Thank god I am an Instagramhoor, because if I hadn’t checked it in the spare minute I had I wouldn’t have seen what fucking awesome shit was going down in my hometown of Vancouver today and tomorrow! Nothing is Heavy and Scratch Records are putting on a couple of art and music showcases at Interurban Gallery in the downtown eastside, and not only will you be able to admire the work of infamous artists like Alison Lilly (who put me on to these events), Bonnie Dobbin, Sab Kay, Gam Strudwick and Dena Lazerenko, but you will also be enjoying to extremely dope lineups! Friday features Black Wizard with War Baby, Astrakhan and Wilt, and Saturday features the legendary YOB with Alda and Harrow. Anyone who has toured through Vancouver knows that your audience is 150% with you and would literally bring the house down if their weed smoking wasn’t keeping them in check, so these shows are going to be off the hook. If you are in the vicinity this weekend make sure to head over to Interurban and say hi from CVLT Nation!
So what do we have here? It’s an epic download of a SWANS set from 1987 in Switzerland. All I can say is that this show sounds hauntingly beautiful and the sound quality is spot on! Check out the download link and track listing after the jump!
CVLT Nation is so happy to announce the KYLESA Ultraviolet 2013 Summer Tour! Starting May 10th, KYLESA will be traveling all over North America bringing their apocalyptic blues to your city alongside Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf, and CVLT Nation is honored to be the official media sponsor! We have a lot planned in the coming months surrounding this tour, so stay tuned for some awesome features and special surprises…for now, check the tour poster below and the dates after the jump!
MOTÖRHEAD will always be one of my favorite motherfucking bands. I will never forget how they influenced me and my homies to party hard! Lemmy and crew had this FTW attitude that made us not only want to listen to them, but also be them. The original line-up was perfect in my book and seeing them live sealed the deal. Plus MOTÖRHEAD might have the sickest logo in heavy music. This why today FuckYeahMotorhead is our favorite tumblr of the moment. After the jump, get your head bang on and peep a huge gallery of photos…No Sleep til MOTÖRHEAD!
Intense might be an understatement: SWANS’ “A Long Slow Screw” is an official VHS tape recorded at live shows in London and Nottingham on the Greed/Holy Money tour in 1986. Today CVLT Nation is showing this long out of print VHS in full after the jump!
CVLT Nation is stoked to be able to offer you Orca Wolf Records fans a huge giveaway! Orca Wolf has put together two awesome prizes from their catalog for a couple of our lucky readers, including 12″ LPs, a 7″, t-shirts and patches from Amarok, ENTH, Sorrower, Violence of Humanity, Ninth Moon Black and Usnea. First prize gets the Orca Wolf pack of 5 LPs, a 7″, a t-shirt and a patch, and second prize gets a Usnea pack of 1 LP, a t-shirt and patch. Because of the grand scale of this giveaway, it has to be a US-only contest because of the huge shipping costs – sorry to our international readers! To enter, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Orca Wolf” in the subject heading. We’ll be picking a winner at random at noon PST on Thursday, March 21st. Check out the prize details below!
***Winners are: 2nd prize – Zachary Ray & 1st prize – Derek Schulz***
Usnea S/T LP
Usnea T-Shirt (S, M, L or XL)
Have you ever heard music that makes you think of giants floating in space and then coming down to earth to toss you up into the sky? Well, when I hear the new album by Britian’s SUNWØLF, these are the kind of visions I have. Their new album Midnight Moon, which will be released via Speedowax/Invektiv Records and ArkNoise on April 29th, is a voyage in expansive sound that the world should take. SUNWØLF’s songs are packed full of emotive melody and will have you sky dreaming for hours! Today CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming SUNWØLF’s Midnight Moon in full below…Now dream a heavy dream!…Pre-order HERE!
Ever since I can remember, I have been a fan of soul music – meaning music that is created deep within the soul. I have also always been down for the humans that give the middle finger to the system. This is why Johnny Cash’s songs have been a part of my life since I was young. To me, he was a voice for people that this society tried to oppress, and his compositions spoke to the human condition like no other performer. The other night, I watched Johnny Cash – The Last Great American a documentary created by the BBC, and I was almost brought to tears many times throughout the hour-long film. This informative film paints Johnny as the complex person he was, and shows us why his music resonated with so many humans around the world. He was an example of what life really is – never perfect. It’s filled with sunny days that will turn into storms at the drop of a dime, but the sun will rise again. Johnny Cash was revolutionary on so many levels and was really important to the counterculture that gave birth to the underground as we know it. CVLT Nation salutes the man in black, so peep Johnny Cash – The Last Great American after the jump!
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Death Grips “COME UP AND GET ME” Video showing below…
Now this is too fucking radical: the new TODAY IS THE DAY video for their song “Sick of Your Mouth” is all that and a bag of heavy! The band has just kicked off a national tour with KEN Mode, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, Keelhaul and Ringworm. Right here and now, check out the off the chain TODAY IS THE DAY video for “Sick of Your Mouth” after the jump!