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Hey Jeff! First off, let me extend my thanks for taking the time do this via email while you guys are on tour. For those that are unfamiliar, you’re currently involved in playing guitar with The Great Old Ones. Outside of this, you also handle the band’s album artwork, correct?

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Börn are from Reykjavik, Iceland, and they’ve just released a new 4-song EP on the eve of their first US tour (Tour dates and a stream of their new self-titled EP are below). The band channels the dark and desperate spirit of past fellow Scandinavian postpunkers in Kitchen and the

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If you haven’t heard of Void Ritual by now…shit, you’ve lived a mindless existence! Void Ritual hit us with Holodomor in 2014 and released a split with Barshasketh early this year through Broken Limbs Records. If you’re a second wave style fanatic and don’t like Void Ritual, to hell with

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Last month, I had the opportunity to listen to Crowhurst‘s new self-titled full length, and was subsequently blown away. After sharing my opinions on the effort in a review, I had another opportunity to communicate with the band and was able to conduct the following interview. The interview touches on

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First off, I just wanted to congratulate you and the rest of the band on putting out such a dense fucking record. It really has it’s own style and sound, yet one can definitely see some influences shine forth from metal forefathers. When you guys had the initial discussion of

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Rule of Thirds‘ self-titled debut LP will be released in a few weeks on Mass Media in the US, on keyboardist Lewis Ratboy’s No Patience label in their native Australia, and in Europe on Desire Records (What a trifecta of great labels, by the way). The Adelaide gothy postpunk band’s

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Jonathan Shaw was born to Hollywood starlet Doris Dowling (Bitter Rice, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dalia) and Big Band legend Artie Shaw. He grew up in Los Angeles, where, as a teenager he began writing for the Los Angeles Free Press, alongside Charles Bukowski. In his twenties, Shaw adopted

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Give me a brief history of THE VATICAN. What other bands have you guys played in, and how did this one get started? I suck at being brief, but here goes:  if memory serves, we did our first show at the end of March 2012.  So that means we’re a

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Interview by Joe Yanick Shortly after the majority of their members relocated to Cleveland, I had the pleasure of meeting Locktender. Cleveland is a tight-knit community, so the introduction of new faces hardly goes unnoticed. From the first time I saw them play live, I knew that they were going

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You released your first solo album, Some Heavy Ocean, last year. What made you want to do this record now? I mean, to put your electric guitar (and more heavy sounds) aside and go do something a little bit more acoustic, yet with a heavy vibe, let’s say? ERR: To

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Misþyrming ought to be a black metal institution. They’re off to a fast start in their young career, crafting one of 2015’s better releases thus far, their first full-length release, Söngvar elds og óreiðu. Misþyrming hail from Reykjavik, Iceland, which is home to a burgeoning black metal scene. Far more

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Dispirit is emerging from the immense shadows cast by the brilliance of the other incredibly influential and groundbreaking bands that have been associated with the mastermind behind it all. John Gossard is a Metal God, and his legacy is impenetrable. His reign of excellency has left some of the most

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