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Belgian black metal band Lvthn first surfaced in underground black metal circles with the two-track demo entitled Adversarialism in 2014. After a few other releases, including a split with Lluvia entitled Illuminantes Tenebrae, which was released that same year, their new full-length album entitled Eradication of Nescience dropped earlier this year to

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ABC No Rio’s Beloved Hardcore Scene Transcends Its Physical Space By JUDY BERMAN On a humid Saturday in early June, the graffiti-covered backyard of 156 Rivington on the Lower East Side teemed with punks. A charcoal grill flamed, an anarchist center tabled, and a crowd in torn T-shirts clustered around broken chairs

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I enjoyed POWER TRIP live back in the day, but it was not until I saw them headline a Modified Ghost Fest show in Vancouver that I realized how fucking off the chain they were! When I saw this spot-on full set of theirs from their most recent London show, I knew

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Vancouver’s an interesting place. Having earned the moniker “no fun city” as a result of the red tape that’s ever-increasingly difficult to circumnavigate, it’s refreshing when established conventions are challenged by something that sprouts up from the underground. Independent, DIY spaces typically don’t last long – I could run you

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There is truth in the old saying that there is strength in numbers! Case in point is the brotherhood that has bonded Icelandic black metal bands together in recent history. As many of us know, this country has become a key player in the underground metal scene. Although many of

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Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so

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Elitism in metal has long been a contentious point in a community that prides itself in the different, esoteric and intentionally offensive. Those able to wedge their way in despite their face value often have found themselves welcome, learning that this seemingly rough scene is quite warm and fluffy on

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I survived my first Have a Good Laugh fest that just took place in Vancouver, BC from June 9th – 12th. To say that it was a success would be an understatement, because to me it was a triumph on all levels! The amount of positive energy that surrounded this fest was un-freaking-real.

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There is a very interesting story behind the origin of the Killekill record label. Originally the Killekill project, based in Berlin, used to host a weekly club night at Berghain Kantine, featuring experimental electronic producers and visual artists, among more. The hype for those nights must have been quite high,

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Sheidim’s new album Shrines of the Void hits the streets on June 24th, and will be released via both Dark Descent Records // Me Saco Un Ojo Records. What does this band sound like? They sound like a raging sea of pure hate that has the power to rip away

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Unholy Triple Fuck! Spit in the face of everything that I hate – the new music from Ecferus is sick as FUCK! This human is on a roll, and is fast becoming an important part of the USBM scene. With every record, Ecferus seems to be getting stronger, and he

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Since we started CVLT Nation five years ago, we have been HUGE supporters of a Brazilian musician named Douglas Leal who creates music under the name of DEAF KIDS. When I first heard his music, he was creating mind numbing D-Beat that sounded like nothing I had heard before. Over

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