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Kaonashi - "Look Like Me" AP Diss Track

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Kaonashi - "Look Like Me" AP Diss Track

Over the weekend, hardcore Philly band, Kaonashi dropped a single "Look Like Me" which confronts their issues with the popular alternative publication Alternative Press. They're also not the first group to voice their distaste with the magazine, seeing as AP continues to publicize the same rotation of cis white men while advocating for diversity in the alternative music scene. Never mind the blatant disregard of victims of abuse from certain musicians & a slew of other problematic articles, too.  "Look Like Me" begins with spoken words: "when I open AP Magazine, I don't get the comfort of seeing someone who looks like me." It then immediately kicks off into...

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EP Review: HAWK - 'Tolerance's Paradox'

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EP Review: HAWK - 'Tolerance's Paradox'

While the world of metal has no shortage of bands clouding the scene, very few have the same tenacity and grit as HAWK. On December 4th, HAWK released their debut EP, Tolerance’s Paradox. Formerly known as This Or The Apocalypse, original members Ricky Armellino and Jack Esbenshade joined forces with Bernard Stabley and Adam Reed and released their first single “Mileage” under their new moniker back in 2019. With a cohesive concept and an intricate approach to metal, HAWK has established themselves as a band to not be slept on. The project was a completely DIY effort, with the band doing the production...

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