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Maybe everything started in NY, or England, or before that with Los Saicos in Peru. I’m not really sure of the beginnings of punk rock, and since I’m no academic I don’t really give a flying monkey’s ass. What I do know is that, these days, the best punk-rock is

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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In 2014, enigmatic one man-black/drone/industrial noise entity ROTTING SKY (based in Portland OR, and masterminded by Timm Messing, guitarist of legendary crust punk legion Nux Vomica – RIP) released a true masterpiece called Sedation. With four long tracks for about forty minutes of swelling and shapeshifting black noise laced with virulent

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Photos by Angela Boatwright / Text via Dazed Digital I feel pretty lucky that I can call the super talented Angela Boatwright a friend. Her photos have always been some of my favorites, and since moving to LA she has really taken her career to the next level. A couple of years

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Life sucks, Mammoth Grinder rules. I mean come on, what else do you fucking want from me? It’s 2018 and we are constantly bombarded with everything from videos of starving polar bears to the resurgence of Nazis; and you know what? We deserve to see it. Fuck us and everything

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Fuck the world, don’t ask me for shit! I got a little story to tell, and it’s about a young punk band from the underbelly of Los Angeles and they go by the name of SMUT! Over the course of six songs, this band lays down the law with some

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