Chiara Franchi
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Chiara Franchi

Cuddling kittens and worshipping the Dark Lord on the foggy side of Italy.

ArtFeaturesInterviewsTattoo

“Tattoo is not art” Although this is no longer the caption line on Valerio Cancellier’s Instagram profile, it was when I started wondering about this article. And, to be honest, I found those four words far more meaningful and explanatory than anything I saw or read about Brutal Black Project

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ArtCvltureHistoryIllustrationUncategorized

Imagine you’re at a flea market or in a library. You target some juicy old book, open it and…find out it’s filled with personal notes and doodles on the pages’ margins. Ever happened in real life? If you’re one of those people who value books as a sacred objects and

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DoomMusicUncategorized

It’s late: time to go to bed after a long, exhausting day. You finally slip under your freshly clean sheets. Turn off the light. Close your eyes. Then a thought comes up to your mind. Something you didn’t even remember about, but that still upsets you and makes you feel

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Black MetalDeath DoomDoomMusicUncategorized

It was the beginning of 2014 when The Haunting Green stepped on tiptoe into the music scene with few copies of their self-titled debut EP. The handcrafted, silk-screened artwork displayed a girl falling down into unknown water depths: a graceful, dreamy drowning. The music itself was kind of a graceful

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ArtCvltureGraphic DesignHardcoreHardcore PunkIllustrationPaintingPUNKUncategorized

“By sounding a little like everything you’ve ever heard, the whole sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard”. In 2012, the Guardian wrote this lines to advice us about the talent of then-newcomer Grimes. The rest is history.  We could use these same words to introduce you Alberto Panegos’ unique work,

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HardcoreMusicReviews

A bare slipknot on a black background. Essential, explicit, uncompromising. The artwork of Peste’s brand new EP displays exactly what you can expect from their music: a bunch of nihilistic rides launched on a razorblade at breakneck speed. Hardcore in its darkest form meets crust punk and even seminal black

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