I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of The Misfits recorded live in 1978 @ Max’s Kansas City. I will say this – if you are a Misfits fiend, get this, blast it ultra loud and make it a ghouls nite out!!!
Tracklisting After The Jump!!!
While everyone is busy getting off on another “blackened crust band with grindcore influences” that popped up some might overlook the new – actually cool – bands that spring forth these days. VVovnds is one of them. And they’re not blackened crust, so you can stop reading this review if you’d had your hopes up.
VVovnds are from Kortrijk/Courtrai and that also means they’re from the H8000 region. People that are a bit older and followed the European/Belgian hardcore/metalcore scene in the 90′s and early 00′s know what this means. Bands like Amenra, Congress, Liar, etc saw the light of day in this once vivid scene and VVovnds – with some ex-members of some of the aforementioned bands – is trying to inject new life in it. They’ve had the pleasure of supporting bands like Trash Talk and Thou already and have just released their first demo.
Like their predecessors they play hardcore with a metallic edge, yet no swedish melodic deathmetal rip off, like you might expect. Think more of bands like mix of Rorschach, Raein, Das Oath and even Walls to some extend. It’s all quite noisy and has a punk feel to it (short songs – fuck yeah), but that can only be a good thing. The fury is there, the songs are full of energy and stick around in your head. If harsh vocals, fast and moshy bits are your thing, you like abovementioned bands and you’re not afraid of a noisy production VVovnds is your cup’o tea!
Demos are available from the band or you can check it out on the VVovnds bandcamp before you purchase it (obviously).
I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of X, recorded live in 1983 in Chicago. I will say this – if you are an X fan, get this, blast it ultra loud and get your vintage punk ON!!!…This is a celebration of Los Angeles Punk legends X 35 years in the game, and CVLT Nation salutes them!!!
We all live, but when do we know we are not only living life but making history, or being a part of a historical movement? I didn’t know in the early 80s in SoCal that me & all of my hardcore punk friends were a part of punk rock history, but we were! Going to see Black Flag, Social Distortion, Sin 34, Dr.Know, T.S.O.L , Hüsker Dü at our neighborhood joints – these were the bands that we went see on our weekend rage. How did we know who was playing at the next gig & where the next rad gig was? FLYERS. I guess you could say they were our version of texting. What made a sick flyer was the art – many of them were drawn by artists who would go on to have epic art careers, like Pushead, Marc Rude, Ric Clayton & Shawn Kerri. These pieces of paper documented a time & place that was historic to many humans all around the world. So after the jump, check out gnarly vintage hardcore flyers!
Fucking amazing!! WHIRLWIND HARDCORE Vol 2 PT.1 is showing today on CVLT Nation. This collection of live footage from the likes of Extreme Noise Terror, Cathedral, Raw Noise, Nausea, Go, Chumbawamba, Master, Concrete Sox, So Much Hate, Skeezicks, Chaos UK, Pungent Stench, Cluster Bomb Unit, Slapshot, Sick Of It All and many fucking more is priceless. All of this action was shot on VHS, but with the invention of the internet now other generations of underground music weirdos can enjoy it too. What impresses me about WHIRLWIND HARDCORE Vol 2 pt.1 is how creators were able to capture so many awesome British bands that can only be seen in this video. Now tune into a hardcore history lesson and see how the gnarly school wrecked shit after the jump!
This is beyond killer – Brian Stefans has done the world of underground music a great favor. On his L.A. Post Punk blog he has compiled a sonic portrait of the weird music that was taking place during the post punk era. CVLT Nation salutes you Brian! Check out what he has to say below and peep the track listings and download links after the jump!
“All the bands, with the exception of The Minutemen, haven’t appeared in any of the previous volumes, so these notes are going to be sketchy because I don’t have the time to ruminate in any serious way on the tracks. They are also in (roughly) alphabetical order. For what that’s worth.
I don’t know much about 3D Picnic, who produced two LPs. Their first, Dirt, contains a mix of styles from Paisley Underground folk rolk to more post-punk fare, though none of it too dangerous. This track is from a compilation called Ultraviolet and doesn’t appear on either disk.
