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Meghan

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.

Wellcome Library, London.
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Things have certainly progressed for LGBTQ rights since the late 1800s, but even back then there was an appreciation for the ambiguity of gender – albeit, a small and outsider one that was considered highly deviant. Cross-dressing men could be, and were, arrested for violating anti-homosexuality laws, such as one

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Charles Nickles
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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles   I am sitting in the backyard of some pleasantly bourgeois Williamsburg establishment sipping something summery and bitter with an inoffensive name. Airdrop, maybe? Doesn’t matter. To my left are two EPs (one from an agency, the other from a production company) and across the

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The asylum industry of the 18th through 20th century is a subject I’m fascinated by. It shows the best and worst of humanity, our drive to help one another inextricably intertwined with our disgust with one another. When I came across these photos of asylum equipment from the mid 1800s to the mid

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Avi Dhillon
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On July 10th, Sound and Salt put on a kick ass show at the Astoria in Vancouver featuring Washington’s POWER alongside locals WOOLWORM, WTCHDR and WORLD VIEW. World View’s charging hardcore opened up the show and got the crowd ready for WTCHDR, who amped the energy up in the room

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James G. Mundie
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A while back, I did a feature on the Museum Vrolik, a collection of medical specimens compiled by the Vrolik family beginning in the late 18th century in Amsterdam. Gerardus Vrolik began collecting biological specimens in 1795, and the collection was continued by his son Willem, who specialized in teratology,

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TRAP THEM have a new album in the works, and they just announced a fall tour of the East Coast alongside the punishing sounds of YAUTJA! We are honored to be sponsoring their tour with Yautja, and more than stoked to share their track “Luster Pendulums” off Trap Them’s upcoming LP Crown

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Bobby Cochran
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Text and photos: Bobby Cochran There are some bands who play shows with stages full of gear, lights and smoke, multiple band members, and music that still doesn’t say very much.  Wreck and Reference’s performance in SF was the antithesis of that.  Two people, a sampler and a drum kit,

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Death CVLT by CVLT Nation has another drop hitting the CVLT Nation Bizarre today, and it’s heavy as fuck! This set of tees goes back to our Sabbath-worshiping roots with two of our own classic doom designs and two collab designs with Hungry Ghost Press. We have a new version

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Every town has its ghost stories and haunted spots. Picton is a little different… this town has more apparent haunted areas than anywhere else I’d ever been. I usually seek these places out, but in Picton they are unavoidable. Picton is the most haunted town in Australia. This isn’t a

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Milton Stille
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San Diego’s GRIEVER has hit the road on a West Coast tour, and we’re stoked to be seeing these sonic pillagers of sanity this weekend at Vancouver’s BURGER FEST! They’ve also got a new EP in the works, Vol 1, and you can take a sneak peak of it right

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LEECHMILK has teamed up with Divine Mother Recordings to re-release their acclaimed 2001 record Starvation of Locusts on vinyl, and you can pre-order it here. This band is one of my favorite sludge bands of all time, and to know that their debut is getting the vinyl treatment makes me

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Sweden’s USURPRESS have a new offering to the underworld, and it goes by the name of The Regal Tribe. This record will hit the streets via Agonia Records on Sept. 23rd, and we have a sneak preview of what’s on hand in the form of the outstanding first track, “Beneath

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