Ides of Gemini are a captivating experience; there is a serene power to their sound. Sera Timms, J. Bennett and Kelly Johnston are a musical force to be reckoned with, and the blasphemous beauty of their music is brought to life today with our premiere of their video for “Starless Midnight” off their 2012 Neurot/Sige full length, Constantinople. Directed by Romanian sorceress Daciana Birladeanu, this visual is a nuanced visual journey through one of my favorite songs off the album. Like their music, it is bleak and dreamy at the same time, and although shot in black and white there is a warmth to it of fire and human body. Check out this gorgeous video below…
One of the gnarliest tours that has been taking place this summer is the Full of Hell and Seven Sisters of Sleep tour. We are huge fans of both bands, plus both of their new records are the shit. So when our comrade in video Kevin Hobbs told us he shot them and Badr Vogu in Oakland, I knew had to share with our readers. When you see all of this insane footage, you will realize why all three of these bands are ultra powerful! Press play and watch your eyes bleed…
One new album that is spun in the CVLT Nation HQ on the regular is Kylesa‘s Ultraviolet. It’s a piece on vinyl that we all enjoy so when we heard they had a new video for “Unspoken” we were stoked. You can check it out here right now. This moving, killer animated visual was directed by Brodie Rush so tune in and don’t fucking tune out…Peep the remaining Kylesa tour dates!
Fórn is a new band from Boston(Mass) that is playing some of the heaviest sounds currently resonating from the East Coast. Chris, the vocalist, is a friend of mine and I’ve been following this band since their inception. I’ve been taking notice of the killer shows they are playing/putting together for their local community and I’m really digging what these folks are creating. It’s all about supporting friends and these friends of mine happen to fucking crush!
Chris sent me a copy of their debut demo prior to the official cassette release which is being self-released in early July by the band. Their demo clocks in at around 14 minutes and is composed of two slabs of nasty groovy heaviness. The first track is titled “Serpent’s Lair” and weighs in at a little over 4 minutes and the second track is called, “Dasein”. Both of the tracks on this debut are characterized by their punishing pace of skin-crawling dirge and all out heaviness. They’ve enlisted the artistic creations of Bryan P. of Clovenhoov/Natvres Mortes Illvstrations for their demo artwork which you can check out below.
For now and forever, The Misfits are one of my favorite bands. They are blasted a least once a week in CVLT Nation HQ. I recently found this killer full set of them performing in Los Angeles in 1982. This is a must-see video for any Misfits fan – on the real, the quality is damn good considering the footage is over 30 years old…Do me a favor and share this with your homies…All hail the Ghouls, this is a great dark journey down memory lane!
What was the sign of a good hardcore logo during the 80′s? If kids could write it out themselves on their notebooks, tees, shoes etc…then you knew you had a winner. One of the most iconic logos ever has to be the Black Flag bars. Our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell have teamed up with MocaTV for a new series about Punk Art. The first installment is about the Black Flag bars – check it out!
FULL OF HELL are one of the hardest work and most creative young bands in the underground and the new album Rudiments Of Mutilation is the shit! They have just released a new visual directed by Lukas Hodge for the song “The Lord Is My Light.” Check it out now on CVLT Nation but also peep their US tour dates – they are on tour with Seven Sisters Of Sleep right now and will be in Europe next month!
I really dig DOOM and I really dig shoegaze, so when you put these together you get doomgaze and a sweet band like LANTVRN! This LA band are set to release their first full length later this year, and they recently put out this sick visual for their song “Fanatic” off their EP of the same title that came out on May 20th of this year. This video was directed by early Daughters guitarist and former Hydrahead graphic artist Jeremy Wabiszczewicz, and he pairs a lazer light show with Lantvrn’s melodic trip perfectly! CVLT Nation is stoked to be showing “Fanatic” below!
On May 2nd through 5th, a very special festival took place for it’s second year in a row – Heavy Days In Doom Town. The lineup was packed with some of the most killer heavy bands out right now around the world. Today CVLT Nation wants to celebrate HDDT’s 2nd year with a video essay featuring full sets from Graves At Sea, Cough and Mournful Congregation, and after watching this footage you might just book your ticket for next year’s fest! We we would like to salute everyone who put on this unreal DIY experience and much respect due to Astrid Tonella – check out her photos from this years Heavy Days In Doom Town here…She also had a photo exhibit at this years fest. Now spark a big split and peep two hours worth of DOOM!