Primitive lo-fi filthy groovy sonic sickness is what you are going to experience when you here the new 7 inch by SUMP & LEATHER CHALICE, out now via Blud Auk. Both bands know how to create walls of pumping black audio aggression, but it’s the hidden trap doors of melody that will get you. I know special records when I hear them, and this is one of them. CVLT Nation has been given the diseased honor of streaming this record in full below…make sure to head over Analog Worship to get your copy now!
Something is stirring in Germany. The land of poets and thinkers, that produced Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, Mozart and Wigrid, is maintaining its tradition of artistic innovation with two relative newcomers, Unru and Sun Worship, who are both pushing the boundaries of modern black metal. Here both bands offer a track each of long-form sonic violence that extends the conventional ideas of black metal sound while staying completely true to the form’s original mantra: to be the aural manifestation of negativity, grief, despair, primality, and extremity.
We all know the world can be a fucked up place and that it’s run by a small group of corrupt pigs! This is why I like much of the music I blast to have a message I can relate to. COMMUNION of THIEVES and DENDRITIC ARBOR have a split coming out on Unholy Anarchy Records March 18th that is a weapon of mass fuck off to authority. CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming two tracks from this incendiary 7 inch below…All hail COMMUNION of THIEVES and DENDRITIC ARBOR for creating such a punishing record…pre-order it HERE!
Italy’s Shove Records (along with Mind Control Records and a few others) brings you a truly unholy alliance of sorts. What you’ll find in this 7″ split release by the two Danish bands are in fact two tracks of icy, tenebrous, desolate and annihilating blackened hardcore.
Copenhagen devastators HEXIS kick off the feat with Tenebris, two and half minutes of complete fucking annihilation that will have fans of the blackened post-hardcore of bands like Celeste and The Secret drooling for days. These two minutes steep in an endless shitstorm of blast beats and razorwire – ice-coated malevolent riffage that creates a thunderous backdrop to an utter war zone of bleak hardcore belligerence. Something that can bend into submission even the toughest spines.
CVLT Nation is proud to present the first covers compilation in our series The CVLT Nation Sessions: DISCHARGE’s seminal album Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing. We’re offering it for free download and streaming below!
The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres. CVLT Nation has recruited some of our favorite underground heavy bands from around the world to record covers for free distribution and download via CVLTNation.com, mastered by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, TN.
Get ready to hear DISCHARGE like you’ve never heard them before!
If you are a reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of The Secret. This is why we are so fucking stoked to be sharing this off the chain footage of their most recent show in Trieste, Italy. What you are about to witness is The Secret straight fucking destroy everything around them in Hi-Defintion. We don’t have all of the details, but the band is confirmed for this years MDF…So stay tuned America! In the meantime, check out The Secret punch Christ in the face for over ten minutes!
We’ve talked about this release abundantly here, and it would be superfluous and redundant to keep bragging on about how insanely awesome this release by the young trio from Pisa is. A debut album that represents the crowning achievement in Italian underground metal in 2013, by far, without the barest shadow of a doubt. Buioingola have made an incredible statement in the world of dark and atmospheric metal with this debut album of theirs, and anyone who is in love with the more apocalyptic, gloomy and depressed sides of crust and doom should put Dopo L’Apnea on their year’s end top albums lists. For all fans of Planks, Altar of Plagues, Fall of Efrafa, Year of No Light and the such. Let the shadows spill in.
So here’s the deal: bored as fuck sitting at home, a few weeks ago I decided to get off my ass to go to a gritty bar in deep West Oakland to check out a young and very talented local black metal called Xenotaph, who ruled by the way. Xenotaph was supporting some really forgettable touring black metal bands from the East Coast that were swinging through town, and who sucked big time, but it had been my intention for a while to see them, so I got off my ass and headed out to check them out and have a few beers with my best friend. Little did I know that opening the night was another local young black metal called Torture Chamber, and this is what my sorry eyes had to see as this insane band performed.
This year saw many good if not outstanding records from all over the world. Germany has been no exception. But although the records to choose from for this year’s German Top 6 are a lot, I found it really easy to pick the “winners”. Some are more obvious than others, but each entry has something special to offer. Here we go.
When you read about DEPRAVATION, the term “Blackened Hardcore” will drop sooner or later. In many ways “Blackened Hardcore” is what “Metalcore” was in the 90ies. At first it described something really exciting and new, but quickly became a totally soulless expression that was exploited and due to this got a really negative connotation (or what’s the latest record you actually liked that was “Metalcore” by self-definition?). Of course it hasn’t come so far with “Blackened Hardcore” until now, but it doesn’t seem too unrealistic that pretty much the same will happen sooner or later. So why am I thinking about this?
A nineteen-minute long behemoth of decaying madness, Dyodyo Asema, is the bastard creation of Belgium raw sludge/black metal miscreants Alkerdeel and Dutch black metal/noise/industrial experimentalist Gnaw Their Tongues (a one-man well of madness project spearheaded by the infamous and mysterious Mories), and specifically written to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Belgian label Consouling Sounds. What comes together in this release are two bands that have as their core intent, as their ultimate sonic goal, the creation of immense and disgusting walls of obliterating, emaciated and evil sonic slime.