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The mighty SLOWDIVE and LOW are on their way to Vancouver for their November 3rd stop on their North American tour, and we have a pair of tickets to give away! These two awesome bands are bringing their twilight tones and dreamy drones to the Commodore Ballroom, so if you

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Photos by: Josh Ford In contrast to the sludge and doom orientation of the event’s first three days, Southwest Terror Fest‘s final day boasted a day of vicious powerviolence, relentless metallic hardcore and titanic drone metal. Falling on a Sunday, the evening was aptly headlined by Sunn O))), the earth-shaking

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Photos: Joshua Ford Since 2012, Tucson, Ariz. has served as an unholy bastion to which the depraved and devout flock. This migration is owed to the Southwest Terror Fest, a weekend-long worship of heavy music in its many forms. This year, the event’s third iteration, consisted of four nights (Oct.

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Text and Photos: Adam Murray EXCEL, GOATSNAKE, XIBALBA, OBLITERATIONS, BAPTISTS, TORCH RUNNER at LOS GLOBOS OCTOBER 15 2014 Pretty smooth night right here for this one. This was essentially the release party for Excel’s Split Image reissue on Southern Lord, as well as a Power of the Riff showcase. As

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Banner Photo via: Aquarium Dempseys Next to Sunn O))), The Body is the most physically intense band I’ve ever seen. The Portland duo is also one of the most prolific bands I know of. Last year alone, they released two collaborations — one with Thou and the other with The Haxan

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Text: J.J. Anselmi Banner image: Christine Shields The Portland duo Muscle and Marrow mix haunting ether with escarpments of heaviness. Formed in 2013, they’ve already released a masterful LP, aptly titled The Human Cry, which is out on Belief Mower records. I was fortunate enough to see them in Fresno, California on

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