CVLT Nation Exclusive Stream: VOICES “London”

London, like Vancouver, is a city of grey skies…sometimes it can feel as if the landscape is frozen in time for months on end – seasons come and go, but the clouds remain. So I feel a special kinship with the melancholy that VOICES bring with their newest full length, London.

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People Jerky… The Fire Mummies of the Philippines

When I normally think of the process of mummification, I picture the old Egyptian-style pulling the brain out through the nose technique – which is probably historically inaccurate, but I think I heard it as a kid and it stuck with me – and not about bodies salted and smoked for months, until every drop of moisture had left their body and they were perfectly preserved.

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Is the “Satanic Panic” having a Renaissance?

This morning I was reading io9’s article outlining the “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s – basically, a time when allegations of sexual and murderous Satanic cult rituals went through the roof. For a while there, “the Satanic Cult did it” was more plausible than the Butler.

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CASTLE’s “California Cult” Tour Diary Part ONE

Text & Photos: Castle

In honor of our ‘California Cult Tour,’ we decided to pay homage to our favorite state with a tour diary of a different sort. As we travel along, we’ll be probing the underbelly of California ‘cult’ure to see if there’s something in the air, water or, the in case of our first entry, intersections of geomagnetic forces, that gives the golden state the advantage on weird.

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Butchered at Birth… Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth in Vancouver, 2/11 Ticket Giveaway!

Next month is going to be a busy one for amazing shows in the Northwest, but CANNIBAL CORPSE and BEHEMOTH at the Commodore in Vancouver on February 11th is one you do not want to miss! These two giants of death metal are going to shred their way through your skull and leave an audience of zombies in their wake!

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The Fascinating Process of Human Decomposition

Body farms are intriguing places. They are the only place where we can legally observe the decay of a human being in an age where death is either hidden or kept far removed from most of the public, and remains are disposed of as quickly as possible.

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CVLT Nation Exclusive Premiere: THE ROAD HOME “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” + Tour Dates

There is more exciting news coming from the Scott Kelly camp – Kelly, Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Munly J. Munly (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) are now The Road Home (formerly Scott Kelly and The Road Home), and are setting off on tour in a couple of days to bring their brand of dark folk to the streets!

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A To Do List For Those With A Morbid Fascination, Part I

So you are into death, and all of its forms and trappings…what do you do for fun? There are a ton of ways to occupy your spare time with all things morbid, and today I’ve got three of them for you.

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Medieval Torture and Execution Come to Life… The Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum

There are many fascinating museums in this world, but one that is near the top of my list to visit is the Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum (Medieval Crime Museum) in Rothenburg, Germany. The Kriminalmuseum is dedicated to the history of European law over the past ten centuries or so, with a special emphasis on medieval punishments.

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Scars At Their Finest…
Scarification

I’m fascinated by all forms of body modification, but one that I find the most beautiful is scarification. I’m drawn by the transformation it embodies, from raw flesh to scarred skin.

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The Force Unleashed… Sith_Fire30 Creations

The best thing about writing for your own publication is that you can cover the stuff

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Cattle Mutilations… The FBI Files

Cattle mutilation is one of those divisive, mysterious issues that has fringe theorists explaining it with

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