It’s our honor today to be streaming the soon-to-be-released double album by BLACK SUNROOF! entitled 4 Black Suns & A Sinister Rainbow, coming out via Handmade Birds on Feb 19th. Turn off the lights, blast this record and allow a new kind of sonic torture take over your mind waves. BLACK SUNROOF!’s music is no doubt experimental, and there is an ethereal ghost living within in certain moments! So below check out 4 Black Suns & A Sinister Rainbow and drop a hit of audio acid…
“4 BLACK SUNS & A SINISTER RAINBOW” is the all new double album from legend Matthew Bower and his Voltigeurs cohort Samantha Davies. Wrenching the swirl of extreme drone alongside buried melodic texture and harsh blackened noise comes a gnarled, cohesive work which serves as evidence that even the most prolific artists can find boundaries to break, and envelopes to push. The nuance in this double album is infinite, with each listen rendering a new discovery. For those with the deep seeded desire to challenge the listening impulse, and continue what is nearly the fourth decade of the musical progression of a master, you will undoubtedly be entranced by this lush mosaic of sonic density.
I feel so inspired, and now I realize I’m not alone! I have just watched the new RM74 video for their song “Spineless” directed by Sera Timms . I really don’t want to give too much away but I will say that this visual is 100% aesthetically in tune with the music. Something about this video makes me want to watch it over and over again. RM74′s new album Two Angles of a Triangle, out now on Utech Records, is a soul-moving portrait that should be blasted around the universe. Just as much as RM74′s music is experimental, it is also very soulful! Utech Records, as usual, pulled out all of the stops when it comes to the packaging designed by Thomas Hooper. Check out some stellar product shots by Greg C and this awe-inspiring video after the jump…
Today CVLT Nation brings you the last in the series of Cult of Luna’s Vertikal Sessions, The Time. In this episode, Magnus Lindberg and Johannes Persson discuss the timing of Vertikal, and namely the question many fans have wondered about – why did it take so long for a prolific band like Cult of Luna to release a new album? This episode is concise and to the point, and builds the anticipation for the January 29th release of Vertikal via Density Records (US) and Indie Recordings (EU). Check out this episode below, and make sure to pick up your copy of Vertikal this week!
The Black Heart Rebellion is a Belgian collective, and Har Nevo is their second full-length. After an impressive debut album, Monologue, which was received well by critics and was based in the composition of massive atmosphere with a hardcore approach, these guys decided to take their art a “little” further, stretching their boundaries.
But let’s cut the crap and talk about their latest effort. “Avraham,” the first of the eight songs compiled in this album, starts with the beautiful sound of wind chimes, mixed with crescendo percussion work, that collides with heavy breathing and finishes with the sung words, inviting all the listeners of The Black Heart Rebellion’s house to share all the “worries” and “sin.” You can see that this makes all the sense in the world, especially when you listen to the full record and you see (understand) all the changes which occur…these guys are trying to find their home, and I’m guessing this will be the work of a lifetime.
Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) have all united to form an intense project entitled CORRECTIONS HOUSE. After seeing and hearing their first song/video “Hoax The System,” I can’t wait until we all get to hear more. CORRECTIONS HOUSE’s 1st 7″ single will be coming out on War Crime Recordings. All East Coast heads check this out: their East Coast tour started yesterday (peep the details after the jump). Also make sure to check out CORRECTIONS HOUSE’s visual for “Hoax The System” created by Mortichrome Productions after the jump!
On January 4th of this year, our minds received the huge shock that only a NEUROSIS gig could induce. The event took place at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, with Ides of Gemini and Savage Republic opening. Both opening bands were totally on point and left us wanting to hear more. Ides of Gemini filled the theatre with their haunting sound, and reminded us why we love this trio! I saw Savage Republic a couple of times in the early 80′s, but this night they were way beyond anything I remembered – they fucking took my breath away! Next up was NEUROSIS, who did not disappoint at all. Hearing them perform songs from their newest album, Honor Found In Decay, made them even more a part of my existence. The energy in the room was focused on the transcendental feeling that we were all experiencing from the mammoth sound called NEUROSIS. Our comrade in photography Adam Murray was on hand to capture this majestic night in photos. So after the jump, check out his photo essay plus live footage from NEUROSIS’ most recent New York show shot by (((unartig)))!
Text and photos by Luana Magalhães
The anticipation had been building for three days. With amazing gigs by bands like Amenra, Ufomammut, Necro Deathmort and Oxbow Duo, the 2012 edition of Amplifest was an ever-climbing ladder, culminating in the very last show of the festival. On the evening of October 28th, Godspeed You! Black Emperor took to the stage, their typically elaborate and numerous set-up already impressive even before they played a single note. As the show unfolded, intertwined with the visual projections, I tried to capture a little bit of the magic that was felt by everyone in the room.
Last year our comrades in heavy Southern Lord joined forces with Scion AV and held an unreal showcase featuring Martyrdod, Black Breath, Burning Love, Pelican and Enabler. Not only was some superdelic live footage taken, some interesting interviews were also created. What I dig about these conversations is that you get to know things about the bands that you maybe would never find out. CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering these Southern Lord//Scion AV visuals featuring some of our favorite bands! So after the jump, let’s get down to the nitty gritty!
Today CVLT Nation brings you the third in the series of Cult of Luna‘s Vertikal Sessions, The Visuals. In this episode, Erik Olofsson discusses how Cult of Luna used visuals for inspiration behind the visuals that accompany their upcoming release. Olofsson takes us into his library of vintage books, and shows us which authors and artists influenced the Cult of Luna artwork with their works and ideas. This episode delves into the minds behind Vertikal, and builds the anticipation for the January 29th release via Density Records (US) and Indie Recordings (EU). Check out this episode after the jump, and stay tuned for the final episode of The Vertikal Sessions next week!
Burn assholes burn!!! South Carolina’s BURNT BOOKS‘ self-titled album will be released by At A Loss Recordings on Jan. 22nd, and it is full of hellfire! This band manifest totally off-beat angular punk that will also have you thinking with killer lyrics. It’s our honor to be debuting their new song “Golden Gates, Golden Streets” below. Fuck being abnormal inside of normal, just blast some BURNT BOOKS and your world will be a cool place to be in…