When I stepped inside Long Beach’s Dark Art Emporium, I found myself in a very small, yet beautiful establishment. It was clear that the people that ran the place were very enthusiastic about morbidity and creativity. I loved every inch of it. “Do you have any Justell Vonk?” I asked. The
Blasphemy, Archgoat, Valkyrja, Hellfire Deathcult, Weregoat March 12th, 2017 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC Photos & Text by Milton Stilles This was definitely a show that’s hard to really reduce to a description that a non-metal-oriented person would understand or appreciate. Yes, it was a predominantly black metal show, but I
MANIC RELAPSE FEST is returning to Oakland, CA this year with its 5th incarnation, which promises to be completely badass as usual. After the first round of announcements, we’re stoked to bring you the second one! Here we go: S.H.I.T. (Canada) Cinderblock (Boston) Slimy Member (Texas) No Statik (Bay) Odio (Bay) Mozart
My fascination with body art began at an early age when I accidentally caught a glimpse of my grandfather’s well-hidden bicep tattoo. Aside from the elegant design — a Sassanid cataphract that had turned green from years of exposure to the elements — I was drawn to it because I
Text and Photos: Charles Nickles Shortly after I moved to NYC, I saw Anthrax and White Zombie play a sold-out show at Roseland. Quicksand was supposed to play too but they were sick or broke up or Walter was embroiled in a particularly electric game of GO and couldn’t be
It’s grey outside and feel like stepping back in time into outlaw culture. Today I want to remember the outlaw cultures I grew up around in L.A. and Venice, from Latino Gangs, to Bikers, to Bloods and Crips. THROW YOUR HOOD UP!