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Recently I have been going back to my hardcore roots. Maybe it’s because Vancouver has hosted some of the sickest hardcore shows I have seen in a long time. I do know that there are so many bands worldwide that get me excited about this genre. Hardcore kids never died –

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For a genre almost universally associated with the colour black, the world of gothic rock comprises a surprising myriad of shades. Be it post-punk, trad goth, or deathrock, as the genre was birthed and evolved, splintering into innumerable shards and subsets, a panoramic view of its many strands resembles nothing

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Tucson’s Get A Grip has exploded into the southwest punk scene since their inception three years ago. Playing old school punk with threads of crossover, hardcore and skate punk, their relentless pace and energetic, violent live sets has set them in a league only few their age call home. Following

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Behold the aural abhorrence and depravity that is ULTHAR. Bask in the filth of their debut demo. Bathe in the blood of Ulthar’s homicidal music. Drown in the aural torment summoned by this fucking BEAST of a black/death/crust band. Ulthar are an all-star Bay Area ensemble featuring Shelby Lermo on guitar and

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Presha is the head of Samurai Music, one of the most interesting labels you will find in the electronic music domain, and its subdivisions. Seriously guys, this label has released records from magnificent artists, just some of the latest ones include Pact Infernal, Lucy, Ancestral Voices, The Untouchables, Homemade Weapons and

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It seems that the Dutch have done it again. One man mastermind VERWOED seems to have struck gold with Bodemloos – 3 tracks of blistering, atmospheric black metal straight from the heart of the Netherlands. Recently released through Argento Records, Bodemloos seamlessly blends traditional black metal with more modern elements, weaving

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It’s that time of year again – when you wished you lived in Portugal. Starting Saturday, Amplifest 2016 will take place in the city of Porto. I agree with the the founders when they say that this is not a festival, but an experience. To say that this event is well

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From HK Magazine's article "Sex, Drugs and Chinese Rock"
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A few days ago, I heard my first Chinese rock and roll song. The day before that, I didn’t even know China had rock music. Now, I’m writing an article about it because I think every single person in the world should know about it. Chinese Rock and Roll Rock and

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TRAP THEM have a new album in the works, and they just announced a fall tour of the East Coast alongside the punishing sounds of YAUTJA! We are honored to be sponsoring their tour with Yautja, and more than stoked to share their track “Luster Pendulums” off Trap Them’s upcoming LP Crown

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Recently we premiered a track from the debut release by Minnesota’s FERAL LIGHT…. “Baptized in Shellfire” showed us with unmistakeable intensity that Feral Light’s vile and lurid amalgamation of black metal and punk is currently among the best in the genre and one of the finest expressions of this heinous hybrid that you will hear

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One of the sickest Death Rock/Post punk bands doing it right now is Chicago’s CEMETERY. I have been a fan since I heard their first demo, and with each release I grow to love them more and more. What really makes this band so special is their musical ambition, which might be

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Bobby Cochran
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Text and photos: Bobby Cochran There are some bands who play shows with stages full of gear, lights and smoke, multiple band members, and music that still doesn’t say very much.  Wreck and Reference’s performance in SF was the antithesis of that.  Two people, a sampler and a drum kit,

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