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Death Rock

Pinkish Black are from Fort Worth, Texas. Their debut, self-titled LP on Handmade Birds is a crushingly heavy offering of alternately gothic sludge and ethereal psychedelia. The band are presented as a deathrock band, and I suppose a case could be made for that; influences like the Birthday Party are

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about ten newer deathrock bands that recently caught my attention. The list included Cemetery, Crimson Scarlet, Blue Cross, Tanzkommando Untergang, Anasazi, Dystopian Society, and more. A lot of the new activity in this area has been coming from bands with roots in the

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by Oliver Sheppard   When some people think of “deathrock,” they think “80s retro horror punk.” More’s the pity. First of all: What is “deathrock”? When I use the term, I mean guitar-driven, punky, morbid or gloomy rock ‘n roll primarily influenced by the 1977 punk rock movement and/or the

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This has been a killer year for CVLT Nation, and one of the coolest things about this year has been the humans we have met, some only in the virtual world and others in both. There have also been some sad times, the biggest being the untimely passing of Kenn

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by Oliver Sheppard It was at my apartment in Austin, Texas, in 2010 that I opened my package from London: Inside were six CD-Rs and a letter from Mark Ferelli, founder, guitarist, songwriter, and (at one point) vocalist for gloomy British punk band Part 1. The CDs contained all of

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