Art

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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People Butchered and Bagged…
Fábio Magalhães

Via Beautiful Decay Text: Eric Torres For Brazilian artist Fábio Magalhães’ hyperrealist oil paintings, the more grotesque the better. Using gruesome body horror imagery such as hacked up, barely identifiable body parts and suffocated faces in plastic bags, Magalhães’ work

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Anciients // Black Wizard Tour Kickoff Photo Essay

Text & Photos: Milton Stille Anciients/Black Wizard tour kickoff, the Biltmore, Vancouver BC, June 17 2014 This is what I’d consider a perfectly paced show. It’s always nice when the bill is put together in such a way that all

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Unicorns, Serpents and Mermaids…
Medieval Sea Monsters

One of the things that is a window into the past is imagination, and medieval imaginations were vivid. Despite living in an age of Church oppression, people found ways of bringing their fears and superstitions to life. Medieval cartographers treated

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R.I.P. Man’s Best Friend
Post-mortem Photography
Part III

If you’ve been following CVLT Nation for a while, then you know we are unabashed taphophiles. There’s nothing we like more than music, art and film that has to do with death, especially historical practices around death. One of our

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SUKKUBUS…
Bernd Preiml Photography

Bernd Preiml is a photographer who creates rather than captures; his scenes are formed first in his mind, and then he meticulously recreates these dark and disturbing fantasies on film. The result is photography that stretches to the bounds of

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CVLT Nation Magazine
Digital Launch! Issue 1:
Seven Stories – Band Photography

We are so stoked that this day is here! We’ve been working on a new project here at CVLT Nation, and we’re proud to say that Issue 1 of CVLT Nation Magazine is now online! We’ve taken one of our

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Are there Monsters in Your Closet?
Arthur Tress’ Daymares

Emotions are never so acute as they are in childhood. Happiness is intoxicating and overwhelming, and fear is all-encompassing. Your imagination is so powerful, it drives your every waking minute. Nightmares become reality, because the line between the day life

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KRIST MORT “Inlumaeh” Book Release!

Photographer Krist Mort understands the symbiosis of light and dark; shadows can not exist without light to cast them. That is what makes up the theme of her new book, a project that includes exclusive audio by Russian esoterist LAMIA

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The Human Skeleton…
Vintage Freak Show Cabinet Cards

In the 19th and most of the 20th century, humankind’s obsession with all things weird and freaky could only be satisfied with a trip to the circus freak show. There, our ancestors could ogle people afflicted with skin conditions, deformities

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