Three Transgressive Artists Turn Destruction into Music
Vinyl Terror & Horror talk to Author & Punisher about making their own mutant instruments, ignoring safety regulations and...Burning Man.
Lustmord Wonders Why There’s No Real Anger in Current Music
A stalwart of "dark" sounds and industrial bands doesn't see much believable anger in music anymore. He'll fix that this week at Berlin Atonal.
Here’s What You Missed at Sunn O)))’s Sold Out Berlin Gig
Couldn't snag tickets to one of Sunn O)))'s concerts in Berlin last weekend? Here's what happened when the drone-metal legends took the stage.
HEALTH Explains the Rise of LA’s “Berlin-Style” Party Scene
After a six-year absence, LA's noisiest quartet return to reflect on why change is necessary, and what it has wrought on America's underground.
A Kindergarten Class Reviews Hauschka
Clearly, this contemporary classical composer is a homebody who always wears slippers.
10 Reasons Why This Article Is A List
Lists are basically the best thing about going on the Internet. We've got plenty, and here's another!
Children of Goth: On the Fringes of Wave-Gotik-Treffen
The Wave Gotik Treffen is the largest dark underground festival in the world. Longtime attendee and post-goth Daniel Jones details some of the events lurking ar ...
Music Site No Fear Of Pop Says Blog’s Not Dead
On the eve of his blog's fifth anniversary, Henning Lahmann talks about the current state of the blogosphere and its possible future.
Which Genre Smells the Best: Bass, Noise or Drone?
What does music smell like? Ephemera, an exhibit at experimental music & art festival Unsound, turns tracks by Kode9, Tim Hecker and Ben Frost into perfumes.
The Death Of Audioccult
EB's longest-running column snuffs the candles—say goodbye with new sounds from Prurient, King Plague, Posh Isolation, and more. And then, no more.
Audioccult: Ashes 2 Asses
Code Blue—it's time for some XXX Tales From the Cryptkeeper in a special edition of Audioccult with sounds from Ben Frost, Chelsea Wolfe, Black Cracker and mo ...
Cooking with Audioccult
Our column for esoteric riffing + underground music returns. Learn to cook meatloaf to die for and hear new tracks from GHE20 G0TH1K, Ishan Sound and more.
Black Metal and Techno Collide at Doom Over Leipzig
Conceived in 2010 as a more socially conscious metal platform, Doom Over Leipzig celebrates the darkness in both metal and techno.
Kiss of The Whip: A Beginner’s Guide to Prurient
Dominick Fernow's discography can be daunting, so we present a guide, a megamix and his new LP "Frozen Niagara Falls" for the uninitiated.
Visual Feels: Behind The Scenes with Pictureplane
Take a look at the '80s trash-cinema vibe of Pictureplane's upcoming "Hyper Real" video with these behind-the-scenes photos!
Visual Feels: Oscar Face-Off
Get the latest Oscar hype straight from the red carpet (that we found in the trash) as we get the lowdown on fashion's biggest wonders—and BLUNDERS!
Visual Feels: The Best Moments of the 2015 Grammys
Daniel Jones offers his version of The Grammys-as-Apocalypse.
Audioccult Vol. 134: Stream Egyptrixx’s New LP Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power]
David Psutka's new LP is an aural avatar of mechanical sounds. Stream the premiere and check out an exclusive interview with the artist inside.
Visual Feels: Free Music from Deathbomb Arc
Download Deathbomb Arc's free 2015 compilation, packed with weirdo sounds to make your ears happy.
Visual Feels: Edgar Froese Live
The Tangerine Dream founder has left us, but his wonderful music lives on. Watch a solo performance on German TV from 1981.
SALEM’s King Night, Five Years Later
Does this monolithic release-often championed as the Witch House alpha and omega-stand the test of time?
Michail Stangl’s Insider’s Guide to the CTM Festival
Berlin's experimental extravaganza CTM launches this weekend. One of the festival's music program curators, Michail Stangl, gave us the scoop on the highlights.
Visual Feels: DIS Magazine’s Slavoj Žižek Tech Fit Shirt
Welcome to the workout room of the Real: pump it up with Žižek, courtesy of DIS Magazine!
Step Inside Darklands, The Berghain of Shopping
Daniel Jones chats with the owner of Darklands, a Berlin-based avant-garde clothing store popular among techno DJs.
Visual Feels: Visual Friends
Could this BE any more evocative of the howling and chaotic abyss that awaits us all?
Visual Feels: LEGO Acid House
Acid is child's play, thanks to this sweet toy technic.
Visual Feels: Lily Gatins Murders Blog Fashion
Watch publisher and visual killer Gatins make basic bloggers eat it at Paris Fashion Week.
