Live Rituals

CVLT Nation Captures Atriarch and OSS

Atriarch, Occult Secret Service live at Chop Suey 11.07.2014 Text and Photos: Robert Hanna Opening the show were Seattle’s OCCULT SECRET SERVICE, a five-piece metallic d-beat powerhouse fronted by illustrator and arch-screamer Adam Vick. While rooted in Scandinavian d-beat crust

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CVLT Nation Captures SLOWDIVE

SLOWDIVE – LOW, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, November 2014 Text and Photos: Tiina Liimu The measured tempo for this pairing would lay waste to any melancholy brought on by the Pacific Coast downpour. A double bill of seasoned artists that not

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All Hail King Diamond!
Halloween Photo Essay by Jeremy Beals

Embracing His North American Coven: The King Diamond 2014 Tour Text and Photos: Jeremy Beals   It has been almost ten years since King Diamond graced our shores with his presence. During that hiatus, he battled health problems and heart

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CVLT Nation Captures OBLITERATIONS, BAPTISTS & TORCH RUNNER

Last week, BAPTISTS returned triumphant to their hometown after a successful west coast tour (check out our coverage of POTR and SWTF) to a raging crowd at The Biltmore alongside tour mates OBLITERATIONS and TORCH RUNNER. Our comrade in photo

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CVLT Nation Covers Pallbearer, Tombs at St. Vitus

Last week, Pallbearer, Tombs and Vattnet Viskar rolled through NYC on their North American tour, and our photographer Camila Rodriguez was on hand to capture their punishing performances! We’re waiting anxiously for their Vancouver date, and these pics only make

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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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