Impending Doom guitarist Manny Contreras is a man of many talents, and he recently released “The Thoroughfare” under the moniker In the Absence of Fear. It’s a four-minute track from what he calls “sleep music.” It’s a beautiful background listen, and with the combination of the rise in instrumental records and vinyl sales, I’m excited to see how a full-length like this would do, and in the long run, the resurgence of the album as a whole.

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The Undertaking 2021

Quite The Undertaking

Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.

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