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Photos: Josh Ford Every October, as the summer sun finally recedes into its own burning torment, the shadows in Tucson, Arizona come out to play for Southwest Terror Fest. 2015 marks the festival’s fourth iteration, with last year’s third volume containing titanic sets from the likes of Sunn O))), Neurosis

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We are big fans of the melancholy sounds of post punk here in the CVLT Nation HQ, and one record that gets a lot of spins is SHADOWHOUSE’s Hand in Hand, released on Mass Media Records at the beginning of this year. So we jumped at the chance to bring

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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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From the seedy, sleazy underworld of 80’s Hollywood arose 45 GRAVE! Anytime I saw them, I knew it was party time, especially when I saw them and Redd Kross high on X! I fucking loved this band and still do to this very day…Check out this kick ass 45 GRAVE

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Deathrock has become a buzzword – I doubt this is news to anyone with an internet connection. Go on Bandcamp’s “deathrock” tag and you’ll see a strange assortment of Sisters Of Mercy wannabes, horrendous goth metal, industrial/dance goth, and even bad college town twee bands who also tag themselves as

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There’s no doubt in my mind that if Pushead’s Pusmort Records were still going, that Slimy Member would probably have an EP or two on it by now. Probably a split with Septic Death or Holy Dolls/Pyhaat Nuket – bands from a time when playing creepy punk rock meant you might

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Review Written by John Villegas Post punk goth trio HALDOL come on strong with their most poignant piece to date. Band leader Geoff Smith lays forth a masterfully vehement clamor that sits satiated in it’s own twisted self portrait. Each song is a deranged soundscape that grows more eerie and intriguing

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Annex began in the Summer of 2013, but only recently released their ambitious dark punk debut LP, Despues de VI, on Mass Media Records in the US and on Imminent Destruction in Europe. From the Texas/Mexico border town of McAllen (or closely surrounding areas), the band fuse together a sometimes

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OK guys and ghouls, today we’re offering up COFFINMAKER VOL. II to the deathrock gods! This haunting mix will make you want to shake your bones in your favorite cemetery, and features old classics and new ones. If you love original gothic then you’ll love this mix!   COFFINMAKER VOL.

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If you read CVLT Nation, you know that we dig The Misfits, plus Glenn’s next band is one of our favorites as well! SAMHAIN was pretty awesome; they did things musically that were really interesting and pushed the boundaries. SAMHAIN had a killer work ethic and toured non-stop from coast to

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For the past several years – since 2007 – writer Mikey Bean has quietly been working away (or, depending on who you ask, not so quietly!), gathering an oral history of California deathrock for his upcoming book Phantoms: The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene. He’s assembled a

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LUNCH is a damn good postpunk band from Portland, Oregon that, like a lot of the best bands in the postpunk scene nowadays, has a direct tie into the underground DIY hardcore/punk movement. PDX has especially been ahead of the curve in this regard, what with formerly hardcore bands like

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