This is seriously stomach-churning, but you know what? That’s the kind of shit you weirdos love! The kind of fascinating, disgusting, horrifying, can’t-look-away shit. So today we have the stages of decomposition of a corpse, complete with color photos of each stage from Body Stain to Skeletonization. Yes, body stain – the kind of thing the cops find on the tan carpet when the neighbors start to complain about the smell. Nasty. Enjoy!
Travelling around the world, my eyes have seen things that my brain said were out of this world. During these moments, I did not even want to to stop and take a picture, because I thought I would lose the moment. On long bus rides through the Alps, I realized that Mother Nature is the most prolific artist in the universe and so much around us is beauty that we can not put into words or images. The Lena Pillars of Eastern Siberia are natural rock formations that are otherworldly…the world we live in is huge and Mother Nature has created art all around us…Now I hope that mankind does not fuck it even more!
CVLT Nation and Aborted Society are proud to present the CVLT Nation 3rd Anniversary Showcase, taking place on April 19th in Seattle, WA at the infamous Black Lodge! We can’t believe it’s almost been 3 years since our first post that 50 of you read. We’re stoked to be hosting it in the Northwest this year and we have an amazing lineup of rain coast bands bringing the heavy – Night Nurse, Countdown to Armageddon (10 year anniversary show), Usnea and Druden! Stay tuned for more details and make sure to RSVP HERE!
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…
Obliteration interviews Primitive Man
Mention 3 bands that inspired you to write the music that is Primitive man.
dISEMBOWELMENT, Unearthly Trance and U.G.K.
Why the name Primitive Man?
We wanted this project to be as raw as possible, the name fits. Also, band name regrets from past projects made us want to have a name that is easily understandable.
Desolate, Heavy, Despair, Bleak, Agony are some of the words that come to my mind as I take in the new WALK THROUGH FIRE song “Another Dream Turned Nightmare”. For over 20 minutes, these Swedish doom scorchers will take you on a journey into their dark existence with this composition. WALK THROUGH FIRE’s new album Hope Is Misery coming out this March 27TH via Aesthetic Death…Now it’s time to get doomed at the hands of WALK THROUGH FIRE…
Living in the Bay Area in the early 80′s you had many bands that were just straight up different! They were old punks who were not happy with being put into a box, so they started to mix up all sorts of influences and bands like Black Athletes and Faith No More came to be. I saw both of these bands perform a bunch of times at the Club Foot downtown. While watching Faith No More, I knew I was viewing something special – the band had a certain confidence about what they were creating! Chuck, their frontman, was on some extra weird shit that made me want to see them again and again…Check out this rare full set of Faith No More killing shit in 1987!
Growing up in Cali, I was surrounded by all sorts of vehicles and the characters who lived for them. I remember sitting on my grandmother’s steps in South Central, where my cousins and I would wait for the gang bangers to drive up in their low riders with chain donut steering wheels. We got super hyped when they made their cars jump with hydraulics. Very early on, I realized that a love of cars brought both the black and brown communities together. Once I moved to Venice, I realized that on the west side white dudes with long beards and choppers reigned supreme. I was always fascinated by the names on the back of their vests and how much love they had for their bikes. One constant that all communities shared was that many of the men had done tours in Vietnam, and the outlaw culture they embraced was their outlet from a society. Without realizing it, the underground subcultures I was witnessing were actually shaping art, music, sport & fashion in a very organic way. Today CVLT Nation celebrates the 1%ers because they are willing to life live on their own terms!
Check out Windhand and Christian Mistress at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Windhand interviews Christian Mistress
So, we’re going to meet up at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX. We’re all dog people, what domestic animal does Christian Mistress prefer?
Are any of you fans of country music?
Is ZZ Top considered country? I like a lot of Mississippi Delta blues in general too.
What’s the most insane load-in you’ve ever had to deal with?
SXSW 2011, Kemado showcase at Valhalla. Trying to drive our van through hordes of drunken chickens. Expectations were low in general for ease of operations during the fest though, so we had a great time. I think whiskey helped. Also that was the night we met Rennie from Relapse, so that ruled.
I’m looking up at the sky as snow floats to the ground, covering everything around me. While the grey outside is being painted by mother nature, something else is happening in my eardrums. I have a new TAURUS song “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence” on repeat, expanding into vast parts of my brain with each sound. This very special band will be releasing a new record entitled No/Thing very soon, but in the meantime you can check out this track below…I will say this about TAURUS – the layers and depth of their music is neverending, but all I want to do is hear more! You can pre-order No/Thing right HERE!
I don’t know if I’ve made this explicit enough, but I’m infatuated with Dephosphorus. I can trust this disciplined, generous band to not let me down in each astral grind endeavor they explore at this point and Ravenous Solemnity further confirms this.
It’s a very grounding (and fairly rare) feeling that I recall having when I first heard bands that really influenced or moved me in my time listening to heavy music. Iniquity, Mare, Absu, Cryptopsy, Led Astray, Thou, Amenra, Men In Search of the Perfect Weapon — stuff like that cut into my memory and linked to standards of cathartic, inspiring enjoyment and creation that rarely are toppled.
Music that compelled me to try and recreate it on guitar myself, however failed or successful those attempts became on my end. It’s not easy in my mind for a band to pry its way into that area of nostalgia.
A little dramatic sure, but Dephosphorus are a band I have no hesitations about including in that circle, with Ravenous Solemnity acting as a third bulwark of sidereal majesty only securing them further in reverence for me.
Those who have kept up with them will be pleased significantly, and for those unconvinced or unaware I’d suggest it’s next to impossible for their music not to make an impression at this level.
Small changes, an unending euphoric tension that progresses from Night Sky Transform and embraces an uncertain future with what the title would suggest: a revered, voracious ceremony of stellar declaration grounded in personal, secular aggression. No stagnation, only further committal to passionate creation.