It’s fucking on…CVLT Nation is ultra stoked to announce that Vol. VIII of our acclaimed mixtape series, Blackened Everything, goes live today! We made sure that this one was more brutal than ever before. Get ready to make your ears burst with 20 tracks of pure rancid audio death! Follow the download links below (scroll over the image to download) and blast this motherfucker loud! Check the tracklisting after the jump. CVLT Nation salutes all of the bands that made it on this volume for creating the music that makes our blood boil!
CVLT Nation is so stoked that STRIFE is back with a vengence with the release of their new album Witness A Rebirth! Now read what inspired Andrew to pick the bands he did for this gnarly mixtape!
The Hardcore Alphabet is a collection of some of my favorite hardcore songs of all time. “Witness A Rebirth” is about taking everything that I learned about hardcore from the bands that inspired me and passing that down to the new generation of hardcore kids… This generation has their favorite bands, their heroes, and their own glory days… All we can do is offer them knowledge that has been passed down to us and hope that they preserve the true spirit of hardcore… Newer bands like Down To Nothing, Rotting Out, Take Offense, and Piece by Piece are doing just that… I get the same energy and inspiration seeing them as I did seeing classic bands such as Judge, Warzone, Chain of Strength, or Infest…
Hopefully this mix inspires you to check out some of the bands both old and new! Thanks for listening!
Stream The Hardcore Alphabet With Andrew from Strife:
CVLT Nation is stoked to announce that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXIII Curated by Circle Takes The Square is live today! CTTS has put together a thoughtful mix of rad tunes and artists, and they have specially formatted this mix so that you can record it onto your own 90 min cassette for old times sake! Check out their description below, and stream and download the mix below!
rather than remembering an actual memory, the mind remembers the last time it remembered it. to paraphrase something i heard recently, or at least as well as i remember it.
some memories for your mind’s ass!
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXIII Curated by Circle Takes The Square
CVLT Nation is beyond elated to announce that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXII Curated by KYLESA is live today! Laura Pleasants compiled an amazing mix of tunes for CVLT Nation, and you can stream and download the mix below! So press play below, and submit your soul to a mix master…
Come back little raven and bite my face. What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me? Tell it to me slowly. Every night I burn. Every night I call your name.
Con-convince your mirror as you’ve always done before, giving substance to shadows and giving substance evermore. It’s no good trying to place your hand where I can’t see because I understand that you’re different than me. . .
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXII Curated by KYLESA
Here’s an especially haunted Sonic Cathedral, fangs to CVLT Nation. Cassidy has offered the first 13 tracks to start any vampire punk’s party, while I chose the next 13 as an umlauted soundtrack to whatever debauchery said party or ritual could and should descend into. This was also the perfect excuse to preview unreleased songs from our friends in creeping death metal bands – Living Decay, with their track off an upcoming split with Anatomia, & Coffin Dust, with the title track from their upcoming LP, This Cemetery, My Kingdom.
Devil children unite, Vampires on the loose tonight…
Stream Sonic Cathedrals HALLOWEEN 2012 Curated by Cape of Bats
Next up in our label mixtape series is a rad collection of songs from AVANT! Records, showcasing some of their finest releases of this year! Check out what AVANT! has to say about their mix below, stream it and download after the jump…avant!
The AVANT! mixtape for CVLT Nation is one overview on the label’s recent records, featuring almost everything that’s been released in the last year and featuring one very special bonus track: Lust For Youth’s “Ecstacy” is in fact still unreleased and will be the opening track of the Saluting Rome EP out November the 26th, along with How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood? debut LP. Enjoy the grey sounds of the Western World.
Stream CVLT Nation Label Series Mixtape Curated by AVANT! Records
Toxicbreed’s Funhouse is by far one our favorite blogs because of the way they are always giving back to the community! We are stoked to announce that their insane Casa de Diversion – Covers Vol. 2 is streaming now and up for download. In a nutshell, Toxicbreed’s Funhouse gets 32 of the raddest bands to cover a really wide range of tunes, which makes for a really unique listening experience, and you can download Casa de Diversion – Covers Vol. 2 HERE…Make sure to peep the stream below!
CVLT Nation is hyped that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXI Curated by Ola Lindgren of GRAVE goes live today! SONIC radness equals loads of twists…stream and download below!
So here’s my mix-tape!
I always find it hard doing these kinds of “lists” on a specific subjects, mainly because I think that all music inspires me in some way and I never just listen to one kind of music genre to get into the right mood for a task at hand.
For instance, in the process of writing music and lyrics to a new Grave album, I would go totally nuts and definitely get uninspired if I only bombarded myself with old school death metal. Fans seem to have a very glorified picture of musicians and many think that we only listen to the same stuff that we are writing and performing– well, that’s not for me anyway, and honestly not really too many of my friends in the business either. ‘Nuff said, this is my mix-tape with a bunch of tunes that I simply call good music. Never mind genres and trying to impress with diehard bullshit. If it’s good then it’s good, simple as that..
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXI Curated by Ola Lindgren of GRAVE
Two artists that have been an instrumental part of our CVLT Nation FOUR season are Konstantinos & Alex of Viral Graphics. This Greek//American team of sick illustrators have worked with some of the best labels and bands out there, put together an amazing illustration zine, Bacteria, and created the Human Clockwork and Spirit Ritual designs for our latest season. Now we are stoked to offer you one of our Artist Series mixtapes curated by Viral Graphics! Read what they have to say below, stream this killer mimx and download it after the jump…
This mix tape doesn’t have a set theme, although it’s certainly framed by the cross section of what we both listen to in Viral Graphics. These are songs that have accompanied drawing sessions and long hazy discussions. This tape (well, downloadable binary code – rip it to tape!) consists of some known bands and others lesser known, from both the present and dark past, ranging from crackhead snuff film music to psychedelic astral freak outs. Sometimes kind of close to what we do in Viral. No point in trying to tie it all together with words, but we hope it makes for an interesting – limited to C-90- tapestry. Suggested volume is always excruciatingly loud.
Stream CVLT Nation Artist Series by Viral Graphics