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End Time City is the name of the intense portrait book created by MICHAEL ACKERMAN in 1999. His journey took him to the Indian city of Benares (Varanasi), the holy City of Light on the shore of the Ganges. When I look at his photos all I can do is marvel at his

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Photos: Nathaniel Shannon Murder City Devils are on the road, and we’ve got a rad photo essay from their NYC show at Webster Hall via our comrade Nathanial Shannon. There are two shows remaining in their mini Texas Tour tour – tonight in Dallas and tomorrow in San Antonio – so

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At the beginning of this year, Vancouver’s local underground music aficionados Not Your Scene celebrated their 3rd anniversary as our favourite spot to see coverage of all the local shows, alongside esteemed promoters Art Signified, at a massive two-day fest that brought the walls down at The Astoria. The talented

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I can’t front, my fascination with crust pants started in 1983, because I had older heads around me who had killer pants. While living in San Francisco during the 80′s, I started expressing myself with a needle & thread, but I really made my raddest pair in the early 2000′s.

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All Photo & Text by Milton Stille New Year’s Eve shows have always been a special kind of beast. Many promoters are apprehensive to compete with every other party in town, and it’s not every band that really wants to deal with that. Furthermore, once you’ve spent as much time behind

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Today we’ve got a double whammy for all those OSDM heads! We’re very excited about the upcoming full-length from death metal connoisseurs MACABRA entitled …to the Bone, which will be rearing it’s maggot-infested head in spring/summer 2016 in LP/CD combo via Vonfrost Records and Morbid Visions Music. MACABRA’s two creators, legendary

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When I look at the photography of Edward Sheriff Curtis and the way he captured the pain and beauty of so many of the First Nations people, I’m amazed by what I see. When I think of true evil, I think about how the first peoples of the Americas were slaughtered

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Requiem On August 15, 2009, 14-year-old Kevin Barrera was shot, killed, and left beside train tracks in Richmond, California. Nearly four years later, the gruesome scene featuring a cruiser and police officers standing near the dead body was discovered, archived on Google Maps. After discovering the image, Barrera’s distraught father

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One of the biggest influences in my life was this wild hardcore kid that was around 6 years older than me and played in the band America’s Hardcore. I remember the first day I approached Drew Bernstein and asked him if he would silkscreen a t-shirt for me. His answer

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Not much is known about Carlo Charléno, the illustrator whose fascination with pony play, spanking, stilettos and bondage made him notorious for his illustrations in magazines and books in the early 20th century. His illustrations are playful and his style is very much of the era he was drawing in,

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I’m pretty sure I have said before that Skateboarding and Punk are connected on so many levels. It makes total sense, because many of the kids that became a part of the 80’s hardcore scene also grew up in the 70’s reading Skateboader magazine while wearing OP shorts. Skateboarding is all about speed, just

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Grim Beauty, Despair, History and Suffering are some of the words that come to mind as I admire the photography of José Ortiz-Echagüe. His work is very stark and bleak, which is why I love it so much. You can feel the spirits of the people he photographed coming out of the

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