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We all have events we look forward to. Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are all temporal cushions that ease the annoyance of our day-by-day tedium. For those fortunate enough to not be tied to Christmas’s hypocritical thrall, Halloween usually is the holiday to enjoy. For the last five years, that weekend

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 Photos by : Teddie Taylor & Nathan Tucker text by Teddie Taylor Burn The Throne has been showcasing the best and deadliest of underground metal in the South for five years. In 2016, though, it moved from a small bar in Baton Rouge to fill Gasa Gasa in New Orleans with more

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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles Sometimes Sundays start with the best of intentions (or, at least, the most sensible given your track record) and sometimes those same Sundays end at 2am in the basement of a metal bar, drinking beer with a Swedish death metal band trying to gracefully disengage from

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Text & Photos: Diana Lungu Friday night, and the week had been a rough one: overtime at work every day since Monday, along with a nasty cold that snuck up on me just the night before this year’s instalment of The Power of The Riff was slated to begin. It

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I think I say this every year, but it really can’t be overstated: Southern Lord’s The Power of the Riff was one of the main catalysts for us when it came to starting CVLT Nation. The rad fucking lineup and the community feel inspired us to start this blog to cover

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Portland is home to several different postpunk/darkwave bands of varying styles, many of which end up getting overshadowed by one another. Murderbait is an underrated yet highly established and deliciously dark outfit featuring Casey and Jason of Shadowlands (who you may remember from this year’s Out From The Shadows II). Their

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