Fuck the dumb shit, I like my d-beat raw and raging! So we are going to post two insane full sets today. One featuring Texas’s TOLAR and the other featuring NYC’S NOMAD – these videos will show how gnarly both of these bands are. D-beat reigns supreme!!!
In 2003, the MARS VOLTA released De-Loused in the Comatorium and this album totally blew my fucking mind! Then I got to see them live in NYC the same year, and for weeks after I was still thinking about what an amazing show it was. The MARS VOLTA did things with music that many bands have never had the vision to do. Check out this stellar full set of them performing in London at the The Electric Ballroom in 2003.
Our homie Angela Boatwright just created a really cool documentary about the backyard party scene that has been taking place in East Los Angeles for decades. Even though early punk is often shown as a movement of white kids, I know growing up in the SoCal punk scene during the 80′s, my Latin brothers and sisters were a huge part of it in so many ways and still hold it down to this day. Angela’s film highlights what’s really going in the scene and in the kids’ lives. Respect due to Vans for giving back to the community and funding this project. Good looking out to all of the kids in East LA for waving the flag of punk & metal for so many years!
“…ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars…For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows…Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death…No flesh shall be spared…”
- Mark 13:7,8,12,20
Throughout the long history of British sci fi, one of the more prominent areas of cvlt fascination and popularity is 2000 AD. Probably most recognised as the launching pad for the iconic Judge Dredd characters and settings, the comic has a long history of offering up strange, terrifying, humourous and dark stories that challenge and entertain. Like similar publications such as Heavy Metal or Weird Tales, the content falls into multiple genres at times but remains firmly in the realm of fantasy.
The 1990 film Hardware (dir. Richard Stanley), is based on the 2000 AD story SHOK! Walter’s Robo-Tale from the 1990 Judge Dredd Annual. Taking elements from classic dystopic sci fi such as Mad Max and Judge Dredd itself, it’s set sometime in the 21st century where the world has now become an industrial wasteland and people scavenge for old technology. One of these scavengers comes across a piece of hardware that is known as the M.A.R.K.-13. Similar to the T-1000 liquid metal Terminator, the machine is intelligent and can self-repair. Revealed to be a tool regulated for use for human genocide (“No flesh shall be spared!”) as part of a government plot, the M.A.R.K.-13 becomes the catalyst for the obvious man vs. machine battle that sets up the rest of the film.
Ready, set, drop that tab! CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering the new video for French psychedelic fuzz rock band The Socks for their song “Holy Sons”. This visual perfectly captures the dark rock adventure The Socks are taking us on with this track! Before you get too high, hit play below…
Are you in the mood to make your ears bleed in a good way? All you have to do is watch this ultra intense full set from TORCH RUNNER filmed by our comrade Will Butler. I have more news about this band – they just signed to Southern Lord for their next release! In the meantime, peep TORCH RUNNER destroy everything around them!
I’m obsessed with Nico. Do you remember reading Please Kill Me? Some of the best parts of that book are about Nico. Nico and Lou, Nico and Iggy. Nico, the aging, knife-weilding junkie. Nico, the former Chelsea Girl turned kooky spook. A monster. A siren. THE epitome of sailor drowning songstress.
If you want to learn about Nico, you should read the book. And please watch Nico Icon, like I did for the zillionth time on YouTube. My type of girl is usually a loud, ballsy bitch. And Nico was a bitch. But she was cool, quiet, detached. Quiet people are often mistaken for idiots by people who actually are idiots. Everything about Nico was deliberate.
If you wanted to impress her, you’d have to pull a Jim Morrison and pull her by the hair across the rooftops of a gothic moonlit castle. That reminds me of the time a local shock rocker wanted to date me. He hit me in the head with a vodka bottle when I was dancing with a girl. It didn’t work, but at least I remember it. Too bad he wasn’t taller, hotter.
Are we fans of Easyrider Records? HELL YEAH! Do we get high to the sounds of Salem’s Pot? DOUBLE HELL YEAH!…We are super excited to hear the band’s new album …lurar ut dig på prärien on April 29th via Easyrider Records. We premiered their new song “Nothing Hill” earlier this week, which got our readers hyped! Now check the bugged out & freaky visual for Salem’s Pot “Nothing Hill”…Get your high on & Get DOOMED!