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Photos by Alan Hunter Those of you who frequent this site know that we’re all big fans of Black Breath, and in the seven years since they released debut EP Razor to Oblivion they’ve rightfully become a household name. In brief, if you’re looking for heavy, infectious anthems to please

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Sydney, Australia’s Justice & Police Museum has an amazing collection of vintage photos, some of which we’ve featured in our mugshot posts. I love their collection because it’s an un-sanitized look at the past, and a free glimpse into scenes that are now tightly controlled by authorities. Today I’ve put

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Photographer: Andrea Petrovicova Based in: Prague   moments before and after pressing shutter shapes of faces, trees, horses, bodies, fears so often I don’t know how to describe the beauty just don’t know and only moments remained

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The Appalachian region of the US is a beautiful place with a rich and sometimes tragic history. It is home to so much creativity, and has been a place of devastating poverty. Today, its bands and artists make up an integral part of the underground. So when we came across

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As a twenty-something who worked in a marijuana-friendly cafe, I used to have some pretty sweet glass. Alas, when I moved across the border, my collection couldn’t come with me, and was dispersed amongst careless siblings. Now I have young kids, so collecting glass has become less than practical, plus

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I won’t pretend to be one of those North American hippies who is searching for the psychedelic transcendence of an aboriginal shaman. The closest I came was my teenage mushroom phase, and that crashed and burned a long time ago, probably because I was searching for oblivion, not wisdom. But

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Retro science fiction is simply the best. Movies like The Forbidden Planet or Metropolis are candy for the eyes, but you know what is also great about those movies? Their promotional posters. And you know what their promotional posters looked like? Old book covers. If you look at early editions

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Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but today I found these creepy fucking GIF’s. Better than me writing a post about them, all you have to do is scroll down to see where I’m coming from!

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Photos By Nathaniel Shannon Let’s just get this out of the way. I really didn’t care about Refused up until the other night. Honestly, I never got into them upon their initial explosion. Nor did I ever once feel like I was missing out on something spectacular. I have a number of

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I’ve been a fan of Rule Of Thirds’ music, but after seeing them live a couple of months ago in Vancouver I’m now a HUGE Fan!!! This band was able to put more power into their already powerful tunes. I could not stop dancing to the awesome Post Punk grooves they

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V0009875 Syphilis; severe lesions on face, 1855
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Pencil, white chalk and watercolour drawing illustrating severe pustule crustaceous lesions on the head of a man suffering from syphilis. The drawing at left shows a detail of the ulcerated lesion above his left eye.
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1855 By: Christopher D'AltonPublished:  - 

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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When I am looking for artistic inspiration, one of the things I turn to frequently is antique medical illustration. While today’s medical aids are stark in their realism, the medical illustration of past centuries – even the photography of the 1800s and early 1900s – had a stylized and artistic

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Last year we were honored to be a sponsor of the initial film in ARTAX Film director Claudio Marino’s Blood and Spirit Trilogy, Ink, Blood and Spirit, a documentary about the highly esteemed tattoo artist Little Swastika. Now Marino has released Part II of the trilogy, Fight, Blood and Spirit, about

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