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Deathrock never died, but it would be willfully ignorant to claim there isn’t new blood currently reinvigorating the genre. The recent uptick in the number of bands owes a lot to the DIY hardcore punk scene. Some of the new bands, like Blue Cross, began as side projects of hardcore

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by Oliver Sheppard This is an interview I did with World Burns to Death in 2003. It was something I originally meant for a paper zine I was going to do, but I ended up putting it on a website I started (and which no longer exists). CVLT Nation is

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Simultaneously occupying the spaces of hardcore punk and deathrock while dishing out a consistent barrage of their own schizoid take on punk, Long Beach, California’s Ciril have been around since 1995. They have four LPs, at least one split record, and many 7 inch EPs out. The singer, songwriter, and

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Seattle’s Grave Babies make a very atmospheric, low-fi form of melancholy postpunk. The band operates somewhere in the musical space that groups like the Blank Dogs and Blessure Grave have opened up in the past decade — a kind of low-fi, but smart, postpunk revivalism that also sounds as if

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On May 15th, a very special record is coming out via Handmade Birds, and the name of the band is PINKISH BLACK. To read how CVLT Nation feels about this record, read our review by Oliver Sheppard HERE! This gives a new sound to awesome, with a new definition of

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Since 2005, Cross Stitched Eyes have been dishing out a viscerally compelling, deathrock-tinged take on hardcore punk. Their new Decomposition LP — out on Alternative Tentacles May 1 — incorporates elements of Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, and Killing Joke into the band’s consistently aggressive sound. Decomposition is a fiery and thoughtful

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The release of the 5-song, split 12″ between Alaric and Atriarch on May 15, 2012 marks an interesting turn-of-the-page in what we may well be able to call the second deathrock revival. (I put the dates of the first revival at a debatable 1998 until about 2004, from the establishment

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I find it very interesting when two powerful movements unify together to create an even stronger moment in history. This is what took place in the early and mid 80’s, when Anarcho Punk started to cross-pollinate with Post Punk and Deathrock. On a personal level, I found this time one

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