Marika Z.
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Marika Z.

Writer of darkness, cello player, addicted to popcorn. Animals are better than humans. Nature is the most powerful thing. Music is my safe place.
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Black MetalFeaturesInterviewsLive RitualsMusicTour Dates

Myrkur is the black metal musical project of Danish musician Amalie Bruun. Her most recent album, Mareridt, was released on September 15, 2017 through Relapse Records. She is on tour all around Europe. I had a chat with Amalie in Bologna (Italy) about darkness, nightmares and being a woman in

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DoomFeaturedMusicReviews

A tale of death, suffering and pain, told by the ingenious and perverse mind of Dylan Desmond, that never fails to surprise. Bell Witch are back with Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore), a masterpiece that includes the debut on drums of Jesse Shreibman, successor to the late Adrian Guerra, who died

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Apocalyptic BluesAvant GardeFeaturesInterviewsMusic

For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. She’s been on Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label. With Okovi, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the

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80s HardcoreBlack MetalCrustDoomEventsFeaturesHardcoreNoise RockReviewsTour Dates

Southern Lord hosted a special event in Amsterdam, home of their European office, as a celebration of the label’s diversity and ever-expanding roster. The label invited an array of bands to perform for one night only, across two stages. The line-up included Big | Brave, Circle, Magma, Okkultokrati, Sunn O))), Unsane,

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80s HardcoreCrustDis-beatEventsFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsTour Dates

I talked with Wolfbrigade during the Southern Lord Festival in Amsterdam about Run with the Hunted and the future of the band.   Punk has always been an act of rebellion. Since you started playing in 1995, the situation in Europe and the world has changed drastically. We’ve seen the

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FeaturedFeaturesInterviewsNoiseNoise Rock

Unsane, the influential noise rock trio that formed in New York City in 1988, played at Southern Lord Europe Fest in Amsterdam. I talked with Chris Spencer, vocalist and guitarist, about the new album and much more.     Your last album, Sterilize, came after Wreck (2012). How long did it

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