One of the first people to ever support CVLT Nation was Aaron Edge when he worked Southern Lord. He is one of those people who has given to the underground scene for decades. Now he needs our help, because he was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. To help out with his medical expenses, check the tee he is putting out via Holy Mountain Printing: “Metal Heads Against MS“…go here to buy the TEE!
Metal is about hatred. It’s about disgust and distrust. It’s about the release of energy and rage. Metal has (and will always be) about aggression via heavy riffs and lyrics. Metal contains a strong disdain for the sheep that follow blindly, for those that lack of their own opinion, for all who give up without a fight. That said, some hands dealt to us require true strength to persevere. Some are forced to fight harder. This shirt is dedicated to them, specifically those that struggle to control the terrible disease that is Multiple Sclerosis. Channel your hate, the hatred for MS.
Just over a month back on July 6th I attended a pretty awesome DIY grind gathering in the forests of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that lit up the tranquil atmosphere with blazing grind and powerviolence from the afternoon straight into the night.
Organized by locals and inviting multiple comrades from both sides of the border, while respecting the land and putting on a grand celebration of fastcore, this year’s Squamish Fastcore Fest while it was my first, will not be my last. So this is kind of a (late) summary or reflection with some photos and video.
A few days ago, I did a post about Historical Serial Killers, and I commented on how many of them were in positions of power, with vast riches, and perhaps as a consequence of that they put little value on the lives of the masses. Today, many of the world’s richest people gain their riches at the expense of our health and well-being, and often at the expense of our lives, which are routinely thrown away in conflict in the interests of the politicians and corporations who will reap the benefits of rebuilding a decimated society in their image. The amount of money being poured into the coffers of the 0.1% is stunning and offensive considering the state of the world economy today and the number of people who are spiralling into poverty worldwide. But let’s say $27,000 is just a drop in the pool for you, what do you spend your money on? Well, one thing you can treat yourself to is a pair of human leather shoes, so that when you step out of your private jet, instead of having to lay out a pathway of slaves across the tarmac, you are literally walking on human bodies. Or perhaps you fancy a human leather wallet for $14,000, so that you can stuff your black and gold cards up the ass of your fellow human beings? Or you can hold your freshly pressed trousers up with a $15,750 human leather belt, and then loosen it when you have eaten a meal that costs more than I make in one year. Sound disgusting, disturbing, revolution-inspiring? Then I don’t think you are the target clientele of [Hu]man Leather, makers of “exclusive, high quality items for a selected clientele…[made out of] skin sourced from normal everyday people.” I am considering asking the CVLT Nation readers to donate to a special cause – do you think [Hu]man Leather can source fetal or baby leather? We can commission a cute little fetus skin onesie for the new UK royal baby, with much love from the CVLT Nation community! What do you think?
WARTIME COLLECTIVE is one brand that has gotten stronger with each season! Their new collection is full of fucking bangers that speak to the hate that many of us have for the police. Being from Los Angeles, where I have experienced police brutality first hand, I totally get where WARTIME COLLECTIVE is coming from. I respect the way that they are able to flip hardcore iconography and merge with a socio political message. On a personal tip, I need their Fuck The Police hat in my cap collection ASAP! Check out the new WARTIME COLLECTIVE gear right here and make sure to peep their webstore!
The NAZIS were well dressed murders who wanted to do away with the mentally chanelleged, homosexuals, people of color & Jews. They were all about exterminating those that did not fit into what they thought was the “ideal” race. It’s a trip how many corporations, ones that still make millions today, got their start by being a part of this notorious fucked up racist regime. One of them being the very well respected fashion icon, Hugo Boss, who created many of the uniforms for the Nazi Party. Actually, Hugo Boss himself joined the National Socialist Party in 1931, which led to him getting the contracts to make the uniforms for these small-minded racist assholes! I wonder what his company would have become if he did not enslave over 140 workers during World War II? I find it interesting that people like him and Coco Chanel worked together with the Nazis, but still have so much respect amongst the rich elite, and the poor masses, of today. Also, I can’t understand how many people in the underground scene think it’s cool to take on the aesthetic of these fascists pigs. These same people should try walking around in KKK robes in South Central L.A. so they can get the shit beat out of them. Dressing like a Nazi is just really insentive and dumb on so many different levels. Anyway, check out the Hugo Boss Nazi Collection right here and now. Also peep this list of 11 corporations that did business with Hitler, and still have economic influence over the world today!
