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Xibalba – Tierra Y Libertad

Few bands embody heaviness quite like Pomona, California’s Xibalba.  Their peculiar brand is a bludgeoning potion of 90s death metal, beatdown hardcore, and downtuned sludge. Take the sheer girth of Crowbar, ... Read More...
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Anti Ritual – Anti Ritual

Not to be confused with Anti-Mortem, like this reviewer might or might not have done, Anti Ritual's four experienced members all have deep roots in the Copenhagen hardcore scene. As Marco Malcorps, lead singer and lyricist pointed out in a recent interview, the quartet are so-named because "the acts of playing music and screaming out lyrics serve at times almost as a cathartic ritual – to get it all out, you know."
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Mayhem Fest Cruise Cancelled

A month or two back I made the observation that cruises were looking to be the next big thing in the music festival circuit, but maybe it's time to re-evaluate that idea and wait and see how this thing pans o... Read More...