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Christian Death’s album Only Theatre of Pain is a classic that was way before its time. As a young hardcore kid in the 80′s, I would just stare at the album and think to myself, wow, these people are even freakier than me and my crew. On the back, Rikk Agnew is

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O.C. O.G. – An interview with Rikk Agnew Punk rock dark lord and master of the octave chord Rikk Agnew has left his sonic prints on more red hot and poisonous projects than you’ve had furtive wanks. Emerging out of the embryonic Orange County punk scene in the late 70’s,

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For the past several years – since 2007 – writer Mikey Bean has quietly been working away (or, depending on who you ask, not so quietly!), gathering an oral history of California deathrock for his upcoming book Phantoms: The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene. He’s assembled a

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Since 2009, Population have been making some of the most immersively moody postpunk music out there. Although they hail from the hardcore punk scene’s reclaiming of the roots of postpunk, deathrock, and gothic rock that was kickstarted last decade by bands like The Estranged, the Observers, Deathcharge, and the Spectres,

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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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by Oliver Sheppard Portland doom metal band Atriarch have taken a gothic turn since their split earlier this year with San Francisco’s Alaric. Although still solidly anchored to a doom metal-y rhythm section — complete with ponderous, stomping drums and trudging bass guitar — on the band’s new LP, Ritual

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