is the sheer weight of the guitars and the deeply bellowing vocal descants. Tell us, are you pleased with

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Created in Japan at the end of the 90s, Mono have already turned into an institution of post-rock/instrumental music during their more than 15 year long career. Although their music has an ambitious vibe – they have played with orchestras around the world – the band never left noise aside; guitar player Takaakira “Taka” Goto and his bandmates intercalate and

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It’s been ten years since Swiss band RORCAL began, and to celebrate that fact they released a special song called “La Femme sans Tête” (the headless woman). This interview is the occasion for Bruno to look back a little bit on Rorcal’s career, as well as on this new song. The

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