This year, one of Europe’s best festivals for Hardcore, Sludge, Doom, Punk and everything in between will take place again : the NEW NOISE FESTIVAL in Karlsruhe, Germany. This year, it will be on the 3rd of August.
The open-air-festival was started in 2005 and ever since then, it has been a blast every year. A short overview of the past years’ line-ups : Today Forever, Parachutes Morethanever, Empty Visions, Death Before Dishonor, Escapado, Have Heart, Trainwreck, Rise And Fall,Comadre, Punch, Ritual, Glasses, Celeste, Amenra, Shai Hulud, Brutality Will Prevail, Raein, Celeste, Graf Orlock, Trapped Under Ice, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids and dozens more. To put it in short : everyone has been there.
Besides the main-festival in summer, this year will have two spring fests.
With stylistic differences like between The Black Heart Rebellion and Brutality Will Prevail, everyone shall be satisfied with the certain line-ups.
What could be better than an open-air-festival with tons of awesome bands in summer ? Oh right. There is something. The NEW NOISE FESTIVAL also brings delicious vegan food, loads of info-tents and a huge merch-area.
Dead Congregation from Greece are destroyers. This was their first trip out to the West Coast and I was there front and center to circle headbang myself into a near coma and to capture the power of Dead Congregation. They did not disappoint and I can not think of a better band to kick off this edition of the Heavy Hour.
Crush kill everything around you! Fucking hell broke loose at the A389 IX Anniversary Bash last week! Check out INTEGRITY & Full of Hell’s full sets filmed by Hate5six at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD. After watching this kick ass live footage, you will be wishing that you lived in Maryland! Also CVLT Nation salutes A389 Recordings for keeping the underground alive, and also all of the bands who performed…Now peep INTEGRITY & Full of Hell killing shit after the jump!
We are getting ready to launch our Spring 2013 season on the CVLT Store and the world, so this weekend only we are clearing out most of the clothes left in the store! You can get 40% off almost all of the clothing in the store with the code FALL40 at checkout, plus if you order more than $75 (US) or $100 (International) you’ll get free shipping! The sale runs from midnight PT on January 18th to midnight PT on January 21st and the stock is very limited, so head over to the CVLT Store ASAP!
My lungs are filled with the doom I just inhaled. When I exhale, I have visions of the almighty COUGH playing before me. I can’t feel my face, but I can feel my dreams riding the riffs of these doom wizards to another plane of reality! South Florida Hardcore captured their most recent live ritual at Churchills and it’s fucking crushing. So after the jump, watch COUGH whip up some unreal clouds of THC for your mind to float away on…
Our Japanese Comrades in Death Kultivation have just started their new web zine! Check out this COFFINS feature via Kultivation (translated):
With their world-renowned brand of death/doom metal from Japan, COFFINS will start recording their new album “THE FLESHLAND” with Noise Room Studio. They are currently in the midst of recording vocals, and the album is scheduled to be completed in January 2013, released via Relapse Records. We are bringing you a pre-production demo of “Colossal Hole” off the new album as an exclusive Kultivation preview! Even in the preproduction stage, COFFINS’ music is compelling. The jacket artwork is by the world heavyweight in death and black metal illustration, Chris Moyen. In summer 2013, COFFINS will launch an open-air festival tour at Germany’s PARTY SAN festival. On January 26, 2013, COFFINS will perform at The Battle of Orochi at Antiknock in Shinjuku, come out to support the magazine and the band!
All Photos by Christina Locke
For three days, hundreds of punks from all over came together in Oakland, CA, for Subversion Fest, taking place over December 7th, 8th, ad 9th. 38 bands played, among these bands were Hoax, White Wards, Hellshock, Lost Tribe, Bloodkrow Butcher, and Arctic Flower.
Subversion Fest was the first of its kind in the Bay area, and I hope that it was just the first of many installments. Below are photos from the second night only. Unfortunately, it was the only night I had my camera.
Full gallery after the jump…
CVLT Nation is excited to announce that we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the January 4th, 2013 Neurosis show at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles! The giveaway entries start now and end on Friday at noon PT. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “neurosis” in the subject, and we will pick 3 random winners! Good luck and we’ll see you at the show!
All We Love We Leave Behind European Tour
Rockefeller, Oslo, NO.
12.12.06 Photos & Words by Metaloath
So, it’s an interesting bill tonight. Four bands, one evening. Metal acts and hardcore stuff side-by-side.
I came to see the first and the last (in a non-poetic meaning of the phrase): The Secret (IT) has put out the album Agnus Dei on Southern Lord Records. Reviews suggest that the Italians have conjured a real cesspool of dark forces and imagery as fuel for their material. The album is fast, and brutal enough to make it to most shortlists of 2012 metal albums, yet some reviewers have accused them of using too little of that Entombed-core sound that band like Nails and Bad Breath are leaning heavily on. For my part, I would argue that The Secret has found their ground outside that BOSS HM-2 pedal-driven sound, and succeeds by a long shot in creating their own territory for musical mayhem: relentless in their infernal grind and atmosphere.
So, four bands, you say? Yes, and that means that The Secret hit the stage 20:15 sharp – with the consequence that only 30-40 people had made it there in time. Always interesting to see how both the venue and bands handle this situation.
Well, first off, the sound was actually good, no half-ass sound engineering, luckily respecting the band enough to give them a decent starting point for the gig. And the band calmly took stage to unleash the opening track from Agnus Dei. From there on, they kept the momentum up, despite what must be one of the most demanding audiences on the planet: sober Norwegians in early December.
The Secret plunged through their set, where the down-tempo atmospheric stuff in the latter part of the set was really, really good. The set spanned the two latest albums, proving both the continuity and progression of the song writing.
I’m very excited to see where these guys are going in the year to come. They’ve got a lethal album out, an upcoming European tour in 2013 with Deafheaven, and live show credibility to peel back the skin of your skull anytime.
Full review after the jump!