Review: Nunslaughter / Antiseen – Split 7in.

Review: Nunslaughter / Antiseen – Split 7in.
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After my initial thought of “What the fuck?” regarding Nunslaughter and Antiseen releasing a split 7”, I immediately realized how much sense it actually makes. … read more

Reviews: Dead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole

Reviews: Dead in the Dirt – The Blind Hole
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This is one of the most angry and downright filthy releases I’ve heard in many moons, managing to stuff 22 songs into roughly 20 minutes. … read more

Reviews: Nunslaughter – The Devil’s Congeries, Vol. 1

Reviews: Nunslaughter – The Devil’s Congeries, Vol. 1
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Ah, Nunslaughter—my favorite “collector’s-fucking-nightmare” devil metal band. To the uninformed, these Pittsburgh natives (now residing in Cleveland) play absolutely filthy, blasphemous metal, and they have more releases than there are shitty “reality” television shows about people I don’t give a fat fuck about.  … read more

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano

CLC Artist: Jorge Arellano
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“I started doing stencil art with my friends,” says Arellano. “At that time, we didn’t have an option to do silk screening, so spray painting was the easiest thing to do, and the easiest way to spray paint on clothes was to use a stencil.”  Upon moving to Salt Lake, Arellano abandoned stencil art for many years until he created a few pieces for his band All Systems Fail. He began creating stencil art again, quite secretively, but his talent and love for the art couldn’t be hidden forever. … read more

Reviews: Void Meditation Cult/Sperm of Antichrist – Sulfurous Prayers of Blight and Darkness

Reviews: Void Meditation Cult/Sperm of Antichrist – Sulfurous Prayers of...
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What essentially amounts to a split release by the same band (Void Meditation Cult was previously called Sperm of Antichrist), the first side of Sulfurous Prayers of Blight and Darkness is Void Meditation Cult and the second side is Sperm of Antichrist—confused yet? … read more

Silva Illustrations: Sharpies, Self-Portraits and Suicidal Tendencies

Silva Illustrations: Sharpies, Self-Portraits and Suicidal Tendencies
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James Silva has been a presence in the Salt Lake City punk and hardcore scenes since before time began, or so it seems. Following a stint as a tattoo artist, Silva’s impatience got the best of him, and he traded in his tattooing equipment for … Sharpies—as in the tried-and-true, everybody’s-got-one, black markers. To most, that would seem like one hell of a downgrade, but to Silva, and those who have seen what he can do with a Sharpie, it was one of the best decisions he ever made. … read more

Reviews: Watain – The Wild Hunt

Reviews: Watain – The Wild Hunt
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I don’t quite understand why it is that Watain has become such a polarizing band in the metal underground—people either love them or absolutely despise them. … read more

Local Review: AODL – Arsenblotz 63

Local Review: AODL – Arsenblotz 63
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Before I go any further, let it be known that I am in no way the world’s foremost expert on noise/power electronics/industrial. Quite the opposite, in fact. However, good music (noise?) is good music, and I like what I like … and I like this release from AODL. … read more

Judge Return to SLC

Judge Return to SLC
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An accomplished musician, yogi and spokesperson for all things positive, Porcell’s (arguably) most infamous band, Judge, returns to Salt Lake City for the first time in roughly 30 years, set on bringin’ it down as only they know how. … read more

Discogs: Virtual Vinyl Meeting Place

Discogs: Virtual Vinyl Meeting Place
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Over the past decade or so, varying degrees of music collectors worldwide have seemingly begun to defect from large online retailers like eBay and Amazon in favor of “smaller,” more intimate online stores. The most popular, and quite possibly the fastest-growing, is Discogs. … read more