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Blackened death thrashers Steel Bearing Hand are yet another jewel in the massive treasure trove of Texas metal. Fast, loud and a toxic blend of their influences, from Celtic Frost and and Mercyful Fate to Autopsy and Deicide, they are very much a product of the glory days of metal.

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Portland based dark anarcho-punk Broken Spirit are hitting the West Coast as they simultaneously release their serious gem of a debut LP, Vultures And Pigs. It’s being released on Last Hour Records, fittingly sharing the label with Seattle’s Arcane and Oakland’s Otzi. In the vein of their predecessors and in

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The world is in a fucked up state as most of us can see and we need a soundtrack for the anger that consumes us. EXTINCTION OF MANKIND’s new Storm of Resentment LP is the perfect sonic weapon of mass destruction, decimating oppressors with anthems of POWER! Over the course of

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Maybe everything started in NY, or England, or before that with Los Saicos in Peru. I’m not really sure of the beginnings of punk rock, and since I’m no academic I don’t really give a flying monkey’s ass. What I do know is that, these days, the best punk-rock is

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I am always craving to discover something dark that affects me emotionally. I am always looking for a sound that has a vibe that makes me eerily intrigued with discomfort, because that is where I find comfort. I can spend hours, days in and days out, looking and looking and

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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