One of the coolest things in the world is to see your friends’ dreams come true! This is exactly the case for Dan Clements of EXCEL. As young kids growing up in Venice, even before we discovered hardcore, we would skate together. Then something happened: we both got into punk around the same time and became a part of the Suicidal scene that was happening around us. Then he and his homies started Chaotic Noise, which later would become the almighty EXCEL. When Shaun Ross joined, this band really started to kill shit during the mid 80′s. When you listen to EXCEL’s lyrics you can hear that they were before their time. It was a sad day when this band called it quits. The good news is that EXCEL has reunited and will be performing at the RVCA store on Fairfax this Saturday, March 30th at 7pm. This is going to be an epic show, I am looking forward to seeing many heads that I used to terrorize Venice with. So for everyone who will not be in Los Angeles this weekend, check out some sick footage after the jump! Suicidal Boyz for life!
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE WE’VE HAD ABOUT THE EXCEL SHOW, WE WILL BE LIMITING ENTRY TO 70 PEOPLE AND YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. EMAIL STORES@RVCA.COM TO GET ON THE GUEST LIST.
So here is a new video from COLD CAVE’s A Little Death To Laugh 7″ that came out in September. Their new 7″ Oceans With No End, which is coming out on Deathwish Inc., can be pre-ordered HERE! In the meantime, check out the new COLD CAVE video entitled “A Little Death To Laugh” after the jump! This visual was filmed by Amy Lee.
Speedwolf is the shit and their new video of the same name is a raging visual party! When I heard their 2011 debut Ride With Death, I was hooked on their intocating riffs. When I watched the “Speedwolf” video, something came over me and I wanted to blast some metal then drink a cold one. Anyway, this sick fucking band is about to hit the road again, but in the meantime check out their visual for “Speedwolf” after the jump!
FELL VOICES is a band that is pushing the boundaries of black metal to a place where feral emotions meet the sky. Starting this Friday March 29th, they are embarking on their first European tour with their fellow comrades ASH BORER.
Last week FELL VOICES ripped a hole in the stage at the ST. Vitus bar in Brooklyn and it was captured by our friend (((unartig))). After the jump check out this amazing performance plus peep their tour poster…A message to our European readers make so to catch them live when they come to your city!…Get the new FELL VOICES album Regnum Saturni euro version HERE!
I loved the world before MTV, before they tried to co-opt the underground! In the early 80′s, weirdos found their kindred spirits on late night TV. In Los Angeles, we had New Wave Theater that was hosted by the late Peter Ivers. He championed the sonic freak circus while other media outlets wanted to have us committed. New Wave Theater was the show that we could watch to see the Circle Jerks, 45 Grave, Angry Samoans, Snake Finger, Fear, Castration Squad, Legal Weapon and UXA. Keep in mind, this was before the first real music video had been made, so these performances were our music videos. I didn’t realize when I was younger but this show also served as a visual time capsule for future generations to look at. Honestly we didn’t like every band that was on the show, but we knew we watching something special. Peter Ivers’ passion for what he was doing was evident. I know when I watch Gun Club blazing through “Fire Spirit” I get chills. If any older heads read this post, make sure to let us know if you watched this show…Today CVLT Nation salutes New Wave Theater and Peter Ivers for giving a fuck when no one else would! Now check out this spazzadelic video essay featuring some of my favorite bands!
Shining darkness are the words that come to mind after watching the new KING DUDE video for “I Know You Are Mine.” The song comes from his album Burning Daylight that was released last year by Dais Records. This new visual was directed by TJ Cowgill himself and will have you unable to turn away from the screen. KING DUDE kicks off his West Coast tour with OF THE WAND AND THE MOON and A STORY OF RATS tomorrow in Seattle. Check all of the dates after the jump plus the new video!
Being in a room filled with passionate people is priceless, especialy when everyone is focused on hearing kick ass music. This has been happening around the world for decades and it never gets boring! In Philly in 1997, the band HIS HERO IS GONE performed to one of these kinds of crowds and the energy from this gig jumps out of the screen. Check out this off the hook show from a stellar band after the jump…Shows put on by punks for punks will always be the shit!
Intense might be an understatement: SWANS’ “A Long Slow Screw” is an official VHS tape recorded at live shows in London and Nottingham on the Greed/Holy Money tour in 1986. Today CVLT Nation is showing this long out of print VHS in full after the jump!
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Death Grips “COME UP AND GET ME” Video showing below…