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I write this with a heavy heart, because today I found out PRINCE passed away. The words below describe how much his music touched my life – he will live on through his music! The year was 1980; Soul Train had just ended and I decided to check out American Bandstand, which

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There was a time when photography was considered a medium for pleasing subjects. It was between the Victorian penchant for headless, spirit and post-mortem photography – which, to be fair, they did attempt to photograph in a pleasant, staged way – and the revolutionary artistic spirit of the 1960s. In

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This year marked Modified Ghost‘s first year as Vancouver’s most prolific metal promoter, and to celebrate the Modified Ghost Fest took over Vancouver over four insane days of brutally awesome shows! The first night took place at The Biltmore and was headlined by Misery Index, with support from Allegaeon, Baptists,

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Banner Photo By Peter Troest The man himself doesn’t need an introduction nor does his persona. I choose to focus on his despotic fascination for homemade costumes and “clothing” that he chooses to adorn himself with on stage for Mayhem, Void Ov Voices and Sunn O))). At one gig going as

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Weedeater is on a massive tour, complete with a roster of amazing musicians joining them – Lord Dying, Today is the Day and Author & Punisher. No brainer right??? Anyway, here’s a review of the show. Local doom/sludge/noise/band BOG opened up and really fucked shit up. They were loud and rowdy

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Birds do it, bees do it, even our great-great-grandparents did it! The “it” I’m talking about is good sex captured on film. I know we live in the age of porn, where these images are just a keyboard or smart phone away, but way back in the day you could end up in prison for it. If

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Final Backward Glance: A Conversation with Aaron Bedard of Bane “Keep those fists below the elbows,” Aaron Bedard says into the mic, addressing the jam-packed crowd in between songs of what will be Bane’s final show in Vancouver. “Groove with us… for the whole song.” Dressed in a plaid button-up

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Metastazis is a well-known name in the metal art community. The French graphic design studio has done work for some of the best known and most loved names in the underground, including Watain, Morbid Angel, Tombs, Paradise Lost, Behemoth, King Dude, Mutilation Rites, Sunn O))) and many, many more. The

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If you are an avid reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of 80’s Deathrock/Goth Culture. So when I saw this feature on Dazed Digital about the 80’s Yorkshire Goth scene, I felt it was my duty to share part of it with you….plus, some

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

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Today I feel like taking a step back into a time when Deathrock ruled my world. I was not alone in this form of expression because there were many people like me all over the world. I loved going vintage shopping for the perfect trench coat and then heading over

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On Friday, March 18th, CVLT Nation marked its 5th year in existence with a rad showcase of three amazing post punk bands – the OG’s Sad Lovers & Giants headlined on their Vancouver stop of their North American west coast tour, alongside local legends Spectres and Flowers & Fire. It

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