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Ari Wilson

Post-gonzo provocateur Ari Wilson has worked, during his writing career, with a wide and eccentric range of raw material, extreme metal to the avantgarde. With CVLT Nation since 2014, Wilson is known, below the underground, for his individual zine Holy Grail From Hell founded in 2010.

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You can forget all about the neoclassical, virtuoso nonsense, and the pseudo-progressive metal out there; because it’s Zebulon Pike time. The quartet have been putting out masterworks for more than a decade now, and yet not many people know about them. That’s got to change. Or else you’ll be regretting having

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One could say it was either Today Is The Day or Neurosis that started what we’ve come to call avant-garde metal today, but I will say Today Is The Day and Today Is The Day only. Neurosis were fed up with metal and rock both at the time “Souls At

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Below is the interview I did with Jimbob Isaac of the exceptional Hark. Personally, I’ve been a fan of his work since the Taint days. And if you are unfamiliar with them, which is understandable – after all, they were an obscure gem – just think of Trouble; Dinosaur Jr.,

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Jacques Lacan never lived enough to see Žižek synthesize his ideas with the Marxist theory, and neither did Jacques Derrida, to hear what the music had to say, on his literary method, which he himself always rejected to call a ‘method’ in the first place: deconstruction. Entering the domain of

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Metal In Opposition they call it; to me, it is polystylist metal, free metal, space metal — krautmetal. Whether from Germany or not, Qualeaceans play the most radical brand of metal, ever. The ensemble draws on every single form of extremity in music, hammering out a sonic tower as high

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Avant Garde

The sands of time are running low for the August edition of Avant Anomalies Of The Month, so without any hesitation, let me introduce you to the eight entries of this month: “Devourer” Artist: Robedoor Year Of Release: 2005 Genre/Style: Experimental/Noise Rock/Psychedelia/Free Improvisation Robedoor are a number of post-hobos, and

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