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Adnan Oktar is self-titled Turkish “Islamic creationist,” anti-Darwinist, and so-called religious guru who is currently awaiting trial on a number of criminal charges including but not limited to sexual intercourse with minors, harassment, espionage, perpetrating fraud by exploiting religious feelings and beliefs, kidnapping, and money laundering, although no one knows

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While you may associate enchantment with the occult and a preference for social isolation with extreme metal, alternative hip-hop’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal suggests that darkness can be translated through the beat of a different drum. Branching off from indie rock’s more conventionally alternative route (a truthful oxymoron), the man

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Damien Done, the moniker under which Damien Moyal plies his dark and brooding craft, was kind enough to give his time to speak with Cvlt Nation about his stellar new LP.  Ready to drop soon on Mind Over Matter Records, Charm Offensive is an album wrought with  a brooding and

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When most people think of the beginnings of punk rock, they’re more than likely not going to be thinking about bands of four to six shaggily-mop-topped guys wearing tight, multicolored pants; but these are, in fact, the origins of punk rock – the 1960s garage bands. Some of these garage bands

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In the handful of large-scale music events I’ve attended in the past fifteen years, none have captured my attention or energy like the King of the Monsters Records Fest (KOTM). Taking place from July 31st to August 1st, in Tempe, Arizona’s Nile Theater, KOTM’s existence and success is owed to

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While many historians explore the history of nations and kings, in 1974, the French historian Philippe Ariés explored what may be the sole constant in human existence: death. In a series of lectures entitled “Western Attitudes Towards Death” 1, Ariés contends that the perception and reception of death reflects the

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