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Ian Henderson

Ian is a student of life and death. They go to way too many shows and spend objectively too much time analyzing music into minutiae.

Avant GardeFeaturesMusicNeo FolkPressTour Dates

Finally faced with the moment to release their magnum opus, Neo-Classical composers extraordinaire Father Murphy turnout a liturgical tremor. The double LP trudges through the haunted sullen ground of carrion and detritus with an ultimate motive of reaching salvation. Reaching backward in time to their childhoods spent in cavernous churches

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Avant GardeFeaturedIndustrialMusic

Following last year’s EP Cupio Dissolvi, Lebanon Hanover’s William Maybelline shows his solo project Qual can yet again blaze a new path through nightmarish, experimental bangers with his upcoming LP The Ultimate Climax. Clocking in at eight songs that run the gamut from proto-industrial to EBM, its perfect for an

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80s HardcoreBlackened CrustCrustDis-beatFeaturesGrindcoreMusicSludgeStreamingThrash

Sometimes you feel like most of the hardcore releases in the last few years sound like cover albums, a period piece or just straight-up regurgitation of old motifs. Luckily, The Convictions are here to cleanse your palate and serve you up a fresh dose of hopelessness as the meat grinder

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DemosFeaturedMusicPost-Punk

Screaming out of a dimly lit basement in the rain-soaked gotham of Portland, Oregon, three smooth and sentimental men consult their best influences to produce an instant classic of a debut. While retaining the pure, synthetic high-fidelity of timeless 80s pop such as Depeche Mode and The Cure, the 6-track

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80s HardcoreCrustDis-beatFeaturedMusic

The next chapter of infamous Portland Discharge enthusiasts, Dödläge, just dropped a smouldering pile of nihilistic, fast-as-fuck hardcore. Sixteen pissed and political songs clocking in at just under twenty-five minutes give you satisfaction the way hardcore was meant to be: short and to the point. While some tracks hastily cling to the

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BizarreCvltureHistory

For good or ill, the theories of Sigmund Freud exerted an enormous influence on the 20th century, becoming deeply entrenched in Western culture to the point that Freud’s terms “ego”, “id” and “subconscious” have become common in everyday language. Within only a short time of its invention, psychoanalysis leapt from

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