To close out our third anniversary week, CVLT Nation is proud to present the second covers compilation in our series The CVLT Nation Sessions: BLACK SABBATH’s seminal album Master of Reality, mastered by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, TN.. Master of Reality: The CVLT Nation Sessions is up for exclusive streaming and free download here, and features Graves At Sea, Usnea, Primitive Man, Rorcal, Bongripper, Albino Python and Cult of Occult all doing their take on these doom classics!
Check out Obliteration at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
We are counting down the days to next Wednesday’s showcase, and OBLITERATION has put together a road trip mix for their journey to this year’s SXSW. Check out the playlist below as well as what Sindre has to say about his picks!
This is the playlist I’m gonna listen to on my way to the USA and the South by Southwest showcase. A good mix of what I have been into the last couple of months. A lot of death metal, but some other smooth stuff also. A good mix of the kind of music that speaks to me. Enjoy.
What’s that smell? It’s the rotting, putrid riffs from the vaults of BLEEDING FIST. On March 4th, the band released a compilation of their unreleased songs from 2011- 2013 entitled Deaths Old Stench via Moribund Records. Today CVLT Nation is streaming the BLEEDING FIST song “Brotherhood Of Chaos And Death” below heaven!
I love street posters – they tell you what’s happening in your city, but they’re also artistic wallpaper for our streets. These hilarious street posters may not be “art” in the literal sense, but they are fucking funny. Anyone who has had a bike stolen, or lost a pet to a motorist, should feel free to express their anger via a funny hand made poster. I will enjoy it. Why not make strangers laugh? It will make the world a better place. In that way, maybe art can save the world (see below).
Watching the GONZ skate has always made me think of skating as a cycodelic art form, but watching Gou Miyagi do his thing makes the way the GONZ skates seem normal. He does things with a skateboard that will have you saying to yourself, how the fuck does he think of this shit – because it’s just that bugged out! Gou’s part in Heroin’s Video Nasty is the most original skate video you will see all year!
Check out Primitive Man and Obliteration at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Ethan from Primitive Man interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Who are some individual musicians that have inspired you to do what you do?
Individual musicians have not really meant that much to us as a band, it’s more the work of some bands/artists and general atmosphere and feelings that inspire us to do what we do. But musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Chris Reifert, Fenriz, Quorthon and Apollyon have been very inspiring and offered guidance in our search of space.
Saint Hoax is an artist whose paintings are a commentary on pop culture and politics. Who is Saint Hoax? That’s a mystery, but whomever he or she is, they have been invited to display this hilarious series of drag portraits of world leaders in London, but were denied a visa due to the tumult in their home country. And obviously revealing their identity may cause problems for them in their home country. It makes you think about how lucky we are to openly laugh our asses off at our political leaders. These drag portraits are fucking priceless, and you can see the process of transformation below. Here is how Saint Hoax characterizes both a drag queen, and it corresponds perfectly to a political figure:
The recipe for an iconic queen:
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
5- A trademark feature
6- One hell of a PR team
Well, we’re two years into these Deathrock mixtapes, and the fascination that dark postpunk and deathrock continues to hold over the punk scene continues unabated, even if many punker-than-thou bands refuse to acknowledge their own new swing into gothic territory, proud as some would-be tastemakers are. The punk scene’s dipping into the waters of this tradition is producing, to me, some of the best new music around these days. And the best of that is represented in the mixtape below.
Ever since last May, I have been waiting for the release of the debut album from DARKENTRIES entitled The Make Believe, and it has been worth the wait! Like I said in my last post about this band, “How many seconds did it take to know I was listening to a very unique band when I first heard DARKENTRIES? One second is the answer, because from the the first moment of hearing their song “1200-S” it’s not hard to tell that this band drinks huge gallons of next level juice every day!” DARKENTRIES’ sound is truly something all of their own and I feel so honored to be sharing with you their new song “I’m Tired Of Being Awake”. This unreal sonic journey will hit the streets on March 25th via the very special new record label Retro Futurist started by members of KYLESA. Now press play and allow the brand new sounds of DARKENTRIES invade your reality! Stay tuned for a full review of The Make Believe.