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Ari Wilson

Ari Wilson is a gonzo music journalist, poet, graphic designer, and musician. He writes for CVLT Nation, Holy Grail From Hell, The Thrall Of Doom, and Satan Worshipping Ritual; while administrating Fuck Yeah Mastodon, Swans Lunacy, and In Sludge We Crust. His articles and posts have been shared by a variety of bands, artists, record labels, promoters, and websites including; Incantation, Hans Theessink, Chrome, Samuel Blaser, Nunfuckritual, Scott Fields, Eugene Robinson, Dragged Into Sunlight, Coilguns, Hooded Menace, Rorcal, Southern Lord Records, Trost Records, Mute Records, Touch Music, Seventh Rule, Ayler Records, Riot Season, Relapse Records, Blabbermouth, and Earsplit Compound.

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You can forget all about the neoclassical, virtuoso nonsense, and the pseudo-progressive metal out there; because it’s Zebulon Pike time. The quartet have been putting out masterworks for more than a decade now, and yet not many people know about them. That’s got to change. Or else you’ll be regretting having

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One could say it was either Today Is The Day or Neurosis who started what we could call avant-garde metal, but I will say Today Is The Day and Today Is The Day only. Neurosis were fed up with metal and rock both at the time “Souls At Zero” was finished,

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Below is the interview I did with Jimbob Isaac of the exceptional Hark. Personally, I’ve been a fan of his work since the Taint days. And if you are unfamiliar with them, which is understandable – after all, they were an obscure gem – just think of Trouble; Dinosaur Jr.,

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Jacques Lacan never lived enough to see Žižek synthesize his ideas with the Marxist theory, and neither did Jacques Derrida, to hear what the music had to say, on his literary method, which he himself always rejected to call a ‘method’ in the first place: deconstruction. Entering the domain of

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Metal In Opposition they call it; to me, it is polystylist metal, free metal, space metal — krautmetal. Whether from Germany or not, Qualeaceans play the most radical brand of metal, ever. The ensemble draw on every single form of extremity in music, hammering out their sonic tower as high

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Avant Garde

The sands of time are running low for the August edition of Avant Anomalies Of The Month, so without any hesitation, let me introduce you to the eight entries of this month: “Devourer” Artist: Robedoor Year Of Release: 2005 Genre/Style: Experimental/Noise Rock/Psychedelia/Free Improvisation Robedoor are a number of post-hobos, and

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