Check out this very rare documentary The Power Of The Witch from 1971. This film was only aired once and not very much is known about it. This an interesting look at the British occult world during the 70′s.
Suren Manvelyan is a photographer based in Yereven, Armenia, who has brought us a viewpoint on humanity that we normally can’t see. His series of macro human eye photography, Your Beautiful Eyes, has gained him global recognition as a photographer, as it should. His photos show the short-sightedness of human reasoning – the assumption that there are a limited range of eye colors, which we often portray as one-dimensional, uniform colors: blue, brown, black, green etc. In reality, when the human eye is examined in Manvelyan’s photos, you can see that the color spectrum is much more varied in each individual eye, and that our iris is a multi-textured, sinewed and spongy curtain that is as distinct as a fingerprint. In fact, they kind of remind me of Dune – looking at many of these I expect a Sandworm to come bursting out of the black pits of the pupils.Manvelyan has also done a series of photos of animal eyes, which are equally stunning, and I recommend you check them out! Below is a huge gallery of his macro human eye photography…
It’s fucking ON! New music from HIGH ON FIRE, plus it’s in the form of a demented visual for their new song “Slave the Hive”. These metal hellions are now on tour with our comrades in doom Windhand and Norwegian heavy mongers Kvelertak, so make sure to catch them on the road! In the meantime, get ballistic with HIGH ON FIRE – dive right into “Slave the Hive”!
Do books and movies make you want to do things like razor-slash shoplifters and axe your landlord’s daughter? In Dario Argento’s Tenebre, Peter Neal’s books inspire a violent killing spree. Well. I once knew a guy who torched a church because of black metal. So the answer is: YES.
Have you ever lusted for hot, bloody summer camp sex (no bra) because of Sleepaway Camp? Have you ever wanted to try prostitution because it looked so glam on Elisabeth Shue? It can be as simple as wishing you were shipwrecked in the Blue Lagoon with your naked crush. Or as tragic as being with a guy because he reminds you of Sid Vicious (and maybe even wishing he will stab you one day).
Media inspires us. And if it doesn’t inspire you, you are probably really boring and not bangable. But guess WHAT? Inspiration is everywhere. Like in the News. How many of you are totally inspired to write a steamy coke sex fan fic about Rob Ford?
If someone turns around and says Brazil and d-beat, the first thing that may enter your mind is Besthöven, to no surprise either. The one man band’s crusty onslaught is certainly one of Brazil’s finest punk exports, but in the last few years Deaf Kids have really been causing a stir with their own brand of fiery raging d-beat.
Similarly, the band is actually the brainchild of just one guy, Douglas Leal, who has helmed a couple of records with Deaf Kids thus far, most notably 6 Heretic Anthems for the Deaf and last year’s searing I Am The Sickness, which is a particular standout from the pack. While all belligerent slabs of punk aggression, sometimes a change is in order and this latest record The Upper Hand treks into some newer plains.
Just scramble your brains and die…or better yet plug your self into the new split from Wolfe & Sete Star Sept then die. For just over 8 minutes, both bands will cave in your skull with the weight of their terrorizing audio assault that takes place while listening to this split. Check it out – you can blast the stream below then download this bastard for free!!!
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A gallery of images taken from new limited edition monograph portraying the life and work of pioneering artist, musician and body evolutionist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Born Neil Megson, reborn as artist Genesis P-Orridge and reborn once again as a gender-erasing pandrogyne, the life and work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been defined by transgression and experimentation. A daring performance artist who founded the radical collective COUM Tramsmissions, P-Orridge would go on to front the cult anti-rock outfit Throbbing Gristle, whose abrasive sound helped form the emerging genre of industrial music in the late 70′s. Exploring the roots of h/er sexuality within the 80′s Modern Primitives subculture and the Psychic TV collective, P-Orridge translated a fascination with fetishism and ritual into a powerful statement on the nature of body politics.
Manifested as pandrogeny – or the “third gender” – P-Orridge’s life and work have always been inextricably entwined. A body of work in the most literal sense, photos and artworks from the last forty years of P-Orridges output have now been collected in a high-end monograph that confronts h/er controversial and powerful images head on.
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Now this is just unreal: NEUROSIS killing shit in Denver and the year was 1990. Looking at this, you realize why this band has lasted so long, because to this day they have held on to their punk roots. Watching NEUROSIS do their thing back then is still inspiring right now and it makes me really happy to be a part of this movement called PUNK! No Stage, No Pro Lights…just NEUROSIS all the way live…Go here for their upcoming tour dates!
Is this a glimpse into our future, or just a reflection of our past? Massive winter storms on Lake Michigan turned two century-old lighthouses into eerie, breathtaking ice sculptures. The effects of the storm are like something out of post-apocalyptic sci-fi, and I can picture our world caught in the grips of irreversible climate change, ice coating all of our monuments and buildings with a jagged beauty. Maybe once again our world will be cloaked in never-ending winter. Or maybe I’m just being dramatic since I am living through my first “real” winter in 7 years. Either way, these photos by Tom Gill and Thomas Zakowski are unreal and captivating! The twists and turns of the ice remind me of some of my favorite black metal sounds, bringing them to life in sharp yet fluid movement, and it reminds me that nature creates the most beautiful art just by existing, putting all of our human efforts to shame…
The skies are red with blood and the plagues of death are taking over the world! The are the thoughts I have while listening to the new PERSEKUTOR EP Power Frost out now on Magic Bullet Records. Over two songs, the band paints dismal pictures of rancid decay and underworld violence. I really fucking dig the singer’s vocal delivery, it sounds like a demon spitting razor blades onto wax! What is killer about PERSEKUTOR is the demonic grooves that each tune packs. Now it’s your chance to hear the Power Frost EP in full below!