Audioccult 132: Rejected Article Ideas
Read excerpts from our notepad, which contains all the strange ideas we never published, along with music from Author & Punisher, Rabit, HTRK, Mumdance!
Visual Feels: The Kate Bush Christmas Special
Make December magickal again with this private remastering of a classic holiday special.
Audioccult Vol. 131: End-of-Year SUFFERage
What will you be talking about during your office X-Mass party? Maybe some terrible lists—or new music from Future Brown, Visionist, and Violet Poison!
Visual Feels: Dril Tracts
Weird Twitter meets Conservative Cartooning
Audioccult Vol. 130: The Shriek of 2014
Find out what we had stuck on repeat this year, including tracks from RVNG Intl, Thrill Jockey, 4AD, Ninja Tune, PAN and more.
Visual Feels: Municipal Waste T-Shirt
Need something to make office conversation a little more lively? We have just the tee for your next big meeting!
Audioccult Vol. 129: How To Make The Holidays Not So Horrible
A guide for the Grinch in all of us, and new carols from Egyptrixx, Blackest Ever Black and more!
Audioccult Vol. 128: Audioccult Clip Show
H.P. Lovecraft meets Roseanne, Ai Weiwei VS Miley Cyrus, missed psychick connections and more await—plus new sounds from the darkest corners of music!
Does Leipzig Throw the Best Parties In Germany?
Leipzig may be quieter than Berlin, but there's nowhere in the world that I've partied harder and dirtier.
Visual Feels: Teengirl Fantasy’s new Thermal EP
The duo's new 'Thermal' EP gets a virtual accompaniment thanks to 4 REAL—more like 4 FEELS, which is what you'll get from these visuals!
Audioccult Vol. 127: First Dispatch
From a short book on art and writing, read pieces on cultural nihilism and the emotional highs of DJing. Plus, new music by Rabit, Mykki Blanco, Run The Jewels ...
We Love: Paula Temple’s Deathvox EP
Daniel Jones finds destructive energy and black metal vibes in Paula Temple's Deathvox EP, out now on R&S.
WITCH HAVS Explores A Pre-Solidified Genre
Metallic Falcons, Pocahaunted, Tonstartssbandht and more make up this artifact from a time when witch house was first emerging.
Audioccult Vol. 126: Four Primo Musical Collaborations
Which hot musicians are going to be making waves together soon? We have the predictions for you inside—plus new sounds from DUST, John Carpenter and more!
Nightmare Audio: A Halloween Soundtrack
A ghoulish selection of tracks to fill your October nights with tricks and treats—sounds for nightfalls, shapes under sheets, real witches and elder young god ...
We Love: Youth Code’s “A Place To Stand” EP
LA industrial duo Youth Code builds on the driving EBM of their self-titled debut and cranks the dosage of scuzzed-out hardcore punk to a mind-melting degree.
Visual Feels: Nikita Kadan’s Procedure Room
These feels are not for the faint of 'art.
Audioccult Vol. 124: Gluten Tag
Conspiracies abound in Audioccult, along with new sounds from Objekt, Gucci Mane, Blvck Ceiling, Andy Stott, Oake, Young Echo, Stroboscopic Artefacts, and more.
Tinnitus Entertain You: Unsound Festival 2014 reviewed
Find out why Daniel Jones calls Unsound "the music festival's music festival" as he runs down visions of The Bug, Evian Christ, Grouper and more.
Visual Feels: This Video Does Not Exist
This video purports to not exist, yet here you see it clearly, above these words.
Audioccult Vol. 123: Peaks For Nothing
Find out what's in the Twin Peaks mastermind's bathroom, and hear new music from Maluca, xorzyzt, Brenmar, Youth Code, Born In Flamez, and Mumdance!
Visual Feels: Natvres Mortes Illvstration
Discover the darkness that flows from the mind and hand of illustrator Bryan Proteau—it's visually a-FEEL-ing!
Audioccult Vol. 122: BlackBlackGold’s Second UnReaL Tour Diary
Enter the underground freak scene in the US from an UnReaL perspective—plus new music from Deathface, Rabit, Kanga, Raspberry Bulbs, and Silent Servant!
Visual Feels: Reptilian Benediction
Do they walk among us in disguise? Who knows—but just in case, play it safe with an icon that will make your friends "green" with envy!
Audioccult Vol. 121: BlackBlackGold’s UnReaL Tour Diary
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, explore underground club culture and acid-tinged adventures with Audioccult.
Visual Feels: Miles Davis Door
This door's incredible Miles Davis impression will take your breath away.
Visual Feels: The Disgusting Glass Frog
Children and the elderly, look away. This frog is disgusting and should be given clothes (and perhaps a jail sentence).
