Ferdinand Cheval (1836-1924) was a postman by day and a pebble-dashing architectural artist by night. One day he literally stumbled on a strangely shaped stone, picked it up and took it home. From then on, if he found any stones he liked on his daily mail based wanders he would pick them up and take them home.
Ferdinand Cheval lived in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, in the Drôme département of France. He left school at the age of 13 to become a baker’s apprentice, before changing careers to become a postman later in life.
Humans can be separated by distance but can be connected by a shared creative spirit. Just is the case with Sangre de Muerdago & Novemthree, who have come together to create a dreamlike split.If you are a fan of music that will make you think of the beauty of mother nature, this album is for you…Avant! joins forces with German Sick Man Getting Sick, French Boue and Pablo’s own imprint Música Máxica to release a one-time pressing of 500, coming in a thick gatefold sleeve with dedicated artwork courtesy of domestic artist and friend BlutTanzt, and it hits the streets on March 10th. CVLT Nation has been given the honor of sharing with you the full stream of the Sangre de Muerdago & Novemthree split…Now press play and allow both bands to enchant you with their otherworldly soundscapes….You can pre-order this magical record from all of the labels NOW!
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.