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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles Sometimes you know how it ends… Dead dick drunk in Elizabeth, New Jersey, with half a gram, three smokes and one screaming headache. If you’re lucky, you have enough cash to catch the train and maybe a cold roadie or two. If you’re REAL lucky you

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So the last time our homies YOUTH CODE performed in Seattle, our killer photographer Alan Hunter was on hand to capture their set. All I can say is that these photos speak for themselves! CVLT Nation salutes YOUTH CODE and Alan Hunter for being so freaking creative on so many levels!

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Permaid / Aeschleah DeMartino
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Imagine going about your business at the DMV or drug store when all of a sudden a faceless, all-black BDSM mermaid – carried over a woman’s shoulder – is set down in the middle of these unassuming surroundings. She is Permaid, and she is real. Permaid is living performance art, photographed

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Castle
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Text & Photos by Castle Tending to the dead is a grave business, whether it’s building mounds or mausoleums, so in keeping with the theme of our current tour and upcoming album, Welcome to the Graveyard, we decided to visit the final resting places of souls alongside America’s highways as we traveled

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Taylor Ferguson
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Photos by Taylor Ferguson It’s always a bit of a bummer when the headliner has to drop off a bill. When the promoter is taking the approach of incorporating local acts to round out a show, it’s inspiring when a certain balance is achieved. Doubly so when the show is

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There is going to be a COVENANT III next year, and all I can say is make sure you do whatever you need to do to make it there! The reason why I stress it so much is because this was one of the best fests I have ever attended.

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Photos & Text by Charles Nickles It’s been two days and my head’s still a flurry of shadows and whiskey and violence; and I suppose that should trouble me, and I suppose that it does, and I’m not all that sure what to make of the man I’ve woken up to

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I can’t believe I survived this past month, because June was unreal for underground music in Vancouver! From June 15th-18th, The COVENANT II Fest took place and it was INSANE! Again these awesome humans came together to put on one of the best fests I have been to in a long time.

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I’m a massive fan of youth culture of all kinds. I have always had a fascination with Skinhead/Two Tone/Mod culture. Way back in the day, I would spend hours checking out photo books dealing with these forgotten youth. After living in the UK, I can totally understand why these working

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Teddie Taylor
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Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor You don’t typically associate blues with black metal, until you’re seeing four metal bands in New Orleans. The South birthed Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Bring Me My Shotgun,” Blind Willie McTell’s “A to Z Blues” and Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil Blues.” Putting aside the obvious

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Outsider culture has always been something that I saw as normal. Maybe it’s because at an early age my mother moved me to Venice Beach and I was surrounded by the freaks of the world. It was not uncommon to see long haired white dudes clad in leather racing down

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The L.A. Punk scene during the 70’s was very fucking important on so many levels, because out of this cesspool of freaks, Hardcore was born. This was before the music got real fast and us young kids invaded the scene with our outlook on life! The L.A. scene was full of art

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