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.

Black MetalFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsMusicPhotographyTour Dates

With more than 40 bands, three venues, thousands of people and all tickets completely sold out, Desertfest Berlin kicked ass this year once again. For six years, this festival has been shaking the foundations of Astra Kulturhaus with concerts by the best bands of underground rock together with the best

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DoomFeaturesInterviewsMusicTour Dates

One of the most captivating doom bands to ever see the light in Italy. After the success of their debut album Belfry (released by Auralmusic in 2016), several gigs and one European tour, Italy’s Messa is ready to hit the United States for ten unmissable dates. With their sound that

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ArtFeaturedTattoo

Deep, rich shading; subtly nuanced dotwork; entrancing curves that breathe three-dimensional life into the designs; exquisite detail – these phrases define the flawless style of Kelly Violet, currently one of Europe’s most outstanding tattoo artists. For more than fifteen years, she has brought her unique vision to her art. Kelly

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Death RockFeaturesMusicPost RockPost-PunkReviewsTour Dates

Peering into someone’s heart and mind and glimpsing their deepest fears and worries, riding a flow of nihilism to a place where hope is a distant glimmer: GOLD‘s new album is a journey into a tormented personal world that looks out on reality with resigned, critical eyes. Optimist, produced by

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GrindcoreHardcorePower Violence

Thoughts ram into your eardrums like crazed splinters. Dismay at a society filled with hatred and malaise follows, and hot on its heels, the need to find an escape, some way to survive. This is what it feels like to listen to the masterful Deadbeat / Boak split. It is

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