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Reading Michael Griffin’s prose and listening to his ambient/drone compositions achieve similar ends: the effect on the reader or listener is calmly disconcerting. “Calm” might seem an odd word to attach to a horror writer’s prose, but it’s the sort of uneasy calm of a David Lynch set piece. In

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The first three tracks of Tau Cross’s new 2 x LP Pillar of Fire are straight up post-crust type ragers in the vein of Zygote, heavy with crunchy guitars and helmed by singer Rob “The Baron” Miller’s raspy, Lemmy-esque vocals. The first track on Pillar of Fire, “Raising Golem,” has

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Back in March the release on CD in Europe of Spanish black/death enigma Aversio Humanitatis‘ monstrous new mini album Longing for the Untold went completely unnoticed over here. We fucked up once, but we got a second chance and won’t fuck up this time and overlook this again. Today Sentient Ruin has

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Siege Column  is one of my favorite Death Metal bands doing it now! These New Jersey metal heads are fucking rad and all of their releases are off the chain!!! Right here and now, you need to check out Siege Column’s most recent NYC show. Good looking out to (((unARTig))) for

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ENZO SCIOTTI immortalized horror culture during the 70’s and 80’s with his iconic movie posters. I love the way he used vivid colors and the right amount of sex to draw in the viewer. I could see so many of his images as speed metal record covers, or even Toxic

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These photos of the Boxer Rebellion (1899 – 1901) are fucking brutal!!! Boxer rebels and criminals were put to death in view of the public in a very bloody way with no mercy. These acts of brutality were done as a warning to others not to cross the state.   A

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Atriarch are a pretty great band that, it’s hard to believe, began eight years ago. Starting in Portland, the band has made a reputation for producing a unique take on doom metal that introduces elements of the creepier side of deathrock into their meditatively bleak metallic mix. The years 2012

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Photos and words by Charles Nickles It’s late and I’m not drunk, but I am battered as fuck from starting the night working late on my twelfth day straight and then shredding with Crom (almost breaking my camera AND my wrist) and then Antwon played for a minute or twenty,

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