The Sempiternal Dusk demo, out now on Parasitic Records, is an all-out Ritualistic Death Metal storm that will blow you the fuck away! Consisting of two tracks and clocking in at 24 minutes, you will get your unhealthy dose of decaying riffs. On a personal level, I believe the Sempiternal Dusk tape should end up on many end of the year lists! CVLT Nation is super stoked that we are streaming this kick ass demo in full below…Sempiternal Dusk demo is being stocked in CVLT Records.
The year was 1984, and all of the young westside punks terrorized our hood on skate decks. Hardcore bands started to realize this, so they made boards. Some of the first groups to do it were Suicidal Tendecies and The Big Boys. It made total sense, because many of these bands had members who skated. When I heard Black Flag was coming out with a deck, I was super stoked. Now here is your chance to the story behind the creation of this hardcore deck that is now a collector’s item. Jordan Schwartz of We Got Power & Jim McDowell of Rip City Skates get down to the nitty gritty and talk about this piece of skate history. Check out this entertaining and informative interview after the jump!
Fifteen Dead have had a big year, releasing sick record after sick fucking record. This Scottish band has taken their destiny in their own hands and forged a path of DIY ethics. They put out two blinding records in the month of October, Born To Never Understand & Genesis. Fifteen Dead’s latest accomplishment is that they have just embarked on their first tour of America, and so now it’s up to you to get out there to support them! CVLT Nation is stoked that we are streaming tracks from Born To Never Understand below, and the records can be bought HERE! Check out the Fifteen Dead tour poster after the jump!
With the latest collection from CVLT Nation releasing in time for winter, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down and talk with husband and wife team Sean Reveron and Meghan MacRae. Based in Los Angeles, the pair have been able to inject their passion in music with their own unique vision and eye for clothing.
James Oliver / Please describe yourself,,,
Meghan MacRae / We are a husband and wife team, Sean Reveron and Meghan MacRae, based in Santa Monica, CA. CVLT Nation is our part-web magazine, part-clothing brand Internet baby. We have spent the last year and a half blogging about everything underground metal and punk, and have become one of the best spots to find new dark and disturbing music and art. We have contributors from all over the world who let us in on what is happening in their countries and cities, and have really helped the blog have an international feel. CVLT Nation clothing is all hand-illustrated by rad artists from around the world, and we wholesale it as well as sell it in our own webstore. We also recently launched a record store on the site, specializing in collectable vinyl and cassettes. We have helped connect communities of like-minded individuals all over the globe to support and share each others’ creations. Our life is awesome.
JO / Can you tell me a bit about your journey to this point of your life?
Sean Reveron / It’s been a long one. We have basically worked together since we met, and have focused on clothing for the most part. I was with RockersNYC for years and brought Meghan on board in 2006. In 2009, we started God’s Prey, a kind of weirdo/dark/psychedelic fashion brand. In 2010, we found out Meghan was pregnant with our daughter Sinead, so we decided to start a project that would allow us to work from home with our baby, and CVLT Nation was born. We were kind of uninspired by the direction streetwear took after the economic collapse, and not really feeling the fashion scene, but whenever we found ourselves at a metal show or festival, we had an amazing time, and realized that we had to make our brand an extension of something we were already passionate about – metal and punk rock. I blogged for Rockers for years, so I knew I wanted to have a blog aspect to the brand, and I have a long history in underground music. It turned out there was a niche to be filled.
CVLT Nation is beyond elated to announce that Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXII Curated by KYLESA is live today! Laura Pleasants compiled an amazing mix of tunes for CVLT Nation, and you can stream and download the mix below! So press play below, and submit your soul to a mix master…
Come back little raven and bite my face. What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me? Tell it to me slowly. Every night I burn. Every night I call your name.
Con-convince your mirror as you’ve always done before, giving substance to shadows and giving substance evermore. It’s no good trying to place your hand where I can’t see because I understand that you’re different than me. . .
Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXII Curated by KYLESA
Moshpit Tragedy is unique in the record industry, and a label that truly takes advantage of the digital age of music. Rayny Forster runs his label as a pay what you can service, meaning that the community sets the price, not the label. Moshpit Tragedy did an epic showcase earlier this year with Scion A/V at The Glass House in Pomona, CA, and today we’re bringing you a series of interviews with Rayny and a few of the bands that performed that day – Total Fucking Destruction, Phobia, Morne, Skarp and Seas Will Rise. Rayny talks about how he runs Moshpit Tragedy, the inspiration behind it and his ethos when it comes to spreading music around the world. Check out these fascinating videos after the jump…you can also stream the upcoming live 7″ from the Moshpit Tragedy showcase HERE, and look for it soon on the Moshpit Tragedy site!
Elissa Steamer revolutionized skateboarding in the mid 90′s. When I watch her skate, I’m in total awe of her skills. This is why I was stoked when I heard Epicly Later’d was doing a documentary about her, and this segment was interesting from the first frame. So after the jump, peep the story of Elissa Steamer – a true ripper!
Can you hear the cold screams of death? On November 16th, Hell Militia will release their new album Jacob’s Ladder via Season of Mist, and you will hear the torment of infinite souls! Today we are stoked to be streaming the track “Jonah” from this brutal album…All of the audio mayhem is taking place below!
CVLT Nation is proud to present CVLT Nation TV, and our debut episode is an interview with the acclaimed musician and artist, Scott “Wino” Weinrich, frontman of St Vitus, The Obsessed and his solo project, WINO. Wino sat down with Tim Hicks and Martin De Pedro to talk about his career past and present, his influences, and to drop some jewels of knowledge on the CVLT Nation readers. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into Wino’s world below, and stay tuned for more CVLT Nation TV in the near future…
How’s the tour going?
It’s going. We’ve done the majority of it and we have seven concerts left. I mean, it’s a touring festival and it’s going well.
The tour is called Conquerors of the World, and it really is just that. It’s rare that you would get such a diverse group of international bands, especially when none of the bands are from the States.
Oh wow, I guess I never thought about it that way. I mean Inquisition is kinda from here, but yes it really is an international package.
How do you feel being a part of this kind of renowned international group of bands?
It represents my life. I’ve always been surrounded by an international community. I’ve never been with a single type of people, always an international group. Touring with such a diverse package is I suppose pretty common in Europe, but it is very cool to be doing in here in North America.
Right, because most of these tours for us are made up of Western European or Scandinavian bands. To have you guys along with Krisiun from Brazil…
…and Septic Flesh from Greece and the others. Yeah, I see what you’re saying. It is very interesting.
What do you think it is about extreme metal that has it keep gaining popularity all over the world? It’s getting to the point where you can find extreme bands from just about every country.
People like this music. It has the ability to be popular among a certain demographic of human beings, no matter what culture they’re from. However, through all the new media we have like the internet… it helped spread it further. Some countries never really imported many CDs so they never knew it was something they would like or not, they just didn’t have it. There have always been underground scenes but it simply got bigger I think because of the Internet.