If you read CVLT Nation on the regular, then you know that we are huge fans of KILLING JOKE! They have just released a new video for their song “Corporate Elect.” My two year old daughter and I watched it a couple of times today and could not take our eyes off the screen! This visual was conceived, filmed and directed by Mikee Goodman…stop what you are doing and check it out! On June 4th, KILLING JOKE are putting out The Singles Collection 1979-2012 via Spinefarm…Enough talking it’s time for visual action!
Dixie Dave of Weedeater sits down with Heavy Dicks for the premiere of their show on Noisey, and breaks down his love for Cough Syrup. I’ve got to say, Jake and Fred are on to something – looking forward to seeing future episodes! Back to Weedeater – they will be hitting the road on the east coast starting May 22nd.
On May 14th, the mighty ORCHID release their new album The Mouths of Madness via Nuclear Blast Records and from what I have heard its the bomb! Today we want you doomedelic humans to peep their new video for “Wizard Of War”! Stay tuned, we have something special in the works with ORCHID soon…Pre-order The Mouths of Madness HERE!
Phil Anselmo doesn’t need an introduction so there isn’t even a point in trying one right now. However, in recent years he’s added more strings to his bow with the establishment of Housecore Records along with his forthcoming solo record. Now teaming up with crime author Corey Mitchell, Anselmo has co-founded the Housecore Horror Film Festival taking place on Halloween in Austin, Texas. The weekend promises to be an unnerving descent into the abyss of horror films with performances from Down and Eyehategod to name a few. CVLT Nation speaks with Phil to find out more.
Let’s start at the beginning. How did the idea for Housecore Horror Film Festival come about?
That’s an amazing question really because I’ve thought to myself a hundred times; how the fuck did I even get this far with this thing? It’s the guy named Corey Mitchell who is a true crime writer, he’s the guy I will be writing my autobiography with. He’s more of a data collector and the type that will make sure the stuff within the book runs perfectly in a timeline. But it was his idea because, I mean, once you come to my house and hang out a little bit, you look around, a lot of my décor, so to speak [laughs], it just screams horror films and once you see my collection, it’s ridiculous so he was like man, you’ve got to share some of these movies with people and just in general. One thing led to another and now it’s just this whole different animal. There’s bands and amazing directors that dedicated to come so it’s a little intimidating but that’s where we’re at.
Tell us a little about what the festival is about and what it’s trying to achieve?
To achieve? A good time. Period. That’s all, I don’t know what else there is to achieve. From people showing up and saying that they saw great films, for them to actually show up and see movies. I guess the newer submissions especially and maybe even stuff that is older and underground, for people that really want to see films, I hope they have a great time and people that want to hear a whole lot of different bands and a whole lot of variety, I want them to have a good time.
Plus, horror films and heavy metal music have gone hand in hand for a very long time. There’s going to be people there for both and they’re going to have to cram in the best of both worlds. So really man, I’m doing it for fun. We’ll see how it goes this year and if we’re able for it, I’ll start saying this is an annual thing.
What would happen if one of your favorite bands got trapped inside of an Alice In Wonderland fantasy world? You would end up with the 1984 play-at-home special featuring Siouxsie & The Banshees alongside Robert Smith telling some bugged out children stories. Hearing each band member speaking through their inner child is pretty awesome! Within the chapters, you will see some outstanding Siouxsie & The Banshees videos. If you have young children who like good music, this is a perfect video for both you and them…Now watch The Banshees do their thing in fantasy land…
Here is a huge anger riff pointed at the throat of corruption: MASAKARI live at the Acheron in Brooklyn this past weekend. We totally dig everything this band stands for, and we will always wave their flag of rage high! Live, their music takes on a whole different shape of fury that makes you pay attention even more closely. So check out this full MASAKARI set captured by our comrade Pit Full of Shit…Damn I can’t wait until their new album comes out…hint hint…
Straight up and down, I totally dig when a wife & husband team unify to create art. This is just the case with Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, who together were the foundation of The CRAMPS. They created so of the sickest tunes of their plus gave some of the most exciting performances of their peers. The CRAMPS were than just a group, they were art in every sense of the word. I could spend hours watching videos of them perform. This why today our favorite tumblr this moment is Poison Ivy The CRAMPS. This page is full of rare photos and a whole lot more goo goo muck. For all those feeling out of your mind right now, check them out live at the Napa State Mental Hospital!
Now this great news: BELGRADO is working on a new album which I can not wait for and I know I’m not alone. Check this out – they have just put out a video for one of their new songs called “Untitled.” From seeing this visual, I know the BELGRADO record is going to kill…stay tuned for more news!