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The L.A. Punk scene during the 70’s was very fucking important on so many levels, because out of this cesspool of freaks, Hardcore was born. This was before the music got real fast and us young kids invaded the scene with our outlook on life! The L.A. scene was full of art

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Biederer Studio

When Jacques and Charles Biederer were filming and photographing scenes of fetish and pornography in the late 1930s, they couldn’t have imagined that their pioneer films would one day lead to an industries that brings in almost $14 billion worldwide every year. They couldn’t imagine that these tasteful flogging and spanking films they created

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The Obsessed Live at Siberia Text & Photos: Nathan Tucker “Man, this place is gonna be packed tonight,” Dave Shermen, bassist for The Obsessed, shared with me moments before Siberia opened its’ doors for the night’s show. The way I viewed Dave’s comment wasn’t as an act of boasting, but a humbling statement

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Belgian black metal band Lvthn first surfaced in underground black metal circles with the two-track demo entitled Adversarialism in 2014. After a few other releases, including a split with Lluvia entitled Illuminantes Tenebrae, which was released that same year, their new full-length album entitled Eradication of Nescience dropped earlier this year to

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ABC No Rio’s Beloved Hardcore Scene Transcends Its Physical Space By JUDY BERMAN On a humid Saturday in early June, the graffiti-covered backyard of 156 Rivington on the Lower East Side teemed with punks. A charcoal grill flamed, an anarchist center tabled, and a crowd in torn T-shirts clustered around broken chairs

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Photo by KIABAD MEZA

I enjoyed POWER TRIP live back in the day, but it was not until I saw them headline a Modified Ghost Fest show in Vancouver that I realized how fucking off the chain they were! When I saw this spot-on full set of theirs from their most recent London show, I knew

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Vancouver’s an interesting place. Having earned the moniker “no fun city” as a result of the red tape that’s ever-increasingly difficult to circumnavigate, it’s refreshing when established conventions are challenged by something that sprouts up from the underground. Independent, DIY spaces typically don’t last long – I could run you

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There is truth in the old saying that there is strength in numbers! Case in point is the brotherhood that has bonded Icelandic black metal bands together in recent history. As many of us know, this country has become a key player in the underground metal scene. Although many of

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