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Earlier neofolk was sometimes called “apocalyptic folk,” a phrase seen on at least one early Current 93 flyer that seemed to sum up early bands’ stripped down, back-to-basics acoustic approach to making doomy, and quite often occult-tinged, music(k). One of the longest-running current podcasts of this style is in fact

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Dublin is pretty rife with noisy punk and hardcore bands, whether it’s Disguise or Crows, and now you can add another name to the list in Gaze. With some familiar faces from Twisted Mass and Fag Enablerz in tow, Gaze play raw d-beat inflected with noisy Japanese hardcore. It’s harsh

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Darkest of the dark and evil black/death metal has been enjoying a healthy rejuvenation over the last few years, with plenty of bands spewing forth their caustic riffs of old school fury and strains of modern flair. Labels like Nuclear War Now and Dark Descent have been vital cogs in

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Kommunity FK are one of the founding bands of what came to be known as deathrock – that particular admixture of gloomy/gothy punk rock and postpunk experimentation usually seen as a regional byproduct of the late 70s and early-to-mid-80s Southern California punk scene. Although Kommunity FK’s 1st LP, the classic

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Belarus’ Anton Yeroma is the man behind Difleger, a post metal project that is self-described as drawing influence “from many different sources of inspiration”. This is vivid upon first listen of Black Whales; there is a lot going on here and while its attempts at crafting out an eclectic piece

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by Oliver Sheppard A lot of the recent infusion of music and interest into neofolk can be traced to bands like Cult of Youth and the excellent Agalloch, bands originally rooted in the punk and metal scenes, respectively. This is quite a new development in the history of the music,

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2013 has been a great year for interviews – we’ve gotten to know better some of our favorite musicians and artists through some fascinating, in-depth conversations. Here is a collection of our Top 6 favorite interviews we published this year, in order of their appearance on our site: 1. A

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Guilty Strangers

Often compared to “Queen of Siam” or “13.13”-era Lydia Lunch, San Antonio, Texas’s Guilty Strangers appeared on CVLTNation’s “Deathrock 2013 Mixtape, Part 2” earlier this year. Their 2012 “Oracle” LP evinced a mix of no-wave, deathrock, and postpunk along the lines of bands like Lung Overcoat, Executive Slacks, 45 Grave,

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