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.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway for you, so we’re coming back with a bang with 2 pairs of tickets to this year’s The Power of the Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on August 9th & 10th! Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this year’s lineup features headliners The Obsessed, Final Conflict, Hirax, From Ashes Rise & Black Breath, alongside a ton of other rad bands like Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Children of God and many more. Today we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the show on August 10th! To enter this giveaway just email email@example.com with TPOTR Aug 10th in the subject, and we’ll choose a winner on Friday at noon PST! PS – If you entered the 9th giveaway, you can still enter this one too!
It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway for you, so we’re coming back with a bang with 2 pairs of tickets to this year’s The Power of the Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on August 9th & 10th! Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this year’s lineup is all killer no filler, featuring headliners The Obsessed, Final Conflict, Hirax, From Ashes Rise & Black Breath, alongside a ton of other rad bands like Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Children of God and many more. Today we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the show on August 9th! To enter this giveaway just email firstname.lastname@example.org with TPOTR Aug 9th in the subject, and we’ll choose a winner on Thursday at noon PST! Stay tuned for another giveaway tomorrow! PS – YOU CAN ENTER BOTH!
***Congrats Russell Wood!***
CVLT Nation is stoked to co-present another wicked Vancouver show with our comrades Nothing is Heavy! The almighty VHOL will be destroying the streets of Vancouver on Sunday, August 18th alongside rad local bands Burning Ghats, Hoopsnake and Hopeleus at the Astoria Pub! VHOL is made up of members of YOB, Agalloch and Hammers of Misfortune, and will no doubt shatter all eardrums in the Northwest! CVLT Nation has also had the pleasure and pain of witnessing all three local bands wreck shit and we can attest to the fact that Vancouver has something really special happening right now when it comes to music. Stay tuned for more info and mark your calendars, plus check out the event page here!
Last year, we covered Portugal’s answer to Roadburn, Amplifest, for the first time (check out our coverage here and here). Amplifest 2013, the third edition, already has some big names on the lineup – Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Year of No Light, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Aluk Todolo and Russian Circles – and this fall festival will no doubt live up to its reputation for being en “experience” more than a music festival. Taking over the town of Porto, Portugal, on October 19th & 20th, the festival will not only celebrate music but also the artists who are an integral part of this global community. Most notably in this year’s edition, one of our favorite artists will be showcasing his prints and paintings – we can’t tell you who right now, but he’s done work for some of the biggest names in doom. Last year showcased Malleus and Seldon Hunt, so you know this year will have some awesome artists as well. It’s also important for Amplifest to feature independent film and documentaries, so we can expect that there will be some excellent cinema at this year’s fest! Plus the surroundings for the gigs are stunning in a way that only a country like Portugal, with centuries of history and beautiful architecture, can present. Stay tuned for more about Amplifest in the upcoming months, and check out their promo video below plus the tour poster!