מזמור can be read as “Mizmor” and for those who don’t know, Mizmor is a project from one half of Salem, Oregon doom monster Hell, A.L.N. Being active since 2012 and carrying a very DIY attitude behind this project, so far he has released a full-length, the self-titled “מזמור” that was released last year and “Untitled Winter EP” released in the beginning of this year. Soundwise Mizmor isn’t very different from his sibling Hell, although the two releases featured here have little and very small differences between them. The self-titled full-length is a more primitive, stripped down black metal soaked drone doom with a very raw recording attached to it, while the “Untitled Winter EP” sounds a lot more closer to what we are used to hear in Hell’s records, specially the album “III”. It opens with a very minimal acoustic section creating the perfect mood for the colossal wall of doom crushes us then. Those winches, those slow-motion drum hits, the sound of that bass that looks like its chords almost reach the ground, the guitar… all of this orchestra of gloom emanates desolation and suffering in every single note. Just terrifying.
Out of my loneliness and depression is where I found some of the best times of my life. From these places, I was able to see all of the beauty that I had around me. When I blast LAURASIA AWAITS US, their songs remind me of the ups and downs of my existence on this planet. Their new album entitled Apathy Remains Victorious will be out on April 23rd via Domestic Genocide. LAURASIA AWAITS US should really be proud of themselves for manifesting such an emotionally majestic piece of sonic magic! CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming their song “Seclusion” below…
This show was originally broadcast on April 6, 2013 on KCRW. Not only are there great tunes to listen to, but good conversation between two old friends.
Sweden’s Sonic Ritual have been toeing the line between heavy metal and punk for the better part of six years now. Their up coming EP, Last Exodus from the Land of the Dead, due out this summer via Electric Assault Records, promises to be the band’s best yet. For those unfamiliar with Sonic Ritual, now’s the time to familiarize yourself. Up beat punk surges, heyday heavy metal riffing and arena sized vocals kiss off Sonic Ritual’s catchy brand of heavy metal punk.
I spoke recently with singer and guitarist Henke Palm about Last Exodus… and what’s going on with Sonic Ritual, follow the jump to see what he had to say…check out Sonic Ritual’s version of THE OBSESSED classic “Iron & Stone below!…Pre-order SONIC RITUAL — The Last Exodus From the Land of the Dead HERE!
Full interview after the jump!
Today a very special split comes out featuring two bands that have created their own alternative universe! The bands are Smohalla & Omega Centauri, and the name of the record is Tellur-Epitome, which is being released by Duplicate Records. Both bands take a different approach to expanding how black metal is created! Smohalla & Omega Centauri sounds work perfectly together to make this a listening experience that will have your dreams shapeshifting into unknown creatures. CVLT Nation is proud to be streaming Tellur-Epitome in full below!
Huge, Driving, Percussive, Transcending and Ear Candy are some of the words that come to mind when I hear the new KYLESA track “Vulture’s Landing” from their upcoming album Ultraviolet that will be released May 28th via Season of Mist. We have had their new record on constant rotation since we received it. We have come to the conclusion that Ultraviolet is going to sound off the hook live! Which is perfect for us, because CVLT Nation is presenting the KYLESA tour that starts on May 10th. Today we are stoked to share with you the most recent song they have released to the public, “Vulture’s Landing.” This killer tune is streaming after the jump, plus you can peep the tour poster!
Metallic tinged hardcore has become a common pollutant in the recent years of contemporary hardcore. In a sea of bands that claim to be influenced by the first wave of 90′s death metal (Entombed, Dismember, Grave etc.), it’s difficult to pick out the ones that are truly proficient at their craft. Furthermore, finding a band that is able to present a formulaic style of music that is still engaging and visceral is something that is even harder. Central PA’s BENCHRPRESS is a prime example of a band that presents straight forward and intensely heavy metallic hardcore while still displaying some clear chops instrumentally. While the death metal influence is totally more of an overtone heard in the excellent guitar leads and thrashier riffs, the band definitely comes from equal parts Hatebreed as they do Slayer and Exodus. Band names can be misleading, but making the mistake of thinking that BENCHPRESS lacks substance would be your own loss.
Their newest EP, CONTROLLED BY DEATH is streaming in it’s entirety above. Turn up the volume and spin kick a co-worker hard enough to turn them into vapor. BENCHPRESS plans to continue their regional assault of the United States throughout 2013, with rumors of an East Coast tour and an inevitable European tour to close out the year. CONTROLLED BY DEATH will see a CD release through Marked For Death Records this month. Order it at the link below and ACCEPT DEATH.
If death came in the form of a slow-moving baseline that could choke the life out of me, then my demise might take place at the hands of Frances’s EIBON, who have a filthy new album entitled II that is being released via Throat Ruiner Records and Aesthetic Death on May 1st. This dissolute, doom-laden listening experience is made up of two mammoth songs that will have you in a heavy trance-like state of mind. We were already huge fans of EIBON at CVLT Nation, and this record only strengthens our admiration for them. Today we are so fucking honored to be streaming EIBON’s “Elements of Doom” below! This doomedelic record is one that you need in your collection!…Pre-Order HERE!…Pre Order CD’s HERE & Download digital album HERE.
To celebrate the launch of The SK8room, the first online platform to promote fine art skateboards, the brand teamed up with Belgian artist ROA, who created three unique visuals for the SK8room’s first production. Each of the 3 decks (Decay 1, 2 & 3) are printed on 7 ply Canadian maple and measure 80 x 20cm. Each of the 3 versions are a limited edition of 125 signed in the deck boards and 25 hand signed decks. You can purchase the decks here.
It’s really cool to hear a band be themselves, and within their creative spirit find a high standard of originality. This is what has happened with the Fresno band TIGER LILY – they have been able to bend sludge into their own ugly monster. These humans know how to make you drag your knuckles on the concrete until they bleed and head bang to their sonic plague. They have A new split cassette with 51-50 being released by Never Lost Records/Joykill Collective coming out in the near future. Today CVLT Nation is streaming “Sinners // Sunset” below…make sure to get ready to press play again and again!