Black MetalHardcoreNoise

It was bound to happen at some point. Deathspell Omega’s genre-defying, epic trilogy of albums cast a long shadow over black metal, and now its influence has crept into other areas of extreme music. Enter Plebeian Grandstand. Their first album, 2010’s How Hate is Hard to Define, is a technical,

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BizarreCvltureHistory

A brutal murder is reported in a quiet West Midlands village. Local authorities are unable to come up with a suspect or motive, so Scotland Yard sends their best detective to help crack the case. It could be the plot line to any number of classic English murder mysteries. However,

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

The end of the year is always a tricky time for a band to release an album. Most people, bloggers and journalists and internet junkies, have already compiled their year end lists. The massive, thunder-from-the-heavens type of releases have already hit, their aftershock still being discussed, dissected and ranked. Even

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ArtCvltureFeaturedFilmHistoryIllustration

There are only hours left for you to own a strangely unimpressive sketch drawn in the 1970s by none other than Doctor Anton Szandor LaVey! Far from being images of the Dark Lord inked in blood, these are weird doodles of animals and people that would be at home in any

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80s HardcoreCvltureFeaturedHistoryMusic

Today I came across this 1985 article from the L.A. Times I wanted to share with you. The feature is about FFF (which started out as whack 80’s hardcore band), a pretty much all-white punk gang from the valley. It’s an interesting read about something I lived through as a

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BizarreCvltureFeaturedHistory

Anointed and purified, she laid on her back at the center of a flattened plateau between four columns waiting for the night’s first devotee. He arrived just as the moonlight touched the heart of the altar, prepared to unite with a goddess. Her mask on, she invoked Her and they

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