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Growing up at a time when there was no internet or digital cameras meant it was a challenge to document our scenes with quality photos! This is why I love things like Instagram and tumblr – because these places allow us to archive our past. I could spend so much

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Who was the biggest punk promoter on the West Coast during the 80’s? Hands down it was GOLDENVOICE, because they brought in the biggest bands to huge venues with prices that kids could afford.  They had some of their raddest shows at the Olympic Auditorium in Downtown L.A., plus they

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Text and Photos: Wayne Ballard In its 9th year of operation, Southern California based festival Sound & Fury continues to represent everything I love and want out of a Hardcore-based music festival. 2017 marked my fourth year attending the festival and this year may have been the most excited I’ve

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Unholy fucking Awesomeness – SOUND AND FURY 2017 just went down in L.A. and it was off the chain! Our homie in hardcore, Wayne Ballard of Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, will be reporting about the fest for CVLT Nation, plus he also took some rad photos that he will be sharing with

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On January 12, 1991, FUGAZI performed at a Gulf War protest in front of the White House…in 2017, when we say “illegal gulf war” most people think of George Bush Jr., but back when he was still seeing white lines in his mind, his dad was perpetrating another war that had America

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I WANNA DIE have returned after having previously already introduced us to their ruinous and bastard strain of sadistic punk. What has changed since the last time we saw the band enter a studio to record? Not much, the horror is still there, the violence has not subsided, and the

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