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80s Hardcore

It’s our first sale as the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s a good one! From Friday, Nov. 27th to Monday, Nov 30th, more than 30 of our U.S. vendors will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all of their items! This means free shipping on items like patches and pins,

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1983 to 1984 was a crazy year in my life and in the world. Apartheid was oppressing the non-whites of South Africa and had seemed like it would never end. The threat of Nuclear War was on all of our minds, especially with made for TV movies like The Day After being aired. The

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They’re bass-heavy. They’re untamed. They’re groovy. They’re rebellious. They’re a band that sounds like Wavves if Wavves covered a Jesus Lizard album. If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s a band called Nervous from Oakland, California. A band made up of only three – but a very credible three

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HAARM are a raw punk band hailing from somewhere around the L. A. area, and this demo is their first offering, an unmistakeable presentation of what this band’s music is all about. Essentially, HAARM is sadism in musical form. Aural self-mutilation. A screwdriver rammed into your eardrums. Empty hands and shattered

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Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending

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Fresno is located in the heart of California. It is the fifth largest city in the best state in America. I spent over a decade living in the area. I dedicated a lot of time and energy focusing on building unity within the underground music community in the hopes of

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Some bands play that kind of punk that makes you want to get up and dance, and HELTA SKELTA is one of these kind of bands. Their new album Beyond the Black Slump is coming out on Oct. 23rd from our comrades Deranged Records. We have been given the green light to

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Anyone who was a part of the 80’s SoCal hardcore scene would tell you that police brutality was just something that we had to endure. Believe it or not, the safest place to have day time shows back then was on the lawn of the Los Angeles Federal Building in Westwood.

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Venice, CA is tiny beach town that has had a HUGE impact on underground youth culture. This place has given the world some unreal illustrators, and one of them goes by the name of RIC CLAYTON or RxC for short. He is a true OG Suicidal Boy and the band’s

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Deathrock has become a buzzword – I doubt this is news to anyone with an internet connection. Go on Bandcamp’s “deathrock” tag and you’ll see a strange assortment of Sisters Of Mercy wannabes, horrendous goth metal, industrial/dance goth, and even bad college town twee bands who also tag themselves as

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Usually when we would leave a show in the 80’s, there would always be people standing outside handing you flyers to the next show, something that’s lasted through the decades. One way to make sure people did not throw them away was by having killer art on them. Not only did many illustrators

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Hot damn, this is just fucking AWESOME! A 1983 full set of Minor Threat straight wrecking shop @ the 9:30. They were one band I never got to see because my mom would always put me on punishment whenever they came to town. I still have regrets of going to see the

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