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Texas dark punk/postpunk fest San la Muerte IV returns on August 10th, entering its 4th year of existence. As in all years past, the fest will be held in San Antonio, centered around the Paper Tiger and Amp Room clubs. The roster of bands for 2017 includes acts from Denmark,

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North Carolina is home to an impressive roster of metal groups: Buzzoven, Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater…and Young And In The Way. Slightly departing from the sludge of the South, they present a feral blend of hardcore and black metal that is powerful, intimidating and utterly unignorable. YAITW crush in every

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After exhausting Ötzi’s self titled demo and Gong Show EP to death over the last year, I’m pleased to announce this badass Oakland deathrock band is finally releasing their first LP, Ghosts! I get chills (pun intended) when I listen to “Winter.” It has that early 80s spooky/shoegaze/postpunk Cure sound

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Usnea shares basic traits with its namesake. The lichen is neither fungus nor alga. Usnea is neither doom metal nor black metal. The grey-green plant grows its branches slowly. Usnea’s protracted songs tell wandering stories that veer off the funerary path. Juxtaposing abrasiveness with gentleness, their dirges profess a full

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Last week, we premiered the first two instalments of our ‘An Exclusive Conversation w/ Steve Austin’ series, where he talks about the making of the seminal Today is the Day album Temple of the Morning Star. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this classic record being released, and so the

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Lycus has nearly perfected the sonic incarnation of blackness. Their Californian funeral doom metal is a menacing, melodic and mesmerizing behemoth of sound that is refreshing in a genre marked by its longform sedated stylings. As if with multiple voices, Lycus moves between violin interludes, dense, damning riffs and Gregorian

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