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Gus

A suburban nihilist whose minivan always blasts the most brvtal tunes.

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Music and its packaging share an odd relationship. As a teenager in the 90’s, I grew up taking an album’s packaging for granted – it was something to attract my attention in the store and help signify an album’s mood or genre when I made a purchase. It was something to

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It’s easy to take the behind-the-scenes guys for granted. You see a flyer or a facebook event that appeals to you, go the venue, pay the cover, start swilling beer, and bang your head. Chances are you base your opinion of a show on the bands (or if you’re snarky,

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No one really approaches horror the way Matthew M. Bartlett does. An overly simplistic way to summarize his work would be to say he writes short fiction about a witch cult that uses radio broadcasts to terrorize and infiltrate the small town of Leeds, Massachusetts. But that would only scratch

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I first ran across Yves Tourigny’s work through Facebook, where I follow a lot of weird-lit/horror authors. I began to notice that a number of authors were posting illustrations or alternative covers (in a couple cases, even postcards inspired by their work) done by the same artist. The style was

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Portland’s Blood Freak have mutilated ear drums since the early aughts with five albums of gore-drenched death metal and grind. Helmed by Maniac Neil, the band has consistently built a discography of horror-themed aural violence rife with well-crafted riffs, memorable vocals, and a healthy smattering of stomach-churning samples guaranteed to

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