Right now I’m driving this car called life, and everything around is closing in on me. I feel like I need a release for these unwanted emotions. So I crank up the new DRUGS OF FAITH EP Architectural Failures that will be released on Nov. 26th via Malokul! Over the course of four songs, this band will have the ghost of our human condition knocking on your skull. CVLT Nation is ultra hyped to be streaming Architectural Failures in full below!
Check this out the sickest skate video you will see the month! The VHS Mag crew from Japan put this together and it fucking KILLS! Just like many things that happen in this country, these skaters are taking it to the next level! SKATE OR DIE!!!
Via Jenkem Magazine
As skateboarding entered the ‘90s things were pretty exciting. The rawness of H-Street’s Hokus Pokus and World Industries’ Rubbish Heap marked a shift from the super slow-mo, skitted out, big production Powell Peralta videos–a needed and necessary change. It wasn’t that Powell’s videos were bad or lacked innovation, they were just too Hollywood. Skateboarding was small, street skating was emerging as “the” discipline, and while none of the kids in your cul-de-sac were as fluid as Hensley or could smith grind a rail (who cares if it was a 3-stair) like Jeremy Klein, no one wanted to “run through a graveyard” anymore.
Boards started to have bigger noses, wheels were getting smaller, and shapes more functional. Anchored by Mark Gonzales, Natas, TG, Matt Hensley, and Vallely, a new crop of innovators were being showcased. Templeton, Howell (both Ocean and Andy), Chatman, Sheffey, Carroll. Progression arrived monthly in your mailbox, the pages of Transworld, Poweredge, and Thrasher documenting landmark moments and the unthinkable.
Then, well… all of a sudden shit got weird. Natas got a serious injury, Gonz quit skateboarding to pursue art, Hensley went full skinhead pool playing EMT, while the rest of us dressed in colorful denim often capped off with jester hat beanies. Yeesh. As we all know the skating wasn’t that impressive either, but it had to happen. Everyone–pro, am, and unsponsored–was hovering inches above the ground, catching up with the progression, before things could go back to normal in the mid-‘90s. This period might have lasted for a shorter time period than most high school jail sentences, for those of us that didn’t drop out, but it felt like an eternity.
If you survived the weirdness, part of you is an early-‘90s skater, whether you want to acknowledge it or not.
Real recognize Gnarly, and one of the realest skate teams in existence right now is BAKER! CVLT Nation salutes a crew of skaters that just do not give a fuck and do what they do for the love of skating…BAKER are those dudes that are B-boys, Heshers, Stoners and just plain fucking weirdos, plus all of them kill shit skating. Check out some episodes of their Weekend Warrior series right here & now! Hails to the BAKER crew…Oh yeah Happy B-day to our homie Spanky!
Tony Trujillo is one of many favourite modern day skaters because he’s a fucking RIPPER. I love his style, painted with the the spirits of insane skaters from the 70′s & 80′s. When I watch him skate I’m always sitting on the edge of my seat saying, damn, this dude is super gnarly! There is no way to miss his love for all things heavy! This is why today CVLT Nation salutes Tony Trujillo – a real hellion on wheels with is giant video essay of all things Trujillo! SKATE & DESTROY FOR LIFE!!!
Behind many radical skate tricks are the vicious slams that a skater might have had to endure in order to land that trick. I have so much respect for skaters who sacrifice their bodies to do what they love and are willing to pay the cost in injury. I’m just saying, looking at someone’s bones smashing against the asphalt and then getting back up to to it all over again takes heart! Today we have put together a video on some the gnarliest slams we could find…These are the kinds of scenes that will make you say DAMN!!!
So LEUCOSIS has just released two songs via their Bandcamp and they are fucking amazing. This is a message to any label reading this: sign this band because they deserve it and they’re creating some of the most original music coming out right now! All hail Leucosis – listen to their new tunes below!