I normally get to Dublin city a few times a year for a gig. This time it was all really decent local bands, so I decided now was another good time for a visit. So starting off at seven in the morning, I made my way in darkness to the local village in sweeping winds and snow. Where I live the Irish government doesn’t supply a bus service so I had a freezing van journey with a few sleepy others through a blanket of snow and on through a snow covered mountain gap to get to the next nearest town. By half eight, I was freezing and getting on a bus to Dublin city. Five hours later I arrived into Dublin, capital of Irelands political and corporate corruption. It’s recession, heroin, large class divides and a population which are crammed together in overly priced flats. This makes Ireland sound like a fucking shithole doesn’t it.
Come a little closer so that DEATH WOLF can bite your fucking face off! On February 18th, this Swedish horde of filth unleashes it’s new album entitled II: Black Armoured Death via Century Media. Today CVLT Nation premiers the new DEATH WOLF song “World Serpent” below…Also check out their upcoming tour dates with MARDUK and INQUISITION after the jump!
I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of 7 Seconds, recorded live in 1983 in Hollywood @ The Cathy De Grand (this was a gnarly night, I was there). I will say this – if you are a 7 Seconds fan, get this, blast it ultra loud and start slam dancing!!!
7 Seconds 1983 in Hollywood @ The Cathy De Grand DOWNLOAD HERE!!!
Tracklisting after the jump!
We are getting ready to launch our Spring 2013 season on the CVLT Store and the world, so this weekend only we are clearing out most of the clothes left in the store! You can get 40% off almost all of the clothing in the store with the code FALL40 at checkout, plus if you order more than $75 (US) or $100 (International) you’ll get free shipping! The sale runs from midnight PT on January 18th to midnight PT on January 21st and the stock is very limited, so head over to the CVLT Store ASAP!
ECOCIDE’s new album When will It End, released on Tofu Carnage on February 1st, is a perfect cryptic sonic painting. The band is calling it quits, but are leaving the world an audio wake up call that we all had better take heed to. It’s way more than an honor to be streaming ECOCIDE’s When Will It End in full below…Check out what our writer Cheryl Carter wrote about When Will It End for Bleak Metal:
Four tracks of powerful and driven sludge make up this new compilation and show that Ecocide are certainly going to be hugely missed on the crust sludge scene. Blackened choruses showcase a knack for melody and deep growls of utter contempt permeate the oppressive atmosphere of When Will It End? with rage and outright disgust at the horrors of the modern world.
When Will It End is available for pre-order now on Tofu Carnage, and it will be unleashed on the world on February 1st, 2013!
Full details after the jump…
Last year our comrades in heavy Southern Lord joined forces with Scion AV and held an unreal showcase featuring Martyrdod, Black Breath, Burning Love, Pelican and Enabler. Not only was some superdelic live footage taken, some interesting interviews were also created. What I dig about these conversations is that you get to know things about the bands that you maybe would never find out. CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering these Southern Lord//Scion AV visuals featuring some of our favorite bands! So after the jump, let’s get down to the nitty gritty!
Burn assholes burn!!! South Carolina’s BURNT BOOKS‘ self-titled album will be released by At A Loss Recordings on Jan. 22nd, and it is full of hellfire! This band manifest totally off-beat angular punk that will also have you thinking with killer lyrics. It’s our honor to be debuting their new song “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” below. Fuck being abnormal inside of normal, just blast some BURNT BOOKS and your world will be a cool place to be in…
Intense powerviolence history – INFEST reunited for their first show since 1996. It all went down on Jan. 13th at the sold-out Echoplex in Los Angeles. Check out this insane footage of the show after the jump!
Interview by Andy (Leffer) Lefton
The Shame play straight up, unapologetic, in your face anti-fascist Oi! with lyrics about BEER and FOOTBALL (the international kind). This record is filled with anthems that the whole scene can drink-a-long to. So grab a pint with your mates, turn on the game and play this record as loud as you can. After all “The World Is Ours!” This was the first release in the 2013 Profane Existence limited edition singles series.
Andy: Hey Guys, thanks for taking the time to chat. Just a quick run through on who’s who and when The Shame started. Also, can you elaborate on how long you’ve been around and what the future holds for the band?
Well, the Shame has been around for 2 years now, but really it took about a year of just meeting up at the bar and talking about how fun it would be to do a “football hooligan” Oi! band. Josh and I are old friends and were in a band together in 1986, and while I have been doing music wherever I could, he was into sports journalism and really hadn’t played much music since. Kevin and I played together in 1989 and he too, really hadn’t played much in about 20 years. So, it was kind of a plan of getting these two out of “musical retirement” for a good laugh, and now, we’re two years in, and we’re releasing our second record… so I’m pretty fucking happy about how it’s all turning out to be honest.