CVLT Nation is ultra excited to announce that the Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol. XXXIX Curated by AGE OF WOE is live. This Swedish band released one of my favorite 7 inches of last year, so I was stoked when they said they would be down to curate a mixtape. Just like their sound, which is highly original, so is their Sonic Cathedrals mixtape. Just when you think they are going one way with their song selection, AGE OF WOE takes you some where else! So below, hear what AOW has to say about this mixtape, plus after the jump you will find the download link…Melt some D-Beat on your reality and fucking get ready to rock!
Here are 25 songs that may, or may not, sum up some of our biggest influences – both individually and as a band. We all hand-picked 5 tracks each for this mixtape, so of course it’s extremely varied and versatile. Just like Age of Woe.
It’s not easy to single out 5 tracks out of all the thousands of great songs that have inspired us throughout the years, but this is our best shot. We hope you enjoy Age of Woe’s mixtape. Bang your head and worship satan!
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. XXIX Curated by Age of Woe
This mix tape is a collection of songs relating to the ambient and experimental genres as well as black metal and doom. These are all songs that I have immensely enjoyed over the past few years while drawing, studying, or staring out bus windows. All of these songs take me to a different place in my mind, and there are specific memories and emotions attached to each one. I hope you all enjoy it.
Stream The Bottomless Night
Today is a killer day, because it’s CVLT Nation’s first anniversary, so it’s time to celebrate! The first thing that came to mind was to create the sickest volume of our Blackened Everything mixtape series yet, and that’s what I did. When you press play, and brain tissue starts to leak out of your skull, do not be alarmed – it’s just the effects of blackened radness! Big time honor goes out to all of our writers, bands, labels and weirdos – you know who you are! Fuck, let’s get down to business, listen to Blackened Everything Vol.666 below, scroll over them image to download and after the jump peep the tracklisting!
Also, mad respect to all those that have shown CVLT Nation cool vibes over this past year, we salute you! In celebration of our first year of many to come, we are giving away two CVLT Nation t-shirts and two Broken Press posters! To enter the draw, email contact@cvltnation with “1-year giveaway” as the subject, and four random people will be selected with a raffle on Friday the 9th at noon PT to get a poster or a t-shirt. Thanks for your support, it keeps us going! **Our winners are: Blake Devine-Rosser, David Radon, Victoria Ngai & Attila Korsos! Thanks to everyone who entered and all of the support and kind words!
This compilation assembles 20 bands with their origin in Germany. I chose the title not only because I love Bond movies, but also because the hardcore scene in Germany always had a lot of heart. This is in many ways: Politics and emotion were huge influences and motivation for acts over the years. It was more about ‘heartcore’ than ‘hardcore’. Most of the bands I compiled here have their roots in this very movement. At first I wanted to add more classic acts, but then decided to go with a more contemporary mix. People around the globe know Acme, Systral, Morser, Enfold, Chispa and likes. Their unique blend of chaotic but melodic heaviness became a trademark tons of acts copied.
The other “love” factor in this scene: I think I know at least one person from each band I chose. One scene – unity? Not really, but even though Germany is big, you know the people. This DIY “hand washes hand” mentality is still very healthy here.
One thing these bands share? A very critical view towards the country they come from. Enough said. Wait, one more thing: I wanted to call this mix “Golden Shower Of 20 Hits” at first, but not many people outside Germany would get it.
I’m sure I missed out on some great bands, but these were the first that came to my mind.
Stream From Germany With Love
Tracklist after the jump…
CVLT Nation is ultra excited to announce that the Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol. XXXVIII Curated by Mitochondrion has arrived. This band are so killer in their own right that it cool to listen to the music that they respect. Mitochondrion also used this mix tape to share with the world that their musical interest are broader than what people might think.I really feel that Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol. XXXVIII can best be described by the band themselves.So below hear what Shawn Hache has to say about this mix tape plus the you will find the download & streaming link….Just make sure to blast this mix tape until your bones crack!
The first half of these tracks represents music that was specifically and directly an inspiration on the Mitochondrion sound that came to be. While a lot of these releases do not seem that old, it was an interesting time right before this kind of black/death metal became ubiquitous online through downloads and youtube, and random chance mail-order was still a thing. If the description was good and a friend recommended it, then it was worth buying. Not everything needed to be sampled before purchased. When seeing a Revenge or Conqueror shirt was the rarest sight, and you talked to people based on just that alone. These are releases that stand the test of time and still are influential on our sound.
