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L.A. post-punk band The Wraith, which consists of ex-members of Blink 182, Lost Tribe (RVA) and Cinema Strange (LA), have released their debut EP entitled Shadow Flag. The Wraith’s sound is drawn from elements of 80’s UK post punk and LA deathrock. Comparisons have been made to Killing Joke, TSOL and

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SILENT AGE from Chicago, consisting of ex-members of Population (see that band’s 2014 CVLT Nation interview with me here), play a kind of darkened minimalist postpunk that fans of The Sound and Modern Eon should check out. The hardcore punk pedigree of the band is still there, but this is introspective

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A period longer than ten moons has passed since I last served up one of my juicy feasts of these forgotten treats. 2016 was a year spent in the deepest recesses of darkness (one could call me a pathetic fool, trapped inside my skull), and although 2017 is shaping up

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Virgin In Veil are a Finnish deathrock band featuring Jacques and Suzi Sabotage of Masquerade. Their Deviances album was released in October 2016, and they subsequently toured Europe to promote it (check out my interview with them about the tour). Now I’m reviewing the album itself, which I recently received on

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It’s hard to believe that The Creature is only the second album from the Bellicose Minds. In the six years since the Portland band released their Buzz or Howl Sessions cassette in 2010, the band has built a steady reputation of being one of the best bands playing in the

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Los Angeles’ Egrets on Ergot are a hard-to-categorize act that have been compared to everyone from the Birthday Party to the Virgin Prunes. Self-described as a postpunk and experimental band, their cacophonous four-piece approach gives attention to the influences of a particularly underground 80s LA art-rock scene that included the

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