Before TV, the radio was king and families would gather around to listen to their favorite shows. Well, last night I heard a really interesting radio documentary entitled Sangre Y Tierra: What Blood What Earth that was thought-provoking and should be heard by all…Check out the full stream below, and read the description!
“What Blood, What Earth”, is a documentary on the life of Puerto Rican black metal artist Marvin Quinones. His story leads the listener on a journey from pre-colonial Puerto Rican history to the struggles of race and class in the urban landscape of the twenty-first century. Quinones is a talented multi-instrumentalist, utilizing distorted guitars with as much mastery as the four-stringed cuatro. His music, like his life, is dense, layered, and complex. Beneath intense and raw black metal- a genre defined by abrasive production, relentless drumming, and shrieked vocals- lies a story of a man who escaped a home shattered by drugs, gangs, and mental illness to become a valued and respected member of his community The piece follows Quinones to his job in a public high school where he counsels delinquent students with positive re-enforcement and teaches an after-school classical guitar course. His honest candor in detailing a traumatic upbringing underscores the strength of his character and the importance of music as a force of transformation and discovery…Josh Landes
I really dig good funeral doom for it’s perfect blend of sonic decay and sonic beauty. In a way it’s an example of life, in that there is always an inverse to everything we experience. The band ALLURING have all of the elements of an outstanding funeral doom group, and this can be heard on their new tape entitled The Room out now on Colloquial Sound Recordings. This is a label that I trust to release stellar music, and again they haven’t let me down! CVLT Nation is stoked to be streaming the full ALLURING tape below…Uplifting sad doom for happy times!
Southern California’s DISGRACE & HARNESS have teamed up for a brutal 7″ that is coming out via Closed Casket Activities (pre-order HERE!). Each band is bringing the ruckus on this release and holding nothing back. CVLT Nation is stoked to be streaming a song from each band below…DISGRACE & HARNESS enlisted Dan Seagrave to create the way fucking beyond gnarly art work!
Mark my words: the new BLOODLANDS 12″ by ASH BORER will end up on many people’s end of the year lists! This record has been played on the daily in the CVLT Nation HQ since we received the promo. “Oblivion’s Spring” is now being streamed at both the band’s and Gilead Media’s bandcamp (stay tuned for the pre-orderthis is a co release with Psychic Violence). Listen to the ASH BORER track below, but also peep their upcoming European Tour dates after the jump…Also read the CVLT Nation review of BLOODLANDS here…
Right here and right now, we are streaming the most underrated doom album created so far this year. This ultra killer record conjured up by ARCHON entitled Ouroboros Collapsing will be coming out on Feb 19th via The Path Less Traveled Records. It’s over 45 minutes of otherworldly doom that leaves you saying to yourself, why have I not heard more about this band? We are honored to be streaming ARCHON’s Ouroboros Collapsing in full below…Also check out Cheryl Prime’s Review for CVLT Nation here…
Archon’s sound is one that sways from the recognisable elements of doom, sludge and stoner rock whilst never losing the important cohesion that must be present in a band that is intent on throwing a couple of little tricks into the mix here and there. Dual vocals from Chris Dialogue and Rachel Brown add a depth to the record and thankfully this technique never strays into the sometimes overblown territory that it could occupy. Harsh vocals are extremely present, yet Rachel Brown adds a warmth and a delicate lilt to proceedings at times, giving Archon that little something extra, that humanity that bands often lack during the more extreme moments of sound…Cheryl Prime for CVLT Nation
I can’t stop head banging and I wonder what is causing it? I know what it is – it’s the new TRIBULATION song “Wanderer In The Outer Darkness” from their soon to be released album entitled The Formulas Of Death. This stellar record will be released via Invictus Productions & The Ajna Offensive on March 1st. Enough with all of the talking, check out the new TRIBULATION below and blast that motherfucker until your brain explodes!
I love Braveyoung. I loved them when they were Giant, but what they’ve done as Braveyoung far surpasses their earlier projects as you can plainly hear when listening to We Are Lonely Animals.
This is a new-ish single they just released and my is it radiant. Braveyoung have definitely blown my expectations away with this, not that I would have reason to be apprehensive because these guys are creating some of the best minimal, angelic, sometimes depressing post-rock right now. It’s just that in any case a single usually doesn’t spark much excitement for me.
Sunday, December 31, 1995 is definitely a shining exception.
I feel like sticking you in the eyeballs with rusty nails coated in acid! Fuck that, I will just give you some sonic pain that you are going to love by blasting the new WHORLS song “Lvmen Natvrae.” This is the title track for WHORLS’ new 7″ that is being released by Maniyax Records and Boue Records (Pre-Order HERE!). We are happy with rage to be streaming this 7-minute piece of angst below…Hail WHORLS for creating glorious chaos!
It may not have this identity nationally, but to me, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is hallowed ground. It seems like there have always been and always will be a wealth of extremely talented musicians and artists pouring in and out of the city, especially in it’s current renaissance. The entirely DIY run venue, Mr. Roboto Project stands taller than ever, in a great location with a constant influx of shows all year round. There are tons of different communities pushing out excellent music and art. However, without a doubt, the most thrilling part of having a healthy and robust music scene is seeing new bands come out of the woodwork, especially when they are all very young. The idea of young kids naturally coming into form and “finding” this relentless sound is undeniably great. Such is the case with the Pittsburgh upstarts in Purge. Their newest EP is getting pressed onto a cassette via South Floridian start ups, Arctic Night Records. The EP is immediately reminiscent of a traditional grindcore album. This falls somewhere in between an early Earache Records band and Discordance Axis. Relentless and simple, abrasive and ugly. You could easily spew a hundred more adjectives about what this band sounds like, but just listen to the stream after the jump and hear it for yourself. Believe in the youth.
Read full interview after the jump!
CVLT Nation is happy to bring you some stellar tunes and visuals today in the form of a full stream of The Observatory‘s acclaimed album Catacombs, plus live footage of them performing songs off the album. This Singaporean band has a unique and avant garde sound that sends deep sonic waves into your bloodstream. Their rhythms tap into the pulse and flow of your body and transport you into the corners of your mind you seldom explore. Yesterday we put out a stellar interview between Keith Utech and The Observatory that goes into their creative minds eye – you can check that out HERE. Now you can experience Catacombs from The Observatory below and check out their live videos after the jump, and let them take you into their shamanic universe…