Next is a good sample of like-minded bands that we respect, friends of ours creating hellish attacks, and personal favourites that will never die. The music here all carries a unique element that is impossible to put your finger on, but clearly perceptible. The compositions are generally more unique than most, but more than anything the inspiration and conviction right through loud and clear. Vitriolic and warped to the last.
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. XXXVIII Curated by Mitochondrion
Thursday, March 8th, marks the 1st anniversary of CVLT Nation, and we are fucking way beyond stoked! One series that has taken off is our Sonic Cathedrals mixtape series. We respect every band that has curated a volume, and they have used this series as a way to create audio art and a connection to the people that love their music. In celebration, today we want to spotlight all of the Sonic Cathedrals that have been created so far. Most of the covers were designed by Meghan MacRae, the creative director of CVLT Nation. Many times, her design voice is another way for the listener to know what they are in for. I feel like the covers and the music go hand in hand, and she really captures this. Some bands are artists themselves, and send us designs which are just as sick. So after the jump, check out our gallery of Sonic Cathedrals covers…this is just the beginning! Big time respect to everyone that has curated a volume, and to all those that have downloaded the CVLT Nation mixes! And respect to those who will curate mixes in our 2nd year, there is much more to come!
Mix & Text from A Fist in the Face of God
Alright! It’s been, what, five months now since an offering brimming with thrash lava erupted into your very eyes. Well, Bradley Smith and Cato Stormoen have made a follow-up to their insanely popular Thrashing Rage, Vol. II mixtape, this time abandoning the thrash gods of old in favour of the new flesh. Yes, that is right, this killer 19-track comp features only bands from the latter part of the 90s, 2000s, right up until this very year. I’ve actually been planning to do one of these myself for a while now, but what with all the dragon-fighting, wench-fucking and weed-smoking, there just hasn’t been the time.
Words from Brad after the break; Cato is too busy being a real motherfucker somewhere to give his ten cents right now, sorry.
“The previous two Thrashing Rage mixes focused on old school bands that deserved a shining beam of unholy light cast upon them. But talking with Cato, I realised that there are a whole new crop of diabolical thrash bands whose music corrupts your blackened soul. And we decided then and there to unleash a tornado of TRUE thrash, but with a modern perspective!” – Brad
TRACKLIST: THRASHING RAGE, VOL. III & DOWNLOAD Link after the jump!
CVLT Nation is ultra stoked to announce that the Sonic Cathedrals Mixtape Series Vol. XXXVII Curated by Andre Foisy has arrived. From day one of this sine this human has supported us a 100% so for him to curate this mix tape is golden. Just like his band Locrian this selection of songs is an audio voyage that you will not forget.Honestly my mind is still bent by Locrians most recent collaborative album with Mamiffer now this killer Mixtape.
Hear what Andre Foisy has to say about this mix tape below & download it so your mind will expand!
Here are some tracks, some unreleased, that I think that readers of CVLT Nation would enjoy. This is a little taste of what’s on my computer. If you like these projects then please support them and pick up their stuff.
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. XXXVII Curated by André Foisy:
Young And In The Way are one of those bands that grow with each release, because they believe in evolving while looking deep inside of their creative spirits. When you see the tracks they have chosen for this mixtape, you can see why they create the way they do. Without a doubt, Young And In The Way will burn a hole in the stage on March 16th! In the meantime, take a journey with YAITW and blast this mixtape!
Enclosed is a Mixtape curated by all four members of Young and in the Way for the Century Media Records/Cvlt Nation SXSW 2012 Showcase. Some songs on this list were recorded 2 decades ago and some are as recent as last year. But all are artists that we appreciate musically and listen to on a regular basis.
- YAITW // AC13
Stream SXSW 2012 Mixtape Series Curated by Young and in the Way:
Up next in our SXSW 2012 Mixtape series is Enabler’s compilation of stellar songs. They have given major food for thought with their song selection, and you can get into their headspace after the jump by reading their insight behind this mix. For now, stream it below and download after the jump!
I feel that in this day of information overload, getting to the point is a necessity. With that being said, I was asked for an hour to two hours of music, so I gave right above an hour. Most of the music on here is stuff that I’ve been listening to recently. With that being said I feel that I should mention a few bands here that I love, but were left out of my playlist: As Friends Rust, Cave In, Danzig, Deathspell Omega, Integrity, Jane’s Addiction, Leviathan, Martyrdod, Masshysteri, Mouth of the Architect, Napalm Death, Propagandhi, Satyricon, Sepultura, Wolfbrigade, The Who, etc. This list could go on forever.
Stream SXSW 2012 Mixtape Series Curated by Enabler: