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As a grey mist descends upon the grime-encrusted banks of the Thames, a lonely church bell tolls amongst the myriad alleyways of historical London; five figures appear out of the gloom and close in with nefarious intent. A lonesome figure waits within, silhouetted against the dim infernal light, his hands

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Moscow-based Sierpien have an LP coming out on California’s Mass Media Records on November 28th of this year. Besides recent Western headlines about Pussy Riot, not a lot of people know much about Russian punk. American label Mass Media has been on a roll lately, with releases from Lost Tribe,

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Well, we’re two years into these Deathrock mixtapes, and the fascination that dark postpunk and deathrock continues to hold over the punk scene continues unabated, even if many punker-than-thou bands refuse to acknowledge their own new swing into gothic territory, proud as some would-be tastemakers are. The punk scene’s dipping

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by Oliver Sheppard 2012 was a great year for deathrock. As I wrote in the notes for the CVLT Nation Deathrock 2012 Part II mixtape, “Most of these new bands come from the DIY punk scene and are reclaiming deathrock’s punk roots. There is a strong element of anarcho/peace punk

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Italy’s Dystopian Society, like Germany’s Tanzkommando Untergang, employ imagery and use a name that might make one think they were a political thrash band. But — wait just a minute! Although the band do have a strong sense of political ethics, they’re like New Model Army and Rubella Ballet in

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The first “Deathrock 2012” mixtape (which is here) was so popular I thought we’d do it again! Included here are some new bands I overlooked last time (The Now Dead, Funeral Parade, Population), some different tracks by bands already featured (Crimson Scarlet, Arctic Flowers, Cemetery), and, still continuing with the

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