Posts In Category

Art

5d634720-475f-4905-b362-03b1080d5b3e
ArtFeaturedFeaturesHardcoreInterviewsMusicPhotography

Final Backward Glance: A Conversation with Aaron Bedard of Bane “Keep those fists below the elbows,” Aaron Bedard says into the mic, addressing the jam-packed crowd in between songs of what will be Bane’s final show in Vancouver. “Groove with us… for the whole song.” Dressed in a plaid button-up

Read More
FEAT Fire Walk With Me10 copy
ArtFeaturedGraphic DesignIllustrationMixed MediaPhotography

Metastazis is a well-known name in the metal art community. The French graphic design studio has done work for some of the best known and most loved names in the underground, including Watain, Morbid Angel, Tombs, Paradise Lost, Behemoth, King Dude, Mutilation Rites, Sunn O))) and many, many more. The

Read More
1169824
ArtDeath RockFeaturedMusicPhotography

If you are an avid reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of 80’s Deathrock/Goth Culture. So when I saw this feature on Dazed Digital about the 80’s Yorkshire Goth scene, I felt it was my duty to share part of it with you….plus, some

Read More
8167961_orig
ArtFeaturedIllustration

Tina Lugo’s art is full of color that seems to to jump out at you and smack you in the face. Her use of kink as subject matter draws you in more, but all of it is balanced of with a sense of humor. Her paintings remind me how at one point, life can

Read More
CONAN_16
ArtDoomFeaturedFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

Read More
header
ArtFeaturedIllustration

I love art that invites me into a ritual space, that seems to coil itself around my soul and drag me under the weight of its dark magick. Sorrow Grips creates this kind of art; illustrations that seem to etch a portal onto the surface of this world, creating a

Read More
b7d470d7cce16552830cd10b520d414a
ArtDeath RockFeaturedPhotography

Today I feel like taking a step back into a time when Deathrock ruled my world. I was not alone in this form of expression because there were many people like me all over the world. I loved going vintage shopping for the perfect trench coat and then heading over

Read More
FEAT_SPECTRES_AS_2
ArtEventsFeaturedFeaturesMusicPhotographyPost-Punk

On Friday, March 18th, CVLT Nation marked its 5th year in existence with a rad showcase of three amazing post punk bands – the OG’s Sad Lovers & Giants headlined on their Vancouver stop of their North American west coast tour, alongside local legends Spectres and Flowers & Fire. It

Read More
9n0Ufmdb_2016304143433
ArtBizarreCvlturePhotography

Ok – I think we all can agree that we live in a CRAZY fucking world. Today I came across this absurd and twisted site called Kaotic (it’s full of all kinds of depraved shit that even I can’t get down with), but they also have a bunch of photos

Read More
Temple_Of_Abandonment_11
ArtDeath MetalDoomFeaturedFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Text and Photos: Colton Bills On March 24th, Seattle based funeral doom band UN, along with fellow Seattle black metal trio HISSING, came to The Hindenburg for a night of soul-crushing sonic catharsis. Opening were local bands Temple of Abandonment and Nightfucker. Temple of Abandonment was not a show –

Read More
wizard fight (1)
ArtDoomEventsFeaturedFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Last weekend, DOOM took over London in the form of the Doom Over London Fest, which featured three days of non-stop low end rumbling the cobbled streets! Our photographer Gemma Shaw was on hand to capture some of the intense sets from that weekend, including Bossk, Conjurer, Esoteric, Eye of

Read More
m_punk_photo_no-page-2110_1984_13946
80s HardcoreArtCvltureDIYFeaturedHistoryPhotography

Looking around today, I see so much that I can’t get down with. So I decided to look back into the past and put together another in the Portraits of… series – this one’s Berlin Punk Culture From The ’80s! Looking at these photos gives me hope, in the sense that

Read More