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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Photos: Marco Zanin Shellac, the American post-hardcore band from Chicago, is on tour around Europe. I talked with Steve Albini, musician and producer, about his band, how to become a great sound engineer and the future of music. You’re on tour with Shellac around Europe. How’s it going? Steve: It’s

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Imagine a world of deformed beings, where discomfort smothers every last hope; humanity is nothing but a memory and you can smell death everywhere. This represents the vision of an artist who speaks to the darkest part hidden within us all. Davide Rankore is originally from a small town in

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80s HardcoreFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsMusic

Descendents are one of the best bands to ever play punk rock music. Formed in ‘78, the band’s first releases have proven historic, and all the ones since have only further refined the Descendents concept. Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once, the Descendents sound

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Body of Reverbs is an installation that unites sound and tattoos in one vibrant experience. The practice is research on the connection between space, body and sound. The tattoo machine is a real musical instrument that translates the vibrations of the needle on the skin into a sound. The pain

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FeaturedGrindcoreInterviewsTour Dates

Napalm Death, Brujería, Lock Up and Power Trip have just finished their “Campaign for Musical Destruction Tour” across Europe. I talked with SHANE EMBURY, one of grindcore’s founding fathers, the longest standing member of Napalm Death and also a member of Brujería and Lock Up, about the tour, career and

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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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