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Wayne Ballard Photography
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I saw a lot of things this past weekend in LA: people shitting in crowded intersections, the alarming effects of gentrification, dudes camped out on freeway exits, and of course, the revival of Sound and Fury. For those who don’t know, Sound and Fury was the pinnacle of west coast

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Even as a kid, the simpering perfection of the Family Circus pissed me off. Somehow, this immensely annoying cartoon has become the most widely syndicated comic in the world, and it’s published in almost 1,500 newspapers worldwide. Just thinking about that makes me mad. So when I saw Ed Harrington’s

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Teddie Taylor
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Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor King Woman and Wax Idols embarked on their co-headlining summer Levitate tour last month. The two groups began their stint of West Coast dates alongside infamous heavy metal founders Pentagram, but dropped out after situations with the band and crew became less than ideal. The

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When it comes to photographers that document the culture of Heavy metal, Peter Beste just might be in a class all of his own. What I respect about his work is that each project is driven by his passion for the subject and not by the dollar bill! His new unreleased

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Apocalyptic BluesArtAvant GardeMusicPhotography

On May 29th, I got a chance to see one of my favorite singers, Chelsea Wolfe, perform at an outstanding venue called The Imperial, here in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The room was packed with all sorts of weirdos, from Metalheads, Punks, Hippy Goths to everything in-between. From the moment she and her band took

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Nathaniel Shannon
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I’ve always been intrigued by prisons. Not so much the brick and mortar foundations that composed these institutions, but the lives that are carried out – and sometimes extinguished – within the confines of these state and corporate-sponsored buildings. From the daily operations, to the social hierarchy built as a necessary means of control, prison

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Over the five years of CVLT Nation’s existence, it has opened many different doors that have come in many different forms. One of the raddest things about running this site is getting connected with our talented readers from around the world. Case in point is Dan S Carrington, aka  X X V I, who has been

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Georg Bartisch was a person who dedicated his life to finding cures for eye diseases. He was born in 1535, and was an apprentice to a barber surgeon by the age of 13. From what I can see, he was a bit of a prodigy, carrying out operations at an early

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Elena Helfrecht
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Human beings are so obsessed with aesthetics; we’ve developed entire industries to temporarily and permanently altering the appearance of our bodies, even though we know that it doesn’t change the fact that we all feel ugly. Our bodies collect that ugliness as a mark of experience – the scars, cuts,

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In the early 2000’s on a daily basis I would be blasting the illest GRIME coming out of the UK. To be specific, I’m talking about artists like Roll Deep Crew, Crazy Titch, JME, Kano, Monster, Skepta, Ghetto, Logan Sama and many more. What I loved about the tunes was

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Elmer Batters
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Elmer Batters is widely considered a pioneer of fetish photography, and is considered one of the photographers who first popularized the foot fetish. His work was erotic with a focus on stockinged legs and feet, and in the late 1950s he self-published in magazines like Leg-O-Rama, Sheer Delight and Black Silk Stockings. Batters

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Teddie Taylor
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All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial. Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the

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