CVLT Nation is super stoked about our upcoming show with Nothing is Heavy this Saturday at the Astoria in Vancouver, BC – a killer lineup featuring Wolvserpent‘s first Vancouver show and supported by Haggatha, Druden and Harrow! We have a pair of tickets to give away for the show, so to enter just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Wolvserpent” as the subject, and we’ll be drawing one lucky winner on Friday at noon. For the rest of you, tickets are only available at the door…see you Saturday!
CVLT Nation and Crash the Clubs are proud to present another rad show at the Almost Holden Collective in Santa Monica, CA, featuring The Body with Harassor, White Dove, Doses and Public Confession! On November 13th, 2013, these bands will play an intimate show at our favorite Westside venue. You can check out the event page HERE and stay tuned for some features coming up soon!
Davide Mancini, Italy
With your given theme, how did you come up with your piece? What drove your creative process?
Among the three themes (beauty, vanity, and death), I chose death because it always strangely fascinated me, especially its representation throughout the centuries. So, my piece is inspired by some allegorical themes and ancient inscriptions such as “Death upon a pale horse” and ”The Raven” by Dorè, as well as various classical statues. For the narcissistic woman, Mucha and art nouveau played an important role. I searched and collected several images to study costumes and icons, then tried to balance and mix the darkness of the concept with the beauty of art nouveau. From there, my own vision developed as my pencil and ink were put to paper.
Vancouver’s Anciients opened the pre-tour launch gig last Friday (27 September 2013) with the first track from their debut album Heart of Oak. An inspiring anthem to dispel the gloom on a rainy night at the Biltmore, “Raise the Sun” is as ascendant as the band itself: in less than six months since the album’s release, Anciients has been on the road with Lamb of God as well as the Death/Chuck Schuldiner tribute tour, Death to All. Late last month they announced an upcoming appearance at Holland’s massive Roadburn Festival next April, October finds the band in the opening slot of UK prog-metallers Tesseract’s North American tour and November sees them support Brazilian mammoths Sepultura on their 2013 North American tour.
The first act onstage this night is trio Holicus. Between songs – including a curious “medley” of original material – vocalist Noah Neiman remarks on the haphazard set saying, “we’re working on it.” (Although their Facebook bio lists four members, the band’s recently released full-length, now up on Bandcamp, credits three principal musicians – one assumes the three-piece arrangement is temporary.) The combination of grunge riffing with more extreme death metal vocals may seem odd in theory, but the album stream demonstrates that this is a functional hybrid style, and one is curious to see how the band develops from here.
This weekend only we’re offering FREE SHIPPING in the CVLT Store for all US orders, and for all International orders over $75! The sale will run from Friday, October 4th to Monday, October 7th, so if there’s something you’ve been eyeing from our FW13 CVLT Nation SIX season now’s your chance to pick it up! Head over to the CVLT Store to get your gear…
Nothing is Heavy & CVLT Nation are stoked to present WOLVSERPENT, Haggatha, Addaura & Harrow at The Astoria Pub in Vancouver, BC on Oct. 26th! This show is going to be a feast of heavy with a lineup like this! CVLT Nation is super stoked to be relocating our HQ to Vancouver just in time to witness these bands destroy the DTES! Stay tuned for features, mixtapes and more coming soon…check out the event page HERE.
Before the massive Sepulchral Doom Over Europe tour, Necros Christos have decided to do a few warm-up shows with their new line-up. This will be the third show of the band for 2013, after Hell’s Pleasure Metalfest in Germany and the Beyond The Gates festival in Norway. With them, also set to appear were brand new Greek black metal act Akrotheism, veteran black/death band Embrace of Thorns and historic Italian black metallers Necromass.
At about 8.40, dark figures appear at the stage of Kyttaro. The guitarist and bassist wearing corpsepaint and hoodies are getting ready and after their intriguing intro the band starts unleashing their black metal fury. With their tracks, generally fucking fast and brutal, Akrotheism are found closer to the black metal sound of the early 90s, but with a few interesting twists, such as the use of a theromin in one of their tracks, which offers some additional variety. The general impression that the band left me was that they are really serious about what they are doing. Their appearance on stage was sending quite a mystical vibe, something that was further enhanced by their intros and interludes, while the singer was screaming at the top of his lungs. Combined with the release of a split with famous Greek black metal outfit, Order of the Ebon Hand, and their upcoming debut full-length, it seems like things are looking very good for them.
A while ago, I put up a post announcing this year’s AMPLIFEST in Porto, Portugal on October 19th & 20th, but the details were still a little sketchy. Yesterday they announced the full lineup, and all I can say is if you are able to get your ass to Portugal you should do so! Not only does the roster of bands include bands like ALUK TODOLO, CHELSEA WOLFE, DEAFHEAVEN, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS and so many more, but there will also be talks by the organizer of Roadburn, the legendary WALTER HOEIJMAKERS, an exhibition of DAVID D’ANDREA‘s artwork, and screenings of Black Mass Rising and À l’Est de l’enfer. It is truly an experience more than a festival, and all I can say is I am sad to be missing it!! Check out the event page here and more info below…You can pick up your 2-day pass HERE!
IHEARTCOMIX has given us two pairs of tickets to give away for the upcoming Light Asylum, Dangerous Boys Club, Youth Code and Night Sins show at Los Globos in Los Angeles, this Saturday, September 28th! If you follow CVLT Nation, you’ve already seen and heard quite a bit from these bands, and you know that this is a lineup you don’t want to miss! To enter to win a pair of tickets, send us an email to email@example.com with “Light Asylum” in the subject, and two winners will be drawn on Thursday at noon PST. You can pick up tickets here and check out more info below…
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Southwest Terror Fest 2013 is in less than a month, and the lineup is all fucking killer and no fucking filler! Four days of epic bands is what is going to whip through the Arizona desert like a massive sandstorm of awesomeness. Bands like…well, there will be so many good bands there’s no point in me naming my favorites…just check out the lineup below and stay tuned for some rad features on CVLT Nation and maybe a giveaway if you’re lucky? More info and RSVP here!