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Elmer Batters

Elmer Batters is widely considered a pioneer of fetish photography, and is considered one of the photographers who first popularized the foot fetish. His work was erotic with a focus on stockinged legs and feet, and in the late 1950s he self-published in magazines like Leg-O-Rama, Sheer Delight and Black Silk Stockings. Batters

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Teddie Taylor

All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial. Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the

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In June, dark postpunk band Underpass’s sophomore Red Reflection LP will be released on the band’s No Sun Recordings label. Red Reflection is one of the most noteworthy dark postpunk LPs, from the newer crop of bands, of the modern era — for reasons I’ll explain below. Two years ago,

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Martin Crudo

Carson Cox is getting back to his punk roots. Before Merchandise, he got his start playing in hard-core punk bands Neon Blud and Church Whip. His latest project, Death Index, just dropped its self-titled album via Death Wish. Despite going in a more radio rock friendly direction, Merchandise’s last album, After the

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Asunder

Real creativity is alive in the blues of this universe, and from nothing we make everything. ASUNDER was a band that knew how to paint majestic, dirgey images with their brand of apocalyptic doom. On December 17th, 2006, at the El Rio in San Francisco, the band gave a superdelic performance that was

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Bobby Cochran

All Photos and text by Bobby Cochran Los Angeles-based Chelsea Wolfe makes a style of music that’s hard to pin down, ranging from eerie folk, to dark electronic, to dirgy doom metal, and everything in between.  Though it’s diversity, it maintains a thread of continuity that defines it as uniquely

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A brutal murder is reported in a quiet West Midlands village. Local authorities are unable to come up with a suspect or motive, so Scotland Yard sends their best detective to help crack the case. It could be the plot line to any number of classic English murder mysteries. However,

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In my opinion, one of the signs of ignorance is the inability to see the merit in a range of musical genres. If you tell me all you listen to is hardcore and you can’t stand anything else (same goes for you, black metal), I am not impressed by your

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