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(Note: This article originally appeared, in an earlier form, at Souciant.com, here. It is reprinted with permission from the author.) Manchester’s Warsaw changed their name in 1977 to Joy Division to avoid conflict with the punk band Warsaw Pakt. Coincidentally, that change served to mark the break between Joy Division’s

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Germany’s Deathrite are an imposing presence in every way. Just look at the horror dripping from their logo and the image of Death dominating the cover of Into Extinction. However, superficial elements aside, Deathrite have their devastating music in check and Into Extinction is one of 2013’s dirtiest and darkest

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Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity across the two nights is quite staggering too, from math

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Where have Agrimonia been? It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly three years since Host of the Winged. A band as good as this should never be absent for too long but good things come to those who wait, right? Rites of Separation, the Swedish post metal/crust band’s third

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It’s been nearly three years since Nails released their first record Unsilent Death and ringed us all by the neck and kicked us in the mouth while we were down on the ground. Time flies when you’re having fun, eh? But the truth is Nails aren’t fun. Unsilent Death wasn’t

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You know you’re listening to something special, when there is that inexplicable feeling washing over you and there aren’t quite the words coming to mind to describe it. Children of God have crafted one such record. They’ve always been a band with a special something inside them, which was exhibited

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