Have you ever heard the sound of pure anger mixed with the strength of uncut fury? Well I have, and it’s come in the form of HEARTLESS’ new album, Hell Is Other People, which will be released via Southern Lord on November 8th. These Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rage creators know how to write skull-crushing tunes that rain down chaos on to your reality! Is there one weak track on Hell Is Other People? Hell NO…Don’t take my word for it, do the real thing and check out CVLT Nation streaming their entire album below! Make sure to stay tuned…we have some radical things in motion with HEARTLESS! Peep the tour poster for the HEARTLESS & Full Of Hell tour after the jump!
I smell war blowing in the wind tonight, I smell the fear of the capitalistic pigs as their last days draw near. Take a look around you, and you can see the masses are getting sick of this fucked up system of oppression that we are all living under. If you need to hear music that brings it all home for you, put on the Winds Of Genocide 2010 EP, The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon – every moment of this record is a fucking call to arms! 6 songs of unrelenting, crushing d-beat in the hands of crust, packing the fury of death and black metal. This EP just drips of righteous blackened rage, and it gets my blood boiling. Winds Of Genocide are able to articulate the ills of our society in a very matter-of-fact way, and their music is pure brainfood. Lyrically, this band hits the mark with every word, and the vocal delivery is ultra gnarly in all the chaotic ways needed to decapitate the heads of state! The caustic grooves on The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon have enough rotting melody to make your head spin. Winds Of Genocide are not fucking around at all with this record, the riffs they lay down are hard as body armor and able to withstand all of the bullshit the the system throws their way! This band is passionate about what they are creating, and it makes for an intense listening experience. Also, what makes this EP so epic is the way that the band uses primal emotions to paint sonic pictures of the torment that is swirling around in the atmosphere. When “A Nightmare Vision” starts blazing through your speakers, then you will get how rad this bad is. I like my d-beat raw with an unhealthy dose of metallic crust, and Winds Of Genocide serves it just the way I want to hear it. This band will split your skull with beyond-sinister riffage, but you know what they say, no pain no gain!
Certain things are really important to us over here at CVLT Nation; one them is exposing the world to the different dimensions that exist within the underground scene. It’s not always about the the bands, it’s also about the humans around and behind the scenes, beyond what we get see when we see a band perform on stage. I get so excited to know that the D.I.Y spirit that I was a part of in the 80′s never died, it just found it’s way into another generation of humans. We also want to show that many of the people that record the music we dig are artistic in other ways as well. Julien from Alpinist proved this point with part two of his tour video diary! I’m so impressed with his filming vision, plus the way he edited this footage makes his video extra awesome. It’s very interesting how he was able to convey a super strong story without dialogue. All of this footage was filmed as this German band made it’s way across America with their homies Masakari. So after the jump, check out this killer piece of visual art!
Have you ever heard them sound of pure anger mixed with the strength of uncut fury? Well I have, and it has come in the form of HEARTLESS’s new album Hell Is Other People, which will be released via Southern Lord on November 8th. Bloody fucking hell, this record is packed with 13 songs that were written with the mission to punish the listener’s senses and shatter what you might perceive as sonic rage! Okay, the band’s name is HEARTLESS, but everything about them shows that these humans put 300% heart into all of their compositions, and this is one reason you will not be able to avoid how rad they are. Damn, this band’s music makes my face contort & transform because of the different levels of chaotic audio rawness it puts out! HEARTLESS is a three-headed monster, each head reaping various forms of extreme music: power violence, metallic hardcore & mayhem crust. This band does not chip away at your inner demons, because they pound the fuck out them with their cyco drumming attack, the backbone of every track! HEARTLESS represents unity non-stop – you can hear and feel the respect that they have for each other and how serious they take their songwriting. With all of the aggressive vibe you will hear on Hell Is Other People, the band still crafts tunes that have an epic sense of real emotion and sinister melody. On the lyrical tip, these humans don’t sugar coat shit, which is awesome in my book, plus their singer gives 600% of himself on every track. So here is the way to make your skull explode: put your head between two speakers blasting “Pathogen” and the next thing you know you will be skulless. The storm of huge riffs that you will encounter on this album will make your head spin. Actually HEARTLESS have created one huge CAN OF DESTROY ALL with their new album! What now? At the end of Nov. they will kick off a major U.S. Tour with Full Of Hell, tour poster after the jump! I know for a fact these dudes are going to kill live, so do the only thing you can do and
I have been listening to the Richmond, VA based lo-fi crust outfit, Aghast, reap through the killing fields for at least half a decade now, and with each new release, their wolven fangs only seem to sharpen with ferocity. Forgoing the course stayed lockstep of traditional D-beat, and far too hyperactively fueled to carry the epic European crust traditions, Aghast is most aligned to the chaos of Japanese bands, falling in and around Gauze, S.O.B., Gouka, Unholy Grave, and others on that somewhat cohesive end of the spectrum.
