Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS are about to have a busy couple of months, starting with their tour kickoff show at The Biltmore on the 27th sponsored by CVLT Nation! Then on October 9th, they go on a North American tour with Tesseract and Scale the Summit. THEN on November 1st, they start their just-announced tour with the almighty Sepultura alongside Unearth, Kataklysm, Scar the Martyr and Dark Sermon. So North Americans, you will have plenty of opportunity to catch these guys with a bunch of other rad bands, and that means get your gear straight! CVLT Nation is happy to do a rad ANCIIENTS t-shirt giveaway featuring two of their sold-out designs – the Snakebeard tee with art by Cam Strudwick and the Pharaoh tee with artwork by Bonnie Dobbin. Just email us at email@example.com with “ANCIIENTS” in the subject and we will draw our winners on Monday at noon PST! We have sizes SM, LG and XL, so make sure to specify your size in your email.
Thanks to everyone who entered! Winners are Andrew Small, Jeevan Samra, Victoria Vtornikova and Darryl Gallant!
This is just beyond fucking awesome – CVLT Nation’s favorite creative collective, Belgium’s Church of Ra featuring AMENRA, OATHBREAKER, TBHR, SYNDROME and HESSIAN just traveled to Russia. Looking at all of the videos and pictures from this journey, I so wish I could have been there. Everyone should watch these videos and witness the power of each band! Enough of me talking, press play and enter the Church of Ra! Check out full sets by AMENRA, OATHBREAKER, TBHR and SYNDROME and a moving photo essay from Nadja Sveir below.
From the moment we received the new UZALA album entitled “Tales Of Blood & Fire” we have been blasting it non-stop. On this record they made sure that their brand of Psychedelic Doom had the power to glide into your reality and leave its mark for life. Today CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming the new UZALA track “Seven Veils” below. Also, starting in October UZALA and Mike Scheidt will hit the road with Mount Salem & Sabbath Assembly – peep the dates… “Tales Of Blood & Fire” is being released by King of Monsters Records on both vinyl & CD .
CVLT Nation is stoked to bring you another exclusive full album stream, this time from Portland, Maine’s ZUD with their debut album The Good, The Bad And The Damned! This is old school black metal for fans of Mayhem and Bathory, a sick and twisted mix of classic riffs and black metal evil. The Good, The Bad And The Damned was released June 21st, 2013 and is limited to 333 copies on CD HERE, with digital copies coming soon!
If CVLT Nation gave out an award for doom labels, California’s Easy Rider Records would get it hands down. Not only are they putting out some of the sickest young bands that are bringing the heavy the mammoth way, they are also re-releasing unreal old and new bands on cassette. For instance, right you can order Sleep’s Holy Mountain, Witchcraft Legend, Graveyard Hisingen Blues and Orchid The Mouths of Madness all on cassette. It only gets more doomadelic, because Salem’s Pot, Albino Python and Black Prism are creating music that will enhance your high and have your imagination head banging to their groove! So check this out – we are featuring a free download and streams from a bunch of Easy Rider Records releases below, plus peep the new Black Prism video for “Satan’s Country”…Now tune the fuck in and GET DOOMED!…plus check out their stonerdelic web store HERE!
Perigaea Antahkarana is an evolution of 2012′s demo Perigaea, which in itself took a long time to come about – how does the new record compare to the original sounds that you created (for anyone that didn’t hear the previous release) and did the album move forward in a way that you expected or even wanted it to?
Perigaea Antahkarana sounds better than the demo. We recorded and mixed with producer/engineer Mell Dettmer. She has worked with Earth, Asva, Sunn, Boris, Eyvind Kang and Gamelon Pacifica, among many others. We recorded through a killer vintage Trident board onto two-inch-tape which has given this album a very interesting sound. Our performances were better on this record than any in the past. I am very happy with how the pieces have progressed musically. There is probably 40-45 minutes of new material. It really is the difference between a demo and an official release. I hope that our fans will enjoy both.
How collaborative is the Wolvserpent process? Do you bring separate ideas to the table or work on things together?
Wolvserpent is a very collaborative project. We basically do everything together. But we are also very open to the unique ideas that we develop on our own. Our material is best when we develop it together. One of us may bring an individual idea to the table but we work on it until it becomes Wolvserpent. We each have our own strengths and that is very helpful when one of us gets stuck on an aspect of composition or atmosphere, the other can provide starting points to the solution.
Via Dangerous Minds
As NPR’s show “The Record” reported last year, a massive collection of important American folk music recordings is now available on the Internet for anyone to enjoy:
Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It’s part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection—long before the age of the Internet.
Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. He worked from the 1930s to the ‘90s, and traveled from the Deep South to the mountains of West Virginia, all the way to Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. When it came time to bring all of those hours of sound into the digital era, the people in charge of the Lomax archive weren’t quite sure how to tackle the problem.
“We err on the side of doing the maximum amount possible,” says Don Fleming, executive director of the Association for Cultural Equity, the nonprofit organization Lomax founded in New York in the ‘80s. Fleming and a small staff made up mostly of volunteers have digitized and posted some 17,000 sound recordings.
“For the first time, everything that we’ve digitized of Alan’s field recording trips are online, on our website,” says Fleming. “It’s every take, all the way through. False takes, interviews, music.”
Check out this massive video essay!
Different day, with another post full of killer music from some of our favorite artists! So let’s get straight to it: we are streaming new music from Chelsea Wolfe, Witchrist, A Storm Of Light, Subrosa and Ephemeros’ full album – all tunes found south of heaven!
CVLT Nation is stoked to present the ANCIIENTS Fall 2013 Tour Kickoff show at the Biltmore in Vancouver, BC on September 27th! Vancouver’s finest are embarking on a month-long North American tour with TESSERACT and SCALE THE SUMMIT in October, so this Biltmore show will be one last hometown booze up before they leave. Alongside Anciients will be NYLITHIA, HOPELEUS and HOLICUS and all four bands will rip through our collective eardrums! Stay tuned for an awesome Anciients giveaway and more leading up to the show…for now, check out more event info HERE and our review of Anciients’ Heart of Oak HERE!