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Words & Interview by Mike Hill of Tombs Batushka – IV Video Black metal has historically looked to the past to tap into the aesthetics of ancient traditions. The Second Wave bands such as Emperor, Burzum and Darkthrone looked to Norse mythology for much of their inspiration with regard to

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It seems as if Detroit-bred and Brooklyn-based artist Nathaniel Shannon has no limits. As a photographer, his work has not only graced CVLT Nation, but also Metal Injection and various other music sites, blogs and art shows across the country. With an ever expanding reputation for capturing the essence of

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In a way, it’s the end of an era. Burgerfest has been a fixture of the Vancouver aggressive music scene since its inception 6 years ago. The event having grown almost exponentially with each successive instalment, it was fitting to see a return to the previous year’s venue – The Waldorf –

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Avant GardeFeaturedMusicReviews

THIEF is the brainchild of live Botanist hammered dulcimer player D. Neal. Not unlike that band, he also affects a curious construction of sound to create a work that is dark, mysterious and deliciously otherworldly. The live line up includes another Botanist player, R. Chiang, and Chris Hackman, but on

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80s HardcoreDoomFeaturedMusic

Halloween is my absolute favorite time of fucking year. I get to dress up for days and eat all my kids candy (not ALL of it) and subject a lot my friends to music that they wouldn’t normally listen to because it’s dark and spooky. Halloween is a time to celebrate the

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My introduction to PRIVATE ROOM was watching them open for DREAMDECAY and Pig Heart Transplant at Blackwater Bar here in Portland last year. I wouldn’t have guessed they were a brand new band because of how established their sound was (most of the members are from the band WALLS). They were one

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