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Black MetalCrustMusic

It’s always a pleasure to see people you love from bands you love get together and unite their talents to create monstrous things. And that’s where Bay Area’s Vale come into the picture. Featuring current and past members of Lycus, Your Enemy, Ghoul, Tombs, Mutilation Rites, Deras Krig, Void Omnia,

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Some years ago, we all mourned the passing of an amazing band we all loved: the Bay Area-based black/thrash band Dead Mean. R.I.P…. If you missed this incredible band, check out our old features we did on them here and here, and you can also check out their only publicly available release,

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Avant GardeBlack MetalBlackened CrustFeaturedMusicNoiseNoise RockPsychRaw PunkReviews

Ahh, this is the kind of shit that should end up on a split 7″: two almost completely different bands – not more of the same, the space is limited, no one wants to hear more of the same. This is why this Palace of Worms / Thoabath split is so

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Oakland’s most celebrated crust/sludge/noise/black metal killing machine – NEGATIVE STANDARDS – are preparing the ground for the release of their brand new LP Fetters, coming later this year self-released by the band in the US and on Vendetta Records in Europe. To celebrate the imminent unleashing of their punishing new album,

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80s HardcoreAvant GardeBlack MetalBlackened CrustCrustDeath MetalDeath RockDemosDis-beatDoomEventsFeaturedGrindcoreHardcoreMixtapesMusicNoiseNoise RockPost-PunkPower ViolenceRaw PunkReviewsSludgeThrash

Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending

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DemosFeaturedHardcoreMusicNoiseNoise RockReviews

As label Sentient Ruin puts it: LEUCROTA‘s debut Demo is “a smoldering twenty minutes of completely wretched, botched, cruel and self-mutilating hardcore punk with, crust, d-beat, sludge, noise rock and black metal striations”. The label also states that “Leucrota are the sound of teeth grinding, bones rattling and skin rippling in

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