Uber-intense, sound-crushing vicious audio will be heard when listening to the new MUMAKIL record entitled Flies Will Starve. This cyco piece of grinding wax will hit the streets on June 25th via Relapse Records, but right now CVLT Nation is streaming “War Therapist” from Flies Will Starve below!…MUMAKIL straight up rages, so get with the program!
So LEUCOSIS has just released two songs via their Bandcamp and they are fucking amazing. This is a message to any label reading this: sign this band because they deserve it and they’re creating some of the most original music coming out right now! All hail Leucosis – listen to their new tunes below!
The Future of Weed: High Country, the new documentary from Vice is really nice to inhale and watch. This THC-saturated film takes an interesting look at the advances in weed growing technology that the city of Denver and surrounding areas are making on the Hi-Tech Herbal tip. Even if you do not puff the devil’s weed, this is a must see…Excuse me while I load my bong again and press play – I’m not zoning out, I’m tuning in!
It should come as no surprise that one of the most devastating crust/d-beat albums of 2012 comes from Spain – Barcelona to be exact. Anyone who is familiar with Europe’s crust movement knows that Spain has always been a stronghold of crust punk and anarchist punk. Might be the fact that fascism survived in Spain way longer than in the rest of Europe, or the fact that Spain is one of most Catholic countries in the world, but the truth is there is an underground that calls for the blood of the establishment and of narrow-minded morals, and takes the punk lifestyle and vision to next fucking level at any given chance. Nevertheless, if you take examples like Ekkaia, Ictus and Absurdo for instance, you will recognize in Spanish crust bands some obvious traits that make them stand out from the rest, mostly that crust punk is a serious matter and it seems to be more epic and incumbent, almost “militarized” in its tones, and dominated by a sense of urgency and alienation rarely seen elsewhere.
From this background hails Instinto, a quintet from Barcelona whose independently released self-titled debut screams vengeance all over the fucking place and declares a full-on war against the establishment with its merciless and disfiguring brand of crust/d-beat assault. This album literally howls with rage and is nothing short of a sonic riot in its own form. The songs are towering anthems of sour and rage, the production is spotless and the guitar tone is absolutely huge and as filthy as the smog and smoke infested skies of a dystopic slum turned upside down by raging riots. Think of Tragedy and From Ashes Rise and their beefy tones and apocalyptic moods, but with a stronger sense of urgency and a more savage delivery. There is also a nitid Behind Enemy Lines sonic silhouette as a backdrop in this work, which reinforces the pure pedigree this band beholds. That’s where Instinto stands, and their debut is packed to the fucking roof with heaviness and anger to the point of collapse, and the songs contained herein pave the way to a downright musical war zone, one blast of obliterating rage after another. The album has been out for a while and oh my, what a mistake it was to overlook it. Hit the play button on the player above and let this baby literally tear through your skull like a riot!
We are huge fans of good music that rocks us to our core. Maybe this is why we are really into Chelsea Wolfe. So we are all waiting anxiously for her new album Pain Is Be that’s coming out on Sargent House Records on September 3rd. In the meantime, check out this full set of Chelsea Wolfe performing in Denmark. The visual and sound quality are spot on – enjoy!
Photographer: Jorge Silva
Based in: Porto, Portugal
On the first edition of Amplifest – a still relatively new festival in my hometown, who will have the third edition this year – Justin Broadrick did a double stint headlining the first day of the festival with Jesu and then, the second day, as Godflesh.
While Jesu were playing I noticed a light, placed behind and above Justin, that, from time to time, was casting strong lightbeams on his head. As I was shooting right in front of him, the light came and I was able to get the shot I was envisioning. It always amuses me the fact the I shot Justin as Jesu with a halo!
Stop whatever you are doing and let these 12 minutes and 17 seconds inspire you. You are about to watch The Art Of Punk: CRASS featuring the works of Dave King and Gee Vaucher. CVLT Nation salutes our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell on their killer series about Punk Art brought to the world by MocaTv….My life would not be what it is today if it was not for CRASS. They are more than a band to me, they are a part of my life story…Enjoy this on-point look at their ART!
Ien Levin is a tattooist that makes me want to pack up everything and move to Kiev, Ukraine so I can get work done by him. He is able to take something ordinary and filter it through a dark mind and come up with something totally out of this world. Ien Levin is also able to work unreal black ink magic with geometric shapes. Today CVLT Nation celebrates this tattoo master again. Check out this new gallery of his most recent work…All hail Ien Levin!
Ides of Gemini are a captivating experience; there is a serene power to their sound. Sera Timms, J. Bennett and Kelly Johnston are a musical force to be reckoned with, and the blasphemous beauty of their music is brought to life today with our premiere of their video for “Starless Midnight” off their 2012 Neurot/Sige full length, Constantinople. Directed by Romanian sorceress Daciana Birladeanu, this visual is a nuanced visual journey through one of my favorite songs off the album. Like their music, it is bleak and dreamy at the same time, and although shot in black and white there is a warmth to it of fire and human body. Check out this gorgeous video below…
Hot DAMN Southern California’s PLAGUES are really raising the bar of sonic rawness with their new EP entitled Perfect State that comes out today via Glory Kid Limited. This record has six songs that will make you stand to attention. This band is well versed in constructing killer breakdowns that will stick your ribs! CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming Perfect State in full below…Here is a message to PLAGUES: good jobs homies, you have a winner! Perfect State drops today, plus PLAGUES are on tour so check their remaining dates below!