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Earlier this year, Vancouver’s BAPTISTS released their third full-length on Southern Lord, Beacon of Faith. Baptists are hometown heroes and their Vancouver shows have a reputation for getting rowdy, and their album release show was as wild as any. Our comrade Taylor Ferguson was on hand to capture the frenzied

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There have been some superb hardcore releases so far this year. Vein’s newest release errorzone is an outstanding hardcore record. Canadian metallic-hardcore outfit SLUMLORD dropped their masterfully chaotic Preview of Hell earlier this year, too. However, with just under 5 months left in this calendar year, my undisputed hardcore record of

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We are all living in a fucked up reality show. Music is one place that I can find peace. I love putting on rageing music that I can imagine shapeshifting into a weapon of destruction that I could use to end the life of the oppressors. AXIS OF DESPAIR‘s new LP Contempt

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Sunn O))) are towering figures of dread. Their live shows are the stuff of frightening legend, a ritual to pure volume, pushing the concept of metal – and the human body’s capacity for aural punishment – to its absolute limit. White1 is a curious record in a curious discography, marking

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Work takes us all to a dark place. We wake up before our bodies are ready, force-feed, put on a uniform and then commute. This gets mistaken for an average responsible adult’s daily routine when in reality it’s coercion of capital. Confined to a space for 40+ hours a week

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Venice Hardcore Fest is one of the biggest underground festivals in Italy. This year the line-up was insane with so many different bands from all around the world. One of them was THE SECRET. Originally from northeast Italy, THE SECRET signed with Southern Lord Records, and recorded at Kurt Ballou’s

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