Posts From 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 of their tenth studio album called Honor Found In Decay. Neurosis also invited along Portland doom trio Yob, and the Canadian heavy

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Degenerate Youth:
W&R / Doctorshopper Tour Photos

During the month of July 2012, San Francisco’s Wreck & Reference and LA’s Doctorshopper made a short run of the West Coast of the United States. In January, Doctorshopper self-released “Degenerate Utopia” on their Cult of Melancholia imprint, an art

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CVLT Nation Interviews Horseback Part Two

Two months ago, I sent Jenks Miller, mastermind behind the band Horseback, a series of questions relating to nearly every aspect of the project. The interview was so large, it had to be broken into two parts. It is with

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Bosse-de-Nage iii
Review

Last year, San Francisco’s Bosse-de-Nage released one of my favorite albums of 2012. The follow up to their self-titled debut, simply called “ii” was a compelling mix of black metal, post rock and indie rock. Drawing heavily from the 90s

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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 massive Fox Theater. Since splitting in the 90s, bassist Al Cisneros and guitarist Matt Pike have experienced success with their new bands

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Baroness Live at the Fillmore

Baroness are on the precipice of rock stardom, which is something that today is almost a novelty. To see a band claw their way up from the underground is truly inspiring. Baroness have worked tirelessly and toured endlessly over the

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CVLT Nation Interviews
Horseback Part One

Hello Jenks, thank you so much for doing this interview. How is everything in the Horseback camp? Great, thanks Bryan. The Invisible Mountain was the album that really put Horseback on the map, and you’ve released a lot of material

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Alcest Photo Essay

Last Saturday, French shoegaze metal band Alcest made their second-ever appearance in San Francisco at the Elbo Room in support of their new album Les Voyages de L’ame. Despite being a show that started at 4 and was over by

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Horseback- Half Blood

Horseback’s career path has been as unusual as the music itself. 2010 game changer The Invisible Mountain was followed up almost silently by a cassette release of full length Forbidden Planet that December. In the meantime, Horseback signed with Relapse

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DNF- HURT

The long awaited 7 inch from California powerviolence/grind act DNF is finally here. The Hurt EP is a collection of 8 bruising songs available for the first time in a physical format. DNF has been flooring crowds playing on bills

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