Wil Cifer
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Wil Cifer

Wil spouts his thoughts and theories on metal / goth/ post-punk/ and darker indie rock on blogs like Abysmal Hymns,No Clean Singing, Geekinthings, Treblezine etc...
He is very passionate about horror movies, comic books, the occult and Morrissey , though David Bowie will live on in his heart forever

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It is that time of year again, though I am sure for many of our readers (if you are like me) it never really left. This is the 5th annual instalment of this playlist. Like previous years, I try to break away from the typically goth go-to’s; after all you

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With summer beginning to fade and Halloween approaching – who I am I kidding, it’s Halloween every day that ends with a -y for me. Meaning, I sit in a dark room with horror movies on, not answering the door. So when someone says to me, “Oh, wow you must

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Marco Malattia is the mastermind behind VLF Laboratories – the true porn collective that takes its art to the next level. Below check out some of their most recent photos plus an excerpt from an interview we did with Marco. I find your work refreshing, as I have always found appeal in

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Dead Register’s 2018 album Captive made some of my top ten lists and is still in regular rotation. Today we’re lucky to be premiering the video for the song “Ender” from that album. To coincide with this premiere, I caught up with the band to gain insight into the making

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Much like post-punk, shoegaze can find itself looking backwards to preserve the sounds of yesteryear. Drinking deeply of nostalgia in order to capture said sound, songwriting can suffer. Shoegaze works off nostalgia half the time and drugs the other. For the new bands trying to pick up the torch, the

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When we think of “gay” in terms of metal – if it is not being used in an unflattering context – it is referring to one of four or so musicians (sorry, but King’s X is not metal). Does that seem like a small percentage of metal musicians? Yes, though

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