Straight out of Botswana comes some of the most ferocious death metal you'll hear in 2013. Wrust formed back in 2000 when there were only a small handful of metal bands on the entire continent. Now playing the part of living legend (with singer/guitarist Stux Daemon as the sole remaining original member), Wrust just released their latest full length record Intellectual Metamorphosis.…Continue
Botswana-based death/metal band Wrust released their new song 'Spiral of Torture'. You may remember their video we featured years ago and now they're back with a new album. Rock on! - L.
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Hi guys, please tell us what you think about the piece The New York Times recently published about the Procter & Gamble campaign "My Black Is Beautiful", their new documentary "Imagine A Future", while the company also makes/markets skin-bleaching products.
"The documentary does not mention that Olay, a Procter & Gamble…
Hi guys, we're just sharing an article about goth people of color and "race politics" in goth culture. It quotes many articles we've published, such as 'GOTH. The Aesthetic and The Subculture: Getting Past the Stupid Shit.' and …Continue
Mynheer Noir is a 31-year-old budding photographer based in Inwood, NY. His personal style could easily have him in front of the camera as well. I recently had the opportunity to work with him on a photo shoot and immediately noticed he was heavily tatted. We started chatting about ink and our upbringing. What I found particularly interesting is that being a man of color he was actually raised in a family with artists and musicians that encouraged his alternative choices in art…Continue
On a warm April afternoon, I walked over to the Daptone offices to meet soul singer Charles Bradley. Just a few blocks away from my apartment in northern Bed Stuy, the label office and studio are housed in an old Brooklyn brownstone. So unassuming, I nearly missed it. This is the famed Daptone records headquarters? I walked by three times before realizing where it was. Inside I met Charles. 64 and just getting started, the Screaming Eagle of Soul somehow matched the building. On…Continue
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Meet tattoo model Kevin Wallace! I met Kevin at an audition searching to feature tattoo models in a new project called AMPED 360. This guy oozes style and when he entered the room you can feel his confidence radiating off of him. Not only did the other female models take notice for obvious reason, I also watched the casting directors gush over how handsome and awesomely tatted he is. In an audition room where there was mostly Caucasian tatted hopefuls, I must say...I felt pretty…Continue
You hear a lot of artists say things like “If I don't make it by the time I'm 25/27/30 I'm going to hang it up.” It ends up being a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy standing on two faulty premises: 1. that artists have either “made it” or are starving, and 2. that creativity has an expiration date. The cult of 27 is strong in a lot of minds. (as I get closer to 30, I admit I feel kind of ridiculous for every minute of my life wasted comparing the timeline of my successes to…Continue
Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.
To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…
The thing that differentiates good prog from bad is whether the complex poly-rhythms and spontaneous key changes feel necessary or like the band is just sort of showing off. Galaxy of Tar's songs may be complex, and certainly Elias Diaz V.'s musicianship is on full display, but on their latest EP Barretta, they earn every atonal guitar solo and sudden drum breakdown.…Continue
Galaxy Of Tar releases our new album BARRETA
The Sound of Liquid Metal, Ethereal Soundscapes, Electronic Overtones and beautiful Rock Explosiveness !!!
Listen to it and Get your copy HERE…Continue
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Ariana Fuentes is a vivacious 26 years old from New York City. She earned the name "Disco" because she is known to always get the party started when she walks into any room. She is a freelance makeup artist and her signature style is the funky way she designs her eye makeup. You can often find her rocking this style and creating outrageous looks for party goers at many of the hot New York City clubs. I find it super interesting that a girl who is full of energy and on GO 24/7…Continue
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Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about the POC Zine Project, in which long-time AFROPUNK member Osa is involved (you might remember her from her DIY zine for Black punk rockers Shotgun Seamstress).
POC Zine Project will be at the…
Added by Eye Candy on March 1, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments
Lauren is a 26 year old nature girl, originally from Lynchurg, Virginia who spent many summers on her grandparent’s farm in Bent Creek. This is where her love for animals was cultivated. Growing up she always had dogs, cats, chickens and even a pig or two around! Later on in life, Lauren ended up turning her passion for the earth and its creatures into a career by studying Biology and Environmental Science in college. Now residing in Brooklyn, Lauren has collected 7 tattoos that…Continue
By day Jewel works hard at her office job and then by night she gets to let her locks down by go go dancing and revealing her wonderfully inked body. Most of her ink reflects her passion for writing poetry. The words on her skin serves as daily reminders of personal inspiration. Perhaps the tattoo with the most powerful statement is also the smallest one. She has the word SPEAK written backwards on the right side of her face by her hairline. When she looks in the mirror…Continue
Rogizoid Shatterz is an alternative model and performer from Panama who currently resides in Queens, NY. She is incredibly ambitious and is not afraid to express herself through her art. With her exotic look, 12 tattoos, multi-color hair and plenty of piercings, she rocks her unique look with confidence. Some may find her intimidating but she says, "People and animals gravitate towards me and I can't really wrap my head around it but i guess I'm inviting." I definitely agree…Continue
Antwan Hollis is a budding tattoo artist based out of Newark, NJ. Even though his former ink shop downsized, he remains focus on building his career on his own. At 22 years old, he's already secured loyal clientele who will follow him wherever he goes. He's a lover of all things hardcore metal and is a musician with skills on both the bass and guitar. With Antwan's Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley tattoos, its easy to see who his influences are!
To submit your tattoos for Tattoo…
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Mary Jane is a 21 year old model from Cambria Heights, Queens. Her networking skills led to her landing features in major music videos such as; “Thangs on Deck” with Jadakiss and Swerve, Maino and Waka Flocka’s “Mobbin” and "Molly” with Maino. Mary's beautiful ink has graced the pages of Inked Girls Magazine, Urban Ink Magazine and Sweets Magazine. Mary Jane is showing the tattoo industry that beautiful brown inked models exist and here to stay...proving that her skin can…Continue
Honey Larochelle creates the kind of music where the funk drives into your soul and before you know it, you are rocking your whole body with your stank face on! Honey has been performing ever since she was 5 years old and was practically raised in soul and rock music with her mother who has sung with Marvin Gaye, Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi. It's easy to see that Honey's "Stankface Music" is a genre that was long in the making. After years of singing lead for The Brand New…Continue
Hey guys, although many don't go as far as South African artist Mshoza (pictured below), a lot of people still hurt themselves emotionally when they let unhealthy beauty standards (hair, skin color, etc.) become their own.
Just wanted to get the conversation going. Everyone is somehow affected. How do we make sure that women, men, boys and girls get out of this vicious circle? - Lou C-D…