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Text and Photos by Bobby Cochran There are a lot of things the organizers of this year’s Northwest Terror Fest can be proud of.  For example, the shows ran on time (even though there were 10 bands a day between two venues), the audience was enthusiastic and respectful of performers and

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Photos: Taylor Ferguson A couple of weeks ago, absolute fucking mayhem descended on Vancouver BC for the third annual MODIFIED GHOST FEST!! Five days of heavy and heavier took over the downtown east side as metal heads overflowed The Rickshaw to see the likes of Obituary, The Black Dahlia Murder,

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Holy shit, can I tell you how fucking excited I am to see A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS this Wednesday at The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver? I need that mind-fuck music that gets into your braincells and dismantles your conscious mind, and that’s what this band delivers. Maybe I should

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Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, Levitation is a citywide celebration of psychedelic, hypnotizing music in all of its myriad forms. From Electric Wizard and DIIV to The Black Angels and Windhand, the 2018 lineup included as many heavy doom moments as it did lighter, more shoegaze ones. On Saturday

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Photos: Taylor Ferguson On April 21st, 2018, the Astoria was fucking rocking because the Almighty DOPETHRONE was in town and they did not disappoint!!! From the moment they took the stage, they were kicking out the JAMS!!! Our local hellions HASHTEROID had us all amazed with their SICK set…and both KOMA

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Acid King, with We Hunt Buffalo, and Bort April 20th, 2018 – The Astoria, Vancouver, BC I got to the venue just in time to catch the tail-end of Bort’s set. I hadn’t seen them before, but I had noticed a fair amount of people talking about them recently, as they

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