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Apocalyptic BluesArtAvant GardeMusicPhotography

On May 29th, I got a chance to see one of my favorite singers, Chelsea Wolfe, perform at an outstanding venue called The Imperial, here in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The room was packed with all sorts of weirdos, from Metalheads, Punks, Hippy Goths to everything in-between. From the moment she and her band took

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Nathaniel Shannon
ArtCvltureFeaturesInterviewsPhotographySocial Justice

I’ve always been intrigued by prisons. Not so much the brick and mortar foundations that composed these institutions, but the lives that are carried out – and sometimes extinguished – within the confines of these state and corporate-sponsored buildings. From the daily operations, to the social hierarchy built as a necessary means of control, prison

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Over the five years of CVLT Nation’s existence, it has opened many different doors that have come in many different forms. One of the raddest things about running this site is getting connected with our talented readers from around the world. Case in point is Dan S Carrington, aka  X X V I, who has been

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Georg Bartisch was a person who dedicated his life to finding cures for eye diseases. He was born in 1535, and was an apprentice to a barber surgeon by the age of 13. From what I can see, he was a bit of a prodigy, carrying out operations at an early

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Elena Helfrecht
ArtPhotography

Human beings are so obsessed with aesthetics; we’ve developed entire industries to temporarily and permanently altering the appearance of our bodies, even though we know that it doesn’t change the fact that we all feel ugly. Our bodies collect that ugliness as a mark of experience – the scars, cuts,

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In the early 2000’s on a daily basis I would be blasting the illest GRIME coming out of the UK. To be specific, I’m talking about artists like Roll Deep Crew, Crazy Titch, JME, Kano, Monster, Skepta, Ghetto, Logan Sama and many more. What I loved about the tunes was

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Elmer Batters
ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

Elmer Batters is widely considered a pioneer of fetish photography, and is considered one of the photographers who first popularized the foot fetish. His work was erotic with a focus on stockinged legs and feet, and in the late 1950s he self-published in magazines like Leg-O-Rama, Sheer Delight and Black Silk Stockings. Batters

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Teddie Taylor
ArtBlack MetalDoomMusicPhotography

All Photos and Text by Teddie Taylor Now together for twenty-three years, Taake are bringing true Norwegian black metal to North America this summer. Last night, they played at Siberia in New Orleans with Wolvhammer and local NOLA groups Mehenet and Witch Burial. Mehenet, the more obviously Taake-influenced of the

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Bobby Cochran
Apocalyptic BluesArtMusicNeo FolkPhotography

All Photos and text by Bobby Cochran Los Angeles-based Chelsea Wolfe makes a style of music that’s hard to pin down, ranging from eerie folk, to dark electronic, to dirgy doom metal, and everything in between.  Though it’s diversity, it maintains a thread of continuity that defines it as uniquely

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Via THE BRVTALIST Oliver Ho is a man of many hats – producing and releasing music under several monikers like Broken English Club, Raudive and Zov Zov (his duo with Tommy Gillard), thus allowing him to experiment with different kinds of music, going beyond the known post-punk and industrial influences. He consistently explores other sides

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I’ve looked at a lot of crime scene photos since starting this blog (ok…maybe before that, too), and I think these ones from 1920s NYC might be the worst I’ve seen yet. There’s something in the stark lighting that makes these look almost unreal; the scenes of terror frozen in

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ArtAvant GardeDoomFeaturesInterviewsMusicPhotographyPost Rock

Text and Photos: Brian Sepanzyk When Nick Yacyshyn told me where SUMAC was going to record their next album, What One Becomes, the first thing I thought was, ‘Someone needs to document this.’ Nick sent me a text with a link to a place called the Unknown: an old church that has been

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