Fuck the dumb shit, one band that totally pushed my wig back this past year is WE ARE THE DAMNED from Portugal. I get super excited about anything new from these speed demons, and the killer news is that they have just released a new video for their crushing tune “Atrocity Idol.” I’m not going to give too much away, but I will say that the band created the perfect visual for this kick-ass tune! So let’s get to it – make your eyes bleed and watch the new WE ARE THE DAMNED below, plus peep something special after the jump!
Blackened crust/punk mongers Bone Awl will team up with NYC’s death/thrash Villains and reverberate black act Negative Plane, who released the critically acclaimed Stained Glass Revelations last year, for a show on April 6th at Saint Vitus in celebration of their 10th year anniversary. Throughout ten years, Bone Awl have seen the ups and downs without losing faith in what they believe. Recently they have released a split with the former members of the Black Twilight Circle Ashdautas which might not be as good as Bone Awl’s only full length entitled Meaningless Leaning Mess but the songs displayed don’t stray away from the harsh and scratchy punk variations. As far as live show is concerned, it’s the only one which has been scheduled by the band currently. If you are anywhere near the location, flood the arena and witness the three bands commencing their own style and dynamics. For ticket info, visit here.
Check out some live videos from rare Bone Awl shows and also of Negative Plane right after the jump!
Ring the alarm of change now, or better yet, blast the new dis-crushing split between Oiltanker and No Tomorrow that comes out today via Profane Existence. CVLT Nation is so stoked that we have been given the opportunity to stream this awesome record in full! Let’s break it down like this: when you push play, metallic riffs of rage and drums of resistance will take over your existence! Oiltanker and No Tomorrow deliver performances that get to nitty gritty of what D-Beat is all about, and the vocals you will experience on this record are a wake up call to the world. We all know the ills that we are facing in our daily lives, and Oiltanker and No Tomorrow give the have-nots a voice and let us all know that it’s time for action. So now, get ready for the Oiltanker and No Tomorrow onslaught – the full stream of this killer record is alive below!
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Today is a special day for CVLT Nation. A young band that we have watched grow over the past year, Young and in the Way, has asked us to co-premiere their stunning new video for their song “The Gathering” from their 2011 album, V. Eternal Depression. It’s an honor for us, not only because we are a part of this band’s rise to infamy, but also because this video, created by John Bradburn & Andy Paton of 93 Million Miles, is visually stunning, and one of the best we have seen over the past year. “The Gathering” is not YAITW’s typical sound – it is slower and more atmospheric than what they are known for – but it is a beautiful composition, and shows the breadth of their talents and their vast potential as a band. With “The Gathering,” Bradburn and Paton have created visuals that are as profound as YAITW’s music; set in the UK’s bleak moors, they film with rich texture and depth, and have created a story of collusion and ominous celebration. The beauty of this video is far better described by itself than by us, so watch “The Gathering” below…
“The Gathering” – By Video Artists John Bradburn & Andy Paton (93 Million Miles)
V. Eternal Depression, Young and in the Way
I know certain labels will never let me down when it comes to releasing music that keeps my finger on the repeat button. YOUTH ATTACK is one of those fucking labels, and their new SALVATION EP House Of The Beating Hell is another killer with no filler release. The record clocks in at just over 9 1/2 minutes, and keeps my full attention every second. So what do these four awesome jams sound like? Imagine if The Cramps saw the world through the eye of Venom, but spoke with the tongue of Screamin Jay Hawkins possessed by the Ghost of Sothira from Crucifix – that’s sort of what you might hear on the vocal tip. I guess what I’m trying to say is that SALVATION’s singer knows how to channel some altered states of darkness with his vocal delivery. As a band, they also compose amazing songs that seem like they were written by zombies and recorded in cemeteries under a full moon. SALVATION’s tunes fucking drip with this cryptic rancid emotion that draws you into their desolate caverns of empathy. This band a master at weaving necro-melody into their compositions that expands the depth of what they create musically. Production-wise, their sound is lo-fi and dirty, but still sounds huge in it’s own way. You can hear all sorts of influences, but because this band has such extreme levels of originality, they never come off as contrived. The one thing that stands out to me is the fact is that SALVATION knows how to inject their manifestations with the spirit of 80′s hardcore without sounding retro. When you listen to House Of The Beating Hell, their sonic conviction and audio passion are evident throughout. SALVATION’s songs emanate darkness 100%, but there is something about what they do that shines a bright light on the nightmares of humanity. When you hear the feedback, the drums and the slow moving, serial killer riff of the title song “House Of The Beating Hell,” it will all make sense – SALVATION is almighty freaking awesome! Check out a couple of their tunes below, and make sure to purchase their EP HERE.
