Get ready for some sonic terror, because CVLT Nation is unleashing Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CIV today, curated by Corrupt Moral Altar! This mix is sure to bring some angst into your day today in the best way possible! Now hit play below and download for your listening pain!
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It’s bizarre to think that this label is now 13 years old; what started out as an art project and supplement to a print zine quickly kind of spiraled into much more than we ever anticipated. This mix represents the second half of ABSOC’s discography, and is intended to showcase the direction we have taken over the last 5 years or so. While all of these bands are quite different in nature, the one thing they all hold in common (outside of all of them being very nice people) is that they are all breaking out of typical genre molds and are doing something unique, while staying firmly rooted in DIY punk. We really try to identify bands we think are pushing the envelope, and keeping the underground challenging and provoking.
We are basically an analog label; our releases are all largely on vinyl and cassettes (very few CDs), and our only foray into digital distribution is via MP3 download cards. We really believe a record should be experienced with artwork, layout, and lyrics when available, and really put effort into making packaging unique. We are based in Seattle, and have largely focused on Northwest bands until recently with collaborations with partner labels in Sweden, Germany, and Canada.
We’d really like to thank Sean and Meghan and everyone involved at CVLT NATION for all of their amazing support over the past few years! And cheers to all of you whom have ordered from us, supported the label and came to the shows and tours we promote. It’s been an amazing ride and we are really excited for this upcoming year’s releases which will include the s/t debut full length from INSIDIOUS PROCESS, early 8” lathe and demo releases put to 12” by NÜ-KLĒ-ƏR BLAST SUNTAN, a re-issue of early material from KALASHNIKOV (Italy), and an upcoming split between ADELIT@S and KOHOSH (Seattle). Keep it DIY!
Rob + Matt
Today we are super stoked to present you with Sonic Cathedrals Vol CIII Curated by LYCUS! We have always had a huge amount of respect for these doom bringers, so we are more than excited to have them put together a mix that has influenced them! Stream and download below!
Hey guys. These are some of our personal favorite songs at the moment. Music helps us all cope with the sometimes brutal and outright depressing realities of modern life, and therefore is tremendously vital to our existence. The songs we’ve selected for this mix tape have helped us through a lot of shit, and we would love to share them with you all. For this mix tape we had each member of the band contribute 30 minutes worth of music. The order is as follows: Jackson 0:00 – 29:57, Dylan 29:57 – 58:05, Daniel 58:05 – 1:22:35, Trevor 1:22:35 – 1:16:15. Hope you enjoy listening to this mix tape as much as we enjoyed making it! Cheers!
Text by Sam HaiNe
You never quite know what will cross your path late at night while aimlessly trekking through the internet. Amidst the various obscure word searches you might just find something worth your time. This is exactly the case when I somehow stumbled upon this mixtape from Purple Tape Pedigree & Steady Bloggin’.
Screwing Yourself To Live: A Chopped & Slowed Tribute To Black Sabbath, is a collection of Black Sabbath songs that have been meticulously slowed and throwed by Geng-Grizzly.
If you haven’t the slightest clue what chopped & screwed is, it is the remixing of songs by slowing the tempo down to between 60 and 70 quarter-note beats per minute and using techniques such as scratches, doubles and stop-time to chop the song into a chopped up version of its original. This technique was first developed in Houston, Texas by the late DJ Screw and has grown in popularity into its own sub-culture.
The result of this on Black Sabbath results in something rare and successful. Why is very simple; slowing the tempo down will either reveal sloppy production or highlight exceptional production. Black Sabbath still to this day is one of the best bands of musicians ever to play. The slower/screwed tempos here put breathing room between each instrument and give them defined textures, often turning riffs into walls of distorted doom and blues. The vocals are dropped down to their lowest level with an almost non-human effect. Throw in some film samples throughout the mixtape and you have here my friends a darkly fuzzed out head trip down to the bottom of a codeine bottle.
Since it’s Friday, we thought it appropriate to bring you a mix that you can play at your dead man’s party tonight! So here is an eclectic group of boogie tunes for you to enjoy – Sonic Cathedrals Vol CII Curated by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats!
These are a selection of late night tracks for all you street creeps. I’ve tried to avoid anything too obvious. Keep an open mind and remember the importance of light and shade…good and evil. Enjoy!
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We’ve worked our collective bollocks off since last October to write, rehearse, record and release our new album: Nuclear Reich. Here’s two songs from it plus the pick of our personal influences within Kromosom – we each chose six and then threw in another couple.
Our second tour of the United States kicks off on May 17th – the same day Nuclear Reich comes out on Distort Reality. It’ll take in both coasts plus Maryland Death Fest and Chaos In Tejas – full dates here. We’re battlehardened from an arseload of recent gigs…we’re tighter than ever from weekly rehearsals…we’ve got a new record up our sleeves…and we’re touring with some amazing bands. Anyone who came out and saw us last time (see photos and read the Tour Diary from it here) knows what to expect – violence and friendship! SEE YIS IN HELL!!
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CVLT Nation has been in existence for a little over 2 years now, and it has been a fucking epic journey. We have racked up a lot of mixtapes over these two years, and we are proud to present you our 100th Sonic Cathedrals mixtape curated by WINDHAND! This is a mixtape of gigantic proportions, as it should be, and it is kind of an ABC’s according to Windhand. Stream and download below!
Well, we went a little overboard with our mix tape (this is actually the scaled back version), but we hope you enjoy listening to some of our favorite music. Thanks, take care, and enjoy…
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One of our favorite things about being a part of CVLT Nation is when our readers send us rad shit to share with all of you! So we were super stoked when Eli sent us The Springcore Mixtape for CVLT Nation compiled by Eli Zeger, Carrigan Miller and Margot Drukker! Check out this insane barrage of tunes below!
It’s spring. The birds are squawking, a bunch of fucking bugs are splattering against our windshields, and pollen is cursing our nostrils.
Here’s some rad hardcore ranging from thrashers Municipal Waste to indie-punkers No Age that will definitely massacre the next few months.
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This week starts the countdown to the CVLT Nation 2nd Anniversary Show, and this mixtape is the last in our 2nd Anniversary series, curated by the almighty Children of God, who will be bringing their blasphemous presence to the stage at Unit B in Santa Ana this Friday! We are so stoked to see them perform live, just as stoked as we are to hear this soundscape they have compiled for us below! Stream, download and enjoy!
I have spent the last 16 years of my life listening to aggressive music. My hearing is starting to go and I’m not as angry as I used to be when I was younger, we, as a band aren’t as angry as we used to be; we are more tempered and more direct and precise with our rage. There are no more “31 seconds of blind rage”, rage is directed clearly, rage has also taken new shapes and has been molded into different sounds and atmospheres; we are still angry, but we are wiser and more calculated.
This mix tape is of bands that I listen to and draw inspiration from. I did not want to make a mix tape of bands that would be typical of us/me to listen to. I think you can hear our inspirations in our music. I wanted this to be the complete opposite realm of sound (for the most part) but with the same sense of urgency and desperation that comes in Children of God’s music. This music allows me to reflect, and reflection is a key to us growing as people.
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