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OLD SKATE VERT!

If I had to pick my favourite kind of ad, it would be the 80’s & 90’s skate ones. The reason why is because they were full of color and just totally bugged out. To me, Tony Alva changed the

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Overflowing with Wonder and Terror…
Lovecraft Bar in NYC

Have you ever wanted to travel to a place that is “overflowing with wonder and terror”? At 50 Avenue B in Manhattan, Lovecraft Bar has opened a portal to the fantastic depths where Cthulhu reigns, a darkly lit place of

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Peru’s Heavy Metal
Warriors of the ‘80s
by Freddy Alva

By Freddy Alva via No Echo The history of heavy metal in Peru is a long, winding road paved with adversity and conflict coupled with unbridled enthusiasm overcoming all odds in the quest for the ultimate killer riff. This search

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The greatest American artists that straddle sex

via Dazed Digital The United States of America has been home to many significant and influential movements over time: the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and not forgetting the sexual revolution. So even while Europe has been the

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Bells Dark Above Our Heads
Old Man Gloom Vienna Photo Essay

Text and photos: Derek Ballard Old Man Gloom in Vienna, Austria // April 10th, 2014 Venue: Arena Wien As a longtime Old Man Gloom fan, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I’d never see them live. Knowing

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Invocation of My Demon Brother
by Kenneth Anger Now Showing!

Check this out: it’s time to get weird! Kenneth Anger’s film Invocation of My Demon Brother.

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CVLT Nation Salutes
The Best Goth Magazine Ever Made
PROPAGANDA !

If I had to pick one magazine that covered the Goth movement the best, it would be PROPAGANDA by Fred H. Berger. As a teenager in Venice, California I would go to my local magazine store and read every issue.

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“The Horrifying Puzzle” – Sven Lindqvist’s A History of Bombing

Sven Lindqvist’s 2000 A History of Bombing grapples with the great terror of the twentieth century, the cascade of bombs raining down unto the helpless masses below, from its first application in colonial warfare to the potential of radioactive death

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Tomasz Gudzowaty Captures
Shaolin Monks As They Defy Gravity

Via Beautiful Decay Shaolin Kung Fu, developed in China beginning in 495AD, has infiltrated popular culture in the West. Depending on your age, you might be familiar with the 70s TV show “Kung Fu” or Mortal Kombat : Shaolin Monks.

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Gilead Media Festival II: Day Three

The final day of the second Gilead Media Festival. It should not be a surprise that I was anticipating this day of the festival the most. If it was going to be anything like 2012, it would be unforgettable. And

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