For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town’s women. There was no other explanation. No way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood and semen stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night. No way of explaining how another went to sleep clothed, only to wake up naked and covered by dirty fingerprints all over her body. No way to understand how another could dream of a man forcing himself onto her in a field—and then wake up the next morning with grass in her hair.
For Sara Guenter, the mystery was the rope. She would sometimes wake up in her bed with small pieces of it tied tightly to her wrists or ankles, the skin beneath an aching blue. Earlier this year, I visited Sara at her home, simple concrete painted to look like brick, in Manitoba Colony, Bolivia. Mennonites are similar to the Amish in their rejection of modernity and technology, and Manitoba Colony, like all ultraconservative Mennonite communities, is a collective attempt to retreat as far as possible from the nonbelieving world. A slight breeze of soy and sorghum came off the nearby fields as Sara told me how, in addition to the eerie rope, on those mornings after she’d been raped she would also wake to stained sheets, thunderous headaches, and paralyzing lethargy.
DEPRESSING just released a rad DIY video for their song “Stables” off their LP Life Just Gets Worse, released earlier this year on their Bandcamp. Featuring Andrew Drury of Baptists, Depressing’s grungy hardcore pairs perfectly with the basement cement walls closing in on you, enveloping you with grey like the Northwest often does, but also offering glimpses of the simple joy of life. In fact, the video isn’t depressing at all, it’s a happy moment in an eccentric life. CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering the video for “Stables” today! Make sure to check out Life Just Gets Worse here and look out for Depressing on a bill near you to pick it up on vinyl!
CVLT Nation is super stoked to be premiering a video for THEOLOGIAN from their upcoming 2014 release via Malignant Records, Pain of the Saints. This self-produced video is strange and disturbing in a way only he could envision. The track, “Infection,” is off of a double CD produced with Fade Kainer (Batillus/Inswarm/Jarboe/Statiqbloom) and Matt Slagle (Side 3/Adroy/Dracaris/Diathoron). Check it out below as well as some upcoming live THEOLOGIAN dates! Stay tuned for more info about their next CD release via Crucial Blast on Oct. 15th!
I’m in the mood some heavy fucking magic! So today I found some gnarly vintage footage of ELECTRIC WIZARD from 2002. Spark your bongs and catch a ride on the dopethrone!
Conspiracy? The C.I.A and the Nazis is a must see documentary!
Six months after Allied Forces liberated German concentration camps, a military tribunal formed at Nuremberg to prosecute Nazi war criminals. Some of the most dangerous were brought to justice – but not all. Documentary Conspiracy? reveals how over 4,000 former Nazis went to work for the U.S. government, without the public’s knowledge, to help fight the Soviet Union. Reinhard Gehlen, an intelligence officer for Hitler’s General Staff, was tapped to head the U.S. intelligence program in West Germany to spy on the Russians. At the same time, former Nazi scientists and engineers were welcomed onto American soil. But the extent of these operations is only now becoming clear: In 1998, a law was passed mandating declassification of documents concerning recruitment of former Nazis. CIA AND THE NAZIS examines these files to see how far the U.S. went in recruiting its former enemy to fight its new one.
The truth is, thousands of former Nazis, some of whom committed atrocities, went to work for the United States government without the public’s knowledge. During the war, their crimes ranged from overseeing slave labor camps to sending orphans to their deaths. After the war, they were on the US payroll either as scientists in America or as intelligence agents in Europe.
COOKIE: Did you ever wake up from a terrifying nightmare and wonder what exactly was so scary about it?
REDEYE: I don’t really get nightmares.
COOKIE: I get them ALL THE TIME. Like the other night. I was driving in my car and three Mexican gangsters jumped in. Then one of them pulled out a gun, but it was actually his dick. It had teeth and it wanted to bite me. I woke up screaming. But then I thought: why was I so scared? That was pretty HOT. Chillers is kinda like that.
REDEYE: How? I didn’t notice any vampire dicks.
COOKIE: It claims to be one of the most horrifying movies ever made. But it’s just a bunch of people stuck at a bus stop talking about their dreams. Like, I guess its scary when you find out your poolside lover has actually been dead for five years. But I was more horrified by those retardo swim goggles and that country-folk soundtrack.
REDEYE: Yeah, and how do you know you’re not into necro til you try it?
I had a great day the other day, because I received the new JESU album entitled Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came, and after just one listen a huge smile took over my face. Every moment of this record seems to uplift my inner being past any obstacles that are in my way. In my opinion, this is one of greatest JESU albums that has been created. Today, CVLT Nation has the huge honor of premiering the new JESU video “Homesick.” This awesome piece of musical expression called Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came is being released via Avalanche Recordings on Sept. 23rd. Much respect due to JESU for making one of my favorite records of this lifetime! Stay tuned for a full review coming soon…
It straight went down this past Saturday, Sept. 7th in Pomona, CA at the CVLT Nation & Crash The Clubs show featuring DESPISE YOU, IN DISGUST, SEX PRISONER, MAGNUM FORCE and BEHAVIOR. It was over a hundred degrees in Aladdin Jr.’s, plus all the bands hit the stage and wrecked shop. I have proof: HCProductions101 was on hand with his video camera and captured everything for your viewing displeasure! CVLT Nation & Crash The Clubs want to salute Lace Pickups for sponsoring the event! Big shout out to all of the bands and to the wild humans who had a great time – respect due! Stay tuned for an in-depth review and insane photo essay from Matthew Grant Anson. I heard some of the heaviest music in my life at this show, and I also saw a room full of positive humans going berserk. Now enjoy these full sets and wish you could have been there!
What is punk rock? Well, when I was a young punk in ’82, the older heads would say to me that PUNK IS A STATE OF MIND! At first I thought they were fucking with my head, trying to be all deep, but a year or so later I started to figure out where they were coming from. It really was not about the color of your hair, what band t-shirt you wore or what punk rock gang you belonged to. It was about being who you wanted to be on all levels. It was about living D.I.Y because you have no choice. The South Bay punks were some of the punks to really be on to that shit – they were like, “we are not going to buy into what Punk Society is telling us to be.” Just look at Black Flag – by ’82 they looked like hippies, but were changing the game with the type of music they were creating. What made them even more punk then was the energy they put into their label SST. They gave a musical home to all sorts of weirdos, from The Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, St. Vitus, Meat Puppets, Bad Brains & Sonic Youth.
Which brings me to this point…check out this rad documentary, 20 years of Sonic Youth. Trust me, this is a pretty epic film & paints a vivid picture of a band who have created their own lane in music. So after the jump, get your youth back – check out some killer flicks & this superdelic documentary.