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Modified Ghost Festival II May 25-28, Vancouver, BC Hosted by the Red Room Ultra Bar and The Rickshaw Theatre It’s beyond satisfying to admit that this was – without a doubt – a triumph. To see an event as ambitious as this succeed against the odds is a testament to what can

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After exhausting Ötzi’s self titled demo and Gong Show EP to death over the last year, I’m pleased to announce this badass Oakland deathrock band is finally releasing their first LP, Ghosts! I get chills (pun intended) when I listen to “Winter.” It has that early 80s spooky/shoegaze/postpunk Cure sound

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Usnea shares basic traits with its namesake. The lichen is neither fungus nor alga. Usnea is neither doom metal nor black metal. The grey-green plant grows its branches slowly. Usnea’s protracted songs tell wandering stories that veer off the funerary path. Juxtaposing abrasiveness with gentleness, their dirges profess a full

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Heavy music comes in many forms, and can be shaped into many different emotions. ROW OF ASHES is a band that should be heard by many because of the chances they take with their sound. On their soon to be released LP Let the Long Night Fade, they take the listener on

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I have been a huge DeafKids fan from the first time I heard their record 6 Heretic Anthems For The Deaf when it came out in 2012. I had never heard D-Beat played in such a way, and I knew that this band was special. This Brazilian unit started out as a

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If you are an avid reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are firm believers that music can be used as a weapon of social change. We are not alone in this belief – the band Humanities also share this stance. Their powerful new song “Drone War Data

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