Looking out into the grey skies and all of the snow covered buildings with CORRECTIONS HOUSE blasting in my ears is intense in a good way. Right now, CORRECTIONS HOUSE is on tour in Europe wrecking shop, and if you do not believe me, peep this electric footage of them performing in a pool in Berlin…Pick up CORRECTIONS HOUSE Last City Zero on vinyl via War Crime Recordings HERE!
CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering the new Kwaidan video for “Ostension” off of their debut LP Make All the Hell of Dark Metal Bright, out now on Bathetic Records. This track is an audio journey of psychedelic sounds, and the visuals mirror this journey as you ride a train through various landscapes. Both the music and the video make me feel as though I am on a spiritual trip, discovering life’s contemplations steadily but not monotonously, a dark and avantgarde doom soundtrack guiding me through. Check out the video below!
Yesterday, Dante Augustus Scarlatti, the visionary behind the label Auris Apothecary, reached out to us about his BLACK MASS project. It’s a live series that takes place in Bloomington, IN, and just like his label, this event pushes the boundaries of creativity. BLACK MASS XXIV took place at the Bishop Bar on Thursday, September 19th and featured our comrades LOCRIAN performing. What makes this so special is that Dante Augustus Scarlatti and his crew captured the whole show on hi-def film. LOCRIAN does not tour much, so to be able to see them do their thing live on film is very moving. While watching this, I said to myself, this band is unbelievable live – but it should be noted I’m a huge fan! CVLT Nation has been given the honor of premiering one of the very few full sets that you will find from this band. All Hail BLACK MASS for sharing this with us, and make sure to check out his label Auris Apothecary, which has some of the most interesting packaging on the planet! Right now, check out over 40 minutes of LOCRIAN molding sound into something beyond sound.
The latest release from OvO, Italy’s audacious sonic experimentalists (and Supernatural Cat labelmates to the almighty Ufomammut), Abisso has proven to be a challenge for reviewers to adequately describe – in short, it’s a unique recording, both heavy and strange; these songs are equal parts snarling feedback, bludgeoning riffs, Bruno Dorella’s blunt-force percussion and the otherworldly growls and caterwauls of Stefania Pedretti (vocals, guitar).
If hallucinating Yanomami shamans started a band performing early Ministry covers (specifically, “Cannibal Song” and “Breathe”), it might sound like second track, “Tokoloshi” (see below for a taste of the band’s giallo-esque visual aesthetic); Alan Dubin’s (Khanate, OLD) guest vocals on “A Dream Within A Dream” further cements the album’s mix of caustic rock into a surreal foundation, which is ultimately topped by the billowing tattered canvas of closing jam “Fly Little Demon”, with Carla Bozulich and her band, Evangelista.
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A gallery of images taken from new limited edition monograph portraying the life and work of pioneering artist, musician and body evolutionist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Born Neil Megson, reborn as artist Genesis P-Orridge and reborn once again as a gender-erasing pandrogyne, the life and work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been defined by transgression and experimentation. A daring performance artist who founded the radical collective COUM Tramsmissions, P-Orridge would go on to front the cult anti-rock outfit Throbbing Gristle, whose abrasive sound helped form the emerging genre of industrial music in the late 70′s. Exploring the roots of h/er sexuality within the 80′s Modern Primitives subculture and the Psychic TV collective, P-Orridge translated a fascination with fetishism and ritual into a powerful statement on the nature of body politics.
Manifested as pandrogeny – or the “third gender” – P-Orridge’s life and work have always been inextricably entwined. A body of work in the most literal sense, photos and artworks from the last forty years of P-Orridges output have now been collected in a high-end monograph that confronts h/er controversial and powerful images head on.
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Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving scars and marks, and coming out unchanged; but fully changing you.
Here is a brand new visual from THEOLOGIAN that will take you to a place full of dark desire. “Welcome to the Golden Age of Beggars” is the song title, taken from their brand new CD SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED out now on CRUCIAL BLAST. THEOLOGIAN’s music knows how to find the beauty in the torment in our minds that we do not want to face. The video, directed by Gretchen Heinel, fits perfectly with the song. Enough of me talking – just press play and fall into the abyss…
Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
Insect Ark released her Long Arms EP earlier this year via Geweih Ritual Documents, and her haunting drone compositions captured a global audience for this Brooklyn-based musician. CVLT Nation is honored to premiere Insect Ark’s video for the eerie track “Symbols,” check it out below along with a few upcoming tour dates!
Fuck yeah, the art of Philippe Caza is is one gigantic pill of epicness! The color that flows out of his imagination is fucking amazing. This French Sci-Fi master has influenced many illustrators in the heavy scene. On a personal level, I just can’t get enough of looking at his art, because it inspires me and takes me back to my childhood. Philippe Caza’s work with Metal Hurant and all of his pieces from the 80′s will stand the test of time. Today CVLT Nation would like to paint the universe with Caza…So peep a huge gallery of his art trip out as your mind starts to melt!
Photo via Impose Magazine
We recently reviewed Dreadlords‘ awesome demo tape, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, definitely go do so. It’s a stunning collection of apocalyptic delta blues infused with the menace and spirit of black metal, and it fucking rules. Here’s a new video of Dreadlords carrying on the age-old tradition of storytelling blues with a haunting murder ballad about slitting your parents’ throats, setting churches ablaze, desecrating graves and nailing Jesus’ ass to a tree. ‘Born Into The Arms’ was filmed at the Union Pool in Brooklyn as part of the CMJ 2013 Fest – in stark black and white, no less – and proves that when you’re this good, you can rock nothing more than a banjo, a two-piece drum and a microphone and create some truly unsettling shit.