Features

CVLT Nation Captures Atriarch and OSS

Atriarch, Occult Secret Service live at Chop Suey 11.07.2014 Text and Photos: Robert Hanna Opening the show were Seattle’s OCCULT SECRET SERVICE, a five-piece metallic d-beat powerhouse fronted by illustrator and arch-screamer Adam Vick. While rooted in Scandinavian d-beat crust

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Usnea’s
Random Cosmic Violence
Track-by-Track Commentary

USNEA’s new album Random Cosmic Violence is out now via Relapse Records. Below, check out a track-by-track commentary written by guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory! Everyone at CVLT Nation is ultra stoked for this release and very proud of USNEA! Lying in

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CVLT Nation Captures SLOWDIVE

SLOWDIVE – LOW, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, November 2014 Text and Photos: Tiina Liimu The measured tempo for this pairing would lay waste to any melancholy brought on by the Pacific Coast downpour. A double bill of seasoned artists that not

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Crucial Blast Issues Free Carrion Anthems Label Sampler

Is there any label on the planet that can do it like CRUCIAL BLAST? Hell NO!!! Check out their new name-your-own-price 22 track sampler called Carrion Anthems…Peep what they have to say about it below before you download it! All

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CVLT Nation Interviews:
Amenra/Syndrome’s Mathieu Vandekerckhove

You’re coming to play in Brazil next month with Syndrome. Will this be your first time in the country and  South America? And what are your expectations for the trip and the concerts? It won’t be the first time. Six

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Midnite Communion II Mixtape by COUGH

Midnite Communion II is almost upon us, and to prepare you for this celebration of darkness, COUGH has curated a mixtape for CVLT Nation readers! Hit play and download below, and check out what they have to say about it.

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All Hail King Diamond!
Halloween Photo Essay by Jeremy Beals

Embracing His North American Coven: The King Diamond 2014 Tour Text and Photos: Jeremy Beals   It has been almost ten years since King Diamond graced our shores with his presence. During that hiatus, he battled health problems and heart

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CVLT Nation Streaming BENEATH OBLIVION “Savior Nemesis Redeemer”

Cincinnati doom legends BENEATH OBLIVION have something special in the works, and today we’re bringing you a sneak peek! The have a series of splits in the pipeline, including bands like Fister and Before the Eyewall, and we’re stoked to

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CVLT Nation Streaming Timeworn “Luminescent Wake”

Walking into darkness, the damp, cold rock walls surrounding me with a suffocating chill, the echos of distant waters breaking the thick silence…and then suddenly the earth opens up underneath me, and I free fall into the abyss, the molten

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Exclusive
ALKERDEEL & NIHILL: The Abyss Stares Back Streaming Now!

The Abyss Stares Back series from Hypertension Records has given me some of my favorite splits of 2014. Number 4 features ALKERDEEL & NIHILL, and both bands’ songs have ripped a hole in my chest while injecting me with their

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