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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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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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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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Hey Euro blackened-everything nerds, get ready to succumb, BLACK TABLE is about to hit your town and bring serious damage to your scene. Don’t miss the NY-based blackened post-hardcore band as it plows through Europe on their imminent Euro tour. Check the dates below, sneak peak a trailer of their upcoming album

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Modified Ghost Festival: April 9th at the Rickshaw Theatre The third night of the inaugural Modified Ghost Festival saw what was arguably the most eclectic lineup of the festival, delivering an assortment of acts that ran pretty much across the spectrum as far as metal is concerned. Upon entering the

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ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2016
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Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Read about Days 1 & Two here. DAY THREE (Saturday) rolled in with a lamentable mistake owing to… not enough sleep, perhaps? The initial plan was to check Skepticism‘s entire set, but in the meantime, there has been so much praise about Yodok III

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Text & Photos by Kris T. Therrian Everything about this year’s edition of Roadburn festival was about special shows, sets and collaborations that saw us salivating over the line-up many a month in advance. However, when the revelation of the running order came about, putting the ‘must see’ bands in

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Has someone ever told you that your band isn’t “KVLT” enough? The next time some shitstick tells you that, send them the video shown below. What you see in this awesome footage is none other than the legendary Finnish black metal band BEHERIT, barely in their teens, playing a battle of bands event in

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Saturday was the night I was looking forward to the most – I knew I’d get to see He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle, Usnea from Portland and Power Trip from Austin Texas. He Whose Ox Is Gored is just a great band all around. They

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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This is just so freaking sick it must be shared NOW! NAPALM DEATH straight killing it in 1988 – nuff said….make sure to catch them on tour now with the Melvins and Melt Banana!          

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Vast shifts aren’t something we notice immediately, or ever, honestly. The earth spins and continents move, but we’re only aware because we’re told. In culture, rarely are these great changes felt or witnessed, only whispered with reverence by those who took care to witness it or mourned by the blind

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