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Who comes to mind as I blast the new Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat album To Live Vicariously?  I feel like I’m  pushed back into a time when Uncle Jams Parties and Egyptian Lover ruled the Los Angeles party scene. Also as I jam out to K.T.A.O.A.B.C., I began

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Text and Photos: Milton Stille As is often sadly the case, the venue was sparsely populated upon my arrival. It’s almost anomalous for shows of this nature to happen on Granville Street, which has disgracefully been dubbed the “party district,” consequently rendering it a cesspool of the type of human

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Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending

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Fresno is located in the heart of California. It is the fifth largest city in the best state in America. I spent over a decade living in the area. I dedicated a lot of time and energy focusing on building unity within the underground music community in the hopes of

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Over the past weeks, quite a few great releases floating around in the realm of sludge, stoner, drone and doom have drifted my way. So here they are all in one place for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the rattling of your own bones…. 1. PENDULOUS – A Palpable Sense of Love &

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Pinkish Black is a dark band that comes with a dark story. Originally formed under the name The Great Tyrant, the trio back then was focusing on a doom/jazz blend. However, bass guitarist Tommy Atkins’ suicide in 2010 put a halt to the production of the band’s first album. The two

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With Author and Punisher‘s most recent album Melk En Honing, the industrial-strength goliath melding machines with their maker, Tristan Shone, continue to broaden the limits of where this project’s sound can go. I caught up with Tristan before he left for a headlining tour (dates below) to talk about the new

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Experimental metal seems to be gaining more and more traction within the extreme ends of the genre, and Shrines are taking those twisted ideas and applying them to a sound that is as individual as it is intriguing. Bands are no longer afraid to try something new for fear of

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Atmospheric. Oxygenated. Watery. Elemental. Monumental. Laden with glitched out synths, humming feedback, and prime placement of simple instrument work through the labyrinth of panned-out chaos and shattering vocals; meet the album Corporeal by Cavernlight. Cavernlight is a four piece band sailing straight out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They’re a beast of

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Sometimes it’s not about what you hear up front, but what you hear in between the riffs that makes you dig a band! Case in point is the new album from MOLOKEN called All is Left to See, which proves that sludge is not a one dimensional genre. They flip

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/ımpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n/ (the phonetic spelling of ‘imperfection’) is Nadja‘s second collaboration with Japan’s ‘brutal orchestra’ Vampillia, originally released as a limited tour-only CD for the two groups’ 2014 Japanese tour and now newly reissued on vinyl by Spain’s Throne Records. An expansive inversion to their earlier team effort, the dense forest drone Primitive World,

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Press play below and have your mind blown! NEUROSIS and SUMAC Aug. 10th at St. Vitus in Brooklyn full sets are in full effect! Nuff respect to everyone at St.Vitus, and to Frank Huang for capturing this unreal nite! Banner image: Nathaniel Shannon

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