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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles We began in the city, grumpy and overwhelmed with bodies, fighting off sense memories to hoist the flag high and march alongside the millions in righteous (if disproportionately white) solidarity. I ended in Brooklyn, wondering what the fuck the axe was doing on stage, how

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While teens in North America get their tongues pierced so they can give better oral sex (a ball on your tongue is not the key to that, btw) or just to annoy people, in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka, Hindu devotees give up their tongues to Lord

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Looking at Kansuke Yamamoto’s photographs, it’s easy to overlook the fact that in creating these surreal images, he was risking imprisonment. In the mid-1950s, Japan was not a place that fostered creative expression – rather it cracked down on any artist who attempted to subvert the establishment and the government-sanctioned way

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When I look back at the Punk scene during the 80’s, I think of MRR – I have to give them respect for letting us see the scene from a global perspective. Without their scene reports, I would have never heard of bands like Tampere SS, Kaaos, Appendix, Riistetyt and

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I remember I was looking for some death industrial bands in the vein of Mz. 412 and In Slaughter Natives on the internet, and the name Satanismo Calibro 9 popped out. I was immediately attracted to the name and I got instantly hooked on their own Infernal Industrial music, and they’re

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Images of all kinds have the power to take your mind to all kinds of places. When I glare at the tattoos created by Sergei Titukh, my mind drifts into a nightmare state. His lines are fragile but full of the dark force that is alive inside of him. Sergei’s

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