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The other day an ULTRA PUTRID band came into to my life, and they go by the name of BLOOD CHALICE! Triple Unholy Beastial Fuck! These humans create some sick, inhumane sounds that I find morbid beauty in! Every song on their demo will destroy every happy thought you had in

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One of Britian’s greatest musical exports is total nutter, but a genius at the same time, and he goes by the name of Mark E. Smith. Since 1976, he has been the leader of The FALL – members might come and go, but he stays the same. He has created

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As a young kid in America during the Reagan Era, the powers that be really wanted us to fear the USSR and every thing it stood for! Yeah, we thought we were fighting injustices around the world like Apartheid, and the threat of Nuclear War loomed over our heads. Meanwhile over

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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: Brayden Turenne The name Lord Mantis brings to mind something that is both substantial and formidable, yet at the same time completely inhuman and bizarre, hidden away from what is normally accepted and understood by the majority. Throughout their five piece discography, Lord Mantis have progressively made their way towards

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What band from Montreal gets played in our HQ at least twice a week or more? The answer is the forever smokin’ DOPETHRONE! Why? Because we are fucking addicted to their grimy, resin-coated riffs! The rad news is that they have a new split with FISTER that’s going to push your wig back. What

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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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A new TRAP THEM LP is in the works – that’s the word on the streets, and I can’t fucking wait! For now, peep this full set of them killing shit at St. Vitus last weekend! Big shout out to PIT FULL OF SHIT for being in the right place at

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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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