Shane Lange
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Shane Lange

Freelance music journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. If it's smart and it's dark, chances are you've got his attention.

Avant Garde

As the new incarnation of ritual-noisic project Cultus Sabbati (less one member), HK8 makes good on the commitment of its remaining members to provide their listeners with aural snapshots of an evolving spiritual journey. Debut album Jihad is ritual music with the desert at its heart: heaving, caustic drones slowly

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Movies

Next-generation horror auteurs and “twisted twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska carved out a name for themselves on the thick hide of the film industry with the release of their first film, Dead Hooker in a Trunk. Inspired by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Til Dawn, El Mariachi) and his DIY guide to

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GrindcoreMusic

Canadian grindcore hurricane Fuck the Facts is just about halfway through its North American tour; the band has one U.S. show left in Washington State before they head north along the coast for a few stops in B.C. this weekend. We checked in with guitarist Topon Das to ask a few

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Avant GardeMusic

The title of opening track “Damnum Minatum” refers to a legal term, used by inquisitors in the late Middle Ages, which describes a coincidental mishap or accident held as “evidence” that a person suspected of witchcraft had used magic to inflict harm. The five-minute aural assault from L.A.’s Deathstench explodes

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