One band that is at the foundation of what CVLT Nation is all about is THE SECRET. This why we are fucking way beyond excited that they have curated Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXX, which goes live now! We really dig the way that all four members of THE SECRET give you a look into their musical minds. Stay tuned for the CVLT Nation exclusive full stream of their new album Agnus Dei on Oct 23rd. In the meantime, break some bones to Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXX – peep the streams below and download the audio mayhem after the jump!
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXX Curated by The Secret
Are you ready for this cosmic ride? Here it Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVIV Curated by WITCH MOUNTAIN and it’s a stoned cold blast! This band is spreading their black magic all over US right now on their Tour peep dates after the jump!
This collection of songs is meant to reflect the DNA of Witch Mountain. Many are tunes that Rob Wrong and I have obsessed over for years, while some are newer jams that more recently caught our ears. Overall, I believe that if all of this music was stirred into a giant sonic cauldron, the results would sound a lot like us. Since I’m also a DJ, I arranged the songs in an order that really flows. (Mixtapes can be so eclectic and jarring.) I wanted to make something that’s worth listening to more than once. My one regret is that in order to preserve the vibe, I couldn’t fit in a Vektor track. So after you’re done listening to this, go buy Outer Isolation. It rules, and I know my band mates agree. – Nathan Carson
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVIV Curated by Witch Mountain
Download link and tour dates after the jump!
Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVIII curated by Nadja goes live today, and it’s a fucking gem! All I’m going to say is that this mixtape soars across the skies of weirdness to a brand new normal! Read what the band has to say about their song selection below, plus make sure to pick up the new Nadja album entitled Dagdrøm via Broken Spine Records – and check their 2012 European tour dates after the jump!
Here is a collection of noise rock (for lack of a better description) tunes from some bands we consider favourites — most for a long time, some newer — and influential to the sounds and song structures of our new album, Dagdrøm.
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVIII Curated by Nadja
This is beyond fucking gnarly: Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVII Curated by From Ashes Rise goes live today! This mixtape kicks big time ass from the very first second until the last minute…Do the right thing, play this motherfucker loud and download it…and don’t a be loser, share it with friends!
Location is everything, and the world is getting smaller by the minute. What was once an influence pool based on geography has now become one archived and confined to style, era, or lineage. We now have years-decades-of recorded music to influence us, and its accessibility is at an all time high. With that accessibility, regional music finds itself influencing musicians worldwide, and artists playing _____style hardcore, metal, punk, or whatever you want to call it. With these songs, we wanted to capture bands that were influential to us as a band, and do so in a way that presented a unique regional focus.
This is a bit ‘a mix of some of the things I heard while writing the new album. I deliberately opted for a mixtape oriented metal because I am convinced of VICE not there is enough. Without any kind of sarcasm.
Black Sabbath at the beginning and at the end of the circle. The real source from which flows all the rest. Probably the two best guitar riffs ever written.
The rest is made up of a number of artists who have made a path sometimes contradictory but always deeply and truly independent and uncompromising.
Turn up the volume.The SECRET
The SECRET Mixtape Download + Stream after the jump!
The local Greek scene has undeniably had an impact on Dephosphorus. In both sides of this mixtape (Side Theta by Thanos and Side Pi by Panos), you will find a representative sample of the variety that characterizes the local metal/hardcore scene from the early 90′s until today.
The groups featured here are influences of ours and/or friends. Most of the bigger bands (aka those well known abroad), were left out on purpose in order to free space for lesser known underground acts, and there’s also some exclusive/unreleased tracks (marked with a “@”)!!! Some old tracks were left out due to bad vinyl rips, we hope to be able to include decent versions to a future vol. II!
Last but not least, please spare a couple of minutes from your precious time and sign this petition. It is about the abolisHment of Greek anti-blasphemy laws and the acquittal of a local blogger who dared being sacrastic to a local orthodox monk.
Stream From Greece With Outrage…Curated by Dephosphorus
CVLT Nation is hyped that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVI Curated by William Fowler Collins goes live today! SONIC Weirdness equals loads of goodness…stream and download below!
I took notice of “Stand By Your Man” years ago when watching the film Five Easy Pieces. Scelsi is one of my favorite composers and I got to take a private tour of his home when I was in Rome recently. I have been recently exploring Bach’s music after hearing it in Tarkovsky’s films. “The Bed” is from Lou Reed’s Berlin and that may be my favorite solo album of his. Z.M Dagar’s playing is beautiful to my ears. The Funeral Mist track speaks for itself. Intense and over the top.
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXVI Curated by William Fowler Collins
Starting October 2nd, our homies HEARTLESS will be traveling across Europe for over a month. If you have seen any of our coverage of this band over the past year or so, you know that their live show is not to be missed! It’s full of insane energy and will leave you deaf and sweaty, which is always a good thing! To help us announce their upcoming tour, HEARTLESS have put together a killer mixtape of all their favorite songs out of Europe…so first things first – check the dates after the jump to find out when they’ll be in your city (say hi from CVLT Nation), and then stream and download their mixtape below!
Here are some of our favorite songs by European bands, past and present. Most of this stuff is on constant rotation in the van, and we can’t wait to be jamming it in Europe!
Stream Heartless 2012 European Tour Mixtape
CVLT Nation is stoked that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXV Curated by Light Bearer goes live today! SONIC ART…
Having six members of a band doesn’t just mean having a lot of tracks to choose from but also a whole smorgasbord of different styles and genres as well as reasons for inclusion. Rather than collating a list which we felt would illustrate the band’s collective musical taste we decided to allocate each member 20 minutes to choose their own personal favourites including songs that we felt influenced us musically, shaped our beliefs politically and some that are just really great songs.
Looking back at the variety that we’ve chosen it’s not too dissimilar from the time when, in Berlin, we were asked by two people who came to the show what we were currently listening to in the van in which we “confessed” to listening to the new Blink 182 album. We were met with looks of both fear and disgust. I have a feeling some of these song choices could do the same… but hopefully not.
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXV Curated by Light Bearer
CVLT Nation is stoked that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXIV Curated by Downfall of Gaia goes live today! All you have to do is look at the tracklisting to see that this band took their time to create a stellar mixtape! Loads of things are happening in the universe of Downfall of Gaia, one thing being that their debut release on Metal Blade Records entitled Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes comes out on Oct. 9th. Stay tuned to CVLT Nation, because we have special things planned for this record. Now let’s get down to business – download Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXIV Curated by Downfall of Gaia below and blast this sucker LOUD!!! Peep the band’s inspiration for their song selection below as well.
The focus of this compilation is pretty much based on friends of ours or bands that crossed our path during the last years. Bands that hit the road with us, with whom we spent great times in the van and on the streets, or bands we met on the road and shared great nights and great talks with. All of these are memories that we don’t want to miss! On the other hand we added some of those special bands that influenced us in a huge way and made us become the band that we are today. Hopefully you will enjoy as much as we did while creating this compilation!
– Downfall of Gaia
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXIV Curated by Downfall of Gaia