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As I mentioned in the last installment, this edition of Haunting The Chapel features an interview with towering Gaza vocalist Jon Parkin (I’m 6’5″, he’s 6’7″, so he earns “towering,” for sure). Parkin is a smart, intense guy who has a smart, intense way with words:

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When I included “Haunting The Chapel” in the headline to my last column, I’d intended it to be a smart-ass joke regarding my inability to legally use the name “Show No Mercy” after relocating things here from Pitchfork: You know, Haunting… is the 1984 EP that followed Slayer’s 1983 debut Show No Mercy. Even though… More »

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Cult Leader – “You Are Not My Blood” (Mark Kozelek & Desertshore Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters mastermind Mark Kozelek makes gentle, delicate, sensitive music that has perhaps counterintuitively found a devoted fanbase among metalheads. As I…
Michael Nelson | May 6, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Cult Leader – “Skin Crawler”

In their nine-year existence, Salt Lake City's Gaza produced three increasingly excellent albums of math-y, grind-y sludge: punishing, violent, very heavy music with deep grooves.
Michael Nelson | December 11, 2013 - 11:22 am
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SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance…
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm
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