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Thou‘s Bryan Funck on Heathen, Collaborations, and Everything Else.

Heathen, due out March 25th through Gilead Media (with vinyl being handled domestically by vocalist Bryan Funck’s own Howling Mind Records and internationally by Vendetta Records) is Thou‘s densest work yet. If you’re familiar with the band, then Heathen won’t surprise

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Crushed into Oblivion: LAMENT CITYSCAPE, New EP Now Streaming

A while back we talked about LAMENT CITYSCAPE, one of the bands led by Bay Area musician Mike McClatchey, and of how crushing and devastating this sludge-doom band is (read abut Mike, his bandmates and his various projects here). Well, the Oakland dudes

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A Million Reasons to Hate: XENOTAPH – “Vitae Iactura” Review.Stream.Footage

Welcome to Bay Area, where the sun shines and destruction crawls, endlessly. Lurking somewhere in the East Bay, the mysterious black metal horde known as XENOTAPH have managed to craft a demo so grand and timeless that it’s almost impossible

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Art CVLT Interview Series:
Joey Southside of The Banner

Q: What was it that got you into drawing and design? Did Punk and Hardcore have any bearing on the style you eventually developed into? Growing up, my grandfather was actually a semi-famous water color painter in the Hudson Valley

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D-Beat In Full Effect!
KROMOSOM Raging Tokyo
Full Set + Photo Essay Now Showing!

Kromosom is pure fucking D-Beat with the power of millions of chainsaws about to rip through your neck! Their most recent album Nuclear Reich is a skull-breaking affair that I want to play over and over!!! It seems that Kromosom

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An Endless Spawning of Evil: SUTEKH HEXEN – “Monument of Decay” Review + Stream

When it comes to blackened noise, few bands have the power to truly unsettle you at an extremely deep level and creep you the fuck out for good. Sure, the genre is dark and claustrophobic, but we’re almost in 2014

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Emerald Serpent Heavy & Direct
SWAMP WITCH 9/21/13 Full Set
Now Showing!

SWAMP WITCH is a very special band and every time I hear their album Gnosis I remember why! The record was just released on vinyl via Anti Matter Records and sounds un-fucking-real blasting through my speakers. A couple of weeks

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Denver’s Kvltest: TRVE Brewing Co.

“Beer, heavy metal, and Denver; that’s what we’re about.”  Denver, Colorado’s own, TRVE Brewing Company, is  hands down, the raddest place I’ve ever been to.  A brewery devoted to, “creat[ing] beers that are beyond the pale,” (no joke; that’s straight

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Children of the Atom Bomb: Beastmilk – “Use Your Deluge” Review + Stream

Dive into the world of Mat “Captain Kvohst” McNerney and his new (apocalyptic post-) punk band Beastmilk, and you will be blinded by the light of a nuclear dawn. By the unbearable view of the end of all things. If the

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