The Unworldly Summoning CD by CHURCH OF DISGUST comes out on Jan. 1st via Memento Mori. If this record was released on Dec.30, it would have been on our end of the year list for sure! This band plays the stench-filled kind of Death Metal that I really dig. CHURCH OF DISGUST also have a way of allowing other genres to creep into the mix of their creations that keeps their sound interesting. I don’t know why, but I get a punk/doom vibe from this band that makes me like them even more. I could inject myself with their cryptic riffs all day long and stay high on decaying death. CHURCH OF DISGUST should be recognized around the world as one of the most putrid death metal bands out right now. CVLT Nation is stoked to be streaming “Rotting Above Ground” by CHURCH OF DISGUST below!
CVLT Nation interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Hi guys. First of all, thanks for finding the time to do this interview, it is very much appreciated! So, would you like to introduce the band?
The band consists of Kristian Valbo on drums, Arild M Torp on guitars, Didrik Telle on bass and me(Sindre Solem) on vocals and live guitars. Christoffer Bråthen from Condor/Mions Hill/Flight is joining us on bass at some selected shows also.. We play some sort of cold death metal, ish.
It has been almost four years since your previous album Nekropsalms. What have you been doing up until the release of the Goat Skull Crown EP and your latest full-length Black Death Horizon?
We all have been involved in other bands and projects, Kristian is the new Aura Noir drummer, so he has been touring a lot with them, Arild and I have done a lot with Nekromantheon, released our “Rise, Vulcan Spectre” and played a lot live, and Didrik has been a part of Altaar. But we did never “shut down” Obliteration, we wrote music, played some live shows and rehearsed for those 4 years, but inspiration and the energy weren’t always on top.. Everything goes in circles, thats why its taken so long, but it has been for the best. The fire burns stronger than ever now.
Now, here are two bands that do not need much introduction. Coffins and Noothgrush collaborating! When it comes to the underground doom scene, it does not really get better than this. If you need proof of that, just go ahead and check out some of the back catalogue of these two bands: Coffins, with epic releases such as The Other Side of Blasphemy, Mortuary In Darkness, Buried Death and, their most recent The Fleshland, are giving all they’ve got in the two songs they are contributing to this release. As for Noothgrush, who have released a series of demos and splits, their one and only full-length to date is one of the best doom metal records of the 90s – I am speaking about Erode The Person obviously. And now, with Dino Sommese, previously of Asunder and Dystopia, in their line-up, they are rejuvenated.
The three songs that Noothgrush bring are filled with destruction and filth. “Humandemic” kicks things off with a slow tempo taking over completely and old school riffs hammering down slowly. The insane vocals are introduced, trying to tear your ears through and through, while the drunken groove of the band invites you to join in this unearthly feast. The sludge storm rages on with a re-recording of “Jundland Waves”. The doom riffs are always present, while strange effects are swooping in making the track sound even weirder as Noothgrush gradually increase the tension. Once again, the groove is key to the band, and in this instance they are using it to cause an almost nauseating effect.
Death metal has been pushing the limits of music for a little over 30 years; bands such as Carcass, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Incantation, Obituary and many many more have left their marks in OSDM history. First time I fell in love with death metal is when I heard Obituary’s “Cause of Death” – it contained all of metal that I loved, everything from the riffs down to production. Later I moved on to Incantation’s “Onward to Golgotha,” in my opinion the greatest death metal record ever written, but of course that’s a matter of opinion. I often dream about the perfect death metal show, but like a lot of you out there, I was born too late and missed out on all the epic shows that went down back in the day…here’s the next round of flyers…enjoy!
So a little time back, we stumbled upon Hallucinogen, the first track ever thrown to the masses by Irish black metal bastards MATHUSIAN and as you could probably tell, we were quite blown the fuck away by the senseless overload of wrath and face-ripping evil the song delivered. I mean, if you go back and listen to it here, you will realize what we’re talking about. This band simply came into this world to scare you shitless and throw you into a dungeon of fear, covered in your own feces and urine while you tremble in fear, with your head in your hands, losing all control of your brain activity and plunging into complete madness and paranoia. This music literally feels like Hell is stalking you, like demons are coming after you. And sure enough, after unleashing that song, the band announced its obvious “container” and is now preparing to deliver their first complete work, MMXIII, a debut EP comprised of 3 blasts of annihilating and terrifying uber-structured black/death metal which drops on Novembver 22nd through Invictus Productions.
Death metal outfit Obliteration comes from Kolboth, the hometown of Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone… seriously does the water over there have some magical properties?
After two full-lengths, Perpetual Decay (2007) and Nekropsalms (2009), a couple of EPs and the sick split with Diskord, Lobotomized and Execration, wisely entitled Oslo We Rot, Obliteration took some time off. Thankfully with their latest release, Black Death Horizon, they show that they have not lost any of their edge. On the contrary, they sound even angrier, more manic and even more devoted to what they are doing.
The insane parade of occult, dark and primitive death metal continues. And it is no surprise when you find out that Grave Upheaval comes from Australia, the country from which a big chunk of this type of music originates. With a lineup comprised of members of Portal and Impetuous Ritual, I guess you get a good idea of what to expect in Grave Upheaval’s debut album.
The ritualistic ambiance appears straight from the start, with the band using their mid-tempo vibe to create towering moments of unreal awe. The hellish sound of “1” and the band’s general minimalistic outlook on the song structure are bringing forth a claustrophobic aura. Seriously, it is as if the guys from Grave Upheaval have just thrown you into a dark well. There is no light to be found here, only the haunting vocals, whispering secrets of your impending doom. This is sincerely as dark as it can get, with Grave Upheaval using their chthonic riffs, slithering through the darkness on the backbone of their music, sending waves of desperation your way.
Today PORTAL premiered a video for their song “Curtain” off their latest release, VEXOVOID via Profound Lore. Directed by Zev Deans, “Curtain” is a weird, dark trip perfect for today’s atmosphere. Just as it should, this video turns Portal’s already grisly song into a mini movie you could watch over and over again. Check it out below!
It’s time to take a journey and check out some old school death metal flyers! Just like the early hardcore scene that used flyers to announce the sick bands that were performing any giving week, Old School death metal flyers served the same purpose, and they also serve as historical markers of a time that will never return. Many of them also helped kick start different illustrators’ careers the same way hardcore flyers did. So today CVLT Nation is going to celebrate these filthy pieces of metal history with a huge gallery of them: FUCK YEAH OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL FLYERS! This feature was inspired and conceived by our comrade Christoper Rodriguez.
CVLT Nation interviews Toby Driver of Kayo Dot.
Pick up Hubardo here.
Hubardo no matter the length, came along fast, little over a year after Gamma Knife – can you tell us why?
A few reasons – firstly, the past couple of releases (Stained Glass and Gamma Knife) were relatively short, so I’ve just been overflowing with inspiration for a couple years now with no real means to get it out of me. With both Stained Glass and Gamma Knife, going into those projects, I knew that the band was already severely limited by budgetary constraints… So, in cases like that, I believe that it’s a better idea to keep the scope of a project small so that you don’t end up writing music that can’t be executed due to the budgetary constraints. With Hubardo, we budgeted from the getgo to do a larger-scale album, so were able to let the ideas flow freely. Secondly, we used more repetition in the writing this time than we ever have before, so we were able to make entire songs out of only two or three ideas, as opposed to the past where each song would have very little repetition and would consist of dozens of different ideas and permutations. Thirdly, I’m fortunate enough to be able to dedicate almost all of my time to music now, whereas in the past I’ve been crippled by my day-jobs… So these days, I can finish writing pieces of music in fewer weeks.