Photography

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KYLESA – Blood Ceremony – White Hills – Lazer/Wulf
SEATTLE Photo Essay

Text and Photos by Alan Hunter Things got pretty trippy at Seattle’s Chop Suey Tuesday night. Lazer/Wulf, White Hills, Blood Ceremony, and almighty sludgers Kylesa absolutely destroyed. Before Tuesday I wasn’t too familiar with the mathy, progressive metal of Atlanta’s

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YPLL…
RETOX Attack Vacation Vinyl
Review & Sick Photo Essay

All Photos & Text By Matthew Grant Anson Twenty minutes isn’t a lot of time to make an impression, but hardcore punk thrives on handicaps. Whether it’s an ignored lack of instrument ability, the absence of a monitor or the

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Out of the Ether
William Hope Spirit Photography

As a kid, I loved ghost stories, but it wasn’t until I grew up and started watching TV that I began to comprehend how fascinated human beings are with spirits. But long, long before all these “ghost hunting” TV shows

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Ritual Of Passing…
Atriarch // Usnea //
Lighting Swords of Death
Photo Essay Footage Now Showing!

What a fucking awesome night – on May 24th, Usnea, Lighting Swords of Death and Atriarch rocked the 5 Star Bar in downtown L.A.! Portland funeral doom wizards Usnea played such an outstanding set that they gave us chills. Then

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FUCK YEAH!
Europe’s Tribal Wild Men
Photo Essay + More

By Rachel Hartigan Shea via National Geographic Photograph by Charles Fréger A primal heart still beats in Europe. Deep beneath the gloss of cell phone sophistication lie rituals that hark back to harvests and solstices and fear of the winter

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Bleak & Distressed…
AMENRA – SYNDROME – ██████
Berlin Photo Essay

AMENRA – SYNDROME – ██████ – Berlin, 5/5/13 Text & Photos by Sarah Kastrau I’ve never been a fan of categorizing or analyzing music; to me it’s about emotions, not technique or style. I’m not good at it either, all

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CVLT Nation’s Favorite Instagrams This Week!
Photographer Edition

This week I decided to focus on photographers I follow on Instagram. While I am interested in people’s daily lives, I really appreciate when a person posts poignant imagery, esoteric flicks that are just cool to look at. One person

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Boris – Deafheaven -
Ides of Gemini
Killer Photo Essay

Text & Photos by Matthew Grant Anson Considering something like 70 percent of Japan is Buddhist, the odds are good that Japanese experimental sludge/doom band Boris is too. But what is probably even more likely is that Boris instead kneels

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CVLT Nation’s
Favorite Tumblr Right Now:
FUCK YEAH SLAYER!

In the 80′s, Sunset Blvd stood for one thing: Hair Metal poser motherfuckers! Back then it was totally normal for punks & hairspray metal heads to go after each other! Then the first wave of speed metal started to come

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Barred for Life!
A Chronicle of the Black Flag Tattoo

It’s hard to exaggerate the importance of Black Flag to underground music. They pioneered a touring style that is standard for bands today, plus they basically invented hardcore, or at least set the standard for it. Their four bar logo

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