Avant Garde

Botanist VI: Flora
Review.Footage.Full Stream

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities

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Blackphone 666: Masked Noise Terror from Tokyo

It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for

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Malfunctioning Audio Interface…
BLACKWOLFGOAT “Notausgang” Streaming

BLACKWOLFGOAT is the solo project of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw), where he uses his strings to created multilayered compositions that build to awesome intensity, riff upon riff, note upon note, to create pulsating rhythms

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Somewhere Between
Elizabeth Fraser and Kan Mikami…

During a talk at the Building Institute in 1975, Russian film-maker and theorist, Andrey Tarkovsky, was asked of his film Mirror: ‘What is the subject of Mirror, its idea, moral, plot, development, denouement?’ Tarkovsky’s response was unabashedly postmodern: ‘The writer

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Most Hypnotic & Cryptic Songs You Will Hear Today! Two New Blood Bright Star Tracks Streaming Now

One of the most creative humans I know goes by the name of Reuben Sawyer aka Rainbath Visual. Not only is he an unreal illustrator but a very accomplished musician, with about four bands that span different genres. One of

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It’s Everything Time…
A GANG GANG DANCE Retrospective
In Full Effect!

While living in the Lower East Side of New York one band changed the way I visualized and heard music they went by the name of GANG GANG DANCE. This group of humans created sound waves that became their ocean

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CVLT Nation’s
Top 6 New Bands
You Must HEAR Today!

1. BOTANIST So Fucking Original…So fucking amazing…So freaking Magical…So freaking breathtaking…the new BOTANIST album out now on Flenser is PERFECT! Not only is this one of the best black metal albums of the year, it might just be one of

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Doomed in Dreams: USA OUT OF VIETNAM – “Crashing Diseases & Incurable Airplanes” Review + Stream

I’m not really sure where to start on this one. This album defies any attempt to pin it into a corner with any kind of label or definition. There is so much ethereal shit going on in this record that

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Musical Shamanism and Personal Q&A

The interest in Musical Shamanism is unwavering, thanks to all of you who decided to support the idea. Throughout the past several weeks, I received some very interesting questions through social media sites, and some of them, I think, deserve

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Blood on the Floor…
THROBBING GRISTLE
1981 Full Live Gig Now Showing!

Industrial madness! Industrial noise! Industrial tribes of humans! THROBBING GRISTLE were before their time! In 1981, this groundbreaking band gave an outstanding performance in San Francisco. Right now confront THROBBING GRISTLE and allow them to pound your braincells into submission…and

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