If you read CVLT Nation on the regular, you know that we represent the Bay Area hard. The reason why is that they have so many amazing bands, plus I used to live there so it has a special place in my black heart. Our comrade Kevin Hobbs just sent CVLT Nation some insane live footage featuring Abstracter (who are out of this fucking world good!), Rolling Through The Universe (PDX), Ninth Moon Black (Eugene, OR) and Embers. This all took place at RCA/Hot Mess on 10/18/2013. After watching all of these full sets, I think you will feel like I do and wish you were there in person, because this line up was unreal! The word on the street is that the event was put together by Steve & Timm from Embers – good job!
Thanks for checking out the latest installment in my ongoing series focused on covering the heaviest and most devastating of Bands and Artists within the Underground Music Community that travel through The Bay Area. This is a collection of footage that I’ve captured recently at shows on both sides of the bridges in Oakland & San Francisco.
Damn I feel high…but still, pass me my bong so I can inhale some more CYPRESS HILL. In 1991, when I first heard their self-titled album, me and my whole crew were hooked. CYPRESS HILL came on the scene with their own dusted-out sound with sonic THC fumes jumping off of every track. Actually, they were one of the West Coast groups that helped unify both coasts. The imagery that they used captivated the hip hop community of this era. No doubt, CYPRESS HILL spoke the language of the street but they also spoke to the stoner in us all. Today CVLT Nation honors the OG greenthumb warriors with a huge video essay featuring visuals from the early daze of CYPRESS HILL…Stoned is the way of the walk!
Today we are going to show you how CRYPTS distorts reality and will engage with your night terrors like no other band. This Seattle band have just released a new visual directed by Matthew Ellis Siltala for their song “Breathe” and CVLT Nation has the honor of premiering it! Make sure to check out CRYPTS’ self-titled debut, out now on Sargent House!
OPIUM LORD is a British band that creates soul-destroying, original, bugged-out doom that leaves the listener with a sense of internal filth. They just filmed a new visual for their song “Street Labs” and CVLT Nation has the huge honor of premiering it today! Get Fucked on OPIUM LORD…Get DOOMED!
SWAMP WITCH is a very special band and every time I hear their album Gnosis I remember why! The record was just released on vinyl via Anti Matter Records and sounds un-fucking-real blasting through my speakers. A couple of weeks ago, SWAMP WITCH performed with Windhand and killed it! The whole doomadelic affair was captured on film by KILLTHATCAT. Check out the full set here…All I need is SWAMP WITCH and Vaporizer and I’m way beyond elevated! Walter, if you are reading this, bring them to Roadburn, they will give an outstanding performance!
Today CVLT Nation presents an exclusive premiere: two live videos from AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s recent journey supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The videos are taken from the live backdrop visuals at the show created by Will Michaelson, aka Cutmod, who took footage of the actual performance and mixed it conceptual and artist-found footage. We are showing you the visuals for “NTG Part 2″ and “Lonely” – so sit back and enjoy the show!