If you thought your opportunity to go to an epic fest in 2013 was over, you were wrong! The 305 Fest is in its 7th year, and is giving you an opportunity to enjoy some warm weather, sun and DIY music from Dec. 26th to 29th. To celebrate, they have compiled a rad mixtape for you to enjoy and psych yourself up to make it through the next couple of cold weeks until you head to Miami!
This winter from Dec. 26-29, Miami will host it’s 7th 305 Fest, with 50 bands spanning four days of DIY shows, beach and dance parties. This year is special, because the local scene has raised funds through months of benefit shows for the fest.
Two days ago, Old Wounds started their East Coast tour alongside Raindance, and we’ve brought you an updated list of their dates so that you can be sure to make it out to one to their shows! Also, we have a rad giveaway to offer you – one each of the Old Wounds LP From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest and the Raindance LP New Blood, courtesy of Glory Kid and Animal Style! To enter to win these rad LPs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “OW Rain” in the subject…we’ll choose one lucky winner on Monday at noon PST!
Starting at midnight tonight (PST), the CVLT Nation Black Friday Sale gives you the opportunity to get anything you want for 50% off! Use code BLACKFRIDAY from midnight tonight til midnight Friday and get 50% off everything on in the CVLT Store – on Saturday, get 40% off everything – and on Sunday get 30% off everything. This is your opportunity to get CVLT Nation hats, tees, leggings, crews and beanies all at a huge discount! Don’t sleep on it, because stock is limited and will clear out fast. Plus all US orders over $75 ship free, and all international orders over $150 ship free, so stock up to scare your family over the holidays!
This is a busy weekend…Baptists are doing a show with Depressing and EOP at the Astoria in Vancouver this Friday, November 29th, and CVLT Nation is a proud sponsor of what will no doubt be a killer show! Baptists always rule, and its Depressing last show ever, but to make us all feel better they are giving away a copy of their vinyl to all attendees! $10 for a rad show and a rad record – hell yeah!! Check out some live footage from Kyle Pigeau Videography of Baptists below and get more info about the event here! Plus you can catch them opening for Church of Misery at The Rickshaw on December 9th…stay tuned for a full gig review of that show!
Anciients just finished up their Fall tour with Tesseract and Scale the Summit, and are finishing it up with two shows this weekend – one in Portland, OR with Lord Dying, Nether Regions and Sioux, and then they return home for their show at the Astoria in Vancouver with Black Wizard, Weirding and As the King, co-sponsored by CVLT Nation. Check out some awesome footage of them performing this year in Vancouver and Brooklyn, plus some photos of them in St. Louis, MO on their last tour, and see you this weekend!
Musicians sampling horror films isn’t uncommon, with most metal artists identifying the horror genre as playing a significant role in their lyrics or general style. The bonds between horror and metal are ancient; prompting one to wonder why it wasn’t until recently that an event merging these close cousins of expression was implemented. Phil Anselmo, perhaps best known as front man for ‘Pantera’ or ‘DOWN’, collaborated with Corey Mitchell to create the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival, a 4-day celebration of the horror/metal community. Classic Austin venues Emo’s and Antone’s hosted the bulk of the event, but the first day occurred at Dirty Dog Bar, not far downtown. As the festival kicked off, unsure guests dressed in black could be seen wandering around, looking bored more than anything else, yet by the festival’s final day, a sea of black leather, obscure horror and band shirts, vests and studs surrounded every venue, leaving no doubt in one’s mind that this was one of the most important events of the year for both horror and metal fans alike.
CVLT Nation has been down with LA’s doom lord Ear/Splitters for a while now, and we are very excited about his latest incarnation, Midnite Collective. To celebrate the beginning of this new venture into the darkness of the human heart and mind, CVLT Nation and Midnite Collective present Midnite Communion. Summoning the dark arts and craft of the underworld, on Saturday, November 23rd Midnite Collective brings Jas Helena, Bryan Proteau, Davide Manicni and Stevie Floyd together to create a visual altar that will be led in ceremony by Amarok (Chico) and Funerary (Phoenix). Doom and darkness set the somber undertone of the evening, gathering the masses of the underground community to observe their creative counterparts in an intimate setting known as MonkSpace in Los Angeles (4414 W. 2nd St.). The event is free and all ages, beginning at dusk (7pm) with music beginning shortly after, ending at 10pm. Check out more event info here and below…
CVLT Nation is proud to sponsor the record release show for Vancouver’s BURNING GHATS put on by Nothing is Heavy! On November 22nd, Burning Ghats celebrate the release of their LP Something Other Than Yourself (read our review here), Bridgeburner, Keep Tidy and Scoot will bring the house down at the infamous Astoria in Vancouver’s down and dirty east side! We’ve seen these guys live before and can attest to the power and fury of their performance, so make sure you come down to bear witness! You can get more event info HERE…
The second day started with two Portuguese acts, Black Bombaim and la la la resonance, in one wonderful project that brings a huge excitement to the table. A big jam where space rock is mixed with the psychedelics and jazz and afrobeat are elements of the final “product”. Unfortunately, the sound was not that great and the project was unable to show their full potential like they did a few months before in another Portuguese festival, Milhões de Festa. Nevertheless, this is one of the most exciting projects in Portugal and it will probably blow people’s minds when they release their record. Amplifest it’s not only a festival of music, it’s way more than that.
Photos: Derek Carr
If you weren’t at Vancouver’s Astoria on Saturday, Oct. 26, you missed your ONE chance to see Wolvserpent!!
…But don’t cry about it because they didn’t show up. Those border dicks were DICKS. I mean, I love a man in uniform. Unless he’s a pig.
For anyone who doesn’t know, the creative geniuses behind CVLT Nation, Meghan and Sean, just moved to Vancouver. Nothing is Heavy & CVLT Nation Present Wolvserpent & Guests was their second event in Van City — and the first time we got to stalk them up close. ALSO: it was Halloween, motherfuckers. Well, practically.