Roadburn 2013 has come to an end and it looks like Walter and crew have put on another perfect fest! CVLT Nation salutes all of the bands who performed this weekend and everyone who went to Roadburn! Today check out our first video essay featuring some of our favorite bands. Also, stay tuned for CVLT Nation exclusive photos of Roadburn 2013 by Luana Magalhaes in the very near future. In the meantime, peep radical footage of GODFLESH, LORD MANTIS and ELECTRIC WIZARD now!
It feels good to be alive because my memories still put a smile on my face. The Los Angeles underground scene around 1984 was cool as fuck. More than going to clubs, mad heads from the scene went to the Zero Gallery in Hollywood and the vibe was sleazy rawness. Also, by then many of us had expanded our musical taste beyond just hardcore. One band that I was hooked on was The GUN CLUB – they had a mojo that most bands at the time did not! Jeffrey Lee Pierce was a straight up punk rock bluesman, and brought something real to our musical existence. Today CVLT Nation celebrates this killer band with a download of their 1987 show in Zurich. Get down to the sex beat and download this groovy set after the jump!
This show was originally broadcast on April 6, 2013 on KCRW. Not only are there great tunes to listen to, but good conversation between two old friends.
Huge, Driving, Percussive, Transcending and Ear Candy are some of the words that come to mind when I hear the new KYLESA track “Vulture’s Landing” from their upcoming album Ultraviolet that will be released May 28th via Season of Mist. We have had their new record on constant rotation since we received it. We have come to the conclusion that Ultraviolet is going to sound off the hook live! Which is perfect for us, because CVLT Nation is presenting the KYLESA tour that starts on May 10th. Today we are stoked to share with you the most recent song they have released to the public, “Vulture’s Landing.” This killer tune is streaming after the jump, plus you can peep the tour poster!
The CVLT Nation 2nd Anniversary Show is coming up soon on Friday, April 26th, at Unit B in Santa Ana, CA, and we want to offer our awesome radical readers a chance to win 2 pairs of tickets to the show! You can still pick up pre-order tickets from Unit B HERE for $8, or you can pay $10 at the show, but if you pre-order your tickets and email your receipt to email@example.com you get a 15% off code for the CVLT Store for any one order of clothing or records! We will be drawing two lucky winners for a pair of tickets each on Friday at noon PST, so enter to win at firstname.lastname@example.org with “2nd Anniversary” in the subject! Good luck and see you at the show!!!
**Congratulations to Daniel Echeverria and Jesse Barron for winning a pair of tickets each! See you at the show!***
Interview via Death Metal Underground
Academic acceptance of metal accelerates through conferences dedicated to studying metal, professors teaching about heavy metal, investigations of links between heavy metal and religion, and the launch of an international journal for studying metal.
While the metal community may not have found a position on this change as of yet, the very fact of its existence is startling to those of us who experienced metal in the 1980s or 1990s, when society viewed us as outcasts of a likely deranged, intoxicated, criminal and Satanic nature. From the censorship battles of the 1980s, when the Parent’s Music Resource Center (PMRC) attempted to prevent younger people from acquiring metal in record stores and tried to legislate a requirement for lyrical content warning stickers on metal records, to the 1990s bourgeois bohemians wrinkling upper lips at the impolitic and feral nature of metal, society hasn’t liked us.
Luckily, academics don’t see it that way and have forged ahead with metal study, coinciding with a massive “hipness” of metal in the mainstream press and hipster underground. Metalheads might find this interesting because academic study can balance out what social pressures amplify.
We are fortunate to have Dr. Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, here to tell us more about his projects, the International Society for Metal Music Studies, its conference, and its journal.
Why study heavy metal?
Heavy metal is an important part of modern culture and everyday life, so studying heavy metal enables us to understand both of those things. For me, the interesting thing about heavy metal is the tension between metal’s strong sense of being part of a non-mainstream subculture, and metal’s place in the industry of modern pop and rock music. That’s because I’m essentially a sociologist. Other heavy metal scholars might be interested in the way the music is constructed, or the meaning behind song lyrics, or the history of the scene, or the use of heavy metal as a philosophy or ideology of life. Heavy metal is just a subject field, a lens, through which we can think about problems in other academic diciplines.
The forever radical SPIRITUALIZED are on a mini-US tour right now. The band performed at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn on April 2nd, and our comrade (((unartig))) captured a good part of their stellar set. The next best thing to going to a SPIRITUALIZED show is watching spot-on footage of a dynamic set! So after the jump, get into the J. Spaceman spaceship and peep this footage!
It’s really cool to hear a band be themselves, and within their creative spirit find a high standard of originality. This is what has happened with the Fresno band TIGER LILY – they have been able to bend sludge into their own ugly monster. These humans know how to make you drag your knuckles on the concrete until they bleed and head bang to their sonic plague. They have A new split cassette with 51-50 being released by Never Lost Records/Joykill Collective coming out in the near future. Today CVLT Nation is streaming “Sinners // Sunset” below…make sure to get ready to press play again and again!