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It’s easy to take the behind-the-scenes guys for granted. You see a flyer or a facebook event that appeals to you, go the venue, pay the cover, start swilling beer, and bang your head. Chances are you base your opinion of a show on the bands (or if you’re snarky,

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Spoiler alert: Backwater is greatest doom release of 2017. Fuoco Fatuo (meaning “will-o’-the-wisp” in Italian) have truly come a long way, from their humble beginnings as a “provincial” Italian sludge band (in the vein of Eyehategod/Grief) to becoming the visionary funeral (death)-doom colossus they are today. We may never truly know what can

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Max Volume Silence Live captured a cold, dark and intense full set from THANTIFAXATH at St. Vitus Bar on April 15th. The blue light is sombre and the music is gripping. Watch it now…      

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Frank Jenkinson started taking photos of Killing Joke before the band had even formed. In 1978, he was flatmates with the girlfriend of drummer Big Paul Ferguson and had started taking snapshots of a band that Paul was in with local keyboardist Jeremy “Jaz” Coleman — the Matt Stagger Band. Dissatisfied

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From the socially rigid pre-WWII era came the post war, free loving, society-rejecting era of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of Satanism as a part of popular culture saw the occult seeping into the mainstream. It only made sense that the smut mag industry would capitalize on a

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Postpunk duo Voight-Kampff have been around about a decade, first under the moniker Run Down (after the Saints song), then changing their name to its current form when they recorded their first LP in 2011. “I never really liked the name Run Down, so I jumped at the chance to change it,”

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Italy’s VISCERA/// have been at it for quite some time now, never really breaking the mainstream wall or enjoying considerable success. And it’s a real shame, because this band has existed since 2003, making some of the most genre-defying and enigmatic forms of metal ever seen. They have toured all over

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Power Trip, Baptists, Destruction Unit, Primal Rite – April 1st, Vancouver, BC at the Astoria While I’ll admit that I have gradually become more partial to doing these writeups, I decided on this night that I was just going to get incoherently drunk and see what came out of my camera.

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