WITCH IN HER TOMB have down it again and created a 7″ that is full of filth that hangs from a tree of decaying emotion. This record, entitled Maleficus Maleficarum, will be released via Crippled Sounds & Tyr Records, and is a of pill of hate I want to swallow. CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming a track called “IX” from this 7″ below…
An inner picture of mental anguish, when despair becomes your only known emotion. This is about finding yourself and understanding your wicked ways. There is no turning back and there is no remorse. Witch In Her Tomb are back in full force with their ravish display of raw black metal punk. Their sound expands into a vast, unclear abyss. Mastered by Rick Winn at Enemata Productions. This is a collaborative release between Crippled Sound and Tyr Records. 100 on limited glow in the dark vinyl, and 200 pressed on black. Housed in black dust sleeves inside a single sided outer jacket.
What happens when two feral sonic wolves end up making a split 7″ together? The final result is 15 minutes of audio rage that can’t be fucking held back and might just rip your eardrums out. Withdrawal and Young And In The Way have united to create a record, and when you hear it, unholy energy will overtake your being. Our comrades A389 Recordings will be releasing this toxic piece of vinyl on the world any day now, and you can pre-order HERE in the meantime. CVLT Nation is ultra stoked to be streaming Withdrawal and Young And In The Way’s split in full below!
Young And In The Way:
So what do we have here? An on point live download from The Birthday Party. The year was 1981 in Zurich, Switzerland and these down under mutants totally wrecked shop! So get out your Big Jesus Trash Can and download this rad gig after the jump!
Setlist & Download Link after the jump!
COLD CAVE has a new EP entitled Oceans With No End in the works that will be released via Deathwish Inc. in the very near future. Today the band has previewed another track called “People Are Poison” and it’s a fucking banger! Check out the new COLD CAVE track streaming below…
Just when I thought my respect for download-by-donation digital record label Moshpit Tragedy couldn’t get any higher, Rayny Forster goes and does something like this: puts the entire MT catalog up for free or by donation download on Bandcamp so that he can donate all the proceeds to Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary in Stratford, Ontario. Cedar Row takes in and cares for abused and injured farm animals from meat, milk, and egg farms, rescuing them from a life of terror, cruelty and certain slaughter. While some people may argue that eating animals is a natural part of a human being’s diet, they have to acknowledge that current factory farm practices are anything but natural. Animals in factory farms are subjected to living conditions and treatment that far surpass even the most cruel medieval imprisonment and torture. Punk and metal are often associated with anti-system politics, and a label like Moshpit Tragedy takes his politics seriously:
“We’d like to show the world that kids who are into the punk and metal culture can actually be a group of really positive people. In many instances people on the outside looking in just see all the black clothing and long hair and assume it’s all about negativity. But in fact, that is just an outlet to help get all the frustration out. Many people involved are also supportive in animal rights and other humanitarian activities, and we are happy to be able to help promote this sort of positive action. I would like to thank all the bands we work with who have graciously agreed to ultimately give their music to this worthy cause.”
He has faith that the fans of his music will take a stand against animal cruelty and put their money where there mouths are! After the jump, read the full Moshpit Tragedy statement, and head over to his Bandcamp to donate and get some killer tunes!
Right now my mind is in a place were only sinister insanity can exist! I know what the fuck is causing this – it’s the new FISTER album Gemini being injected into my eardrums. For 46 minutes, this band will drag your existence into a doom-ridden valley of filth, where their suffocating riffs will be your only light. FISTER has created an instrument of sonic punishment with this record – be warned, play this loud and undead melodic beings will take over your universe. FISTER has conjured an audio monster that I don’t mind living in my home because I know with each spin I will dig where he is coming from and more! Gemini is being released today by Pissfork Anticulture and we are streaming this kick ass album in full below…Pre-order HERE!
“Ringing in our Wrists” out on March 19th
You may not know Yoshiko Ohara’s name, but you probably – if you’re a fan of the more experimental end of heavy music – know her unique, haunted voice from her work within the confines of New York’s experimental doom merchants Bloody Panda. Having voiced some of the eeriest metal music to come out of the Americas in recent times, her haunted vocals have often emphasised and amplified the unsettling, tenebrous elements in their music to an intense degree.
Yoshiko also works as a visual artist, and has some for quite some time. Now, I’m no art critic and I won’t pretend otherwise, but even to my untrained eyes there’s a same slightly nightmarish quality in some of her visual art. Stark and enigmatic at some times, playful and surreal in others, she expresses a spectral quality in her work both in a band environment and on canvas : she projects a darkness, but more the serene elements that lie within the shadow side of the subconcious rather than any notion of “evil” or anything sinister. She works in different shades of bleakness rather than just plain old black.
On her imminent debut solo album “Ringing In Our Wrists”, out this month through Toby Driver of Kayo Dot’s newly founded Ice Level label she may have found the most potent forum of expression for her natural gift for articulating the arcane yet, shifting into a more focused and no less disturbing gear. Removed from the guitar/bass/keys/drums traditional rock setting of Bloody Panda, the album contains a selection of pieces that explore further both the ominous and the unsettled. It’s a spellbinding listen – based around layered voices, treated and either buried under or backed by waves of fractured electronics, synthesizers and strings. This new work is by far the darkest thing she has done in any medium, and a contender for most genuinely unnerving record you’ll hear this year. The veil is lifted and the stillness at the core of her previous work is gone for the most part, as she plunges head first into a frightening world of sound.
Have you ever heard music that makes you think of giants floating in space and then coming down to earth to toss you up into the sky? Well, when I hear the new album by Britian’s SUNWØLF, these are the kind of visions I have. Their new album Midnight Moon, which will be released via Speedowax/Invektiv Records and ArkNoise on April 29th, is a voyage in expansive sound that the world should take. SUNWØLF’s songs are packed full of emotive melody and will have you sky dreaming for hours! Today CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming SUNWØLF’s Midnight Moon in full below…Now dream a heavy dream!…Pre-order HERE!
On March 19th, the dirged-out synth-punk duo Vulgar Fashion are releasing their self-titled 10″ on Handmade Birds. Now step into their world of make believe and listen to our stream of their track “Night Yacht.” This song will take you to a place where robots are sex objects. Get your synthetic love on!