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Alaric’s new LP, End of Mirrors, is on Neurosis’ Neurot Recordings label, which is fitting since the fellow Bay Area band has always seemed to owe something sonically to the period of Neurosis between Word as Law and Souls at Zero, and since the band has indirect ties to them:

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The first “Deathrock 2012” mixtape (which is here) was so popular I thought we’d do it again! Included here are some new bands I overlooked last time (The Now Dead, Funeral Parade, Population), some different tracks by bands already featured (Crimson Scarlet, Arctic Flowers, Cemetery), and, still continuing with the

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(Note: This interview first appeared at the No Doves Fly Here site a few months ago.) The Bay Area’s Alaric have received positive attention on CVLT Nation before; their recent split with Atriarch, reviewed here, was amazing. Members have played in such great bands as Noothgrush, Dead and Gone, and

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Deathrock never died, but it would be willfully ignorant to claim there isn’t new blood currently reinvigorating the genre. The recent uptick in the number of bands owes a lot to the DIY hardcore punk scene. Some of the new bands, like Blue Cross, began as side projects of hardcore

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Since 2005, Cross Stitched Eyes have been dishing out a viscerally compelling, deathrock-tinged take on hardcore punk. Their new Decomposition LP — out on Alternative Tentacles May 1 — incorporates elements of Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, and Killing Joke into the band’s consistently aggressive sound. Decomposition is a fiery and thoughtful

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The release of the 5-song, split 12″ between Alaric and Atriarch on May 15, 2012 marks an interesting turn-of-the-page in what we may well be able to call the second deathrock revival. (I put the dates of the first revival at a debatable 1998 until about 2004, from the establishment

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