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Text and Photos: Colton Bills The fact that a DIY label can put together an event so powerful and do it so well will never cease to amaze me, and it makes me proud to be a part of the heavy music scene. It makes me feel less alone in

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Night four was the shortest night (by that point I didn’t mind too much). Still nursing a hangover, I prepared for thrash/black/celtic/extreme metal bands Absu, Uada and Graveolence. Graveolence was the perfect opening band, brutal, heavy, fast, loud, disgusting, torturous and tortured. Basically, it made me

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Saturday was the night I was looking forward to the most – I knew I’d get to see He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle, Usnea from Portland and Power Trip from Austin Texas. He Whose Ox Is Gored is just a great band all around. They

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This year marked Modified Ghost‘s first year as Vancouver’s most prolific metal promoter, and to celebrate the Modified Ghost Fest took over Vancouver over four insane days of brutally awesome shows! The first night took place at The Biltmore and was headlined by Misery Index, with support from Allegaeon, Baptists,

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills On March 24th, Seattle based funeral doom band UN, along with fellow Seattle black metal trio HISSING, came to The Hindenburg for a night of soul-crushing sonic catharsis. Opening were local bands Temple of Abandonment and Nightfucker. Temple of Abandonment was not a show –

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