Mattia A.
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Mattia A.

Worshiper of all things dark and brutal. Lover of burritos, humor and owls.
Send all hate mail, rants and other nonsense to mattia[at]cvltnation[dot]com. Twitter: @Xynobys // Instagram: @blackbloodowl

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Hey hey punx worldwide, listen up, Oakland’s finest hardcore punk ear-hole abusers ODIO (Italian for “hatred”) have returned with a raging new EP! Odio play Japanese-styled noisy hardcore/punk/crust and feature members of such Bay Area stalwarts as Holy, Korrosive, Tørsö, etc.. Scorching and abrasive noise-drenched hardcore, built with the sole purpose

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Remember kraut/psych/space rock-metal marvels US Christmas? What happened to them? I don’t think anyone knows…. But what you all should know is that USX mastermind Nate Hall has now returned with UKTENA, a brand new, and just as staggering, psych rock project that brilliantly carries forth the USX torch! Just press

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Photos: Ali En Friday, June 9 at The Rickshaw Theatre Day two kicked off once again very early on Friday, June 9 at the much bigger Rickshaw Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Unfortunately, sets by Harvest Gulgaltha, Shroud Of The Heretic, Amphisbaena, and Kanashibari were missed, but Qrixkuor, coming all the way

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2017 was the year Germany’s MORAST devoured me alive. Yes indeed. Having risen from the ashes of German sludge-doom aberrants Nightslug, Morast is like the darkening and sublimation of that band’s legacy in slow-crawling destruction – moving into more classic metal realm and with way more ambitious intents and purposes. Released on March

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Photos: Ali En  Covenant Festival Day One: Thursday, June 8 at The Red Room The third edition of the Covenant Festival in Vancouver, BC essentially put the seal on the event as the prime festival in North America when it comes to war metal and other utterly blasphemous derivatives. The fest

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Kush Arora and his dark and noisy post-dub/industrial project ONLY NOW are no mystery to these pages. And there’s a good goddamned reason for that – because this project by the San Francisco-based producer/musician is redefining the DNA of post-industrial and dark, apocalyptic, and atmospheric electronic music, and we’re huge supporters of

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