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This was the last show I had a chance to shoot Wreck & Reference at while on tour with Pallbearer + Deafheaven. It was a hard day, hot as fuck and endlessly exhausting in Dallas TX but their energy is unceasing and their songs moving and anxiety gifting (a hidden blessing); truly something not to be missed. I miss them and their crew deeply and wish we could’ve had more time to get to know each other. til next, dudes!

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Gagging before green walls. Adopting postures of defeat. Hanging pendants from every weakness. Gnawing at my own restraints. I feel my bones splinter inside me. My nerves knotted, gnarled, and bare. Dry mouth spitting at every mirror. I will call this by its name. Surrender.

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Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousnes

I finally got my eagerly anticipated copy of The Flenser’s reissue of Deathconsciousness on vinyl. I opted for the 180 gram black version. The Flenser also included a creepy photo on a slide projector slide (pictured).

Like with previous issues of this album it comes with a short book about Antiochus, a medival historical figure who was a Jesus-like prophet, only he spread messages of nihilism.

Considering that this was literally recorded in a bedroom on an extremely low budget, this sounds pretty massive. Every song on the album takes a unique approach and there is never a dull moment despite this album’s long run time. I’ve always come back to this again and again after first hearing it, so it’s great to finally own it on vinyl.