Today CVLT Nation presents an exclusive premiere: two live videos from AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s recent journey supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The videos are taken from the live backdrop visuals at the show created by Will Michaelson, aka Cutmod, who took footage of the actual performance and mixed it conceptual and artist-found footage. We are showing you the visuals for “NTG Part 2″ and “Lonely” – so sit back and enjoy the show!
NOTE: These hard working fellows are looking for a label of some kind that would be interested in releasing this record in physical form, so I’m putting the word out. If you think you could help them out I suggest you contact them (email@example.com) because this is a record I’d very much like to see on wax or tape or something. A release very much deserving of a physical home.
I’m excited! The new Night Heir album has finally appeared. It’s funny because I was wondering a few months ago if this year we’d see something new from Night Heir. Their last album Wind In My Dream Mist In My House is a sleeper gem of 2010, it’s impression grew on me significantly since I first heard it — so I’ve been wondering what exactly this now growing collective would come up for a follow-up.
Well, it’s quite brilliant. Overall it’s stronger and more generous than the aforementioned record. This new effort quickly ensnares you with it’s charm, unique atmosphere and bold approach which has been refined and expanded since last we encountered Night Heir.
A Maze Of Evenings brings more members (or contributors) into the circle, and with them more sounds and textures along with extended life; it hits about an hour and twelve minutes. While it was largely a one and two person project last time this record brings a swath of different vocal contributions and styles which enhance their tradition of wide scope in that arena, smoothly buttressing the swooning progressions both in the traditional guitar/bass/drums threesome, but also in the synth/keys and noise. These last two elements come to play an even bigger role than last time overall.
All of this thickens the already eerie atmosphere, new and larger amounts of varied, layered vocals add new dimensions to this records sound. The production was handled by the band rather than Colin Marston resulting in a more coarse, lo-fi quality compared to a surprisingly finer one on the previous record. This leaves the distorted and loud moments sounding grittier and the quiet valleys are a little more crisp.
Hey space cadets & freakazoids, are you ready for Chicagos’s OOZING WOUND? Well you better get ready, because they are releasing their new album Retrash via Thrill Jockey Records on Oct. 15th. Right now I want you to take a ride with me and check out their new video “Welcome To The Spaceship, Motherfucker”…Fuck a band aid, it’s all about an OOZING WOUND!
Church of Fuck, Dry Cough and Skin & Bones have all come together to release a very special EP from OLD SKIN entitled ‘Mære‘. For just over 15 minutes this band builds a new sonic definition of how hardcore can be created. OLD SKIN is not afraid to dip their primal anger into a huge pot of emotion that is boiling from in the flames of subversive melody. CVLT Nation has the honor if streaming OLD SKIN’s new song ‘Hag Ridden‘ in full below. Make sure to pick up this record on OCT. 31st!
I can’t front, when I first heard THROBBING GRISTLE as a young teenager I didn’t get them, but as I got older I understoond how important this band is to underground music. What I did understand early on is that these humans were plugged into their own outlet of creativity. I could write page after page on how THROBBING GRISTLE changed music, human politics and visual and performance art. Today our favorite tumblr is FUCK YEAH THROBBING GRISTLE, and this site will do all of the talking for me. So step inside an underground portal and geek out on everything real & unreal!
The BODY have done it again and created a very outstanding record entitled Christs, Redeemers that will be out on Oct. 15th via Thrill Jockey. Today I want to share with you their beautiful but creepy visual for “An Altar or Grave” directed by Richard Rankin…pre-order Christs, Redeemers HERE!
IHEARTCOMIX has given us two pairs of tickets to give away for the upcoming Light Asylum, Dangerous Boys Club, Youth Code and Night Sins show at Los Globos in Los Angeles, this Saturday, September 28th! If you follow CVLT Nation, you’ve already seen and heard quite a bit from these bands, and you know that this is a lineup you don’t want to miss! To enter to win a pair of tickets, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Light Asylum” in the subject, and two winners will be drawn on Thursday at noon PST. You can pick up tickets here and check out more info below…
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There is something perhaps necessarily schizophrenic about the split. After all, what you frequently have are (at least) two different bands, recording in different studios with different producers, and (hopefully) not writing identical songs. Even for the best split records released, their quality has more to do with that of the songs presented, as opposed to whether the two songs really work together as companion pieces of music.
Enter High Aura’d and Blood Bright Star. For their upcoming release on Anti-Matter Records, the two solo projects have managed to create two unique pieces that nonetheless flow together as a unified whole, each completing the other. Whether the two collaborated or just entered the same headspace, I cannot say, but the results speak for themselves.
CVLT Nation is super stoked to be premiering a video for THEOLOGIAN from their upcoming 2014 release via Malignant Records, Pain of the Saints. This self-produced video is strange and disturbing in a way only he could envision. The track, “Infection,” is off of a double CD produced with Fade Kainer (Batillus/Inswarm/Jarboe/Statiqbloom) and Matt Slagle (Side 3/Adroy/Dracaris/Diathoron). Check it out below as well as some upcoming live THEOLOGIAN dates! Stay tuned for more info about their next CD release via Crucial Blast on Oct. 15th!