The almighty Young and In The Way totally fucking beheaded Brooklyn at the Acheron this past weekend. Hold on – The Infamous GEHENNA punched everyone in the gut with their brutal audio onslaught! The cryptic visual madness was captured by CVLT Nation’s comrade (((unartig))), and as usual, the footage is fucking way beyond awesome when it comes to quality! So before and after the jump see who is descending the white mountain…peep these videos!
CVLT Nation salutes AGE OF COLLAPSE & MURDERESS for bringing us a kick ass interview – stay tuned for Pt. 2. Also, make sure to pick up the new MURDERESS EP at their shows…peep the east coast tour dates after the jump!
Alright. First off, who would win in a fight: Lemmy or God?
Only Lemmy is real.
Who from your band do you think you could beat in a fight? Who from Age of Collapse do you think you could beat in a fight?
Amanda, Everyone in both bands. She trains in fighting people to the death every day of her life.
It seems like most of you have come from different places. New Mexico, California, Hawaii. What were the punk scenes like in your hometowns and why did you move to Portland?
Jozy (CO), Rachel (HI) – non-existent.
Amanda (WY)- there’s one tiny scene that includes everyone; there’s no sub-scenes.
Casey (CA) – Jim Beam and driving to drink at the parking lot of Honey’s.
We moved here because Portland is better than everywhere else.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed being part of a punk scene as rich / convoluted as Portland’s?
Our scene is not convoluted; it’s very splintered and specific. It makes it easier, actually. Portland is the best place on Earth.
Read the rest of the interview after the jump!
Spain’s youth is pissed. The nation known for its beautiful weather and laid-back lifestyle hasn’t traditionally been one to produce many big-name metal and hardcore acts. Reasons for this may be cultural, demographical or purely speculative, but the season is ripe for change. An unprecedented tide is turning in the streets as the country struggles. The economic and political turmoil plaguing the mighty European nation for the past few years — last week the youth unemployment rate rose to a devastating 53% — has spawned a new level of anger and uncertainty; a most potent mixture of ingredients for extreme music. Khmer is a testament to this.
Full review after the jump!
Out of nowhere, a new black metal force to be reckoned with has risen out of the North-Eastern United States. Anicon recently unleashed their self-titled four song EP upon the world, self-released and beautifully mastered by jack-of-all-trades and sure insomniac Colin Marston. Very little is known about this new powerhouse, other than they share a member with underground death crusts Trenchgrinder, and the fact that they fucking rule.
Awash in a thick wall of dirgey guitars giving ample breathing room to a crackling, crunchy bass, Anicon play a style of USBM that doesn’t focus on over-the-top speed or chaotic distorted madness. They are masters of the auditory journey, churning out chunks of sound that feel like a living, breathing mass. Like borough-mates Mutilation Rites, they bring a slight thrashened perspective to their grim European sound complete with tempo-changes and serpentine twists. It’s black metal played intelligently; it doesn’t stick to a formula and leaves the listener guessing how many tricks the band has up their charred and rotted sleeves.
Full review after the jump!
KATA SARKA once again prove that they can’t be fucked with, because the music they create is on a whole different level of sonic filth! They have a new split with BODDICKER that will be coming out via 18 is 9, and you will be able to lay your hands on it starting Thursday when the Boddicker tour kicks off. Actually, this tape might get split of the year on CVLT Nation, it’s that fucking diseased and ugly. KATA SARKA, fronted by Adam Walker, sounds like zombies high on death gas creating the sickest music our doomed planet has ever heard. The way this band writes is full-on blackened anger that rips away all the lies that society has ever taught us, to reveal the true torment. KATA SARKA’s riffs will dissect your reality with pure speed, and then attack you with serial killer melody that pours out of their insane imagination. I don’t care if you believe me or not, when you hear “Mired In Spleen” wrap around your throat, then you will recognize the greatness of this band! The best way to describe the 5 songs on the KATA SARKA side of the split is to say it’s like having a swarm of locusts invade your body and never leave until they become your forgotten soul.
Then there is the BODDICKER side, that is just a fucking giant stomp of rawness on your skull. Damn, this band’s music does not let up at all, it just gets heavier with every passing second. Imagine if the NAILS gave birth to a whole new kind of demonic groovy rage, that’s only the beginning of how rad this band sounds! BODDICKER’s tunes are fast, urgent, satanic warrior screams that can only be understood by those who have ears to hear! Like KATA SARKA this band are awesome songwriters that know how to punch you in the grill with a healthy dose of rancid melody. This spilt will never fucking bore me – every time I hear it, I just get more excited! This is why there is a very good chance that this split will be on our list at the end of the year. All fellow bloggers out there: spread the word about these two bands. To all of the labels out there: get with it and sign KATA SARKA & BODDICKER fast. Be on the look out for a LITTLE SISTER & KATA SARKA split that’s in the works. Also make sure to check out both of these bands on the upcoming Blackened Everything Mixtape that’s in the pipeline. CVLT Nation salutes everyone involved in creating this killer split…now spread the virus!!!…DOWNLOAD FROM BANDCAMP!!!
