V13 Cover Story 026 - Earth Crisis - June 5, 2023


“People really take the bait when it comes to the divide and conquer propaganda.”

In our latest Cover Story, to mark the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking EP ‘Firestorm,’ Earth Crisis' Karl Buechner delves into the significance of straight-edge vegan unity within the hardcore punk community and its enduring relevance today.


Sam Feldt & Tones And I – “House For Kings” [Song Review]

With “House For Kings,” Sam Feldt and Tones And I reveal their magical touch, blending a tasty dance rhythm with shimmers of pop.

Lyia Meta – ‘Always You’ [Album Review]

Taking herself out of her stylistic comfort zone with ‘Always You,’ Lyia Meta conveys the feeling and beguiling mystery of love.

Paul Supreme – “Ninja Sword” [Song Review]

Not quite hip-hop, not quite pop, “Ninja Sword” offers a synthesis of stylistic flavours, resulting in a rococo electro-pop fusion.

Raven Artson – ‘Transformia’ [Album Review]

Lacking contemporary equivalence and a most decorative bit of work, ‘Transformia’ offers a glimpse into the virtuosity of Raven Artson.

International Furlough – “Blind in One Eye” [Song Review]

Almost doom-like, International Furlough’s single “Blind in One Eye” pulsates with wicked, black kinesis, evoking primal expressions of foreboding gravity.

AJJ – ‘Disposable Everything’ [Album Review]

With ‘Disposable Everything’ (Hopeless Records), AJJ are arguably at the peak of their craft. The band successfully displays their full range while still remaining as quirky as ever.

Damien Musto – “Cry For Help” [Song Review]

Akin to an articulate cry of utter desolation, Damien Musto’s “Cry For Help” renders inner emotional anguish into expressive verses.

Skin On Flesh – ‘Terrible and Sad’ [EP] [Album Review]

Skin On Flesh’s new EP ‘Terrible and Sad’ is monstrously good, surging with visceral energy, hammering percussion, and the compelling voice of Laura Jiménez Alvarez.