Japan can be a gnarly place. Not only for the sheer intensity of their examples of the macabre, but for how culturally disparate their horror can be for the western audience. Most are familiar with the usual suspects that demonstrate this phenomena like Ringu, Battle Royale, or Tetsuo: the Iron Man. However, there is
Symbols carry power in all cultures, and when they are appropriated by another group, their power can also be hi-jacked and twisted. Such is the case with the Swastika, a symbol of good luck and peace that was around for thousands of years before the Nazis decided to use it as their
I have a feeling that we have bunch of readers of CVLT Nation that are going dig this! Check out this stellar MGLA full set – all I have to say is get your black metal on, you ghouls! Nuff respect to Ice AX Video for capturing this killer footage!
Two bands that have audio darkness on lock are LAMENT CITYSCAPE and THEOLOGIAN, so their collaborative album Soft Tissue makes perfect sense! Their punishing, apocalyptic sounds mesh perfectly on this 7-track release, making for a destructively hypnotic listen. Soft Tissue is not for the faint of heart, and neither is the video we have the
Excuse me while I curse the French for having hosted one of my favorite bands DOPETHRONE before my fair west coast Canadian city has had the honor to! I am so jealous of anyone who’s had the chance to see these guys live, because I just have to content myself with
Straight up and fucking DOWN – I’m an ultra huge TRAP THEM fan! There aren’t too many bands that can touch them live, because this band is plugged into their own power source of RAGE! Check out this intense set of them killing shit at this year’s Bloodshed Fest. Keep in