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Picture this: you’re in a dark, dingy room and a balding, middle-aged dad in a Cannibal Corpse shirt is crowdsurfing, beer cans and bodies are being thrown around the room in a beautifully disorganized chaos, and one of the most important Swedish old school death metal bands is up on

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Text and Photos: Charles Nickles Sometimes Sundays start with the best of intentions (or, at least, the most sensible given your track record) and sometimes those same Sundays end at 2am in the basement of a metal bar, drinking beer with a Swedish death metal band trying to gracefully disengage from

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CvltureDIYFeaturedSocial Justice

What do you seek? What do you see in the darkness? And what kingdom do you pledge yourself to? These sound like the questions one might read at the beginning of a bodice ripper, or the introduction to a video game. But when taken deeply inside, when grasped tightly and

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Apocalyptic BluesFeaturedMusicReviews

For the past few years, I have been captivated by the occult rock-inspired end of the modern metal world. The Devil’s Blood kicked it off with their Satanic psychedelia and the beautiful banshee wailing of lead vocalist Farida Lemouchi. Next up was In Solitude’s final album and masterpiece, Sister, a

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

In part one of this series, we saw how the French Revolution not only toppled the monarchy, but greatly diminished the power of the Catholic Church in France as well. We also examined how Satan became the conquering hero of artists and writers following the revolution, as a figure spreading

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ArtFeaturedTattoo

When I look at the tattoo work of Rafel Delalande, I get a sudden urge to book a ticket to London so that I can get some work done by him. His love for the darker things in life shines through all of his work. The passion and respect that Rafel

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