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Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day Three to capture performances from Clutch, Repulsion, The Secret, Oathbreaker, Dragged Into Sunlight and Gonga! Thanks to Temples Fest for killing it again this year…looking forward

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BizarrePainting

People have always been fascinated by the strange and weird, and this fascination found a thriving home in the circus sideshows of the past two centuries. The banners that advertised the wonders within were hand painted with vibrant colors and images that would draw even the most morally upright into

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IllustrationPaintingSculpture

Yesterday, one of the most influential artists for our dark and underground communities died. H.R. Giger, designer of the world’s most famous Alien and pioneer of dark and twisted art died at age 74 from injuries suffered from a fall. He will be missed and mourned here at CVLT Nation.

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LiteraturePhotography

You might remember a post I did about the metaldudes & cats book a while back…well, it’s finally here! Alexandra Crockett’s book features portraits of some of your favorite metal dudes and their favorite…felines…you know what I wanted to say…anyway, nothing warms my black heart like long-haired, tatted-up, scrubby-looking dudes

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Photography

Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day Two to capture performances from Neurosis, Doom, Amenra, Wolfbrigade, Tombs, A Storm of Light, Conan and Bossk! Check out her awesome photos below, and stay tuned

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ArtPhotographySocial Justice

Photos & Text by Andrew Houston Rapid economic growth in post-war Japan brought on a construction boom, and with it a huge demand for day laborers, who came from around the country to recruitment sites such as Osaka’s Kamagasaki. As Japan grew, so did the population of these “labor towns”,

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