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Day two of King of the Monsters Fest featured a robust lineup that included a pair of headlining reunions by 90s’ hardcore pioneers Groundwork and Chokehold – with the former reuniting for the first time in 21 years – in addition to a rare appearance by Creation is Crucifixion. As with the

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Cursed Graves’ debut LP, California Noise, is damn near perfect. Hailing from San Diego, the trio has only been around for a few years. But, listening to California Noise, you’d never guess. The album wastes no time, beginning with the nihilistic beach punk of “Opus Dei.” Guitarist Blake Cox plays

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I hold my head high as I look up to the sky, thinking about the days when my life was total shit! All I could see was the negativity that was all around me. Even the flowers were devoid of smell and color. I needed something to pick me up, and that

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Check out these full sets from two bands we are think are bad to the bone! Pitfullofshit captured TRAP THEM & FULL OF HELL killing shit in Brooklyn last week – now it’s time for you to see it!  

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It’s on like Donkey Kong – the new OF FEATHER AND BONE is the shit!!! If you don’t believe me, that’s your problem, not mine! You can find out for yourself that their new album Embrace The Wretched Flesh is the bomb because we are streaming their new song “Calloused Embrace” below. To

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There isn’t much to say about Dowrr on a personal level. Dowrr is a Los Angeles hardcore punk band with very little social media presence. I’ve yet to see them post about shows or anything other than the two posts on their Facebook timeline about this release. But that’s alright,

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Vancouver is by far my favorite place I have ever lived on the planet for many different reasons!!! One reason is that it’s full of rad bands, which means there always wicked shows to go to. Another reason I love Vancouver is because all of the kick ass humans in the

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In the handful of large-scale music events I’ve attended in the past fifteen years, none have captured my attention or energy like the King of the Monsters Records Fest (KOTM). Taking place from July 31st to August 1st, in Tempe, Arizona’s Nile Theater, KOTM’s existence and success is owed to

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One band that blew my in 2011 when we first started CVLT Nation was Florida’s GOD HARVEST. Flash forward to 2015, thousands of reviews later, and this fucking band blows my mind more than 100,000 corpses stumbling over the horizon! Their new album Insulated is fucking classic to me –

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Here we are again, bragging about the work of Damian Master. Will this guy ever do anything wrong? Even if you are not the biggest fan of his “purple” and sentimental and emotionally-charged post-punk/metal hybrid recently showcased in his main endeavor, A Pregnant Light, the purists of his early rawness will

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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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Photos by Nathaniel Shannon Hey Steve, thanks so much for taking the time to do this. First off, you recently just returned from touring with Lazer/Wulf. How was that? Steve: I am blown away by the amazing musicianship that Lazer/Wulf possesses. The tour was a blast and it was great

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