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Avant GardeBlack MetalFeaturedReviews

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities that sprout forth from San Franciscan soil appears to be

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Avant GardeFeaturedNoise

It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for what I was about to see. I had reached noise

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Death MetalFeatured

Before AUROCH head over to Europe to destroy shit…check out their interview Letter by Letter: A – Arturo Perez-Reverte I am a huge admirer of the Spanish magic-realism writing style of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and the films of Almodovar, but I don’t think that anyone else is capable of capturing

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It’s no secret that the world is a scary and dark place. The seemingly endless wars, pollution, societal decay, famine, disease, poverty…it’s enough to make some people just want to stay indoors. To protect themselves and their loved ones from such horrors. Although not specifically addressed in Rolf de Heer’s

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Black MetalFeatured

You may have recalled how not long ago we introduced you to a new black metal band from the Bay Area called Torture Chamber, led by (I believe?) now seventeen year old Connor Allen, and rounded out by his homies coming from the equally awesome Bay Area black cult Xenotaph.

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Black MetalFeaturedNoiseReviews

Label: SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES In chapter sixteen of “Psychomagic” — subtitled ‘Techniques For The Imagination’ — Jodorowsky writes: “This I am not recommending to you, although I do it intensely: I imagine various ways to die. I have imagined myself dying in a drowning suicide, being thrown from a building, being cut in two.

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