‘ROMEO IS BANISHED.’ – that might sound like the name of a new glamrock-band hailing from Las Vegas to destroy every sense of music and art in this world. But no : it is actually a kind of a headline for an amazing piece of art that is going to be published very soon.
There is an illegal hunt taking place this winter in B.C. on the wolf population that needs to be protested and notified vehemently to game officers and wildlife control to stop it. This, coinciding with a plethora of other problems, like the attempts to bring tar sands across from Alberta on a massive 4 billion dollar pipeline, and damage the native ecosystem in the process, as well as the unfair rights for native indigenous people living in the coastal areas is only part of the grand picture. These issues are archetypes of the greed, corporate gain, industrialization, and destructive ethical values of the scum of the earth who support them. This wolf kill “contest” is only a recent manifestation of a trophy hunt. Ever since one pestiferous book proclaimed that we have dominion over animals and the natural world, and since killing our sentient ancestors became a sport! This is not the way of a truly evolved and civilized world we should be.
The contest is sponsored by some of the most unworthy displays of human existence on earth, gun shops, hunting clubs, and trophy taxidermy offices. Anyone with a gaming license is able to register, and offered money prizes for shooting the wolves, determined by size. This had already started but, is going on until the end of March.
From the contest poster
“1st place is guaranteed $1000 plus 40% of the entry prize pool.
2nd place is guaranteed $500 plus 30% of the entry prize pool.
3rd place is guaranteed $350 plus 10% of the entry prize pool.
4th place is guaranteed $250 plus 10% of the entry prize pool.
Last place is guaranteed $150 plus 10% of the entry prize pool.——-(Smallest wolf) Note: Ties will be decided by length alone and if there is still a tie, then a coin toss. (entry prize pool is based on $50 per person entry fee)
Other Prizes Every wolf entered in the contest will get you entered for a chance to win a 243 Weatherby rifle from Backcountry, or a free wolf tanning from T&C Taxidermy. or a $200 gift certificate to Backcountry donated by the NP Rod and Gun club.
There is still time to write, and all opinions matter. When government officials are overwhelmed with letters and emails or sense true meaning behind your words, whether you are an acitivist, normal citizen, native, elderly, youth, biologist, scientist, etc. they are more prone to be influenced by these legal civil disobedience. These are some of the persons that can be written to (source from Pacific Wild) READ MORE…
“My art is dark because life is dark…people would not be able to be in search of light if they didn’t know what darkness represents.” – Maxime Taccardi
The dreams of Maxime Taccardi speak. Each night when this French-born artist closes his eyes, a whole new world stands unveiled. A subversive fantasy where darkness reigns supreme and the most perverse aspects of humanity are stripped bare. Using death, and all its facets, as his greatest muse – he fleshes out the lucid visions using parchment, ink and his own blood. The results, although frightening for some, signal beauty for another.
This is CVLT Nation’s exclusive and in-depth interview with this artist…
From afar, John Jansen is a person I have respect for, especially his outlook on the arts, be it music or litature. He runs an extraordinary publishing house called Zeitgeists Publishing from the Netherlands. John has a keen eye for detail, and it’s never about quanity with him, it’s always about the highest degree of quality. Zeitgeists Publishing has released out of this world cassettes by Sutekh Hexen and Ruin Lust, where the packaging is just as important as the music itself. Zeitgeists Publishing has just released a new zine of poems by Tom Ogden, entitled Wet Fingers for the Flame, plus a new cassette, Untitled-Untitled-C20, both of which are presented with an austere touch of magic. From my point of view, John Jansen is punk as fuck, because he doesn’t talk about being DIY, everything he creates is a personification of those 3 letters. To purchase any of these cassettes and the zine, just go HERE. After the jump, take a closer look at some of Zeitgeists Publishing objects d’art.
My favorite issues of Juxtapoz have always been the ones that feature dark, weird and disturbing artwork – but there are always a lot of pages I skip through to get to my favorite parts. It turns out, someone has created my perfect magazine, and it’s called Fire Mass. Fire Mass is dedicated to the dark arts and folklores, and features many of the artists we’ve covered on CVLT Nation and many, many more that I have to cover. The issues are in glorious full color, all except the Shadowplay issue, which is in equally glorious black and white, and they are serious eye candy for the appreciator of twisted imagery. They also feature stories, poems, interviews and all kinds of magickal things that you want in your world just to make it a little bit creepier. The next issue of Fire Mass will be released very soon, and for now you can go to their store HERE and purchase hard copies, and you can also get free digital downloads of all their issues, which I am subsisting on right now until I can get the hard copies. The zines are 8.5″ x 11″ and anywhere from 64 to 80 pages, and from the pictures they look like they are beautiful to hold. Check out a few preview pages after the jump, and this is a call for support for Fire Mass – these are the kind of publications that we need to keep around!
Such formulations of shading, blackness, obscurity and detail on paper have rarely been so disturbing and fascinating to me. I am writing this not to impress or say anything which does not seem fitting. After “discovering” Maxime Taccardi’s art, I initiated several funeral doom and depressive black metal albums and stared at these for a solid 2 hours. I wanted to study each manipulative detail and it’s textures, the metaphorical meanings behind the subversive imagery, and then make an inquisition to herr Taccardi about what I couldn’t find out myself. This is kind of art I lust to make when the time feels right, and if I can fit myself into this niche would love create such ugly drawings like these. I received some select words of 6 of his works, where a decent array of mediums have been preserved in these two dimensional masterpieces. It reads in his photoalbums that ‘crayon’ was used, he’s French, and I assume this to mean pencil crayon but perhaps the eyes deceive.
^^mr. taccardi after someone told him they didn’t like his drawings
“The child who was dreaming he was a tree”, it’s old, i did it in 2006, i wanted to express the tree of knowledge. When you taste the forbidden tree, the futility of existence appears like a straight vision: Death, the silent cry of a deathborn. Like the circle of ouroboros…
Enter here for more, the end is embedded in the beginning… READ MORE…
Demons released from inside
Exposed to the view of my eyes
Between a swirling daze
Distractions are closely shaped
Unfocused with heavy feet
Its weighing down my brain to sleep
Past life, present, or future
Its vile, foul, and obscene
With these god given crutches
A disabled slave I seem to be
Sounds from the creatures above
They’re communicating a disease
Its sprayed, scattered, and severed
For the damned or unholy
Within crowds of faceless humans
I stand so tall
Beyond the horizon of the crippled sun
The weak, bent knee
I am left
There’s only one
Torches lit of fire
Cremate the people to ash
Cry your tears of pain
For I shall devour
I feel a shadow hovering over
Pressing against my skin
Climbing up and crawling under
It’s creeping from within
My eyes are sore from a focused view
The possession may have formed
Channeling out but tuning in
This static stings once more
I grasp for air to feel control
My ability runs thin
The more I sink under
The more I feel
The more I cave in
- Davey Bales