L’école de Médecine Vétérinaire in Brussels closed its doors in 1990, and since the day it closed, nothing has left the darkened halls. Apparently the smell of formaldehyde is overwhelming, thick in the air as soon as you walk in the door. Row upon row of mouldering jars fill its shelves, the dust growing ever thicker on their surface as time passes them slowly by. The photos of L’école de Médecine Vétérinaire below tell a macabre story of one of the strangest abandonments on this earth…
Do you enjoy fear, your own and others’? Do you enjoy seeing photographs of people shitting their pants in terror? Well then you will probably enjoy what I’ve compiled below. Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, ON has managed to take two of Canada’s favorite pastimes – being scared shitless and laughing at ourselves – and put it into one sweet package! This year-round haunted house prides itself in people running out the door in an ecstasy of fear, branded either a chicken or a survivor. Plus, while you are fumbling your way through the pitch black corridors of this house of horror, they take your photo at the exact moment your high-pitched screams are torn from your throat! Don’t we all want a photograph of ourselves in our most primal state? Want to see what we look like when we are faced with fight or flight? Apparently most people go for the flight response. Check these hilarious photos out from Nightmares Fear Factory!
Text & Photos by Darryl Reid
Asile in Action over the past three years.
I’ve shot Asile about a half dozen times over the three plus years I’ve been shooting bands/shows. These pics range from basement shows from three years ago to recent gig at Ottawa Sucks. They are one of my favourite live bands.
Powerful, angry Anti-cimex worship D-beat at its finest filled with go for broke furious trade off lead riffs and furious French vocals; Asile is one of the best bands working in the genre. Check out their album Kichesippi Toxique out on Rust and Machine records.
Carlos Alvarez Montero is a portrait photographer whose work focuses mainly on his native country of Mexico and its diverse human landscape. Going through his site, it was hard to choose from the many amazing collections of photos he has shot and curated. His portraits include small town militias and gangs, as well as dwellers of the huge metropolis that is Mexico City. Especially with his gang photos, concentrated in the state of Michoacán, the juxtaposition between the violent reality of their lives with the stunning beauty of the rural Mexican landscape is intense. Below I have included photos from three of his collections: The Warrior State, Scars and M (de Michoacán). Amazing stuff!
From: The Warrior State
I can’t front, when I first heard THROBBING GRISTLE as a young teenager I didn’t get them, but as I got older I understoond how important this band is to underground music. What I did understand early on is that these humans were plugged into their own outlet of creativity. I could write page after page on how THROBBING GRISTLE changed music, human politics and visual and performance art. Today our favorite tumblr is FUCK YEAH THROBBING GRISTLE, and this site will do all of the talking for me. So step inside an underground portal and geek out on everything real & unreal!
All Photos by Tanner Douglass
HEARTLESS just performed their last shows, and our comrade Tanner Douglas captured it on film. CVLT Nation has a long relationship with this band and I know these dude are stand up human beings that have created some pounding fucking songs. More than just a band, we consider HEARTLESS our friends and we want to say rock on homies. To Tanner – keep taking sick photos the only way you know how! CVLT Nation salutes HEARTLESS for having our back from day one! You guys have left the world some great memories to hold on to! Now let Tanner’s photos say the rest; you can actually see the intense love jumping out of them!
Last weekend, Corrupt Moral Altar, Human Cull, Burden of the Noose and Atomck took on Bristol at The Exchange at a show hosted by You’re Not Human and sponsored by CVLT Nation. Today we have a huge photo essay from photographer Rebecca Cleal to share with you, and these rad photos definitely capture the spirit of the event! Check them out below!
Photos: Rebecca Cleal
This was shot in the lot of an abandoned airport in the area I live. I met with my friend Paul who often models for me and we waited until it got dark. We grabbed a flashlight and all the cameras and started shooting all over the place.
A month ago we sponsored a show with Nothing is Heavy at the Astoria Pub in Vancouver, and we had our photographer Ted Reckoning there to capture the destructive force that is VHOL! These guys clearly wreaked havoc on the audience’s eardrums, which were already damaged from the massive sounds of the locals Hopeleus, Hoopsnake and Burning Ghats! Check out Ted’s amazing photos below and make sure to head out to the next Nothing is Heavy show tomorrow!
Text and Photos: Saul Torres
Cold Cave’s tour is almost over, and I’m glad they played here, because I missed them last year for some reason I don’t remember. Douglas J. McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb opened the show. At the beginning it was alright, but the second half of his set list was incredible. I think he was saving the best songs for the last part.
Wesley Eisold’s performance was deeply dark, and interesting on how the stage was just illuminated by a soft series of images and black and white videos. He reminded me Curtis, mixed with Morrisey, and a touch of the Nick Cave’s poetry. Dancing alone in the stage while the music was played by a beautiful girl, Wesley’s voice was getting deeper and deeper into the crowd, turning them on, and making them move in the darkness of the venue. I really love when they don’t turn the lights on when bands are playing at this venue. This time, the crowd was better than past shows, actually I was not expecting too much fun that night, but it was a great night. After a 50 minute set list, the show was over, and Wesley was already chilling with the people at the venue.