Blackened Crust

Dark Punk Band of The Week:
STRANGER from Boston!

Boston’s Stranger are sick. And hard to categorize. Their Bandcamp page lists “deathrock” and “goth punk” as the two genre tags for the band, but the overall sound of the band to me often has a straightforward, mid-tempo dark crust

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In-Fucking-Tense…
New YOUNG AND IN THE WAY
Full Set Now Showing

This is sick: insane footage from YOUNG AND IN THE WAY’s record release show captured by Headfirst Records. After seeing this, you will realize why this band is nothing to fuck with and why When Life Comes To Death is

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HUSK – Hymns

Now based in Bristol (in the UK) but hailing from as far a field as Australia, Botswana and Norway in some shape or form, HUSK have a multitude of issues to overcome in order to record or even play live.

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DEAD and Kicking: DEADFEST Is Coming Back – DEADFEST 2014 Lineup Announcement!

Many of you fine slime-slingers out there probably do not know this, but the San Francisco Bay Area has been the home for the past three years now to one of the funnest, most brutal and most compelling underground extreme

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When Slime Ruled the Earth:
Entire Remastered SKAVEN Discography Released – Full Stream

Along with Dystopia, Stormcrow, Neurosis, and Noothgrush, SKAVEN (who’s guitarist Geoff Evans later formed the mighty Asunder) where the rostrum of Bay Area crust back in the 90’s. In its short existence, this band released only handful of splits, which – after their

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Young and in the Way
When Life Comes to Death
Review + Video

In the shadows cast by the shimmer of candlelight and glimpsed from the hollows of livestock skulls, North Carolina’s Young and in the Way have been toiling with the dark arts in a way yet to be seen by any

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Endless Desperation: LEVIATHAN’s Self Titled EP – Review + Stream

This will be a short one. No need to go on too long with words to describe something that defies descriptions, labels or any other kind of categorization attempt. LEVIATHAN (not to be confused with the notorious black metal project) are

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Exclusive…
CVLT Nation Interviews: HOLY

I hate best of the year lists, but I was forced to write one for 2013, and I found HOLY‘s The Age of Collapse LP in it, a record that hit me like a rock. It has everything I think

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Exclusive
CVLT Nation Streaming:
WE ARE THE DAMNED “Doomvirate”

Do you know fury? Do you know rage? Do you know bloodstained sonic rage? I do, because I’m blasting the new WE ARE THE DAMNED album entitled Doomvirate that will hit the streets on May 23rd via Lifeforce Records. These

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Temples Fest 2014
Day One Huge Photo Essay!

Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day One to capture performances from Electric Wizard, Anaal Nathrakh, Blood Ceremony, Jucifer, Moss and Satan’s Satyrs!

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