Bloated Subhumans recently released Execution 3, a live 6-track session recorded at Strange Matter during Queer Bait Ball last year. This is easily my favorite release of theirs so far. While Commemoration is perfect for dissociating to, Execution 3 manages to encapsulate a powerful, even dance-y energy that studio recordings
From the ever-impressive Iron Lung Records comes the highly anticipated LP from Latishia’s Skull Drawing, Romanticized. For those who aren’t aware, this is an extremely noisey, all-over-the-place hardcore punk band featuring members of The Ukiah Drag (darkwave/postpunk), Cottaging (noisey postpunk), Cult Ritual (hardcore), and Salvation (hardcore). I discovered this band through Joey
We all know the story about the infamous insane aslyum “BEDLAM” aka Bethlem Royal Hospital. Here is your chance to see a documentary that sheds light on the horrors that were committed on it’s patients. After watching this, I felt like the real insane people were the ones who worked there!
The 17th century saw the Age of Reason and the Scientific Method developed in Europe, and along with it the rise of the asylum in the treatment of mental illness. Asylums were seen as a place to keep the mentally ill out of the way of the rest of society –
Mental illness is something that has plagued humanity for as long as we know. Back in the day, mentally ill people were often misdiagnosed because of the lack of knowledge about the illnesses. Drawings from the 1800’s that depict humans dealing with mental health issues classify them as mania, hysteria or demonic possession. Even
In the Victorian era, asylums popped up all over the UK, places where troubled people – some mentally ill, some not – were “dumped” by their families and communities to be hidden away from society. The asylums were packed with patients by the hundreds and thousands, and patients were often