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The best free horror, skate, tattoo, art, music mag in the world!

Absolute Underground has been covering and supporting the underground music scene since 2004. Originally focused solely on Punk, Hardcore & Metal bands, AU has expanded to cover a broad range of bands and topics over the years. Providing reviews on new album releases, artists & art shows, skateboard contests, cannabis events, horror movies, burlesque shows, zombie walks, tattoo artists & shops, comic book creators, and music festivals.

Absolute Underground Magazine continues to be published bi-monthly, six times per year, distributing free issues across Canada and at special events in the United States and Europe.

Magazines are distributed in record stores, skate shops, tattoo studios, bars & music venues, head shops, comic & book stores, surf shops, colleges & universities, restaurants and more.

Starting as a 16 page black and white ‘zine, Absolute Underground has become a 100 page colour magazine to be reckoned with. You will find everything wicked you are looking for here including featured articles like Absolute Horror, Ink Slingers, Shred Session, Powder Seekers, Artist Profiles, VHS Zone, Comic Book Icons, DNR by Demonika, Brewing 101, Blast From The Past, Absolute Metal, Pure Punk, Cannabis Corner, Comic-Geddon, Voice of the Streets, Beneath the Wheel, The Invisible Orange, and Splatter Gods.

Featured interviews from record labels like Stomp, Pirates Press, Supreme Echo, Bent Window, and Wrecking Crew. Plus we focus on underground bands across Canada with our localized sections; Victoria’s Locals Only, Vancouver Vengeance, Shr-Edmonton, Calgary Carnage, Regina Rager, Saskatomb, Wretched Winnipeg, Ham Jammers, Niagara Falls To The Wall, Ottawa Onslaught, Toronto Trash, and Montreal Massacre.

With over 100 issues published so far, our mission is to be the last print mag standing.

Welcome to the Underground!

Loud As Hell Open Air Festival

Loud As Hell Open Air 2024

Loud As Hell Open Air 2024 Camping and Extreme Music in Alberta’s Badlands One of Canada’s most beloved decibel-breaking extreme music events, Loud As Hell Open Air Festival announces its most ferocious lineups to date for its 2024 edition with headliners Beyond Creation, Malignancy, Vitriol, Green Jelly, Striker, Ripcordz, The Convalescence and many more!

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Absolute Underground Magazine Issue 118 – Our annual Punk Rock Bowling issue jam-packed with exclusive interviews with Guttermouth, Gorilla Biscuits, Descendents, Gogol Bordello, Zeke, The Meteors, RKL, The Humpers, Stiff Little Fingers, Mac Sabbath, The Queers, ALL, and much more!
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer
Absolute Underground Magazine Issue 117 – Our annual 420 Issue!!! Featuring Tommy Chong, Ted Smith, The Weed Olympics, Cannabis Corner, Smoked Out Brainless and much more …
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer
Inside Absolute Underground Magazine Issue 116 Another legendary issue featuring an exclusive interview with GWAR’s frontman Blöthar the Berserker as we discuss their upcoming Age of Befuddlement tour, and much more…
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer
Loud As Hell Open Air Festival

Loud As Hell Open Air 2024

Loud As Hell Open Air 2024 Camping and Extreme Music in Alberta’s Badlands One of Canada’s most beloved decibel-breaking extreme music events, Loud As Hell Open Air Festival announces its most ferocious lineups to date for its 2024 edition with headliners Beyond Creation, Malignancy, Vitriol, Green Jelly, Striker, Ripcordz, The Convalescence and many more!
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer
Armstrong MetalFest 2024

Armstrong MetalFest 2024

Armstrong MetalFest 2024 The 14th annual gathering of metalheads will once again witness a pilgrimage of extreme metal music fans for two days of unforgettable moshing, headbanging, and camping. From iconic headliners to promising newcomers, the 2024 lineup is set to showcase the best of diverse metal genres, ensuring an electrifying experience for all.
Ira Hunter
Creator, Editor in Chief, Writer
Island FanCon 2024 Event Poster

Introducing Island FanCon

Lonnie Eckardt is the showrunner behind Island FanCon, an inaugural event taking place this spring, in Langford, BC, the gateway to the rest of Vancouver Island.
Ed Sum
Technophile, Pop Culture Addict, Lover of Egyptian Antiquity and Paranormal Enthusiast

When All You Need is The Russian Made Plan 9 From Aliexpress

From Russia with Love is Diana Galimzyanova’s Plan 9 From Aliexpress. Is it a fan film or something more wildly surreal?
Ed Sum
Technophile, Pop Culture Addict, Lover of Egyptian Antiquity and Paranormal Enthusiast
Demonic toys Jack-Attack Movie Poster

Full Moon Feature’s Demonic Toys is Back with Jack-Attack!

While the Demonic Toys franchise won’t appeal to folks with a clown phobia, others who can’t get enough of watching killer clowns will find this farce enjoyable before turning off the lights.
Ed Sum
Technophile, Pop Culture Addict, Lover of Egyptian Antiquity and Paranormal Enthusiast

DAFA Club 3rd Anniversary Party

The big, shitty baby has finally turned three, and on this occasion, it has presented a diarrhea-filled diaper of bands representing the best Tianjin has to offer
John Warnock
Webmaster, Video Producer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

Zimmers Hole Live

Zimmers Hole Live on Absolute Underground TV , Clips from the live show in Victoria BC, Canada to wet your appetite and panties for more.
John Warnock
Webmaster, Video Producer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

AUTV Season 5 Episode 1

AUTV Season 5 Episode 1, The Metal Meltdown with DJ Zang, a special piece about the Langford Skate park. Then our WSSF 72hr film fest entry and more…
John Warnock
Webmaster, Video Producer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

AUTV Season 4 Episode 12

AUTV Season 4 Episode 12, Welcome new host Jeff Custi. We have a double shot of bands with Less Than Jake and Death By Stereo, Artist Keith Pinel and more…
John Warnock
Webmaster, Video Producer, Photographer, Graphic Designer