Visual Feels: Thot Topic Hat
Thots on your mind? Let 'em know with HAM On Everything's buzzword hat.
Audioccult Vol. 120: The No WiFi Blues
Trapped in a cruel, Internet-free area? Find out how to plug in, and hear sounds from The Bug, Xosar, NVR MND, xorzyzt and more!
Visual Feels: Ryder Ripps’ 777 Gallery
Grab reconceptualized lifestyle accessories from artists by the likes of Ryder Rips, Chen Chen and Kai Williams and more!
Visual Feels: Will Laren’s Comics
Need some Monday chuckle-feels? Will Laren is here, with a cast of wild characters to make you mirthful!
Audioccult Vol. 118: MP3 Sharing Is A Taste Crime
Let’s be honest: you don't know a single thing about music. That’s why you need new tunes from Boothryod, Tamara Sky, Yuji Kondo, Oake and more.
Visual Feels: OMOTE’s Face Tracking & Projection Mapping
Once this technology is perfected for the mass market, morphology selfies are going to be huge.
Your Goth Teen Is Trash
In the final part of our Goth Parenting Guide, we please your teen with 3 Teeth, Bruxa, and tricks to getting that evil teen to like hip-hop and techno.
Visual Feels: A White Man
San Francisco is a city with a rich and wonderful history, and this man is stepping up to the streets with a bag full o' feels!
More Albums For Your Goth Teen
Out of the Batcaves and into the streets: pimp your goth teen's taste with Bestial Mouths, Haus Arafna, Shadowlust and more!
“Like the memory of a lover’s conversation”: FKA twigs’ LP1 reviewed
FKA twigs' long-awaited debut album, out August 12 via Young Turks, is totally unique and intimately beautiful, "like the memory of a lover’s conversation..."
Visual Feels: Fred Durst Listening To Salem
Ever thought you'd get a feel from Limp Bizkit? The night has a new king...
Finding The Right Albums For Your Goth Teen
Take your teen down the left-hand path with the first part of our extremely personal and subjective recommendations—from Prurient to Neurosis!
Visual Feels: Order Is the New Anarchy
Your mind has already done a lot of changing. But that’s only the beginning—the beginning of the new Feels. You have to go all the way now. Do you think you ...
Bight Of The Twin: Genesis P-Orridge & Hazel Hill McCarthy interviewed
Industrial legend Genesis P-Orridge and filmaker/promoter Hazel Hill McCarthy are documenting the truths about voodoo—but what they found changed their lives. ...
Visual Feels: Oneohtrix Point Never tour tee
This shirt looks like a shirt from popular mall band KoЯn; however it's actually from Oneohtrix Point Never, who is another guy. We have the details.
Visual Feels: Werepop’s Grimes Sticker
Get your Visual Feels with Werepop's conceptual design of the Canadian Queen of Weird Pop.
Visual Feels: Blackest Ever-er Black
You know those people who say, "I'm only wearing black until they make a darker color"? Well, guess what...
Audioccult Vol. 113: Further Missed Psychick Connections
Find the entity of your dreams with Deathface, Dark Entries, Kahn, YNGN, and Demdike Stare!
Electronic Beats presents Audioccult
Dig in, music fans—we have new newness from Milky Chance, Modeselektor and more—with support from Gazelle Twin, Grimes, Vatican Shadow, and Bruxa!
Tips For The Inferior Summer
Stay made in the shade with our "hot" summer guide!
Audioccult Vol. 110: The Dog II: SEO Optimal Results
Get the hits you deserve from a pup you can trust: new sounds from Rabit, African Greys, ScHoolboy Q, 2shy and more!
Audioccult Vol. 109: Timeless Chorus
Remember THAT song? It's here, along with new tracks from El Mahdy Jr, The Bug, CVLT Nation, Animal Bodies, Born In Flamez, XVII, and Perturbator!
Audioccult Vol. 108: Nihilism is the Norm
Norm MacDonald is America's funnyman (from Canada). Join the fight in securing him his rightful place on the airwaves.
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The romantic sounds of three exclusive premieres from 3 Teeth, plus Godflesh, Ben Frost, Reliq, Wolves In The Throne Room, and The Soft Pink Truth!
Audioccult Vol. 106: The Dog Vol. 1
If you love dogs as much as we do, are you in for a treat! We've got dogs, dogs, new sounds from Sleigh Bells, Pictureplane, Black Pus, and dogs!
Review: Thug Entrancer – Death After Life
Denver DIY figurehead Ryan McRyhew deconstructs the dance music of Chicago with his latest project Thug Entrancer. Daniel Jones revels in the ruins.