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Rock Springs and the Legend of Dax Riggs “Dax used to live here,” people said; or, “My older brother knew him.” I grew up in a small coal mining town in Southwestern Wyoming called Rock Springs. Kids at my junior high used to wear Acid Bath t-shirts and hoodies—the ones

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Even with the collected knowledge of generations literally at our fingertips, there’s something to be said for the printed word. It’s undeniably exciting to page through a 600-year-old vellum-bound manuscript, knowing it will outlive you and everyone you know. And while it doesn’t really matter if wisdom comes from the

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As anyone who has watched a 1950s B-movie knows, sex and juvenile delinquency were the twin terrors of mid-century America. The two fears collided in the case of the Brooklyn Thrill Killers, a group of teenage boys who went on a violent crime spree in the summer of 1954. The

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It doesn’t matter that you’re an agnostic or a believer of the band because Agnostic Front aren’t the type of guys that care about that. Particularly Roger Miret, who makes no apologies for who he was, even if he no longer abides by the same code as he did while

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These days there are books and documentaries about pretty much everything from Zimbabwean power-pop to choral-crust, so it’s no wonder that there’s one about the history of Straight-Edge. Maybe it was about time and after putting out books about G.B.H., Heavy Metal movies, Black Metal or N.Y.H.C., Bazillion Points nailed

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Few mysteries remain in heavy metal. With unlimited internet access and a plethora of people who have dedicated much of their life to becoming heavy metal historians, it is hard to find a band that existed that no one knows anything about. When I started seeing an LP with three

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