How good is Japan’s FRIENDSHIP? So fucking good, and their new album Undercurrent is the SHIT (out now on Southern Lord)! Last year the band performed in Edinburgh, Scotland and it was captured by Scapegoat.T.V. This multi-camera footage is epic and only adds to the intensity of FRIENDSHIP’s set!
It’s an unverified fact that Japanese culture is one of the most polite and respectful in the world – even when its people are frequenting the many love hotels, private sex parties and bars that Tokyo has to offer. Polish-born photographer Pawel Jaszczuk spent three years frequenting such places, capturing
Am I the only one who is completely exhausted with the state of “heavy” releases? If it’s not some No Mercy/Cro-Mags wannabe shit then it’s a bunch of dudes who bought their first bullet belt 3 weeks ago with a Framtid shirt to match. Your personal identity crisis shouldn’t translate
Juan Maeda is a Japanese bondage artist that was born in born in 1939, and he is well known for his intense illustration style. He worked on the graphic version of Oniroku Dan’s Flower and Snake in 1972. I love Maeda’s work because it’s full of drama, pain and beauty. Check out this killer collection
Looking back and remembering the second world war, it’s hard to believe that such a conflict of mythic proportions had taken place. In a sense, it has a romantic way about it, with the allied forces coming together to put down the rise of the fascist Axis regimes that had festered
In 1885, the Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi created what would become one of the most influential early pieces of Japanese bondage art, The Lonely House on Adachi Moor. Based on a folktale about an onibaba (demon hag) who killed pregnant women to eat their fetuses, the piece is startling even