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As 2015 winds down to its final moments, we present you with a handful of releases from 2015 which you won’t see on any “best of” list or on any “year end” lists, because that stuff that ends up on those lists you’ve probably heard again and again and again,

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Tempest. FUCKING TEMPEST. Holy fuck. How the fuck do you even describe a band like this one? It’s been five years since the Vancouver-based grinding post-hardcore war machine known as Tempest has released an album. Their last opus was the self-released skin-peeling, earth-shaking, dream-shattering aural cataclysm known as Passages. Today

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Steadily stirring in the black, murky waters of the underground over the last few years with a small string of demos and splits, blackened death crust merchants Tombstalker have at last emerged with their debut album Black Crusades – a veritable rising tide of chaos that wears many masks and

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Photos and Text: Colton Bills Being a South Bay Area transplant I was more than happy to hear that Negative Standards were coming to Vancouver. Getting to photograph them was the fun part. There were 10 or 15 people inside. I bought a beer to have something to do. The

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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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Here’s the latest aural wreckage from my homeland. Enjoy – these are all bands that are currently at the forefront of the Italian underground.   1. SATURNINE – Mors Vocat Saturnine should be no mystery by now. This incredible all-female band from Bologna has released an incredible debut demo in 2012

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