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Unholy triple fuck awesomeness… the new AKATHARSIA tape No Generation Without Corruption is fucking John Blaze. This collection of songs rocks harder than Thor’s Hammer! This band knows how to blend Punk and Black Metal like the elite of this genre. I love the way AKATHARSIA buries decaying melodic fury under

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After exhausting Ötzi’s self titled demo and Gong Show EP to death over the last year, I’m pleased to announce this badass Oakland deathrock band is finally releasing their first LP, Ghosts! I get chills (pun intended) when I listen to “Winter.” It has that early 80s spooky/shoegaze/postpunk Cure sound

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MANIC RELAPSE FEST is returning to Oakland, CA this year with its 5th incarnation, which promises to be completely badass as usual. After the first round of announcements, we’re stoked to bring you the second one! Here we go: S.H.I.T. (Canada)  Cinderblock (Boston) Slimy Member (Texas)  No Statik (Bay) Odio (Bay)  Mozart

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One of the most criminally overlooked releases of 2016 was surely Bädr Vogu‘s skull-crushing second album Wroth. It is essentially our moral duty to put this album back on the radar where it belongs and give it the attention it deserves, because Wroth is simply a massive headfuck of an album that

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Some years ago, we all mourned the passing of an amazing band we all loved: the Bay Area-based black/thrash band Dead Mean. R.I.P…. If you missed this incredible band, check out our old features we did on them here and here, and you can also check out their only publicly available release,

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I am a firm believer that art can be used as a weapon for social change – if we sit by watching fucked up shit happen, we are a part of the problem! Growing up in the 80’s, the fear of nuclear war and living under the  Reagan regime made the punks of

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