Tour Dates after the jump!
VOTNUT from North Carolina fucking rip the flesh off of humanity with their awesome chaotic sound! What we have here is a 6 song EP that will be released by Antithetic Records in the near future. I could give their music labels, but fuck that, if you dig outright mayhem-fueled tunes this band is for you. VOTNUT’s vocalist has a style that makes me feel like rats are eating away at my being, and for some reason, I don’t want them to stop. Turn their song “Wallow Within” up to ten and you start involuntary head banging. As songwriters, this anti-human horde knows how to harness their power while still creating volcano-like grooves that spray blazing riffs everywhere. If you don’t believe me, make sure you check their composition “Vultures Prey” – this is an angry song that packs a neverending amount of murder melody. So what do I want from VOTNUT? More fucking music like this off the chain EP. I can already hear them on the next volume of our
Blackened Everything Mixtape series. Don’t be surprised if this band gets signed soon, because they know how bring ancient sonic torture methods with their music. If you are reading this, it’s your job to spread the word about VOTNUT, because this band will slap the taste out of the Pope’s mouth!
Our homies MASAKARI are on a European tour with ALPINIST, and from the look of things they are having a blast! This band stands for what they sing about, and I can’t say enough about how much we respect them at CVLT Nation. MASAKARI just had an electricfing performance at the Fluff Fest and this is the footage we would like to share with you – it’s fucking off the chain. Also, after the jump peep their remaining dates!
LOGN: adjective 1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea. 2. not windy or stormy: a calm day. 3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner.
From Reykjavík, Iceland, arrives one of the most exciting new bands that i had the pleasure to discover thru one of my incursions on Bandcamp, Logn. Formed by a couple of young enthusiastic friends who just wanted to play heavy music bringing, each one, to the band their own musical influences, whether it was grindcore, crust or death metal, a storm was forming on the horizon. Unlike many other bands, Logn had that DIY attitude since the beginning, if they aren’t booked for a show, then they will create their own. And so they started giving gigs in their hometown, where soon they would start to draw attention to themselves. So after a split with the local band Manslaughter and a Demo entiled “Haust”, the band sees finally their first full length out, “Í fráhvarfi ljóss, myrkrið lifnar við“. With the help of good ol’ Google Translator, the album title should mean something like “with the absence of light, darkness comes alive”.
The album opens with the track “Klofnun sakleysis“, half intro/half song, a heavy, dirty and caustic riff is about to crack the floor beneath our feet. The drum is just relentless, almost sounding like something truly primeval and the voice is so harsh that it could open cracks on the thickest wall. The attack continues over and over with a brutal mix of blastbeats tangled around some heavy crust riffs while we are systematically punched in the stomach over and over..
They grow a lot of enjoyable things in Holland, but recently they started “growing metal”. Responsible for the harvest is Garden of Exile records, a mail order (or grow shop?) that imports metal, hardcore and grindcore vinyl from all over the world and sells it at reasonable prices. They’ve also released albums from Cobalt, Burst, Botch, Misery Index, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cave in, Anaal Nathrakh, … on vinyl. We happen to like those bands and we happen to like small, underground labels and distros, so it’s time to get to know some of them! The Garden is up first!
Hey Tjeerd, could you tell us how Garden of Exile came to life?
That’s quite a long story actually. It started out when we were kids visiting hardcore and metal shows every weekend. First only inHolland, but later on throughoutEurope. We bought a lot of records ourselves at those shows. We started listening to music that was hard to get over here inEurope. So we started ordering directly from theUS. To make this affordable, we ordered some more copies for friends to save on postage and get wholesale rates. One thing led to the other and before we knew it, we had a couple of cases with CDs and some vinyl. We started attending shows to sell our stuff and that’s the moment it became a bit more serious. We both started writing reviews, doing interviews for several zines and got to know more and more people. We decided to spend the money we made with our distro on releasing music by bands we liked personally and music wise. At first we released 3 or 4 CDs but soon after we focused more and more on vinyl, since we both prefer vinyl and are collecting this since we were like 16 or so. It all started as a hobby, but it grew out of hand pretty fast! It’s not always easy, since we do this besides our normal daytime jobs. Besides some problems with shipping and all, things went pretty smooth and we are still trying the best we can.
Pure fury is the driving force behind Deprevation’s 3 track album Praedictum. Elements of curst, black metal and hardcore combine to create one really pissed-off whole and with glorious anger and an unrestrained spirit of rebellion, riffs bludgeon all in their path with crushing metallic force.
This is one of those records that inspire spontaneous reaction. It’s impossible not to bang your head as the groove picks up and with the bad-tempered swell of the vocals countering with the no-nonsense instrumentation it’s hard to find fault with such primitive anger
The title track Praedictum is a 9 minute long instrumental track that suggests there isn’t just one string to Depravtions bow. This is a great hint at things to come and suggests this young band has a sense of musicality that will inform later releases well.
A promising release that it’s hard not to love, this is a band to watch for sure and if they can match the ferocity of the record in a live context then they really stand a chance of batting firmly into the upper league.