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Avant GardeMusicNeo Folk

Lux Interna’s there is light in the body, there is blood in the sun has been one of my favorite surprises of the year so far.  Mixing the doom-isms of Nick Cave with the kind of tinkered Americana popularized by groups like 16 Horsepower, and adding a huge dose of

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MusicReviewsSludge

Last year, Ireland’s Zhora crept into the metal scene in Ireland with a brief online-only EP called Feet Nailed To The Ground. It exhibited a band that, while in their infancy, had aggression and exuberance in spades and most importantly, the bit between their teeth; so much so that they

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Death MetalFeaturesLive RitualsMusicReviews

All Photos by Ted Reckoning It’s been 17 long years since At The Gates played in Vancouver and surely since their reformation in 2007, the people of Van City have been pining for one of Swedish death metal’s finest exports to land into town at The Rickshaw. Finally, the time

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Black MetalDeath MetalDemosMusicReviewsThrash

You have to wonder just how much gas is left in the tank for this brand of revisionist old school death metal. Some absolute gems like ZOM and Bone Sickness have popped up over the last two or three years; the common themes being bands with an affinity for the

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Apocalyptic BluesAvant GardeMusicshoegaze

It’s quite interesting when a band’s sound is totally at odds with the images and vibes of their hometown or state. When someone says Texas, you don’t immediately think of cold, moody basslines, guitars and vocals drenched in sorrow and a gloomy atmosphere all around. However, that’s exactly what we

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Death RockDis-beatHardcoreMusicPost-PunkReviews

(Note: This article originally appeared, in an earlier form, at Souciant.com, here. It is reprinted with permission from the author.) Manchester’s Warsaw changed their name in 1977 to Joy Division to avoid conflict with the punk band Warsaw Pakt. Coincidentally, that change served to mark the break between Joy Division’s

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