Chiara Franchi
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Chiara Franchi

Cuddling kittens and worshipping the Dark Lord on the foggy side of Italy.

Black MetalDeath DoomDoomMusicUncategorized

It was the beginning of 2014 when The Haunting Green stepped on tiptoe into the music scene with few copies of their self-titled debut EP. The handcrafted, silk-screened artwork displayed a girl falling down into unknown water depths: a graceful, dreamy drowning. The music itself was kind of a graceful

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ArtCvltureGraphic DesignHardcoreHardcore PunkIllustrationPaintingPUNKUncategorized

“By sounding a little like everything you’ve ever heard, the whole sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard”. In 2012, the Guardian wrote this lines to advice us about the talent of then-newcomer Grimes. The rest is history.  We could use these same words to introduce you Alberto Panegos’ unique work,

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HardcoreMusicReviews

A bare slipknot on a black background. Essential, explicit, uncompromising. The artwork of Peste’s brand new EP displays exactly what you can expect from their music: a bunch of nihilistic rides launched on a razorblade at breakneck speed. Hardcore in its darkest form meets crust punk and even seminal black

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BizarreCvltureHistory

The find of the skeleton of a “vampire child” in Umbria, in Central Italy, by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford University, made headlines in the past weeks. Most of the publicity around this discovery surely comes from the dark aura it spreads, but to an historian’s eyes

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ArtPhotography

“Kάθαρσις”(read: Katharsis). In the atavistic Greece, katharsis found its place in magical rites, performed to clear the body from all corruptions, illness and contaminations. Later on, philosopher Pythagoras spread a more mystic way to conceive catharsis, which turned to be intended as a spiritual purification from passions and irrationality. Following

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CvltureHistory

We ended part I of our horror dental story hinting at the flourishing business of human teeth between centuries XVIII and XIX. As people were growing more and more attentive towards the health and look of their smile, the request of prosthetics that didn’t look like prosthetics at all (and

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