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Text and photos: Bobby Cochran There are some bands who play shows with stages full of gear, lights and smoke, multiple band members, and music that still doesn’t say very much.  Wreck and Reference’s performance in SF was the antithesis of that.  Two people, a sampler and a drum kit,

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Broken glass, Steel Pipes, Cold Wind, Primitive Drums, Smoke Engines, Gothic Ghosts, Dancing Tribes of Misfits are some of the images that come to my mind as I listen to HIDE’s Resurrection/Force Fed! This Chicago-based duo create music that is hard to put into a box, but one thing is for

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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles I don’t know anyone who listens to BORIS anymore (and the only person to I know who listened to Boris was Dave, but we were drinking a lot of gin at the time) and I only know of two or three people who actively enjoy Earth,

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The Brvtalist is proud to present the new release from Houston-based industrial outfit Spit Mask. Out now on Glasgow’s Clan Destine Records, Swallow is a punishing amalgamation of Zoth Ommog, early 80’s punk, power electronics and dark, dungeon fetishism. While just being active since 2015, Spit Mask has quickly plowed

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Text: Mike Hill I’ve known Aaron Turner for two decades, which sounds like a very long time; time flies on broken wings, I suppose. During that time, I’ve observed him, along with a shortlist of other like-minded individuals, transform the landscape of heavy music, propelling it forward into the new

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Today I got a message from our writer Mattia saying I should check out this band VRTRA, because they will blow my mind! He was more than fucking right – unholy triple fuck, this band is the fucking SHIT! Out of nowhere they released one the strongest debuts of 2016, and I know this to

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