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.
Photos: Nuno Bernardo
October is always a special month if you are interested in good alternative music and interested in seeing artists perform with honesty and a lot of heart… And if you have the possibility of spending a couple of days in the wonderful city that’s Oporto, in Portugal, to attend Amplifest. Since the very first moment is began, Amplifest created a special feeling and by now people seem to understand how special these moments are when music is just the central piece of a big and beautiful painting. The venue? Hard Club, as always. A suitable place for the festival (you probably can’t find anything better for Amplifest in Portugal) with a magnificent view of the Douro river.
The first day couldn’t have started in a better way. The Swiss band Zatokrev opened with their sludge, doing justice to the apocalyptic side that they like to use as a description of their awesome sound. Frédéric Hug, the drummer, was one of the most impressive things of the whole festival. That guy is not even fuckin’ real… Ok he’s real, but we don’t want to admit it because we will look bad in the picture with him. The band was almost perfect, playing their guts out, and the best part is you could see that they were having loads of fun playing together. Incredible!
Happy Halloween! CVLT Nation is offering 30% off everything in the CVLT Store for this weekend only! Use code HALLOWEEN at checkout and you’ll get 30% off everything in your order. Stock up on some warm clothes now that the rain has officially started (in the Northwest anyway). Check out the CVLT Store HERE – the sale runs now until Monday!