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At long last, the illustrious lineup for this year’s edition of Vancouver’s own feel-good hit-of-the-summer-party, Burger Fest, is announced. Undisputably the heaviest bill in the annual event’s history, in its sixth year Burger Fest takes its mantra of “Burgers, Bands, Beers” to a whole new level of crushing, with more

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Pentagram is on tour now with the amazing King Woman and Wax Dolls, and we are stoked to have a pair of tickets to giveaway for their Santa Ana show on May 26th at the Constellation Room! If you want to be one of the lucky ones at this show,

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On June 16th – 18th of 2016, The COVENANT Festival takes place in Vancouver B.C. for it’s second year straight. I thought that the first year was off of the chain, but this year’s line up makes this one of the strongest fests to take place on the West Coast.

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The names Stuart Dahlquist and Edgy59 should ring a bell if you hold the more adventurous realms of doom and drone metal in high regard. Previously, Stuart played bass in the cvlt-approved Burning Witch, and then shifted focused to his (highly underrated) Asva project. Ex and current band mate, Edgy59, is

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It’s time to all hail the mighty riffs of BONGRIPPER because this band brings the HEAVY NON STOP! All you have to do is peep their discography to understand how important they are to modern DOOM, and they have done it all on their own terms! BONGRIPPER will be performing at

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Released on April 1st, this split by Montreal’s Dark Circles and Oakland, CA’s Abstracter is one terrifying release, with some of the best output by either band. Made up of six songs, the split contains animalistic D-beat courtesy of the former and megaton doom courtesy of Abstracter, each half lovingly flavored with

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There is no doubt that Cult of Luna is one of the most important bands in the post-metal scene of the early ’00s. Throughout the years, they have crafted new worlds and unexplored soundscapes, from the release of their debut self-titled album, to Vertikal in 2012. In their previous full-length,

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Slow moving DEATH, Slow moving PAIN, Slow moving Riffs, Slow moving Drones…Suffocating DOOM that has taken the human form known as Hipoxia. This Spanish band is back with their new LP entitled SI DEVS ESSET, OCCIDENDVS ERIT and it’s fucking stellar! Hipoxia’s music is the kind of tortured dirge that CVLT Nation

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw   Dyse. What’s better than angular stoner rock? German duo Dyse playing angular stoner rock. The great thing about these guys is that you also get a comedy performance in between the songs, but that doesn’t mean the music is diminished or plays second fiddle

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Decibel Magazine Tour: Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation April 02, 2016 Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom Featuring a decidedly less eclectic lineup than last year’s iteration of the tour, this year’s instalment was by no means stagnant. Furthermore, the fact that the Vancouver stop fell on a Saturday as

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Fleshpress are dark, complex and atmospheric. With fingers in many musical pies, their sound touches on doom, psych, black metal and even a touch of hardcore (think more angular noise core).     Conan are like cream, they have risen to the top. The bellowing low

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Today, Norway’s ARABROT start a North American West Coast tour, right here in the Northwest! Seattle, if you’re in the house, then you’d better get out to their show tonight at The Highline alongside Helen Money and Insect Ark! ARABROT’s new album The Gospel, released in February of this year,

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