So what happens when 3 members of ACEPHALIX form a sick Death Metal band? The result is LAWLESS, who performed their first show in Oakland a couple of nights ago at Eli’s. Kevin Hobbs was on hand and captured their whole insane set!
LAWLESS has a new tape entitled Nite of the Wolf out now on Blooddivine. You will be hearing more about this band on CVLT Nation soon, because we totally dig them and so should you!…Peep all of the head banging visuals after the jump!
When I first saw HIGH ON FIRE’s video for “Fertile Green” off of their most recent album, De Vermis Mysteriis, I was blown away – not only by the sick tunes I was hearing, but by the neon psychedelic mushroom trip I was experiencing! We’ve watched this video more than a few times at CVLT Nation HQ, and it never gets old! So we decided to get together with videographer Tim Hicks and blend one of our favorite videos with a genre we love – chopped & screwed. Tim created something new and amazing with this song & video, and we’re sharing it with you below!
Theologian performed recently in Brooklyn, and our video comrade (((unartig))) captured part of their set. I must say that this band really impresses me with their perfect balance of cold emptiness and deranged subversive groove. Check our full stream of Theologian’s The Chasms Of My Heart HERE. After the jump, check out this epic band performing “Finding Comfort In Overwhelming Negativity”…Also stay tuned for the upcoming Sonic Cathedrals curated by Theologian.
I had a blast growing up in the 80′s, and by 1984 I started to feel really confident about my place in the world. I was 15, living on my own in San Francisco, and totally entrenched into post punk and death rock. I loved Echo and The Bunnymen, even if some people might have considered them new wave. In my book, they were wrong, because this band wrote killer tunes that transcended that lightweight genre. As songwriters, Echo and The Bunnymen were in a league all of their own. They were one of the few groups that could unify the different tribes that were separated by labels or musical “boxes.” Today, CVLT Nation would like to celebrate this killer band by showing their 1983 show on Rockpalast in full. Peep how heads will roll after the jump and enjoy Echo and The Bunnymen at their peak!
The Bay Area Rules. Being apart of an active and diverse scene is really amazing. Here are some videos that I’ve captured during the last month of Summer In The Bay 2012.
On 9/14/12, I headed a few blocks down from my house to a killer basement/house show that my friends in Lycus were hosting.
Lycus is a doom metal band from Oakland/Sacramento California and this is a new song of their’s that they are planning on recording this winter. Daniel from Your Enemy joined Lycus recently and this was his first local show with the band:
Ritualistic death and audio destruction is what you will encounter when you blast any Witchrist record. Their album The Grand Tormentor, released earlier this year on Osmose Productions, was on a whole other level of sonic homicide. Witchrist have just released a sick fucking video for their song “Wasteland of Thataka,” directed by Brendan Southhall and Matt Johns. Peep this insane visual after the jump!
I love The Birthday Party. When they were at the top of their game, no band was more original. These weirdos were super death rock on some sleazy vodun styles, without ever labeling themselves. The Birthday Party is a perfect example that some of the most interesting music was created by ex-punks. When I listened to them when I was young, I always felt like little monsters were dancing around my brain. Everyone knows that Nick Cave was one of the sickest frontmen to ever stalk a stage. He was the right balance of James Brown on some next shit and Screaming Jay Hawkins on some living dead shit! This is why today CVLT Nation is celebrating the almighty The Birthday Party with a huge video essay of favorite videos and live footage. So after the jump, release the bats and get your inner cycodelic on!
Downfall of Gaia’s new album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes is full of heavy emotional tunes that will expand your reality in infinite directions. They have just released an awesome and intense visual for their song “In The Rivers Bleak”…Read what the band had to say about this video below and peep everything after the jump!
We are very proud to present our brand-new video for In The Rivers Bleak! This video is filmed by John Bradburn and Andy Paton on a rainy English night and delivers in a perfect way the mood we tried to capture on this record. It’s completely filmed in black and white and it’s a view right inside the story of our new record.
Suffocating In The Swarm of Cranes is a concept album about an individual’s struggles with living in modern, oft over-stimulated society.
Nothing has changed – I still feel that the CODE ORANGE KIDS are more than a band, they are a movement. Their debut album for Deathwish Inc. entitled Love is Love // Return to Dust is a musical game-changer and has given heavy music direction. Today, we would like to share with you CODE ORANGE KIDS new video “Flowermouth” directed by Max Moore Films. From this visual, you will hear and see that this band feels free to create music that is true to themselves! So after the jump, get down with the CODE ORANGE KIDS movement and peep this killer visual, plus GAZA, Code Orange Kids, Full of Hell on Tour dates.