Literature

Musical Shamanism 101

Not long ago, I was challenged to write a guitar instruction book. It was apparent to me, and to others I spoke with about this matter, that the books that are currently available on the market all approach music instruction

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The Hispanic Impact on the
Early New York Hardcore Scene
Pt. 2!!! by Freddy Alva

This Article Was Written by Freddy Alva & Formatted by No Echo Photo: Stijn Marcoen [Editor’s note: This exclusive piece is a follow-up to The Hispanic Impact on the Early New York Hardcore Scene.] The hardcore scene in NYC started

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Aleister Crowley’s
Early Gay Verse Comes to Light

via The Guardian In 1898 the Wickedest Man in the World was feeling thoroughly sorry for himself. The occultist Aleister Crowley’s first great love affair, with fellow Cambridge undergraduate Herbert Jerome Pollitt, was in ruins, and he took to poetry

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Metal Cats Book Release Party!

You might remember a post I did about the metaldudes & cats book a while back…well, it’s finally here! Alexandra Crockett’s book features portraits of some of your favorite metal dudes and their favorite…felines…you know what I wanted to say…anyway,

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Would You Have Sex to a Portishead Record?

The other day I was reading Public Service Announcement, a piece from Beth Lisick’s Yokohama Threeway. It opens with the line, “DON’T HAVE SEX TO A PORTISHEAD RECORD,” and cautions the reader against boning people who have a sex soundtrack

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Looking For The Magic :
Max G. Morton Artist Spotlight

Who is Max G. Morton? There’s a surprising dearth of information online about this writer and publisher; a Google search yields about two articles, while in comparison, an eBay search usually shows up one or more of his books going

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Getting Damaged…A Story About the Black Bars

As a kid and burgeoning adolescent I spent almost every weekend for a period of years longer than I’m willing to admit at the local shopping centre. When you start to measure the passage of time by shopping mall additions

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Jonathan Shaw: Narcisa – Book Review

“Between us, there always seemed to exist some deeper identification, born of a deep, unspoken bond; an underlying sense of kinship. It was as if loving Narcisa was like loving some wayward, feral strand of myself; a distorted funhouse mirror

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War Hero

I’d heard word that they put on punk shows at a few different places around town. This news blindsided me because I didn’t think anything worth mentioning ever went down in my boring little slice of suburbia. Punk was something

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CVLT Nation’s Top 6
Art Posts of 2013

This year we have an interesting collection of art posts for the Top 6 of 2013 in the Art category. We introduced the “tattoo” category, which has gotten a lot of love from our readers, and all in all, you

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