From now until 11:59 pm Wednesday, June 26th, get 40% off all the clothing in the CVLT Nation Web Store! All our current and past seasons are on sale, including all the sale items. Plus you can get free US shipping on all orders over $75 and free worldwide on all orders over $150! Use code 40SALE at checkout for your discount!
I have been searching for years for good vintage leather pieces, and top of my list has been a really rad moto jacket. I have finally found it from a company I have a huge amount of respect for – Deadwood Leather out of Stockholm, Sweden. After starting a vintage retail shop on Södermalm, Carl and Felix decided to focus on creating a company based on sustainability in fashion, recycling leather and denim goods and turning them into masterpieces of radness! Many of you can surely sympathise with me about the difficulty of finding the perfect vintage leather jacket, one that fits beautifully and tight and makes you look fucking rock n roll. These guys know what we are looking for, and their jackets are lovingly crafted into the perfect fit out of soft, broken-in vintage leather. Deadwood Leather takes inspiration from 70s and 80s punk rock, and they hit the nail on the head. They keep it simple – their bread and butter are the moto jackets and vests in black or brown leather for men and women, and they also do a unisex denim jacket with leather sleeves which was what first attracted me to their company. It’s a perfectly soft denim vest with black leather sleeves, and I feel like a winner when I wear it! Plus, because I am not a fan of buying new leather for various reasons, I really appreciate the sustainable aspect to their company and that recycling is at the root of their business. They also do a rad leather 6-panel and some other styles like a leather bomber and leather apron. Their quality is outstanding and their styling is perfect. Check out what they have to offer below…you can pick Deadwood Leather jackets up in boutiques around the world and in their online shop!
For a while now, I have been a fan of DEATH/TRAITORS from afar, so today I want to share my love for this brand with the world! This gear is printed and designed by one man in NYC – Alex Heir in Brooklyn. If you are looking for clothes created by a punk for punks, then DEATH/TRAITORS is for you. What I really dig about this brand is the way Alex is able to convey strong messages with symbols and text, which is not an easy task. DEATH/TRAITORS tees have an anarcho vibe about them but never come off as preachy. When you buy clothes from this brand, you are supporting someone who supports punks worldwide to the fullest. Alex has a style of drawing that is all his own, so you won’t see a bunch of heads wearing the same shit! Check out the just released DEATH/TRAITORS Summer 2013 line below…Alex also plays in a rad dark punk band called SURVIVAL…more about them later – stay tuned!
Agoraphobic Nosebleed just collaborated on some sick tees and hats with Japanese store OSOMALO, with the artwork by Yuzuru Namiki. Namiki has also done illustration for bands like KYLESA and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and his “gore-pop” style works perfectly with Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s aggressive sound! This is an official band merch collaboration, done in typical high-quality Japanese style, and the products are available only on OSOMALO’s site, but they do ship internationally. While you’re there, you can also check out some of the other sick merch available, like tees from Pallbearer, Ba-Ku, St Vitus, SUNN O))) and more!
Summer 2013 is here (in LA at least) and we have stocked up on a few of our most popular designs in tees and tanks! We’ve brought back Black Heavens and Bloodseed by Desecrator, Black Majesty by Alexander Brown, Constellations by Natvres Mortes Illvstration and Crown of Eyes by Halseycaust on both tees and tank top, plus we have a CVLT Store-only run of black/grey tie dye tees and tote bags. We have also stocked up on records and brought in some new titles, plus restocked some titles that sold out quick! Check out all our new clothing here and check out the record store here! Lots of rad photos below!