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I fucking love the Bay Area. There is a truly amazing amount of artists that live out here. For the music that I am interested in the most, this area is the best in the world. There is some great scenes scattered around the globe, but within this particular area

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To say we’ve distanced ourselves from the term “metalcore” would be an understatement.  Once a harmless descriptor, it’s long been a pejorative for the neon-clad, crass mall-core of the early oughts. In much the same way “screamo” is clawing it’s white belt back into the underground’s collective consciousness, there’s a

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These days there are books and documentaries about pretty much everything from Zimbabwean power-pop to choral-crust, so it’s no wonder that there’s one about the history of Straight-Edge. Maybe it was about time and after putting out books about G.B.H., Heavy Metal movies, Black Metal or N.Y.H.C., Bazillion Points nailed

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Text and Photos: Bobby Cochran   The plan was for me to connect with Cult Leader at their show in Reno, a small town just across the California/Nevada border not necessarily known for its thriving music scene.  Word came down they’d been having trouble with their van just outside Salt Lake City and

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Maybe it’s just me, but it feels as if the metalcore spirit of decades past is gleefully haunting us once again. I’m sure some of you may read the term “metalcore” and consider it a genre slur of sorts, especially in relation to its early-mid aughts strains. If you do,

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After a first web promo in 2012 and two releases on tape in 2013 & 2015, Quebec city-based APES are finally ready to unleash their demolishing debut full-length album. Lightless will hit the stores and distros on May 26th 2017. CDs will be out on Northern Sound Records, while LPs will

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