A Produce was the person behind the band Afterimage which appears in early volumes of this series. His own music tends toward the ambient, though this track and a few others have something like a kinky energy. He was the creator of the label Trans Port which specialized in what came to be known as “trance music” though in fact most of what I’ve heard of his work doesn’t sound like later trance music (which is more beat heavy). A Clearing is available in its entirety at CDBaby, though most of his other material appears to be out of print. He passed away in 2011.
Battery Farley is still pretty much a mystery to me, though it appears an “underground” producer named Jeff Farley is behind it all. There is a YouTube video the band performing an unreleased track, “Bagman on Sunset,” which if anything has an unforgettable snarkey resonance. The LP Dress for Obscurity is pretty interesting, and they seem to be symptomatic of one aspect of “New Wave” here in LA, which is that for all the synthesizers and dance beats, much of it is completely uncommercial. There’s a cheap copy of Dress for Obscurity sitting in the stacks at Amoeba Records that I want to snag when I have some cash.
Download link & track listing after the jump!
The Heroes of Glasgow “Nae Wave”? Unholy Noise Rock terrorists? Post Punk gone Metal? But not metal. But definitely channelling a recurrent theme in metal. Guitars and drums that work like whirring machinery, grinding gears and pumping pistons deep inside of some infernal machine. Imagine if a band like Aids Wolf got really excited about the Motorhead back catalogue and decided to start busting out filthy grooves like the sonic personification of the demonic express train on the front of Orgasmatron, or a hellbound panzer division storming through the ruins of YOUR city.
Over the last few years Leeds has produced some of the most vicious sounding hardcore bands in the land, and here’s one of the latest. Perspex Flesh. One demo deep and their strategy appears to be thus; First they bludgeon you with their sound that sits somewhere between Life’s Blood and Born Against and then they drag your unconscious body down into the sewers of their collective personal hell. Sound like a good deal to you?
As you can read here and here, I quickly became quite a fanboy of Liverpudlian Sludge freaks IRON WITCH. They definetely have more than enough potential to become a big name in the downtempo metal game. So of course we at CVLT Nation had to ask them a few questions about their music, their hometown and future plans!
IRON WITCH might still be unknown to some people, so could you give us a short who’s who?
IRON WITCH is a Rock’n'Roll band that consists of five members, Rick Owen (Bass), Dan Fane (Guitar), Chris Fane (Words), Sam Rushton (Guitar) and Will Adams (Drums). We started out back in 2010, in all honesty, out of sheer boredom. There wasn’t much going on in Liverpool at the time other than the Punk scene, which is cool and all, but everyone playing fast all the time gets boring. So, as Crowbar put it, we decided to ‘tune low and play slow’ haha.
How does it feel to be compared to Eyehategod all of the time? Can you still enjoy hearing that?
It’s pretty much just become a standard response now that we’ve become used to, and it doesn’t bother us too much anymore, and from what we’ve seen it doesn’t seem to bother people either. We’re not stupid, we know we have traits of Eyehategod, we play music in a style that was created by them, so it was always bound to happen. The way we see it though, when we started this band we never set out to do anything new, we just wanted to play stuff we liked and stuff we wanted to hear, and its not like we’re the only band out there to have adopted the sound of another. How many bands out there sound like Pantera, Weedeater or Electric Wizard? At the end of the day, we still write our own music and our own riffs and people seem to dig it so cool with it. READ MORE…
When I think about the 80′s record labels that changed the way we listen to music, SST Records is at the top of my list! I really believe that without this label, Indie Rock, Sludge, Grunge and Avant Garde music wouldn’t exist the way they do now. I could list all of the rad bands that they released, but it might make your head spin. The people that ran SST Records were open-minded and this is reflected in every level of their business. I was lucky enough to be around at what I consider the first peak for SST Records. I got to see the the TOUR at UCLA in 1985 that featured SWA, Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets, The Minutemen and Hüsker Dü – a night that I will never forget. This is why today CVLT Nation would like to share with you the same show in full from The Stone in San Francisco, CA, after the jump!
The theme of Thrasher Magazine’s Terror From Japan video is aggro aggro aggro skate or motherfucking die!!! Thrasher knows how to match music perfectly with the style of skating they’re featuring. The video clocks in at just over 11 minutes, and it’s an ultra gnarly blast to watch. The ramp being skated is fucking sketchy, but the skaters never give up! In a twisted way, there is something really inspiring about Terror From Japan. Don’t just take my word for it – press play and let the thrashing being!