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Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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I’ve lost count as to how many times punk as been declared deceased. From as early as 1977, all the way to 2018, it has died and it has been reborn – probably as many times as music critics have declared rock was dead. Punk has never died, people just

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VVVLV is a band from Romania; I felt that they had a great new self-titled album and wanted to learn more. I asked Vlad the singer to introduce us to his band and learn more through their new songs. I was interested to hear from them, since they have anarchist

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In 1971, Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik, in a work about Countess Elizabeth Bathory, concluded, “The absolute freedom of the human creature is horrible.”* A year later, Pizarnik killed herself, but in her research on the Marquis de Sade, Gilles de Rais, and Hungary’s infamous blood countess she had reached the

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The first three tracks of Tau Cross’s new 2 x LP Pillar of Fire are straight up post-crust type ragers in the vein of Zygote, heavy with crunchy guitars and helmed by singer Rob “The Baron” Miller’s raspy, Lemmy-esque vocals. The first track on Pillar of Fire, “Raising Golem,” has

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