CvltureFeaturedHistory

According to legend, George Pikingill literally died in the shadow of the cross, cursing God and the residents of Canewdon, England, where he was both revered and feared. Since his death in 1909, his stature has only grown; depending on who you believe, he was either an uneducated, but gifted,

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Black MetalDemosFeaturedMusic

When hearing the name True Love, one might not immediately arrive at thoughts of misery, isolation, torture or despair. However, upon hearing the visceral audio savagery that is Ryan Young’s solo black metal project, that is exactly where you will arrive. I first came across this project when Ryan mailed

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Black MetalHardcoreNoise

It was bound to happen at some point. Deathspell Omega’s genre-defying, epic trilogy of albums cast a long shadow over black metal, and now its influence has crept into other areas of extreme music. Enter Plebeian Grandstand. Their first album, 2010’s How Hate is Hard to Define, is a technical,

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BizarreCvltureHistory

A brutal murder is reported in a quiet West Midlands village. Local authorities are unable to come up with a suspect or motive, so Scotland Yard sends their best detective to help crack the case. It could be the plot line to any number of classic English murder mysteries. However,

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Black MetalFeaturedMusicReviews

The end of the year is always a tricky time for a band to release an album. Most people, bloggers and journalists and internet junkies, have already compiled their year end lists. The massive, thunder-from-the-heavens type of releases have already hit, their aftershock still being discussed, dissected and ranked. Even

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ArtCvltureFeaturedFilmHistoryIllustration

There are only hours left for you to own a strangely unimpressive sketch drawn in the 1970s by none other than Doctor Anton Szandor LaVey! Far from being images of the Dark Lord inked in blood, these are weird doodles of animals and people that would be at home in any

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