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by Oliver Sheppard There aren’t a lot of American neofolk bands, let alone many that are very good. Wisconsin’s Wreathes, however, are both American and very good. Unlike recent US neofolk acts like Cult of Youth and King Dude, who have put a new and uniquely American spin on the

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Vancouver, British Columbia’s Spectres released one of the finest LPs of 2010, Last Days. “[T]he dark side of 80’s anarcho punk and the coldness of early 4AD and Factory records releases,” Interpunk says of the album, not inaccurately. Likewise, the Spectres’ 2007 “Cold War” EP opened a lot of eyes

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Last year, the late Kenn Kroosaficks reviewed Deathcharge’s debut LP, Love Was Born to an Early Death, here at CVLT Nation. “Deathcharge unleashes a new, but familiar brand of gloom-and-doom deathrocking gothic punk to the masses,” Kenn wrote. The following interview with Deathcharge founder and singer Adam Nauseam is a

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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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