The Punk is Dead Fest is happening on August 30th & 31st in Lancaster, and from the looks of the lineup it is going to crush Southern California! By far the best thing to happen to Lancaster since Walmart! And we are giving away a pair of tickets to the Day 1 show on the 30th and a pair to the Day 2 show on the 31st starting today! Two lucky people will get to see some of the sickest, rawest bands out today – NAILS, Nausea, ACxDC, Vestiges, Primitive Man, Children of God, Graf Orlock and so many more. To enter, email email@example.com with “PIDF” in the subject line, and we will choose two lucky winners on Monday at noon PST! To pre-order tickets go HERE. And check out the Punkis Dead Fest mixtape for CVLT Nation HERE!
Just over a month back on July 6th I attended a pretty awesome DIY grind gathering in the forests of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that lit up the tranquil atmosphere with blazing grind and powerviolence from the afternoon straight into the night.
Organized by locals and inviting multiple comrades from both sides of the border, while respecting the land and putting on a grand celebration of fastcore, this year’s Squamish Fastcore Fest while it was my first, will not be my last. So this is kind of a (late) summary or reflection with some photos and video.
CVLT Nation is stoked to present the ANCIIENTS Fall 2013 Tour Kickoff show at the Biltmore in Vancouver, BC on September 27th! Vancouver’s finest are embarking on a month-long North American tour with TESSERACT and SCALE THE SUMMIT in October, so this Biltmore show will be one last hometown booze up before they leave. Alongside Anciients will be NYLITHIA, HOPELEUS and HOLICUS and all four bands will rip through our collective eardrums! Stay tuned for an awesome Anciients giveaway and more leading up to the show…for now, check out more event info HERE and our review of Anciients’ Heart of Oak HERE!
About a month ago, CVLT Nation paid a visit to our home in the north, Vancouver, BC and we made our presence known with an epic show put on with Nothing is Heavy! All the bands that performed at The Rickshaw on July 19th fucking killed it, and we were so stoked to have them represent our webzine. The night opened with locals Hopeleus and Life Against Death, and then Seattle’s Occult SS took the stage, followed by Portland’s Eight Bells and Witch Mountain. The vibe was right and the music was perfect. Our Vancouver photographer Ted Reckoning captured some amazing photos of the bands, check them out below…and stay tuned for more of CVLT Nation in the Northwest!
DISAPPROVAL are a Southern California band that needs to be fucking recognized! Their new 7 inch El Monte Youth Authority has that hardcore boom-bap effect that will have you pressing replay non-stop. The word on the street is that band is gaining more and more fans with every show! CVLT Nation & Crash the Clubs are super stoked that they are performing at our upcoming show with Despise You, In Disgust, Sex Prisoner and Magnum Force on Sept. 7th, 2013 at Aladdin Jr’s in Pomona, CA (for more info go HERE!)!…Now it’s time for you to download DISAPPROVAL’s El Monte Youth Authority record and peep this raging full set!!!
CVLT Nation & Crash the Clubs are stoked to present NAILS, New Brigade and Constant Fear at a very intimate show at the Almost Holden Collective in Santa Monica, CA on Friday, August 30th, 2013 (all ages)! Entry is limited to 80 presale tickets at $8 each, which you can pick up direct from us HERE, and there will be no tickets for purchase at the door – more event info here. All ticket purchasers will be on a list at the door with the number of tickets the purchased. Bring your ID to get your tickets at the door and BYOB for any beverages you want! This is going to be a small and extremely rad event so make sure to get tickets quick before they are gone.
As of right now, you can get 40 to 50% off all the records and cassettes in the CVLT Nation Record Store!!! After a year of carrying music in our store, we are shutting it down and we are clearing out all our stock at the lowest prices you will find anywhere. CVLT Nation HQ is making the big move up North, so we are taking a break from the music retail business…so check out the record store for massive deals on titles from Neurosis, Deafheaven, Kylesa, Code Orange Kids, NAILS, Cursed, Ramesses, Noothgrush and many more!! Head over to the record store, no code required!
Text and photos by Hillarie Jason
It was a beautiful Sunday evening driving in to Boston to catch Baroness and Royal Thunder at The Royale (Seeing Royal Thunder at a place called The Royale did give the 2 year old in me a bit of a giggle). Then it’s time to park. Parking? Hah! Yeah well it’s Boston, what did I expect. Even on a Sunday you better believe you’re paying for it one way or another. Anyway, after depositing the steel chariot safely and in a surprisingly timely fashion into a $25 lot, I made my way to the venue. I had never been there even in it’s previous incarnation, The Roxy, for whatever reason, but I found it impressive, comfortable and set up well for the nights festivities. The upper balcony area was not open but the main floor was already filling up with people 15 minutes after the doors opened. I walked by the merch area and already there was a line of people excitedly getting their schwag on. With some time to kill before Royal Thunder went on, I spent some time yapping with a friend of mine, unpacking my camera gear and just getting an overall feel for the crowd and the place. The crowd was as expected. I’d say most were male between the ages of 18 and 28, with short hair. Not a super rowdy crowd. Just lots of happy, smiling people.
A few minutes to go time I made my way to the stage to find a good vantage point to start out with. I have seen Royal Thunder a number of times so I had a pretty good idea what side of the stage MLny Parsonz, singer and bassist, would be on and figured I’d start there then move my way over towards where Evan Diprima and Josh Weaver would be (drummer and guitarist, respectively). While I was getting my camera settings straight, I overheard a number of conversations around me both from people who hadn’t seen Royal Thunder and those raving about them. “You are in for a treat! If Janis Joplin was alive, she’d be the singer in this band. That’s what she sounds like,” said one fan. Another kid said this was the second show he had ever been to in his life. Not a bad second show to start with in my opinion.
CVLT Nation & Crash the Clubs are proud to present Despise You and In Disgust alongside Sex Prisoner, Magnum Force and Disapproval on Sept. 7th, 2013 at Aladdin Jr’s in Pomona, CA! Plus we are super stoked to have LACE Pickups on board as a sponsor for this killer fucking show! Space is limited and tickets are $10 at the door, so make sure you get there early…check out the event page HERE for more info and stay tuned for some rad features leading up to the show…
It’s as hot as Hades at the moment so what better time for War Master to hit the road. August sees them do their Blood Dawn Tour in support of their new EP, Blood Dawn. If some of your favourite things in life are Conan the Barbarian, Bolt Thrower and dystopian death metal, then War Master are well worth checking out.
Take a listen to ‘Bastard Horde’ from Warmaster’s upcoming 12″ EP Blood Dawn, which will be available at their tour kick off/record release show, Wednesday August 7 at Mango’s in Houston, TX.