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Photography

Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day Three to capture performances from Clutch, Repulsion, The Secret, Oathbreaker, Dragged Into Sunlight and Gonga! Thanks to Temples Fest for killing it again this year…looking forward

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People have always been fascinated by the strange and weird, and this fascination found a thriving home in the circus sideshows of the past two centuries. The banners that advertised the wonders within were hand painted with vibrant colors and images that would draw even the most morally upright into

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Yesterday, one of the most influential artists for our dark and underground communities died. H.R. Giger, designer of the world’s most famous Alien and pioneer of dark and twisted art died at age 74 from injuries suffered from a fall. He will be missed and mourned here at CVLT Nation.

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You might remember a post I did about the metaldudes & cats book a while back…well, it’s finally here! Alexandra Crockett’s book features portraits of some of your favorite metal dudes and their favorite…felines…you know what I wanted to say…anyway, nothing warms my black heart like long-haired, tatted-up, scrubby-looking dudes

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Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day Two to capture performances from Neurosis, Doom, Amenra, Wolfbrigade, Tombs, A Storm of Light, Conan and Bossk! Check out her awesome photos below, and stay tuned

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Photos & Text by Andrew Houston Rapid economic growth in post-war Japan brought on a construction boom, and with it a huge demand for day laborers, who came from around the country to recruitment sites such as Osaka’s Kamagasaki. As Japan grew, so did the population of these “labor towns”,

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After great difficulty, red tape, bureaucracy and a flubbering, shutty-downy U.S. government managed to keep GODFLESH out of the United States for years, they finally made their return to Los Angeles on Tuesday, the 22nd of April, 2014, at the Henry Fonda theatre. A fine hum of anticipation buzzed in

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Photos by Gemma Shaw This year’s Temples Festival in Bristol featured a killer lineup! Our metal festival photographer Gemma Shaw was there on Day One to capture performances from Electric Wizard, Anaal Nathrakh, Blood Ceremony, Jucifer, Moss and Satan’s Satyrs! Check out her awesome photos below, and stay tuned for

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Between 1948 and 1986, during his career as a prison guard, Danzig Baldaev made over 3,000 drawings of tattoos. They were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful,

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Roman Sakovich‘s collection of portraits, Half, is a striking portrayal of how drug addiction ravages your body. Each of his subjects is our culture’s dichotomy of social “success” and “failure”. Of course, especially with the rise of pharmaceutical addiction, people can continue to portray themselves as successful or responsible while

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It’s been said that you should not get band tattoos…Well, check all of these humans who have shown their commitment to their favorite band JOY DIVISION. Ian might have died, but the legacy of the band he fronted will live forever, that’s for sure! In many people’s lives, JOY DIVISION

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Photos & Text by Saul Torres Honestly, this has to be one of the best shows I’ve been to here in El Paso. Mogwai killed everybody’s ears that night. The band opened with “Heard About you Last Night” from their most recent album Rave Tapes, followed by “Friend of the

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