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Photos & Text by Colton Bills This past week on Friday, March 4th, 2016, I celebrated an early 19th birthday by attending the mighty Neurosis’ diamond anniversary; 30 years of unflinching sound, fury, strength and vision. To top off this birthday present to myself, I was also able to, for

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills I knew that Black Breath was a thrash band, but I had no idea about Hopeleus, Waingro and Burning Ghats. I usually listen to the opening band/bands a few times before the show, and let the live experience be my first real introduction to the

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Text & Photos: Colton Bills On December 10th, Wolvhammer brought their soul-crushing black metal to a rather small club in the heart of Vancouver for a vet lucky audience. Opening the show was local act Nostrum. They played a crushing set. Afterwards, locals SEER played loud and fast and good.

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills / Marrow Photography I had been waiting for three months for this show. When the day finally came, with it with came Portland doom crew Shrine of The Serpent, local doom troupe Haggatha, along with Portland’s own funeral-doom bringers Usnea, New York’s Unearthly Trance and underground

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By Colton Bills I found out a very strange coincidence when I went to see King Dude. The first opening band, Vancouver hard beat duo, Animal Bodies, had opened for Grimes in Seattle, then they walked off the stage and without saying their name. They played a more high energy

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Photos and Text: Colton Bills Being a South Bay Area transplant I was more than happy to hear that Negative Standards were coming to Vancouver. Getting to photograph them was the fun part. There were 10 or 15 people inside. I bought a beer to have something to do. The

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