Live Rituals

Attention Vancouver: SLOWDIVE & LOW Ticket Giveaway!

The mighty SLOWDIVE and LOW are on their way to Vancouver for their November 3rd stop on their North American tour, and we have a pair of tickets to give away! These two awesome bands are bringing their twilight tones

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Southwest Terror Fest III
Night 4: Riff Violence

Photos by: Josh Ford In contrast to the sludge and doom orientation of the event’s first three days, Southwest Terror Fest’s final day boasted a day of vicious powerviolence, relentless metallic hardcore and titanic drone metal. Falling on a Sunday,

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Southwest Terror Fest III: Nights 1 & 2: Whiskey and Sludge

Photos: Joshua Ford Since 2012, Tucson, Ariz. has served as an unholy bastion to which the depraved and devout flock. This migration is owed to the Southwest Terror Fest, a weekend-long worship of heavy music in its many forms. This

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CVLT Nation Covers The Power of The Riff 2014

Text and Photos: Adam Murray EXCEL, GOATSNAKE, XIBALBA, OBLITERATIONS, BAPTISTS, TORCH RUNNER at LOS GLOBOS OCTOBER 15 2014 Pretty smooth night right here for this one. This was essentially the release party for Excel’s Split Image reissue on Southern Lord,

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The Body Live Show Review

Banner Photo via: Aquarium Dempseys Next to Sunn O))), The Body is the most physically intense band I’ve ever seen. The Portland duo is also one of the most prolific bands I know of. Last year alone, they released two collaborations

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Muscle and Marrow
Live Review

Text: J.J. Anselmi Banner image: Christine Shields The Portland duo Muscle and Marrow mix haunting ether with escarpments of heaviness. Formed in 2013, they’ve already released a masterful LP, aptly titled The Human Cry, which is out on Belief Mower records. I

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CVLT Nation Covers Amplifest 2014
Day Two

Text: José Carlos Santos // Photos: Luana Magalhães Read Day 1 coverage here!  B-SON Swans aside, Black Shape Of Nexus truly deserve the heaviest band of the weekend award. As one of the bands the local audience seemed less familiar with, they came in

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Mind Control…
Uncle Acid & Black Wizard
in Vancouver 10/7

Last Tuesday, I headed down to Vancouver’s lovely Downtown East Side to wait in a massive line of long-hairs in front of The Rickshaw to see the UK’s mysterious Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. It was a sold-out show, and

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CVLT Nation Covers AMPLIFEST 2014 Day One

Text: José Carlos Santos // Photos: Luana Magalhães Already on its fourth edition, the growth of the Porto-based Amplifest is noticeable just by glancing at this year’s unbelievable line-up. From established veterans of every side of the experimental and alternative spectrum like Swans

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CVLT Nation Video Premiere: Emptiness “Behind the Curtain”

This is just so fucking stellar: Emptiness performing “Behind the Curtain” in Brussels. You should already know that we are HUGE fans of this band’s latest record Nothing but the Whole, out now on Dark Descent Records. Check out our

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