Art

Gilead Media Festival II: Day One

This year Gilead Media Festival reconvened, demonstrating a continued unstoppable dedication to the underground musical arts. The unique threads of sound Gilead Media has continued to support means whenever this gathering is held, it should not be missed. Two years

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RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate”

RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate” Dark, grotesque and French. There is something about those guys that make them the carriers of deep self-analysis that has an inbred philosophical view of the world wrapped

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Killer Photo Book!
The Riff Compels Them
Tom Bejgrowicz captures High on Fire, Eyehategod & Corrosion of Conformity

Photographer Tom Bejgrowicz has just released The Riff Compels Them, the first in a series of limited edition books that capture a point in time in music history. The Riff Compels Them features photos from the April 27th, 2014 show

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SLOWDIVE is back… they are really back.

Photos and Text by Saul Torres After 1,200 miles of trip, hours of sleeplessness, and eleven-dollar cigarettes, I finally made it to Chicago. The third Pitchfork Music Festival was happening, and I was still in shock from Nick Cave’s performance

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A Very In-Depth Look At
RUDIMENTARY PENI

via The Run Out written by John Gentile You will never understand everything in the Rudimentary Peni discography. You could spend a lifetime examining and evaluating the shards in the band’s work, feeling like you are getting closer to a

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Fuck Yeah!
D.L. Marian The Queen of…
Gothic Death Sculptures!

D.L. Marian sculptures are so creepy and beautiful at the same time. When I stare at her work, I wonder how her imagination works. She is able to convey morbid decay in such a way that it’s fragile but powerful.

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Earth Burned With Fire…
Tamara Howell

Sculptor Tamara Howell of Howlart has beautifully re-imagined the mythical creatures of the ancient Norse culture in her Norse Series, which features goat and wolf skulls ornately decorated with clay and mounted on gorgeous carved stands. Her pieces are tributes

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The Empress and Death
Antique Tarot Cards

The tarot today is considered a tool for divination or of the devil, but the first known tarot decks were the playthings of the Italian nobility. The oldest surviving tarot are the Visconti Trionfi cards, commissioned in the 15th century

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1250 Feet From Death…
Acrobats on Skyscrapers

I wouldn’t exactly call it a phobia, but I am afraid of heights. Maybe stomach-in-the-mouth is a feeling some people relish, but for me it is terrifying. I can just look at a photograph of someone up on high and

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CVLT Nation interviews: visual artist John Howard

Besides having some incredible concerts – like Slint, Jesu and Godspeed You! Black Emperor – the 2014 Primavera Festival in Barcelona also gave me the chance to get to know a bunch of amazing visual artists. I was so impressed

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