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It’s no secret to most of our readers that we at CVLT Nation have strong political leanings. Much to the chagrin of some people, we don’t think of this site as strictly a place for music reviews and streams, any more than we think that music, or any art form,

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The first time I listened to LOW FLYING HAWKS (feat. members of Melvins) was after reading the interview with them that we published last year – the way they described their doomy, dreamy sound was so compelling I had to hear them, and from the first notes of their February 2016

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Middle Eastern witchcraft is a combination of ancient Persian mythology and Islamic beliefs rolled into an interesting form of occultism that is still practiced to this day. Modern practitioners of witchcraft in the region, typically old and religious women or men, use talismans to “read” cures into common problems faced

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When the West Coast Sci-Fi Fantasy Conference was held in 1980, I was either a fetus or an infant, but in Los Angeles a celebration of all things Sci-Fi was raging at the Hyatt International Hotel. Dik Daniels has uploaded a treasure trove of photos taken at Westercon 1980, so I’m

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“Take a breath. Drink a beer. Smoke weed. Relax. Drink another beer. Push the volume up. Press play. Explode. Get fuzzed.” These are the words that ATOMIC TRIP live by and for good reason – this band fucking rules! These DOOM warlords have created the Instrumental Doom album of the

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I will always and forever be an ULTRA HUGE At The Drive In fan!!! I say this because this band’s music means so much to me – they will always inspire me to keep up the good fight! Check out this John Blaze set from December 3rd, 1999 that took

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Modern death metal, emo screaming, plain good ol death metal – whatchamacallit your thing?  Good music is Good music.  Occasionally blasting, breaking down to good riffage, double-kicked stomp sections touched by rung notes. What more can we say about the band Succumb and their self-titled full-length album released by vaunted

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Hailing from Indiana, Cloakroom released their debut album, Further Out in 2015. Their sonic blend encompassing, elements from shoegaze and indie rock was presented under a thick, heavy veil of riffs and powerful playing. Now they return with their sophomore record, Time Well, coming out of Relapse, a label which

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