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Nathan Tucker
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The Obsessed Live at Siberia Text & Photos: Nathan Tucker “Man, this place is gonna be packed tonight,” Dave Shermen, bassist for The Obsessed, shared with me moments before Siberia opened its’ doors for the night’s show. The way I viewed Dave’s comment wasn’t as an act of boasting, but a humbling statement

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Naðra - Photo by Hafsteinn Viðar
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There is truth in the old saying that there is strength in numbers! Case in point is the brotherhood that has bonded Icelandic black metal bands together in recent history. As many of us know, this country has become a key player in the underground metal scene. Although many of

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Man Ray
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To all the US bands we cover that feel like they get more appreciation abroad: some of the most prolific artists of the past century or more received little or no accolades in their home country, only to be embraced and made legendary on foreign soil. Philadelphia-born Man Ray, the

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Ted Liu
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I survived my first Have a Good Laugh fest that just took place in Vancouver, BC from June 9th – 12th. To say that it was a success would be an understatement, because to me it was a triumph on all levels! The amount of positive energy that surrounded this fest was un-freaking-real.

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Tatsuo Suzuki and Yusuke Yamatani are two Japanese photographers whose photos capture the current state of Punk in Japan. At the beginning of this year, they had an exhibit in London called ‘Punk In Translation.’ What I love about their work is the way that they capture the real nitty

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via Dazed Digital Text Kemi Alemoru & Photos by Emily Goddard  Capturing the beauty, bravery and profound impact of people who have narrowly escaped death, photojournalist Emily Goddard has revealed a unique project named ‘When death leaves his mark’. Born from her morbid curiosity with the ever real possibility of our own mortality, the

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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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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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A.G.
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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Elena Helfrecht
ArtPhotography

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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