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While you may associate enchantment with the occult and a preference for social isolation with extreme metal, alternative hip-hop’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal suggests that darkness can be translated through the beat of a different drum. Branching off from indie rock’s more conventionally alternative route (a truthful oxymoron), the man

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Joe Blablazo is a comic book artist based out of Denver, CO. We met quickly after I moved to Denver and became close quickly due to our shared devotion to comic books, DIY culture and absurdity in general. Coming from El Paso, TX, where Joe was entrenched in the punk

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DEVOUT RCRDS in Portland, OR is a business that’s very dear to our hearts at CVLT Nation. Not only because the people who run it are humans we consider friends and kindred spirits, but also because what they do is aligned with our values of supporting the creative output of

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To say that comics have had an impact on the art world would be a huge understatement. So many of the artists we’ve covered here have felt their influence and even dabbled in their creation as well. THE MEGACRAP is, in their own words, “a mute, chained, infinite and lowbrow

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Blink and you’ll miss it, but Hassan Amin recently appeared in a cover story on the mighty Converge.  In the pages of the print scene stalwart Decibel, he spoke eloquently of the band’s legacy and impact. What caught me, however, was how he spoke of alienation, of chaos, of suffocating

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By Coby Michael Ward via Patheos.com A reliquary traditionally contains sacred material usually organic matter from a deceased person important to followers of the religion to which it belongs.  Generally a reliquary will contain bones, blood on fabric, and other fragmental remains of various priests and mystics.  Holy relics can

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