I’ve always been intrigued by prisons. Not so much the brick and mortar foundations that composed these institutions, but the lives that are carried out – and sometimes extinguished – within the confines of these state and corporate-sponsored buildings. From the daily operations, to the social hierarchy built as a necessary means of control, prison
Text and Photos: Brian Sepanzyk When Nick Yacyshyn told me where SUMAC was going to record their next album, What One Becomes, the first thing I thought was, ‘Someone needs to document this.’ Nick sent me a text with a link to a place called the Unknown: an old church that has been
Grind Summit – Chris Dodge from Infest and SIEGE drummer/lyricist Robert Williams discuss forthcoming shows
By now you’ve probably heard – Boston’s proto-grind pioneers SIEGE are returning to the stage with a run of what are sure to be sold-out performances, this first one with LA powerviolence legends INFEST and politi-punk stalwarts Dropdead in Providence this July. Lunglust vocalist and lifelong fan of both bands,
SALEM’S POT is one of those bands we’ve had our eye on ever since Dan over at Riding Easy put them on our radar. For the past few weeks, we’ve been digging into their new album, Pronounce This!, and these psychedelic doom mongers didn’t disappoint us with this weird trip,
On June 16th – 18th of 2016, The COVENANT Festival takes place in Vancouver B.C. for it’s second year straight. I thought that the first year was off of the chain, but this year’s line up makes this one of the strongest fests to take place on the West Coast.
Bobby Cochran interviews Kristina Esfandiari (King Woman, Miserable) for CVLT Nation Some things are just meant to be. There are some of us fortunate enough to be guided onto an unmistakable path by invisible hands, or encouraged by important people who appear at just the right time to help or offer gifts.
Full Of Hell is one of the most innovative and ever-changing artists in the heavy music scene, going from harsh noise to blistering hardcore to grind to nothing but walls of sound and into various other territories that many are afraid to go to. I was happy to talk to
Oranssi Pazuzu have been on a journey of sonic exploration since their inception. Through the years, their sound has evolved, breaking the boundaries of black metal and psychedelia, and spiralling into other experimental domains. Ontto (the bassist of the band) discusses the various aspects of the new record, Varahtelija, including the
CVLT Nation interviews Fred Grabosky of FTG Illustrations When did you first know that art was something you needed to create? It’s tough to pinpoint the exact day or moment, but I feel like I’ve always gravitated toward being an artist. Whether it be musically, with different drawing utensils, sculpting,
THE WILDING INCIDENT- NYHC WOLFPACK The Wilding Incident are a NYHC supergroup: featuring members that have done time in such noted outfits as Maximum Penalty, Crown Of Thornz, Life’s Blood, Mental Abuse to name a few. On the eve of their debut Ep Prey for the Wolfpack dropping; I spoke to guitarist Sacha Jenkins about
Last Thursday, I got the chance to have an awesome conversation with Harley Flanagan, one of the founding members of NYC’s CRO-MAGS. In my book, he has not gotten his just due, and with this interview he set the record straight on many topics. His new album entitled CRO-MAGS is all fucking
Surachai is one of the most interesting and prolific producers in extreme/experimental music. Through the years he has released albums taking on different forms, ranging from black metal to dark ambient, and his latest release, Instinct and Memory, unveils the further evolution of his sound. In this interview we discuss