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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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Roadburn 2016 is over, but the impact of all of the powerful performances are still being felt in the underground! Converge’s “Blood Moon” project featuring Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve Von Till. From what I can

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Excerpt from the final chapter of HEAVY: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music by JJ Anselmi   Excision   The surgeon draws an ellipse on my forearm with black marker, injecting anesthetic at several different points. When my skin is numb, she delicately traces the marker

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The final lineup for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST V has been announced! We’re a little late on it, but better late than never when it comes to letting you know that this year’s fest is fucking packed with bands you want to see! I’m talking SUMAC, THE BODY with FULL OF

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I write this with a heavy heart, because today I found out PRINCE passed away. The words below describe how much his music touched my life – he will live on through his music! The year was 1980; Soul Train had just ended and I decided to check out American Bandstand, which

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The name David Paul Seymour is no stranger to us, as we’ve been admirers of his artwork for a long time now. He creates scenes of psychedelic journeys through heavy metal wastelands, so it makes perfect sense that he is creating a feature-length animated fantasy/science-fiction/doom-fueled movie called The Planet of Doom.

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Today, SUNWØLF’s fourth album Eve hit the streets, and to celebrate we’re streaming it in full for your listening rapture! This Scottish band brings a cathartic blend of gorgeous, ambient melodies and scathing vocals that cuts through your inner bullshit and lays your bloody emotions bare. This record will either uplift you

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MISERABLE is the solo work of Kristina Esfandiari, the vocalist from King Woman. Her new album, entitled Uncontrollable, hits the streets on April 29th via The Native Sound. I will tell you this: Esfandiari has created a collection of dreamy, melancholy songs that will pull you towards the sun! MISERABLE is the kind of

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Black Wizard record release, February 27 2016. Rickshaw. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from going to shows in Vancouver, it’s that Black Wizard is where the party’s at. Doubly so if they’ve got a ripping new record to unleash upon the unsuspecting masses. Man The Wolf kicked the night

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This year’s Decibel Tour is looking mighty fucking good, with a lineup that features ABBATH, HIGH ON FIRE, SKELETONWITCH and TRIBULATION, and on Saturday, April 2nd it will be crushing the streets of Vancouver at The Commodore! We are psyched for this show and we hope you are too, because

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When it comes to Rangda’s third album, The Heretic’s Bargain, Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano speak a business-as-usual musicianship. Rangda’s press release says different, “They planted a False Flag in the blood-soaked turf of the contemporary rock-politik. They were Formerly Extinct before you ever even THOUGHT about

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The best fest in the Southwest has just announced its starting lineup for 2016, and I can already tell that this year’s Southwest Terror Fest is going to slay! With bands like Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nails, Full Of Hell, Sumac, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, Sex Prisoner and more

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