Sanakan
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Sanakan

Scullery master, student of political science, and lover of underground metal/hardcore. Residing on Vancouver Island, whenever possible I photograph and record live/local shows and write about music I enjoy. From 2009-2013 I contributed to the blog Equivoke. I currently curate a new page The Plow Behind You. I play guitar too.

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Tapes of a Neon God have new items, so if you didn’t get enough when the giveaway was going on or you’re interested in what Anderson’s been toiling at, then read on. The Tennessee label has a love for unlovable, grueling sounds and an aptness when it comes to vivid

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The final day of the second Gilead Media Festival. It should not be a surprise that I was anticipating this day of the festival the most. If it was going to be anything like 2012, it would be unforgettable. And without spoiling too much too soon, it was a very

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Day two of Gilead Fest 2014 brought the pace back up with an entirely fresh round of bands, starting earlier making room for longer sets as the night went on. A lot of the line up I was unfamiliar with, maybe about half, but I was considerably excited regardless now

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This year Gilead Media Festival reconvened, demonstrating a continued unstoppable dedication to the underground musical arts. The unique threads of sound Gilead Media has continued to support means whenever this gathering is held, it should not be missed. Two years following the original supposed one-off assembly, another festival has come

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Not long ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Panos Agoros, the fierce voice of the stellar astro-grind entity Dephosphorus and curator of Blastbeat Mailmurder/Productions, as well as Thanos Mantas, who rends dimensions with his riffs passionately alongside Panos. Because I’m a particularly big fan of their work, it was

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The New York two piece Mother Brain return with a macerating cut of mince as just one of Mannequin Rein Recordings’ latest set releases for this year. Despite some familiarity with the label, I wasn’t aware of these guys prior to being offered this hefty EP. Well, I’m aware of

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