So what do we have here? A brand new video from my old time homies HIEROGLYPHICS called “Gun Fever.” Not only is this track super funky with a catchy hook, but the subject matter is on point – tackle the gun violence! Everyone in the crew spits ballistic verses that will have you paying attention. BLAM BLAM BLAM check out the new HIEROGLYPHICS right now…this rad visual was directed by Casual for Wetfoot Filmworks.
Two days ago, one of our favorite bands had their record release party in Brooklyn. I’m talking about BATILLUS, who performed their new album Concrete Sustain in full! Pit Full of Shit was on hand to capture their intense performance of this outstanding album. If I write the list for the top 6 Doom records of 2013, BATILLUS’ Concrete Sustain has earned a spot in my book! In the meantime, check this radical show and if you do not have this album you can go HERE to pick it up…I have my white vinyl version in our collection and it gets blasted on the regular! Check out the CVLT Nation review of Concrete Sustain!
Hey you…come a little closer so I can whisper something into your ear…DBC, aka Dangerous Boys Club, have just released a new album entitled Pris via Dais Records. For their song “Tranzilvania” they have created an 11 minute video that we are premiering here today on CVLT Nation…Get your glam violence on now and check out this visual!
Heavy beauty, melodic dissonance and uplifting d-tuned sonic food for the human condition are the thoughts that come to my mind as I listen to the new PRAY FOR TEETH song “Swallow The Ground.” This song is DIY blues, not in a straight ahead sense, but because the way it was written touches my being in the same way that a Son House song would. PRAY FOR TEETH has created an epic performance video to go along with this mammoth 11 minute anthem, and we have the honor of premiering it today! You can pre-order the cassette HERE which is being released by Lock & Key Collective, plus they have a new 7 inch entitled I’m Still Finding Feathers In My Hair coming out via our comrades Root of Evil Collective which you can pre-order HERE!
Rage loud and ride the flames of hell! BLACK BREATH fucking wrecked shop at the Knitting Factory in New York a week ago. Our videographer comrade Pit Full of Shit was on had to capture the band’s sonic onslaught! Check out the full 46 minutes of mayhem here at CVLT Nation! BLACK BREATH Rules!
I have always been into art that gives a voice to those that don’t have one. I remember being young in the 70′s and having my mind stimulated with all of the revolutionary creativity that was happening around me. A big part of what got me hyped about the punk movement was it’s use of art as a weapon for change. When I first saw a Crass cover, I knew it spoke to me but I did not know that the artist was influenced by German artist John Heartfield. He was a true warrior for change and used his creative spirit as his gun to fire at the Racist & Fascist Nazi regime in Germany. John Heartfield showed the Nazis that he was not afraid of them by manifesting powerful photomontages that spoke out against their fakery! His influence on the Anarcho Punk movement is evident even today. Discharge used one of his pieces for the Never Again cover and this image has become a part of punk history. Today CVLT Nation salutes John Heartfield with a huge photo essay of his work, plus we are showing the documentary Zygosis: John Heartfield and the Political Image!
Wreck & Reference have always played by their own rules, which has made them a CVLT Nation favorite since day one of this site. They have another genre-bending record coming out on The Flenser next month, a 7 inch called No Content. Today Wreck & Reference just released a killer video for “Absurdities and Echos” off of their new record which will hit the streets on May 21st. If you have never heard this band, check them out because they will cut new holes in your being and inject them with abstract passion!…Pre-order No Content 7″ HERE!
So much good music came out in 1984 it was hard to keep track. One record that touched my life maybe more than any other was The Cult’s Dreamtime. In my book, this might be the best album the band ever created – all of the elements were on point! During this time, me and all of my friends thought this band could do no wrong and that they represented what we were going through. The other day I found a full video of their gig at the Lyceum in 1984. As you will see, The Cult were at the top of their game then… So let’s all have our dreamtime and check out this awesome blast from the past!