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I WANNA DIE have returned after having previously already introduced us to their ruinous and bastard strain of sadistic punk. What has changed since the last time we saw the band enter a studio to record? Not much, the horror is still there, the violence has not subsided, and the

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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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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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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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