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After Youth Code surfaced in 2013 with their debut self-titled album, the heavens just fucking shook. It was impossible to believe that a band of similar stature as Skinny Puppy had finally broken onto the EMB scene to finally fill a gap in the electro-industrial realm that had remained vacant for decades. Many

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Unholy fuck, June 3rd can’t come soon enough because this is the day that the new COUGH LP entitled Still They Pray comes out via Relapse Records. All day today, I have been blasting their new tune “Dead Among The Roses” and now here’s your chance to hear it below! You can

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Roadburn 2016 is over, but the impact of all of the powerful performances are still being felt in the underground! Converge’s “Blood Moon” project featuring Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve Von Till. From what I can

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Saturday was the night I was looking forward to the most – I knew I’d get to see He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle, Usnea from Portland and Power Trip from Austin Texas. He Whose Ox Is Gored is just a great band all around. They

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In 2012, I was at a festival called Sound and Fury in Santa Barbara, California, shooting the shit with my friends in the parking lot of the festival grounds, when this dude comes out of nowhere to inform us that the next band playing was, and I quote, “fast as

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WITCHTHROAT SERPENT are a band that knows how lay down extremely addictive groovy doom riffs. Their soon to be released album Sang Dragon is packed with catchy occult-infused jams that will have you pressing repeat! Our comrades over at Deadlight Entertainment will be releasing WITCHTHROAT SERPENT’s CD on April 30th. Right here

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Raw to the motherfucking bone, straight up non-stop head banging is at the foundation of the new OCCULT BURIAL LP entitled Hideous Obscure that came out yesterday via Invictus. This album takes me back to the 80’s when speed metal took no fucking prisoners. Do not get it twisted, OCCULT BURIAL is

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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Excerpt from the final chapter of HEAVY: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music by JJ Anselmi   Excision   The surgeon draws an ellipse on my forearm with black marker, injecting anesthetic at several different points. When my skin is numb, she delicately traces the marker

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Coming across split releases is always great! You get to listen to multiple bands, compare them to each other, remember other instances when you had a chance to listen to their music and discover something new. In this new split from New Atlantis, I got to remember the instrumental progressive post-hardcore visions of

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Music is a language unto itself, and is essential for our communication with the universe and our higher selves. Some bands take this idea very seriously when composing, like the Swiss avant-metal group SCHAMMASCH. They have a new record coming out via Prosthetic Records on Friday, April 29th, entitled Triangle. This sonic journey

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Unholy fuck, what you are about to hear is one of the raddest crust releases of 2016, hands down! Ireland’s OKUS is back with a new LP entitled Scourge that will touch down to earth on May 14th via Distroy Records and Chainbreaker Records. This band knows how to write the the kind of songs

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