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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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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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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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Weedeater is on a massive tour, complete with a roster of amazing musicians joining them – Lord Dying, Today is the Day and Author & Punisher. No brainer right??? Anyway, here’s a review of the show. Local doom/sludge/noise/band BOG opened up and really fucked shit up. They were loud and rowdy

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills On March 24th, Seattle based funeral doom band UN, along with fellow Seattle black metal trio HISSING, came to The Hindenburg for a night of soul-crushing sonic catharsis. Opening were local bands Temple of Abandonment and Nightfucker. Temple of Abandonment was not a show –

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