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Santa Cruz’s FOLIVORE have been a fixture in Northern California’s extreme underground for the last five years at least. The band has been a focal point of Santa Cruz’s local metal scene, and the band has wreaked havoc all over the North West, having hit the road with the likes of

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Sometimes you get a split, with two bands each providing tracks for a release; and then every once in a while you get a collaboration where two bands fuse together, playing the same music and making shit escalate to alarming levels of heaviness. That’s what ABATON and VISCERA/// from Italy have brought you:

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If this band from Vancouver lets up enough to let you gather your thoughts on their new EP Perpetual Warfare, you might find yourself confused as to what brand of metal – if this is metal at all – you are listening to. AHNA might just be playing sludge-infested punk.

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Can you tell us how Usnea came to be, and the story so far? Justin: I was playing in a stoner metal band that called it quits right after recording and playing a solid year of shows. I knew Joel from his post as one of the best sound engineers

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Hi guys, for those who are not familiar with you, can you please tell us the genesis of Full of Hell and how the band came together? Hello! Full of Hell was started by our guitarist Spencer in 2009. The full lineup came together in 2010, and we have been

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Coming once again from the Bay Area’s cult cassette tape dealers Transylvanian Tapes, Succumb is the debut offering by CLOAK a San Francisco-based band that brilliantly mixes punk, crust, black metal and death metal to materialize a formula that is as puzzling and surreal as it intense and captivating. CLOAK’s absolute strength appears

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