The pre-sale tickets are up now on the UNIT B facebook for the CVLT Nation 2nd Anniversary on April 26th! Save yourself a coupla bucks by picking your ticket up now for what is definitely going to be one of the shows of the year! You can’t get any better than The Infamous…Gehenna, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Youth Code, Children of God, Stoic Violence and Whip Hand at the Unit B skatepark/art/show space in Santa Ana, CA. We are super stoked to say the least, and so happy to be working with Crash the Clubs and LACE Pickups! Stay tuned for some awesome features coming up in the next couple of months and remember to pick up your tickets before the show!
DESPISE are a four piece punk/crust/metal unit from the depths of the Minneapolis underground. Their 7″ release is a line of single’s being released by Profane Existence this year.
Interview by Andy (Leffer) of War//Plague
Let’s get this party started. First off…like most all interviews let’s start with who you are, what you do and what DESPISE is up to? What does the future hold after this PE single release? Also, expand on some each of your backgrounds, and what you were involved with prior to the band.
I’m Hannah, I do vocals and write the lyrics. I moved to Minneapolis from Chicago in 2010. I played bass and did vocals in Securicor from Chicago, and also vocals in Krang.
Zach: Hopefully we can put out some full length records seeing as we have a lot of material. As for before despise. I started going to shows at age 13 or 14. Played in a band called EZ Bleeders. We were rock/metal/funk/punk so everyone hated us but we just wanted to play. Grew up in uptown Mpls around a lot of older punks.
Hi. My name is Mike. I play bass real loud. Moved to Minneapolis in 2009. It’s rad here.
Hailing from Singapore comes the Blackened D-Beat Attack BLOOD DIVISON (feat. Ex-members of IMPIETY and current members of ABSENCE OF THE SACRED, DRACONIS INFERNUM, HELVETTE) and here is their most recent EP entitled “Nercrordnance”. A heavy, punishing dose of Blackened Thrash Metal/Blackened D-Beat summed up into this 4 track release.
There is definitely a heavy lean on the Black Metal emphasis with this band but the D-Beat and punk aspect of it is still very much apparent. Although I’m used to it being flip-flopped with the punk emphasis being the more noticeable I still really enjoy the take that they have on their music here.. rest assured there’s some quality material here. I definitely hear all kinds of influences from all over the place on this thing but put together very nicely to have a unique sound all of its own. There’s the hints of SODOM, AURA NOIR, IMPALED NAZARENE, even some “Carnage in Worlds Beyond” era ENTHRONED influence for the black metal aspect. Then there’s the punk side where there’s just total D-Beat goodness. The first track is definitely the punk-esque jammer, and the rest of the tracks are primarily Black/Thrash in nature.
I feel like sticking you in the eyeballs with rusty nails coated in acid! Fuck that, I will just give you some sonic pain that you are going to love by blasting the new WHORLS song “Lvmen Natvrae.” This is the title track for WHORLS’ new 7″ that is being released by Maniyax Records and Boue Records (Pre-Order HERE!). We are happy with rage to be streaming this 7-minute piece of angst below…Hail WHORLS for creating glorious chaos!
When I’d heard that Merchandise’s vocalist was a part of a black metal / d-beat outfit my interest was immediately piqued. I’d seen Merchandise in a Bloomington, Indiana basement not too long ago and they had left a fairly positive impression with their Echo and the Bunnymen meets The Smiths sound. Church Whip are entirely the opposite, but in many ways left a similar impression as they are both strikingly concise in their songwriting ability and equally as catchy.
Black metal purists will be immediately skeptical of Church Whip. It goes without saying that these Floridians will be thrown into the “hipster” black metal pile with little or no second thought. However, their simple genre-bending approach to black metal begs to be acknowledged. As both a young band and as a band with no “reputation” beyond their other projects (Merchandise, Cult Ritual, Divisions, Neon Blud, etc) Church Whip openly embrace black metal tropes, especially the vocal style and simple but methodical riffing of second-wave black metal acts such as Darkthrone and at times, Immortal.
The WÖLFE / FIFTEEN DEAD Split is 9 minutes of sonic feral mayhem that will have you pounding your fist against walls! Honestly, CVLT Nation has been a fan of both of these bands since we first heard them. So when we found out they were doing a split together, we got real hyped! Now here is your chance to check out the WÖLFE / FIFTEEN DEAD Split for yourself because we are streaming it in full below…
Pick up the WÖLFE / FIFTEEN DEAD Split in the CVLT Record Store! Comes with: 7″ record, poster gatefold, poster booklet, “Terrorist” balaclava. Photos after the jump!
Young and In The Way are ripping the face off of Christ with new songs they for their up coming splits. They have a record in the works with Moral Void that will be released via Antithetic Records and Headfirst! Records. Then there is the Young and In The Way//Withdrawl split that is coming out this year. Check out two new songs below and you will realize that YAITW are fucking about to wreck shop in 2013!
Come a little closer so that DEATH WOLF can bite your fucking face off! On February 18th, this Swedish horde of filth unleashes it’s new album entitled II: Black Armoured Death via Century Media. Today CVLT Nation premiers the new DEATH WOLF song “World Serpent” below…Also check out their upcoming tour dates with MARDUK and INQUISITION after the jump!
ECOCIDE’s new album When will It End, released on Tofu Carnage on February 1st, is a perfect cryptic sonic painting. The band is calling it quits, but are leaving the world an audio wake up call that we all had better take heed to. It’s way more than an honor to be streaming ECOCIDE’s When Will It End in full below…Check out what our writer Cheryl Carter wrote about When Will It End for Bleak Metal:
Four tracks of powerful and driven sludge make up this new compilation and show that Ecocide are certainly going to be hugely missed on the crust sludge scene. Blackened choruses showcase a knack for melody and deep growls of utter contempt permeate the oppressive atmosphere of When Will It End? with rage and outright disgust at the horrors of the modern world.
When Will It End is available for pre-order now on Tofu Carnage, and it will be unleashed on the world on February 1st, 2013!
Full details after the jump…