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Music 

Music Video Premiere: “Love Like Lies” By AESTHETIC PERFECTION

Well, hello creepy people moving around to this bitchin’ Industrial tune. Below, we’ve got the music video premiere of Aesthetic Perfection’s new single “Love Like Lies.” Aesthetic Perfection is the solo project of LA based producer Daniel Graves. Over a career spanning 15 years, five feature-length albums, and numerous singles and videos, Graves has reinvented […]

Films 

Sexual Hysteria in Japan — Exploring TETSUO: THE IRON MAN

Transformation. Experimental animation. The man becomes a machine. Sexual extremity. Video game aesthetics. Nightmares. Battles. Japanese culture turned inside out. There is a lot to penetrate with TETSUO: THE IRON MAN. I’m┬ánot terribly intimate with the minutiae of Japanese history, but I do know that the nation was formed sometime in the 600s BCE, making […]

Music 

Music, Magick and the Movies: An Interview With URILIA’s Kristof Bathory

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of Kristof Bathory, who at the time was the founder and frontman of the band Dawn Of Ashes. Originally an an electro-industrial group, DOA evolved through many permutations, ultimately fusing the hard electronic elements with extreme metal into a potent hybrid of apocalyptic intensity, often focused on themes […]