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Text and Photos: Wayne Ballard In its 9th year of operation, Southern California based festival Sound & Fury continues to represent everything I love and want out of a Hardcore-based music festival. 2017 marked my fourth year attending the festival and this year may have been the most excited I’ve

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CVLT Nation interviews Derek from Drug Control There was a time I lived the bent life. With those days well in the rear view, I find myself more and more seeking sharpness. Nihilism is a dish best served in the cold, during the inherent mental violence of winter. Recently, the San

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The band Possession is well-known to fans of underground metal.  They started out playing blackened thrash for label Iron Bonehead Productions, and since then, they’ve evolved their approach into what sounds most similar to black/death metal.  Their songwriting chops on newest release, Exorkizein, have retained the band’s penchant for catchy

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PRISON OF MIRRORS is about to release their new record Unstinted, Delirious, Convulsive Oaths on Signal Rex on June 30th! This band has crafted an immense and harrowing occult black metal work of pure darkness! If the sun that is now beating down upon you doesn’t shine it’s light into the blackest

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After we posted our review of Here Lies Man yesterday, one of our readers mentioned the influence of African psychedelic rock on their sound. Now I know I’ve criminally overlooked a seriously rad era of psych rock – whether it was the famous “Zamrock” scene from Zambian bands like WITCH,

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The Bigelow-Wallis and Warren-Kaula watercolor collection is a set of 189 watercolor paintings commissioned by Harvard professor of surgery Henry Jacob Bigelow from lithographer Oscar Wallis between 1849 and 1854. There are a lot of weird and gross images in this collection worth checking out, but my favorites are the skulls

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On July 21st, Breathe Plastic (EU tape/pre-order) in collaboration with Sentient Ruin (US tape/vinyl/pre-order), Cold (EU vinyl) and Sprit House (CD/pre-order) will release the new album by Portland, OR-based visionary minimalistic abstract doom duo A Stick And A Stone. Formed by composer, bassist, and vocalist Elliott Harvey and joined by viola player

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Substantial results can come from the most vague philosophical questions. Marcos Garcia, of Afrobeat/Jazz/Funk band Antibalas, had such a question: “What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?” This is how Here Lies Man was formed, to become this transcendental entity investigating the question posed by Garcia. All jokes aside, this is

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