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Back in 1997, a tour was announced that would forever change the way my then-eighteen-year-old self thought about music. Much could be (and was) said about the awe-inspiring coalition of Entombed and Neurosis, yet it was the off-kilter, crushing darkness of opening band Breach that truly challenged me as a

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MINSK Interviews BLOODIEST Alright, first question. See how we’re getting ready to tour together for the first time, and knowing that touring is both incredibly fun but also grueling… Do you guys like each other as people? Do you get along on the road, or are we likely to get

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On May 29th, I got a chance to see one of my favorite singers, Chelsea Wolfe, perform at an outstanding venue called The Imperial, here in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The room was packed with all sorts of weirdos, from Metalheads, Punks, Hippy Goths to everything in-between. From the moment she and her band took

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via THE BRVTALIST A new release from Fallow Field, Haraam brings us a cassette with incredibly moody and Arabic-inspired experimental sound aesthetics.  Fresh like an assassin’s dream and from the driest desert you could imagine, Let The Swords Tear Me To Piecesgets back to atmospheric ambient-dub elements (Empire of Faith from 2014),

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The Chicago area has brought a number of great bands to the front, from Indian to Lord Mantis and from Locrian to The Atlas Moth. The new addition to this great array of acts is Lake of Violet, a project featuring a few familiar names. It started off with Andre

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Via THE BRVTALIST Oliver Ho is a man of many hats – producing and releasing music under several monikers like Broken English Club, Raudive and Zov Zov (his duo with Tommy Gillard), thus allowing him to experiment with different kinds of music, going beyond the known post-punk and industrial influences. He consistently explores other sides

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