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Joseph Collins

Brooklyn, NY. A firm believer that the owls are not what they seem.

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Most bands can barely pull off an album every two years without self-imploding. Factor in that nine times out of ten, as a band ages, so does it music – and more often then not, it ages poorly. Their ideas become watered down and repetitive. They disconnect from the initial spark

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On the other side of the spectrum dwells the sonic abomination known as TEETH, a witches cauldron of Death Metal, Black Metal and Doom. As a result of this repugnant alchemist’s mixture of sound, TEETH have swirled these influences together, thus creating one thing: pure sonic devastation. These California natives have crafted a

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We’re living in dark times. That’s a pretty obvious sentiment if you’re reading this website. We – that is the underground Metal culture – are all too aware of humanity’s follies and shortcomings. As a species, we’ve excelled at inflicting pain and anguish onto our fellow man. In fact, one could say that

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CVLT Nation has made a name for itself by delving into the caverns of the underground metal scene, projecting bands into our lives that might otherwise not get the proper credit. That’s why you’re here. That’s why I write for this site: the morbid passion and obsession with this style of

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Punk and Metal – that is, the collective scenes – operate and are fueled by a number of intricate parts. Each one serves their own function. When pulled back and examined as a whole, it almost resembles a vast array of cogs in a machine. From the bands, to the labels that

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Life has a funny of way of connecting the dots. Random moments that lead one into almost predestined situations. Such was my chance encounter with these animals from Australia. While soaking my liver in a much-needed late night session at my local watering hole, I stumbled onto the masterminds behind Oligarch. After

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