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EARTH RITUALS is the creation of a Portland, OR-based herbalist whose goal it is to preserve the energies and spirit of flowers and herbs in the form of flower essences, tinctures and elixirs. Using traditional folk methods of preservation, Earth Rituals uses organic cane alcohol and raw local honey to turn

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Text and Photos: Colton Bills Saturday was the night I was looking forward to the most – I knew I’d get to see He Whose Ox is Gored from Seattle, Usnea from Portland and Power Trip from Austin Texas. He Whose Ox Is Gored is just a great band all around. They

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Text and Photos: Gemma Shaw   It’s finally that time of year again. What seems like an eternity is now upon us. Roadburn is a high point for many worshipers of the riff and its strange relations. A newly expanded 013 venue with more tickets meant more people adding to the unbridled

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So what happens when a bonafide metalhead figures out a way to turn his passion into what he does for a living? The thing is, Jason Puder is not driven by money, but by his love for the music. If you ask many touring and local bands that come to the city

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This episode of Screams from the Gutter will be a bit different, and will be the crowning episode of the series in 2015. This list is long, but necessary. Herein are in fact all the bands that you missed in 2015, but need to hear. You certainly missed these bands because they

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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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