Today's Posts

Credit: Science Museum, London.

The asylum industry of the 18th through 20th century is a subject I’m fascinated by. It shows the best and worst of humanity, our drive to help one another inextricably intertwined with our disgust with one another. When I came across these photos of asylum equipment from the mid 1800s to the mid

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Avi Dhillon

On July 10th, Sound and Salt put on a kick ass show at the Astoria in Vancouver featuring Washington’s POWER alongside locals WOOLWORM, WTCHDR and WORLD VIEW. World View’s charging hardcore opened up the show and got the crowd ready for WTCHDR, who amped the energy up in the room

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Nathaniel Shannon

Photos: Nathaniel Shannon On August 4th, the legends of death metal CARCASS stormed the Gramercy Theatre in NYC alongside sludge warriors CROWBAR for a night of audio decimation! Our comrade Nathaniel Shannon was on hand to capture this onslaught, and his pictures definitely do this show justice. Check out a

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Fans should be thankful for bands like Chilean black metal artisans Invehertex for albums like Hacia el Vortice, a black metal monument from a black metal force that is just awakening. Hacia el Vortice is clearly one of the best debut black metal albums in recent history, along with the

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Slightly over a year ago, I wrote that Crowhurst was an underground band on the verge of exploding to the forefront of extreme metal. Sitting here today after having had a few weeks time to digest the band’s newest project and mastermind Jay Gambit’s latest foray into the world of

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If I had to pick one skate brand that represented the true spirit of skateboarding, it would have to be ANTI HERO. I know for a fact that Julien Stranger started this company with a passion for skating that almost can’t be matched. I feel like Stranger has always followed

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James G. Mundie

A while back, I did a feature on the Museum Vrolik, a collection of medical specimens compiled by the Vrolik family beginning in the late 18th century in Amsterdam. Gerardus Vrolik began collecting biological specimens in 1795, and the collection was continued by his son Willem, who specialized in teratology,

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With their previous record, More Constant Than The Gods, SubRosa arguably define the epitomy of experimental doom metal. The Salt Lake City band featured a strange line-up, comprising of two violins, three vocalists, bass, guitar and drums, but that does not even begin to scratch the surface. Doom metal and

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