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If you are not familiar with Makiko Suda, let me have the pleasure of introducing you. As the lead vocalist of the Japanese grind core band Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation (aka F.I.D), she is not someone you would want to fuck with. Luckily, she’s my friend. She has been

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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Exhumed’s front-man Matt Harvey is gracing us with his musical genius for yet another project. His newest band, Pounder, is the traditional metal influenced album we will all be blasting this summer from our t-tops while driving to the beach in our trans-ams (we can wish, right?). This time, we

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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles I can’t really wax too nostalgic about the value of the matinee gig. I was too young for the heyday of hardcore at CBGB’s and too politically ambivalent to have really committed to the new wave that rose up in the crumbling anarchy of ABC

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Sometimes you feel like most of the hardcore releases in the last few years sound like cover albums, a period piece or just straight-up regurgitation of old motifs. Luckily, The Convictions are here to cleanse your palate and serve you up a fresh dose of hopelessness as the meat grinder

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None Shall Defy!!! The mighty and often underrated album of all Metal and darkness. The year was 1987 when this was spawned upon the masses. Unfortunately, it never had any kind of proper promotion or recognition as did other important metal/ Thrash albums released that year (Anthrax/Dio/Black Sabbath/Metallica/Ozzy/Voivod/Exodus/Suicidal Tendencies/Twisted Sister/etc.).

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