Photography

CVLT Nation Salutes
The Best Goth Magazine Ever Made
PROPAGANDA !

If I had to pick one magazine that covered the Goth movement the best, it would be PROPAGANDA by Fred H. Berger. As a teenager in Venice, California I would go to my local magazine store and read every issue.

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Tomasz Gudzowaty Captures
Shaolin Monks As They Defy Gravity

Via Beautiful Decay Shaolin Kung Fu, developed in China beginning in 495AD, has infiltrated popular culture in the West. Depending on your age, you might be familiar with the 70s TV show “Kung Fu” or Mortal Kombat : Shaolin Monks.

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Gilead Media Festival II: Day Three

The final day of the second Gilead Media Festival. It should not be a surprise that I was anticipating this day of the festival the most. If it was going to be anything like 2012, it would be unforgettable. And

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Gilead Media Festival II: Day Two

Day two of Gilead Fest 2014 brought the pace back up with an entirely fresh round of bands, starting earlier making room for longer sets as the night went on. A lot of the line up I was unfamiliar with,

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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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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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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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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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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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