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Photos by Charles Nickles The third installment of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, aka sleepaway camp for metal heads, is in the books. You know what it is. Unfortunately for you, me, planet earth et al., what I didn’t realize when I wrote that outstanding preview piece was that this year’s installment was destined to become

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Text & Photos: Bobby Cochran   The final day started with a frantic run-around after misreading the schedule, which inevitably resulted in my missing mainstage openers Windhand, much to my chagrin.  I did manage to catch Zeal & Ardor, however.  A six-piece band who justified their considerable buzz with a

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Text & Photos: Bobby Cochran In its second year running, Psycho Las Vegas has become THE premiere metal gathering in the United States, drawing worldwide performers and fans alike. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a surprisingly ideal venue for this jam-packed, expertly-curated festival, with three different sized venues

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This past June 16th through 18, Belgium hosted the Graspop Metal Meeting, where one of the most special bands doing it today, AMENRA, performed for their hometown fans. Belgium is home to so many profound musicians and artists, it seems like a dream to have them all in one place! Amenra

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“Panopticon playing on a stage in the forest? Yes, please.” This quote was taken directly from an email I sent to Cvlt Nation Witch Queen Meghan MacRae last week. If you are like me, and the idea of Panopticon possibly playing in the forest is enough to have you scrambling

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2017 has been an insane year for festivals so far, with both Modified Ghost Fest and Covenant Fest absolutely decimating Vancouver with varying shades of pitch-black audio. But the year isn’t over yet, and we’re so happy to be sponsoring a doomedelic celebration of riffage this August – the first

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