All posts by Bryan
Neurosis: Honor Found In Decay
Record Release Photo Essay
On the evening of November 17, 2012, heavy music legends Neurosis played their hometown of Oakland in celebration...
W&R / Doctorshopper Tour Photos
During the month of July 2012, San Francisco’s Wreck & Reference and LA’s Doctorshopper made a short run...
CVLT Nation Interviews Horseback Part Two
Two months ago, I sent Jenks Miller, mastermind behind the band Horseback, a series of questions relating to...
Last year, San Francisco’s Bosse-de-Nage released one of my favorite albums of 2012. The follow up to their...
Power of the Spliff: SLEEP Live in Oakland
Last Tuesday, the reunited influential stoner doom band Sleep returned to their hometown of Oakland to play the...
Baroness Live at the Fillmore
Baroness are on the precipice of rock stardom, which is something that today is almost a novelty. To...
CVLT Nation Interviews
Horseback Part One
Hello Jenks, thank you so much for doing this interview. How is everything in the Horseback camp? Great,...
Alcest Photo Essay
Last Saturday, French shoegaze metal band Alcest made their second-ever appearance in San Francisco at the Elbo Room...
Horseback- Half Blood
Horseback’s career path has been as unusual as the music itself. 2010 game changer The Invisible Mountain was...
The long awaited 7 inch from California powerviolence/grind act DNF is finally here. The Hurt EP is a...
The Bottomless Night Mixtape
Curated by Bryan Proteau
This mix tape is a collection of songs relating to the ambient and experimental genres as well as...
Zola Jesus Live at
Great American Music Hall
Zola Jesus wasn’t judged by a celebrity panel on a reality tv show. Her powerful and operatic vocals...
I Am Legion- Mutilation Rites New 12″ Track Premiere
US Black Metal has become it’s own separate entity from its Scandanavian forefathers. Young bands across the country...
Ghost descend upon SF
I think they’re called Ghost because not everyone believes in them. Over the past year these shrouded Swedes...
Wolves In The Throne Room
live in San Francisco.
One of the heavy metal connoisseur’s greatest fears is that their their favorite underground band will get big....
Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
Earth have made good on their promise of a second installment for their Angels of Darkness, Demons of...
CVLT Nation Interviews Ben Sharp of Cloudkicker
Late last year I reviewed Let Yourself Be Huge, the latest release from solo artist Ben Sharp aka...
Weakness- Vattnet Viskar
New Track Premiere
Vattnet Viskar are from New Hampshire, and they play black metal. The cold and wooded areas of the...
Desolation- Obolus Exclusive New Song Premiere
Last year, a mysterious new Black Metal band emerged from the west coast of the United States. Little...