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Only Death Is Real #2

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Only Death Is Real #2

Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying cosmic black metal, giving equal coverage to EPs, full-lengths and splits. Click on the title and you’ll find yourself on the relevant Bandcamp page. Axebreaker - Brutality in Stone (Self-released/Phage Tapes) Locrian's Terence Hannum formed Axebreaker a couple of years ago with the idea that this power electronics project would be extremely confrontational and unapologetic in its anti-fascist outlook. Hannum’s music veers from stark beats, pulsing waves of sound, stomping drums and vocals that are tempered with a sneering edge. Brutality in Stone is a record that rages from beginning to end and uses aggression to create ...

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Shook Ones

Interviews Shook Ones

Posted March 16, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Shook Ones are a melodic hardcore band that formed around the Seattle area in 2004. The band has not consistently released new music together, with ...

Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

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Posted March 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picks nine highlights from the band’s extensive catalog. “When…When we were young ...

KFAI - Root Of All Evil

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Upcoming Talent #4: Mouthbreather

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Unless you're one of those people that consider D.C. to be a part of Virginia, then it's safe to say that Richmond is the punk capitol of the state. With such a tightly knit community, bands are constantly springing up and coming out with new and innovative music. Mouthbreather is one of those bands, forming from the ashes of popular Richmond groups Wow, Owls! and The Setup. Playing music that is similar to both and yet still all their own, Mouthbreather is certainly a band to keep an eye on. Having released a demo and preparing to ...

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Justin Pearson (Three One G)

Interviews Justin Pearson (Three One G)

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:57 a.m.

The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson ...

Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

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Posted March 2, 2019, 2:52 a.m.

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe ...

Clown Sounds

Interviews Clown Sounds

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar ...

John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

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Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In the previous installment of Beyond Casual Observation, we visited with three films to briefly illustrate the pleasant entanglement of ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard ...

2018: A Year In Review

Music 2018: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Year End 2018

As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you ...

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