The Punk is Dead Fest is happening on August 30th & 31st in Lancaster, CA! Ticket info here and flyer below! Now enjoy the PIDF mixtape exclusively for CVLT Nation!
The original idea behind Punk Is Dead was to create a powerviolence fest in the vein of Super Sabado Gigante and Fiesta Grande for the new century. But from the seed of a powerviolence/grind fest it grew into a true heavy music festival featuring bands from every subgenre and scene. It includes some of the best up-and-coming local talent,established touring acts, even a couple international bands. From hardcore to crust to doom to death metal, all bases are covered.
This mixtape reflects such diversity. On this mixtape you will find a sampling of what you will find both days of Punk Is Dead. The unrelenting speed of Godstomper and ACxDC, the heady experimentalism
of Vestiges, the oppressively bleak blackened doom of Primitive Man, and the fearless brutality of Skinfather.
Each song offers up something unique, so your ears will never find themselves bored. Feel free to download and enjoy and if you like what you hear, come out to Lancaster on Labor Day weekend and experience it live.
Sonic Cathedrals Vol CXIII Bottom Feeder goes live today! Stream and download below!!
This is what it sounds like at home. This is what takes us through day and nights, and this is what we like. Listen to this, get inspired and start a band. – Bottom Feeder
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Today CVLT Nation is stoked to bring you Sonic Cathedrals Vol XCII Badr Vogu!!! Stream and download below!!
For our mixtape we decided to choose only bands that we felt were influences on Badr Vogu’s sound. We all have pretty eclectic tastes in music as is evidenced in our selections which range from punk to blues to black and death metal to hip-hop. We also intentionally left out more current bands, friend’s bands, etc. as we could each easily curate our own mix-tape just with the amazing crop of bands we have here in the bay area not to mention the rest of the international scene. We hope that most of these bands are recognizable to most of y’all out there and if they aren’t you need to do some homework!
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Sonic Cathedrals Vol CXI Night Nurse goes live today, and this one’s for those of you with battered eardrums and short attention spans! 2 hours and 40+ tracks of new and old d-beat and crust to destroy your braincells to! Play & download below…
Here’s a bunch of noisy shit that makes us make the noisy shit we make.
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CVLT Nation is happy to bring you Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CX, our second mixtape curated by Belgian heavyweights OATHBREAKER! These guys really know how to put together a mix, so hit play below and let the tunes wash over you!
At the end of 2011 we did our first Sonic Cathedrals and obviously a lot has changed since then. The band Oathbreaker has changed, we have changed. So when Sean asked us to do a second series, we were more than happy to oblige. These are the songs that made their mark since the first mixtape. It’s a pretty long ride, but we felt it was worth it. We hope you enjoy them.
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CVLT Nation is happy to offer you a soundtrack for your week with Sonic Cathedrals Vol CIX Curated by Narrows going live today! This mixtape is a true group effort, with each member of the band choosing songs to create one whole epic fucking mix. Enjoy!
When this band got together I was very curious to see how it would come out. We all came from the same sort of background musically…kind of. Meaning we all have punk, hardcore and metal as the common thread but that wasn’t the only thing you’d find in our record collections. Somewhere close to that Acme record would also be an At the Gates record. Or Suede right next to Suicide. De La Soul next to Deadguy. You get the idea. But this is basically how Narrows sounds to me personally. We skip through genres from our collective back catalog to get to where we’re at now. Whether an idea is new or borrowed it certainly sounds nothing like its original concept when it’s eventually finished.
So when CVLT asked us to throw this guy together I was equally curious to see what the other boys would throw in. After spending endless hours in a shitty van I thought I had them pegged. A couple surprises but mostly I was on. But if you make it through most of this you’ll have a better understanding of who we are and where we coming from.
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CVLT Nation is happy to announce that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CVIII Curated by TOMBS goes live today! Mike Hill from TOMBS has already curated one mixtape for us, so this is kind of a part II mix, full of eclectic sounds that will make your day! So sit back, hit play and enjoy!
CVLT NATION MIXTAPE July 2013
I really enjoy doing these mixtapes; it gives me a chance to set aside some time and go through my record collection, pull out tracks that sort of capture the moment and rediscover some jams that I haven’t listen to in a while. The east coast summer has descended on us like a hammer; the days are hot, unbearable and the nights are languid and filled with restlessness, so the first few tracks are songs that I always find myself gravitating to during this season.
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I was asked to make a death metal mixtape so I just put together a bunch of tracks I enjoy. Maybe you’ll like them too. Simple right?
These run the spectrum in sound and style within death metal I think, some old and some recent. Songs from bands that are well known like Ulcerate and Immolation, or others like Timeghoul and Led Astray never lived long enough to get their strong sounds out there. Then there’s old masters that many seem to have been forgotten like Iniquity, The Chasm, and Mithras, and the newcomers that have quite a few underground eyes on them such as Ignivomous, Ritual Necromancy, and Antediluvian.
You may be surprised that I did not include some classics like Bolt Thrower, Seance, Autopsy, Obituary, Dismember, etc. which is sure to draw some annoyance, and the same goes for leaving out groups like Defeated Sanity, Anata, Disgorge, Portal, Lykathea Aflame, etc. All of which I do enjoy I assure you but I couldn’t include everything.
Anyway I suggest you check out and buy the record that each of these are torn from in full. A full track list is right below. Enjoy.
DEATH HAMMER Vol. 1 Part I
DEATH HAMMER Vol. 1 Part II
Are you ready for a psychedelic doom trip that will take you on a wild journey for the next 3 hours? Then press play and download below Sonic Cathedrals Vol CVII Curated by Lesbian! This Seattle band has put together a wacked out rad mixtape for your listening pleasure…so spark your Monday spliff and drift away!
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