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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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There is no doubt that Cult of Luna is one of the most important bands in the post-metal scene of the early ’00s. Throughout the years, they have crafted new worlds and unexplored soundscapes, from the release of their debut self-titled album, to Vertikal in 2012. In their previous full-length,

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw   Dyse. What’s better than angular stoner rock? German duo Dyse playing angular stoner rock. The great thing about these guys is that you also get a comedy performance in between the songs, but that doesn’t mean the music is diminished or plays second fiddle

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Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Fleshpress are dark, complex and atmospheric. With fingers in many musical pies, their sound touches on doom, psych, black metal and even a touch of hardcore (think more angular noise core).     Conan are like cream, they have risen to the top. The bellowing low

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Text: Brayden Turenne The name Lord Mantis brings to mind something that is both substantial and formidable, yet at the same time completely inhuman and bizarre, hidden away from what is normally accepted and understood by the majority. Throughout their five piece discography, Lord Mantis have progressively made their way towards

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What band from Montreal gets played in our HQ at least twice a week or more? The answer is the forever smokin’ DOPETHRONE! Why? Because we are fucking addicted to their grimy, resin-coated riffs! The rad news is that they have a new split with FISTER that’s going to push your wig back. What

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