Music means many different things to me and has served so many different roles in my life – this is why my love for it has never died! Sometimes you hear songs that speak to the fragile parts of your humanity and help make you strong again. Then there are times when a singer’s voice floats all around your mind and puts you in a dream state while you are awake. Well when you hear the amazing new record by BLACK MARE entitled Field of the Host, you will realize that you have just found your new favorite singer! For 35 minutes, Sera Timms voice will sweep you away into her universe where you will reflect on your own reality! I can’t tell you why exactly, but Field of the Host is a very majestic, haunting record that has vast amounts of sonic healing power. The BLACK MARE album is being released via The Crossing Zine on March 20th and you can pre-order it here now. It’s our honor to be streaming “Tearer” by BLACK MARE below – make sure to check out the details for the Field of the Host listening event//photo exhibition taking place at Vacation Vinyl on March 15th. This going to be one of our favorite pieces of wax we get all year and will be played on the daily in the CVLT Nation HQ!
Starting this Sunday March 10th, CVLT Nation’s comrades LOCRIAN are about to play their first run of shows in two years and I know they are going to be very special events! Not only that, they have also completed recording their new album on Relapse Records which will be released this summer. For all those that will be attending the Denton Fest on March 10th featuring Sleep, Prurient and Eyehategod make sure to also see LOCRIAN. Check out their tour poster after the jump…
Fuck fitting into the status quo box – boxes are made for the feeble-minded masses! This is why I dig Holy Terror as a label because they always release bands have a different sound. Which is just the case with the new Broken Cross record Anti Human Life – this 7 inch stands in it’s own doorway of weirdness. For just over 12 minutes, you can blast their version of twisted cycodelic mentally wrecked rocking d-beat. It’s the horror and pain under the Broken Cross riffs that are going to make you say this band is the shit! CVLT Nation is stoked to be streaming Anti Human Life in full below!
Photographer: Nuno Bernardo
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DEAFHEAVEN – 13 May 2012 @ Musicbox, Lisbon
A cool Lisbon night gave me the chance to actually start some dialogue with George Clarke after Russian Circles performance. His great acessibility can’t relate with his presence on stage, though. Leading an entire wolf pack howl on vocals, he did one hell of a frontman while hiding in the dark. He turned out to reveal his feelings and I couldn’t avoid to shoot the key of how unique Deafheaven can be with such physical maneuvres.
Cult of Luna (SE) + Altaar (NO)
2013-02-27 @ Parkteateret, Oslo, Norway
Text and Photos by Metaloath
We’re talking mid-tempo to slow, here. Altaar (NO) is an apocalyptic doom act that operates in the atmospheric end of metal with tension and funeral eerieness as their foremost characteristics. Cult of Luna (SE), on the other hand, does not restrain themselves when it comes to mid-tempo heaviness or massive riff-upon-riff-plus-some-electronics material. Considering the latest albums and back catalogue, I’d say that these bands combined could probably generate metal music heavy enough to tilt the planet Earth out of orbit.
Altaar put out their self-titled album in February 2013, and it is so far well received across the mighty Internet (for the Cvlt Nation review, go this way). Tonight, they did the support act for their labelmates on Indie Recordings, Cult of Luna.
Full Review & Photo Gallery after the jump!
The pre-sale tickets are up now on the UNIT B facebook for the CVLT Nation 2nd Anniversary on April 26th! Save yourself a coupla bucks by picking your ticket up now for what is definitely going to be one of the shows of the year! You can’t get any better than The Infamous…Gehenna, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Youth Code, Children of God, Stoic Violence and Whip Hand at the Unit B skatepark/art/show space in Santa Ana, CA. We are super stoked to say the least, and so happy to be working with Crash the Clubs and LACE Pickups! Stay tuned for some awesome features coming up in the next couple of months and remember to pick up your tickets before the show!
Heavy music is taking over the fucking world and has fans everywhere. This fact is evident by the Brutal Winter Fest that just took place in Cuba. Our comrades from Denmark HEXIS made a trip to this land of sun to perform. While they were there, HEXIS complied a day-by-day tour dairy for CVLT Nation. Check out what the band has to say about their time in Cuba before and after the jump! Much respect to Brutal Winter Fest and all of the bands who performed!
13th February: This was the day I had been looking forward to for a long time; the beginning of our tour in Cuba! My bag was packed, but I kept the personal stuff to a minimum, since I wanted to leave room for as much merch as possible; 5 pairs of underpants, 5 socks and 5 t-shirts for 2 smelly weeks. I took the train to Copenhagen to do some rehearsals before going to the airport. We had our good friend Lars from the swedish band This Gift Is A Curse with us on bass, since our bass-player Søren left the band back in December. The plane departed from Copenhagen at 23:40 and arrived in Moscow 2 and a half hours later. There we waited for 8 hours before flying the long 13-hour-stretch across the Atlantic to Havana.
14th February: After almost 24 hours we finally arrived in Havana. Some people from the Cuban Rock Agency picked us up there, we got some beers and drove to the hotel to get some sleep
15th February – concert in Havana: Finally! It felt good to be in Cuba and to know that we were playing our first show tonight. We took a walk around the city, got some food and went out to the venue to do a soundcheck. The venue was extremely huge (1000 people capacity) and probably the biggest place we have played so far. We went out to get some beers – Rasmus and I got extremely drunk and I don’t really remember what happened after that.
16th February – concert in Cienfuegos: I felt like I had been run over by a bulldozer and there was mud all over my room. Don’t know what happened, but I am pretty sure that last night was wild. We took a 4 hours drive to Cienfuegos to play an outside concert. Actually all shows on this tour was outside, except for the first one. We played a good show, watched the other bands play and went back to a hotel.
Straight Power with nothing but violence.Is what you are going to encounter on the new 3-way 10 inch featuring ACxDC, Magnum Force and Sex Prisoner that coming out via To Live A Lie Records on March 19th. 13 tracks that clock in at just over 10 minutes. On the real all 34 bands fucking show and prove! We so stoked to be streaming this 10 inch piece of chaotic violence in full below…Also Everyone on the West coast represent because ACxDC, NOMADS and SLEEPWALKERS are on tour starting today peep the poster after the jump!
Up for offer today is an awesome mixtape curated by Vetis Monarch of WEAPON, and it’s packed with tracks from some of CVLT Nation’s favorite bands! If you are too kvlt for skool, beware – this mix might rub you the wrong way – but we trust that our readers are going to love a lot of his choices! Read Vetis’ ironic intro below, and as usual stream below and download after the jump!
Narrowing down the bands that one doesn’t care for to a mere 20 is no easy task; especially in 2013, when there is so much to choose from… That’s not a good thing. Although I prefer to spend my energy on bands I like, it is quite entertaining to mention the bands that I personally have no use for, yet a lot of people seem to like them. Bear in mind that this is my taste only, and this doesn’t speak for all in Weapon (even though no one, anywhere, should ever listen to garbage like Mares Of Thrace.)
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Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXVII Curated By Weapon: