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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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I’m not surprised that one of America’s most vile and filthy sludge bands has come up with this maggot-infested visual! The new FISTULA video for their song “Morgue Attendant” is way fucking beyond gross and twisted. The disturbing things you are about to see go hand in hand with the

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It seems that the stars have aligned this summer as the titans of sonic devastation known as Sumac have returned. Their sophomore effort, entitled What One Becomes, saw its release on Thrill Jockey Records on June 10th. This latest chapter finds the trio of Aaron Turner, Nick Yacyshyn and Brian Cook further exploring

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Remember when French death metal/raw sludge aberration KARCAVUL released the Rawctaver demo back in 2012? It was a mind-blowing and crippling release that left deep and permanent wounds within our perception with its absolutely abhorrent and spiteful overload of seething hatred and omnipotent disgust. You can read our thoughts on it

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Initially formed in 2007, it may have taken a while Eleanora to get things going, but their 2014 releases proved that they belong to the great Belgian post-metal/hardcore/sludge scene. It is no coincidence that their first release was a split with fellow Belgian legends Amenra, and that it was in

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They say time heals all wounds. In the case of Richmond quartet Cough, time appears to have become the catalyst that feeds their demons and fuels their fire. Their experiences over the past decade have helped shape the band’s sound into the unequivocally monstrous, down-tuned behemoth that has finally returned

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What do we have here? A sonically ugly split between two bands that push the boundaries of music every time they create! Churchburn/Opium Lord have teamed up for this clinic in audio pain that is pure fucked ear-candy. I’m so fucking happy that we get to share these new tunes

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Today I read some pretty insane news that a bacterium resistant to the strongest antibiotics has been found in a woman from Pennsylvania, making this the first ever case on US soil after reports of such a “nightmare-bacterium” having been found in China. Since antibiotics are the only known way

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A few months back, Omega Monolith, the drone duo from Athens released their EP, Vile, establishing their ability to manipulate time and space, with the endless guitar loops, intriguing drum patterns and construction of soundscapes leading the way through the twenty minutes of the EP. Just a few months after,

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The time has come to bring you the full-fledged barrage of old school death/sludge metal chaos that is the debut release of LEATHER GLOVE: the Skin On Glass demo! Masterminded by renowned Oakland-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of the mighty Earhammer Studios (who over the years has engineered albums by Iron Lung, Noothgrush, Pallbearer,

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At long last, the illustrious lineup for this year’s edition of Vancouver’s own feel-good hit-of-the-summer-party, Burger Fest, is announced. Undisputably the heaviest bill in the annual event’s history, in its sixth year Burger Fest takes its mantra of “Burgers, Bands, Beers” to a whole new level of crushing, with more

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Chicago’s Rectal Hygienics is the shit (no pun intended) and I fucking dig their damaged, filthy, art rock take on sludge! Check out what I said after hearing their 2012 record! My ears are being violated and I just downed a big bowl of my own vomit…at least, this is how

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