For some of us – young generation, 70′s and 80′s UK punk is just a story we read from a random blog or magazine’s articles, but for Janny its a HISTORY he has been a part of, a story to tell to young punks! I friended with Ste “Janny” Jantzen (formerly of The Deformed) on facebook, and got a chance to interview him about good ‘ol days of The Deformed, CRESS and also punk’s raddest moment back in the early 80′s. For those who dont know The Deformed, they were a “goth flavoured” punk band from Wigan (North-West, U.K.) formed in the early 80′s, put a track on Crass Records compilation LP and recorded a couple demos and two EP’s during their active years. Check out Cvlt Nation’s interview with Janny, punks not dead!
Last Legion Alive – Life
Agnosy – Deceived by disguise
Misery – We are man
Embers – Resurrection
Neifenbach – House of Lies
Doom – Financial Coup
Gloomy Sunday – Cracking Up
Lazarus Blackstar – Revelations II (The Aftermath)
Desfeita – Bilharda
Distress – Nightmare or Reality and Destruction
Give Up All Hope – Conquest
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If music could truly move fucking mountains, I know one new release that would be able to do it. That record would be PROTESTANT’s new 10″, Stalemate, out now via HALO OF FLIES RECORDS - it is a fucking wrecking crew from the word go! The first word that comes to mind when I hear this piece of audio warpath is URGENCY, because every tune has been baked in an oven of fast moving atomic dirge! PROTESTANT kicks out the jams with conviction and you know from jump street that these humans are on a mission to make you take notice of what they have to say. They will punch you in the grill with their lyrical content, and you will be able to relate to what this band has to say, plus their singer is fucking sick as a man-eating virus! PROTESTANT do this call and response between the rhythm section and the vocalist, which makes for very interesting flurries of chaotic melody. Not only do you hear the vocalist’s passion, but musically they lay down the emotional law as well. The guitar and drumming on Stalemate speak a language of sorrow and pain that I find compelling. This is evident on many of the tracks, just have a listen to “Prot a2″ – in the middle of the song, when you hear the breakdown, you will hear exactly where I’m coming from. Another extra rad song is “Prot b6,” it starts off with a killer somber intro, before becoming a metallic hardcore killing machine. PROTESTANT creates music that the whole world needs to hear, they compose the kind of angst that could heal a nation. For all of the West Coast, stay tuned because CVLT Nation will be announcing their tour dates NOW after the jump!!
I supposed to post the interview with this filthy Indonesian black metal duo like two or three months ago eh, but after a long await finally they replied the email! If you forgot about them (which you should not, beacuse they are kick ass!), read my previous post about Fallenlight. Well I like my coffee black, just like my metal. Check out Cvlt Nation’s interview with Abenz and M.OT.F. from Fallenlight, right after the jump!
Stench is in the air, so those warmongers better beware! Canadian Crust warriors Contagium put out a six song tour tape that is just off the fucking meter. It’s 12 minutes of righteous kickass metallic protest music that will strike fear in the psychopathic hearts of the capitalist swine! Every song on this tape is fucking john blaze with razor-sharp riffs of anger. Contagium’s vocals on this tape sound deep and are coated with the pain of the oppressed. This band’s music makes you want fight for the rights for those whose voice has been taken away. What really impresses me about this release is the level of conviction that Contagium has for the issues that they sing about! All of the songs on this tape have a thick wall of crusty fury that will make the hairs on the back of your skull stand up! What will also get you hooked on this band is the blackened melody that floats right under the surface of all of their tunes. They also have a secret weapon called emotion, and with this they make the listener feel like they are a part of the rebellion. I know for a fact we are the future, so you dirty bastards better watch out, because Contagium is coming for you! This band is a perfect example of how music can be a weapon for social justice. The storm of change is on the horizon, and some of those clouds of revolution will be named Contagium. Check out some all the way live footage below and after the jump, plus download this sick tape HERE!