CVLT Nation Interviews: VOIVOD’s Away

Ever since I heeded a metal magazine’s advice and picked up their album Dimension Hatross back in 1988, Voivod has been one of my favorite bands. So it was like talking to an old friend when I was lucky enough to interview drummer Away. We talked about their current tour with Napalm Death and the roots of this legendary progressive space thrash band.

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Feast of the Damned… Black Breath Destroy Vancouver!

On January 16th, 2015, Black Breath took their first steps onto Canadian soil. Many of us in the Great North were worried that the border pigs would stop them from coming through, but when our co-presenters Nothing is Heavy sent out word that they had made it over, we all breathed a black sigh of relief. It was one of the more packed nights I’ve been to at the Astoria…

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SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST 2015 Bulletin: GRAVES AT SEA to Drown AZ in Filth!

We’ve got another SWTF IV bulletin for you: the almighty GRAVES AT SEA will be bringing their immense, crushing sound to SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST this October! I don’t have to tell you how much we love this band, because if you enjoy having sweet audio sewage poured into your ear canals then you love them too! I haven’t yet had the opportunity to witness them live, but by all accounts it’s a blistering experience…

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Exclusive CVLT Nation Streaming: HEAVYDEATH ‘s VIII & X Demos

Are you ready to feel the sound of slow moving death in your ears? Today CVLT Nation is excited to share HEAVYDEATH ‘s VII & X demos below. This epic cassette is being released by our comrades Caligari Records and can be pre-ordered HERE! After one listen, you will say to yourself, death has never sounded so heavy…

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The Road Home… Live Review

With The Road Home, which consists of Jay Munly and Noah Landis, Scott Kelly expands that calm into a chasm of meditation and despair, which is perfectly captured on 2012’s The Forgiven Ghost In Me (recorded by Noah Landis and released on Neurot Recordings). Watching the group live is akin to staring into Camus’ existential abyss: the abyss stares right back into you.

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Intense Is An Action!
YOUTH CODE-SANNHET-STATIQBLOOM
1-27-15 Full Sets Now Showing

Heavy music comes in so many different forms of expression, and this is why the underground scene is so exciting! On Jan. 27th at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, a very special show took place featuring Statiqbloom, Sannhet and Youth Code. From what I can see, all three bands performed at their highest level.

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CASTLE’s “California Cult” Tour Diary Part TWO

In honor of our ‘California Cult Tour,’ we decided to pay homage to our favorite state with a tour diary of a different sort. As we travel along, we’ll be probing the underbelly of California ‘cult’ure to see if there’s something in the air, water or the in case of our second entry, organic eats, that gives the golden state the advantage on weird.

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Hold it Together… Dress Code S/T Review

Dress Code deserves much respect, because instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, they have chosen to utilize the current wheel to roll over and destroy everything in their path.

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CVLT Nation Streaming: RWAKE “Nagarachi”

Relapse Records is getting ready to reissue Rwake’s first demo, XENOGLOSSALGIA: The Last Stage of Awareness, originally released in 1998. This release is fully remastered by Brad Boatright and includes 3D cover art and 3D glasses, which I can only imagine makes the trip through their punishing sound more terrifying!

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Rare!
1984 CRASS Video Interview Now Showing

From my point of view, Crass is one of the most important bands to come out of the punk scene. They have influenced cultures way beyond just punk. Actually, they were a movement unto themselves and the effect of this band is still being felt today.

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2014 Music Explosion – Top 50 Records of the Year!

These were my favorite recordings that were released in 2014. Listed in reverse alphabetical order covering

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Exclusive
CVLT Nation Streaming:
OUTER HEAVEN “Vault Of Whispers”

Excuse me as I dig graves for all of our freshly decapitated haters! I need some pummeling riffs to saw off their limbs so that all of the corpses will fit into this mass grave of disdain. The new OUTER HEAVEN album Diabolus Vobiscum is the perfect soundtrack for hater mutilation!

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