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Photos by Alan Hunter Those of you who frequent this site know that we’re all big fans of Black Breath, and in the seven years since they released debut EP Razor to Oblivion they’ve rightfully become a household name. In brief, if you’re looking for heavy, infectious anthems to please

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Jdi a Dívej Se (“Idi i Smotri”, or “Come and See”) is a breath-taking Russian movie from 1985, and now also a compilation presenting seven Czech black metal bands deeply rooted in their local hardcore/punk scene, and released digitally by Coffee Breath Records. Each band provided previously unreleased material recorded exclusively

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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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This volume of Screams from tha Guttah will be solely focused on Powerviolence bands and or similar. Why? Cause powerviolence rules of course, you knuckleheads! 1. INVERTEBRATE – Regression​/​Devolution EP Hailing from the inner gutters of the Oakland/East Bay Area, INVERTEBRATE are a three-piece sludgy powerviolence band who have surfaced after a

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Anyone familiar with Italy’s punk and hardcore scene should know that back in the 70’s and 80’s the country had some of the most incredible, visionary and forward-thinking punk and hardcore bands to ever stride the earth. The fierce war and constant, extremely tense, triangulation between fascists, communists and christians all seeking

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Sentient Ruin, Trill Kommand, Shove Records and The Path Less Traveled Records have pooled their resources together to bring together this whopping 7″ featuring tracks from Oakland, California’s Augurs and Deathgrave. This four track split packs a wallop, with Deathgrave serving three helpings of gritty powerviolence with the sludgy, blackened

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Well, well, well. German blackened crust/black metal horde Ancst will hit the road for a 3 week EU/UK tour with Vendetta Records label mates  and California-based hardcore/doom destroyers Children Of God, in support of their new split LP with Ast and the repress of their highly acclaimed debut LP In Turmoil released

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