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I won’t pretend to be one of those North American hippies who is searching for the psychedelic transcendence of an aboriginal shaman. The closest I came was my teenage mushroom phase, and that crashed and burned a long time ago, probably because I was searching for oblivion, not wisdom. But

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Earlier this year, Hammerhands released their utterly devastating first album Glaciers – an album of seething sludgy doom and eerie atmosphere that is sure to pop up on a few end of year lists around these parts. The Mississauga, Ontario based four-piece aren’t resting on their laurels though, and have

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Toronto’s BriefcaseFest calls itself a celebration of extreme music in Ontario, with a bill loaded with some of the province’s most intriguing heavy acts, with some friends from Quebec and even further afield calling in for a visit. The diversity across the two nights is quite staggering too, from math

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