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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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My initial exposure to San Francisco’s old school death metal overlords NECROT was, fittingly, the most old school introduction possible. Flicking through the cassette sale bin at the record store near my house, I stumbled across a gruesome looking tape with an impaled, armored skeleton on the cover and some

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With the start of a new year, the underground has awakened from the holiday and turn of the year stasis and has been swarming with new releases from a ton of great unsigned bands. Here are the latest that we strongly feel you should familiarize yourself with: 1. HAUNTER – διαδήλωση Hailing

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It’s difficult to talk about doom-drenched, subterranean death metal without mentioning Peaceville Records circa early nineties, when the likes of Paradise Lost, Anathema and My Dying Bride were busy churning out the kind of morbid, pounding ferocity that stands to this day as superlative examples of the subgenre. Add in

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It might be the fear of a new world-order where we might have to call a racist and ignorant shitstick like Donald Trump “Mr. President,” I don’t really know. What I do know is that angry music is as healthy as ever, and just getting angrier. Lots of cool releases keep pouring

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How can music this visceral, hostile and negating manage to put a grin on my face? It’s a phenomenon I can’t wrap my brain around. All I know is that it tends to happen most often when listening to to punk-indebted metal. Something about that crossover lends itself well to

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AZTEC DEATH from Dallas, Texas play a type of dark postpunk that might sound familiar to fans of Warsaw or the earlier days of Joy Division and the postpunk phases of classic bands like UK’s The Blitz (Second Empire Justice) or the USA’s The Proletariat (in their Indifference LP era).

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Racism is never a joke…Phil Anselmo, you straight fucking played yourself in the eyes of so many, and CVLT Nation will never support you in any way or form. I have been an active part of the underground music community since the early 80s, and I have never made the

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada hasn’t quite been a significant marker on my map of places to recognize for strong musical releases, but after living through the barbarous, carnal mass that is Language of the Night by Shibboleth, it may as well be one of the areas I’m most focused on

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Hailing from the United Kingdom’s Yamabushi Collective come some strapping young lads known for their work in Nembutal and sonic torturers Cease To Exist under their new band name, Gevurah. They reach a new form after combining audial dismal fire, thrash and black metal. As previously stated in articles I’ve

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This episode of Screams from the Gutter will be a bit different, and will be the crowning episode of the series in 2015. This list is long, but necessary. Herein are in fact all the bands that you missed in 2015, but need to hear. You certainly missed these bands because they

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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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