With baselines the size of a giant’s footprint and riffs the size of a mammoth tusk, TOMBSTONES soon to be released album Red Skies and Dead Eyes will alter your mindstate. These Norwegian warlocks of doom have crafted an album that will leave your ears sticky with sonic resin! TOMBSTONES’ Red Skies and Dead Eyes is coming out via Soulsellers Records on Oct. 4th, but today is your doomdelic day because CVLT Nation is streaming Red Skies and Dead Eyes in full below…So get doomed! Pre-Order HERE!
CVLT Nation interviews Matt Woods of All Pigs Must Die
Congratulations on the new album. Are you pleased with its result?
Yes, very much so. It was a lot of work but well worth it in the end.
It must be tough working together with all the band members all over the place. When did writing for the album take place?
Certainly distance makes things challenging. Fortunately the internet is everywhere and many ideas can be created independently, shared over email, then expanded on as a group. A few of the riffs/songs/etc existed or were created around the time we began recording God is War, while some of the material wasn’t entirely finished when we entered the studio to track NVTN. There’s always riffs, songs or ideas floating around.
Who writes the majority of the songs?
It is a very collaborative effort. I look at it as a four part brain. It doesn’t matter which part of the brain the idea originates from, what matters is the final output once the whole processes the initial idea and shapes it into a finished piece.
The countdown is almost over…tomorrow night CVLT Nation and You’re Not Human will bring down the house at The Exchange in Bristol, with a killer lineup featuring Corrupt Moral Altar, Human Cull, Burden of the Noose and ATOMCK! One more day, and one day for you to listen to the rad mixtape ATOMCK has put together for us below!
Assuming that everyone’s already heard Naplam Death and Extreme Noise Terror I thought it best to merely provide a collection of sounds off the hard-drive of this computer that I like, and that I think other people will also like. There is no real context for any of the following other than that premise.
All religions are based on worshipping aliens. I can agree with that. But whether the alien gods actually exist, and actually interfere with human development, is another thing entirely. Although I enjoy watching the series Ancient Aliens, I always ask myself – why can’t humans have just come up with this stuff on their own? Why did aliens have to be the ones who taught the Maya and the Egyptians to build pyramids? Why do any of their gods have to have actually existed, why couldn’t they just be stories and myths to communicate cultural norms and lessons? It’s hard to believe that aliens came up with the ideas and passed them on to men – it’s far more likely that the men’s wives, mothers and sisters came up with the ideas, and the men just took the credit! But Ancient Alien theorists believe that anything we don’t fully understand must have been created by alien technology. Maybe these stories inspired the technology we have today, rather than it having existed hundreds of years ago. Did aliens give Steve Jobs the technology to make the iPhone? Maybe aliens invented the Internet…Either way, if you are willing to suspend rationality for 44 minutes, Ancient Aliens can be an entertaining flight of imagination. Check out Ancient Aliens and The Viking Gods below!
First new GODFLESH recording in 12 years! Check out the band’s cover of Slaughter’s “F.O.D” below!
CVLT Nation presents a killer fucking mix leading up to our show in Bristol this weekend with You’re Not Human – Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXVIII HUMAN CULL! If you need a pick me up that will take you through everything you need to hear, then hit play below and download this mother!
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol CXVIII HUMAN CULL
CVLT Nation is stoked to bring you Sonic Cathedrals Vol. CXVII Burden of the Noose live today! Burden of the Noose will be destroying the stage at our show with You’re Not Human at The Exchange in Bristol this Saturday…so get a taste of what you’re in for today, stream and download below!
CVLT Nation is stoked to be offering an exclusive stream of ENDSTILLE‘s track “The Refined Nation” off their upcoming release Kapitulation 2013, coming out via Season of Mist November 8th, 2013 in Europe and November 12th, 2013 in North America. Endstille brings the cold with this track, honing their rage over the endless war state into an icy blast of pure hatred! If you feel like having your skin ripped from your living body, sit back and press play below!…Pre-order Here!
Tom – How did the HM2 fuelled furygrind outfit that is Human Cull come into existence?
Edd – We began out of the remnants of our former bassist’s goregrind project Gran Toucher. That turned into Terrorizer/early NxDx style thrashing grindcore and then became Human Cull for want of a more appropriate name for what we ended up doing. We’ve had 3 drummers throughout our development (shout out to Johnny for being a dude) and we are now onto our second bassist, Luke (farewell to Morrish – it’s been a pleasure). Sam does shouting and drumming and I (Edd) do shouting and guitarising.
Tom – I’ve seen/heard some Human Cull album teasers online and it’s sounding cracking. What made you decide to write and record a full length in a genre which is primarily dominated by 7″ splits/EPs?
Edd – We’d done a mini album in 2012 called ‘Split Second Extinction’ which lasts for 9 minutes and it was well received (at least to our faces), but we got a lot of comments about it’s length but fuck it, it does what it does; in the mean time we’ve done two more splits (a 7″ with Oblivionized and a cassette with Homolka which saw us experiment with a 13 minute sludge crawl). So basically we just felt it was time to do a more substantial set of songs and its not as if there aren’t loads of classic grindcore and crust 12″ albums out there from the annals of history.
Tom – Best gig you’ve been to? (grind or otherwise or both??)
Edd – One of the best gigs I’ve ever been to was one I attended with Sam last year. We went to see Melvins play a small venue called the Croft in Bristol. They were performing with the ‘full’ line up (two drummers) and I thought It was incredible.
Tom – Any plans for Euro/World/Cosmic tours? And were you sad when Pluto was declassified as a planet?
Edd – Doing a bunch of dates across the UK as the year comes to an end. Next April we hit the European mainland to drink heavily and play shows with Oblivionized (London). When I found out about Pluto I smiled to myself and whispered ‘Iced’.
Photo: Paul Cussens
Our homies Feast of Tentacles have joined forces with Destructive Nature to release the debut album from HARROWED. This record fucking rages non-stop! I had to pick up myself up off the floor after one listen because HARROWED gives you a beat down over 9 songs. I want the world to hear this band and I will do everything with my power to make sure it will happen! So fuck all of the talking CVLT Nation is streaming HARROWED album in full below…Stay tuned for a pre-order link.