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LOW FLYING HAWKS hail from Mexico and bring a unique and compelling take on doom/drone with their upcoming album Kofuku on Magnetic Eye Records. Their sound is deep and pulsing like good doom/drone should be, but then they add in some fuzzy, almost shoegaze elements that take it to the next

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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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Black Wing is a solo project masterminded, executed and recorded by the eclectic Dan Barrett, the man responsible for the bleak stylings of Giles Corey and one half of the the melancholic shoegazey drone lords Have a Nice Life. The project was initially conceived as an all-digital foray into the

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Over the past weeks, quite a few great releases floating around in the realm of sludge, stoner, drone and doom have drifted my way. So here they are all in one place for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the rattling of your own bones…. 1. PENDULOUS – A Palpable Sense of Love &

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Every year, AMPLIFEST keeps getting better. Last year, our correspondent José Carlos Santos left us with his sense of yearning for this year’s edition, and when we look at the lineup – featuring AMENRA, ALTAR OF PLAGUES, CONVERGE, FULL OF HELL and WIEGEDOOD amongst many others – we can see

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I need tunes to uplift my heavy soul. I need music to transport me to an unknown part of my reality. I need a riff that is as massive as my dark imagination. I know what I need: to hear the new HE WHOSE OX IS GORED song “Omega” 11 more times

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What am I listening to right now? I’m listening to my new summertime anthem by MYRKUR called “Dybt i Skoven” – it’s a different version, but just as beautiful. Her new LP M hits the streets via Relapse Records on Aug. 21st. So here is the drill: press play below then

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Every so often in the underground music scene, a project emerges that clocks you across the face with such force that you’re left staggered and shocked. A project that immediately demands your attention and respect as to what they can pull of with their sound. Neurosis did that to me

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SLOWDIVE were a part of one the raddest musical movements to take place during the 90’s in the UK. I’m a fan of everything that they recorded, and this is why I’m so stoked for the SLOWDIVE “Souvlaki” documentary that Pitchfork just put out. Watching this film not only entertains

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  ONLY NOW is a new musical project by East Bay-born and now San Francisco-based dub producer Kush Arora. A fixture of SF’s underground club scene, Kush has been featured in The Wire, Spin Magazine, XLR8R, Fact Magazine, SF Guardian and countless outlets for his notable work in the tropical

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LUNCH is a damn good postpunk band from Portland, Oregon that, like a lot of the best bands in the postpunk scene nowadays, has a direct tie into the underground DIY hardcore/punk movement. PDX has especially been ahead of the curve in this regard, what with formerly hardcore bands like

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Photos & Text by Robert Hanna A Place to Bury Strangers, Nightmare Fortress, Grave Babies – Live at Crocodile, Seattle 03.18.2015   Touring in support of their 2015 release Transfixiation, Brooklyn’s psych-noise-gaze rockers A Place to Bury Strangers descended upon the Crocodile Café encased in fog, strobe lights, and the

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