This is some throw back shit from a present day band! GAG from Olympia, WA are one of my favourite hardcore bands right now. Something about their music is very soulful and honest in a demented, bugged-out sort of way! Well, they performed at TCTV Public Access and gave a “FTW, don’t ask me for shit” kind of performance! The setting of the show and the way it’s filmed is lo-fi genus. If you see a GAG record, buy it, and if these weirdos come to your town, don’t miss it…In the meantime say it LOUD: No Cops, More GAG!
What band is able to hit me with the downbeat but still make me have visions of sun rays? Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats their brand of cycodelic doom is a sound that i just do not get bored of and i just want to hear more. I have not seen them live yet so video footage has to fill the void. Check out Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats most recent show in Russia filmed Olemus Olemus…Plug in your speakers loud your bongs and get on the Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats spaceship…We love MOSCOW!
Totally disturbing, totally fucked up and totally demented is what the new INDIAN video for their song “Rhetoric of No” is all about. See it for yourself and you be the judge! I will say that INDIAN’S new album ‘From All Purity’ is the shit, and is out now via Relapse Records.
Alright, OK groovy ghoulies…The Cramps were on the next level of radness. This band were a part of my teenage years, and they were one of the few non-hardcore bands that hardcore kids listened to in 1982. The Cramps were totally punk because they just did not give a fuck. They didn’t follow trends because they created their own. No matter how popular they got, they stayed grounded and were always a band for the people! Their front man, Lux, was one of the chosen few when it came to front men. This crazy creature brought that insane electricity to every show, every nite. When you were at The Cramps’ show, the GOO GOO MUCK got all in your bones & you couldn’t help but move. Check out this live footage for your zombie enjoyment…repeat after me, “I Was A Teenage Werewolf!”
This is just way too rad: KYLESA totally killing shit in Paris. Check out this stellar footage of them performing “Said and Done” and you can feel the energy jumping out of your screen. KYLESA is still on tour all over Europe, so if you are in that part of the world peep the dates…Said and Done!…This unreal footage was shot by Mariexxme.
Before I ever set foot in Japan I was fascinated by it’s history and culture. One thing that I find disturbing early on was how intense their educational system on it’s students. While I was in university I wrote a paper on how many teenagers were committing suicide when they didn’t get into the university they wanted to. The other night, I watched a documentary that shed light on something horrible that is now taking place in this country. There has been a rise in violent crimes committed by teenagers…See for yourself, check out the film Teenage Japanese Killers and out what is causing this tragedy!
I love music that takes my mind on a journey and one band that never disappoints is OM. Today CVLT Nation celebrates this fantastic band by showing their full set from their performance in Chicago on 11/17/13. Load up your vaporizer, plug it in and inhale the kind bud and let OM do the rest!
For 25 years EYEHATEGOD has been laying down some of the heaviest, most vile music in the underground! Over the past month, they have been touring the west coast hard and performing with some gnarly bands along the way. The last leg of their 25th west coast anniversary saw EYEHATEGOD kill shit with GRAVES AT SEA. Today CVLT Nation salutes both bands with an epic live video essay from their most recent shows. Europe get ready for the upcoming GRAVES AT SEA tour plus CVLT Nation has something special in the works so stay tuned. Oh yeah, the word on the street is that a new EYEHATEGOD album is not that far away!
The legendary collaborations between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski have become the stuff of legend in film circles. Herzog, one of the most important figures in not only German film but certainly film in general, and Kinski, the notoriously volatile, intense and brilliant actor collaborated on five films: Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, Nosferatu (a remake of the Murnau classic), Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and Cobra Verde. The partnership of fire and ice became so infamous that it even produced a documentary made by Herzog in 1999 named My Best Fiend that gave an insight into their director/actor relationship on and off set.
All of these are films are worth watching but it’s the first one that the pair worked on that remains one of their most bleak, harrowing and poignant. Aguirre, the Wrath of God from 1972 is about an expedition undertaken by Spanish conquistadores in 1560, down the Amazon river, to find El Dorado, the mythical and legendary city of gold.
Needless to say, everything goes to shit.