Do you ever hear the kind of music that makes you want to spit in the face of corrupt power and burn down the icons that hold the poor in bondage? SKULL from Norway are that kind of music. From the first listen of their self-titled demo, all I have wanted to hear was their version of Death/Crust. I’m super hyped on this band, and their thick clouds of vile dirty grooves get me fucking high. Is there one boring moment on this demo? Hell fucking no! All 7 tracks will crack the death metal whip against your flesh. As songwriters, SKULL know what the fuck they are doing, because they have all of these interesting detours that take place within each song. The guitar playing on this demo is speaking the violent alien language of “kill kill kill, die motherfucker, you are now with ear shot of the caustic riffs from Hell.” I’m ultra impressed with how this band is able to engage the listener with a filthy waterfall of maggot-filled melody that will only make you want to hear more! Check this out – when you hear “Black Occult Reason,” with it’s apocalyptic bass and decapiting drum beats, you will realize that SKULL must become a part of your sonic pleasure. The vocals on this demo are just as fucking heavy, which only adds more cyco drama to this whole audio adventure. This music melts away boundaries, so I know mad crusty punks will dig it just as much as hardcore death metal freaks. That’s the cool thing about the way SKULL makes music – it’s so honest you never hear when one influence ends and the other one begins. The lyrical content that this band writes about transcends race and gender, it’s that humans condition that we all face, which gets under my skin in a good way. I don’t know what’s in the water in Norway, but whatever it is, SKULL has been drinking a whole lot of gnarly juice. I can’t stress how fucking awesome this band is, and that’s why CVLT Nation has made it a SICK DEMO PICK! Do I want to hear more? Hell fucking yes, all I ask is that they keep it dirty! Make sure to peep the download and streaming link below – The Black Thrash Attack is ON!!!…DOWNLOAD HERE.
Embers will be on tour in Europe from May 25th through June 10th. To read more about updated tour dates and places you can go to http://iconoclastrecords.org/. In an effort to raise money to their plane tickets, download Embers new album, “Shadows” for a donation and/or to purchase beautifully crafted Embers illustrations on T-shirts, Long Sleeves and Patches here: http://embers.bandcamp.com/
We are way beyond stoked, because it’s all going down this Friday, March 16th, in Austin, TX, at the Century Media, CVLT Nation and Stumptown Coffee free party from from Noon – 6:00 PM. The event will feature the legendary Andrew W.K., black metallers Nachtmystium, psychedelic sludge The Atlas Moth, multi-talented Bruce Lamont, blackened crust warriors Young And In The Way, ambient crustcorers Vestiges, and evil punk/hardcore band Enabler! Additionally, Mike IX, the host of this special event, will also read passages from his latest book, Cancer As A Social Activity. To celebrate this off the chain party, we have put together a video essay featuring live footage of all the bands performing! So after the jump, see what you are in store for this Friday, and if you won’t be in Austin, enjoy the footage anyway.
Do you fucking realize what today is? It’s when the world is touched by the hand of filth called LORD MANTIS. They are releasing one of the direst and deranged albums of the year, Pervertor, today via Candlelight Records USA. I was listening to this album the other day and I asked myself, is the world ready for what is about to happen to them? If the worst human-eating disease had a sound, it just might come in the form of LORD MANTIS. With Pervertor, this band has conjured up an album that is ahead of its time – they have been able to harness pure evil and shape it into sonic torment. The vocals that you will encounter on this record are half havoc, but all death. As songwriters, LORD MANTIS have created a killer album with hidden layers of bleakness, and with each listen, you will hear sirens of chaos. Fuck writing any more about how sick this band is – CVLT Nation is super stoked to be streaming Pervertor in full below! Now turn off the lights, blast this record and go numb!
It all went down a couple of days ago in New York City at the NARROWS and ALL PIGS MUST DIE show at the Knitting Factory. The show was put on by Rich Hall/1000 knives, who did a great job, which was evident by the packed house of crazy fans. One of CVLT Nation’s favorite videographers, (((Unartig))), was on hand to capture both bands ripping shit. APMD performed both songs from their new 7″ Curse of Humanity/Extinction. I really like the recorded version of these songs, but seeing them performed live adds a new depth to them, and you can tell that the band has a blast playing these tunes! NARROWS rocked it with their off-kilter brand of awesomeness – Dave is a stellar frontman, and his band members are next-level gnarly! Both bands are on a small tour right now, peep the tour dates after the jump. In the meantime, check this footage so that you know what you are in store for when they hit your town!
Artwork by Rich Hall//1000knives