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I got the chance to catch up with Uncle Al and talk about his new project Surgical Meth Machine and the current state of the union when it comes to politics, music and the politics of dancing. Our little chat went something like this.     So, lets get the

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It’s difficult to talk about doom-drenched, subterranean death metal without mentioning Peaceville Records circa early nineties, when the likes of Paradise Lost, Anathema and My Dying Bride were busy churning out the kind of morbid, pounding ferocity that stands to this day as superlative examples of the subgenre. Add in

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“This is a reignition, not a reunion.” This is what Cedric Bixler-Zavala told the crowd in attendance at Dublin’s Vicar Street, the first date of At the Drive-In‘s European tour. Having watched them the following night at London’s Roundhouse, I now know that while I hate reunions, I’m clearly a

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Ahhh shit… MANTAR is back with a new LP entitled Ode To The Flame, which is going to be their Nuclear Blast debut! If I had to compare this record to a meal, I would say their sound is as big as a Texas T-Bone steak, and with each riff

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LOIA are Andrea, Camilla, and Stefano, and they come from Florence, Italy. LOIA will fuck you up. We’ve already been assaulted by this band’s vicious music in the past, and now these Italian hardcore sociopaths are back with a brand new album of raging, blacked-out hardcore that will fucking destroy your

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There’s a bit of a back story if one is to understand my emotional and musical relationship – and review – with Brooklyn’s reigning champions of chaos, Tombs newest EP All Empires Fall. Up until their recent tour alongside Full of Hell and Nordic peddlers of cosmic-doom 1349, Tombs and

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So, this feature about three of my favorite things from Boston: insanely sick bands, The Boiler Room and the always on-point photography of Angela Owens. Last Saturday, it all fucking went down at the Boiler Room, with caustic, in your face performances by SAVAGEHEADS, SUNSHINE WARD, LEATHER DADDY and SADIST captured

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The sun is starting to shine up here in the grey Northwest, so I’m starting to look for music that helps me celebrate the bright, cold days. Wildernessking has a new EP, Levitate, coming out April 4th that is exactly what I’m looking for – an uplifting and melancholy celebration

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I had the privilege of seeing Worcester, MA’s Fuming Mouth early last year with Arizona’s own Gatecreeper. It was a treat; a wholesome helping of nutritional, sonic hell. I recently had a chance to have a chat with two of the three members of this Massachusetts death metal triad. Enjoy

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With all of the fucking madness that is happening around the world on a daily basis, music is an outlet for me and many others to release the anger we have inside! When you’re feeling like the walls of oppression are closing in all around you, it’s good to listen

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Due to their 1983 MTV hit “I Melt With You,” Modern English are usually thought of as a new wave dance band along the lines of Soft Cell (“Tainted Love”) and Human League (“Don’t You Want Me”). In reality, the band’s early career on 4AD alongside labelmates Bauhaus, The Birthday

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The orange demons of Finland do not really need much of an introduction following the release of their 2013 full-length Valonielu. At the time Valonielu saw the band reaching, what was thought at the time, its peak. Taking a psychedelic twist on black metal, and with disregard to boundaries between

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