I can’t believe I survived this past month, because June was unreal for underground music in Vancouver! From June 15th-18th, The COVENANT II Fest took place and it was INSANE! Again these awesome humans came together to put on one of the best fests I have been to in a long time.
Temple Nightside, a Dark Descent Records alum, has just hopped onto Iron Bonehead Productions’ roster of bands and dropped what has to be their most potent effort to-date, the blackened doom-tinged ritual excursion entitled The Hecatomb. The Hecatomb sounds a bit like early Encoffination with occasional tremolo riffs scattered about.
Dragged into Sunlight and CVLT Nation have teamed up for this five hour mixtape of PURE FITLH-RIDDEN SONIC DEATH! Damian Von Talbot did the artwork for this mixtape, it’s an eternal arsehole – so you know where this mix will take you when you hit play on it below! Their U.S.
Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so
Elitism in metal has long been a contentious point in a community that prides itself in the different, esoteric and intentionally offensive. Those able to wedge their way in despite their face value often have found themselves welcome, learning that this seemingly rough scene is quite warm and fluffy on
Remember when French death metal/raw sludge aberration KARCAVUL released the Rawctaver demo back in 2012? It was a mind-blowing and crippling release that left deep and permanent wounds within our perception with its absolutely abhorrent and spiteful overload of seething hatred and omnipotent disgust. You can read our thoughts on it
NAILS is a powerviolence, hardcore, grindcore, sludge, heavy music powerhouse from California. I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview with Todd, their vocalist and guitarist, that lasted longer than their newest album You Will Never Be One Of Us. You can read it below. Let’s start
Today I read some pretty insane news that a bacterium resistant to the strongest antibiotics has been found in a woman from Pennsylvania, making this the first ever case on US soil after reports of such a “nightmare-bacterium” having been found in China. Since antibiotics are the only known way
If you follow CVLT Nation on the regular, then you know I’m a huge Mitochondrion fan and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! Today is the kind of day when I need to hear this band in my decaying ears and feel them crushing my filthy soul. Check out this
Modified Ghost Festival: April 9th at the Rickshaw Theatre The third night of the inaugural Modified Ghost Festival saw what was arguably the most eclectic lineup of the festival, delivering an assortment of acts that ran pretty much across the spectrum as far as metal is concerned. Upon entering the
Written by TJ Kliebhan It’s all about the music, right? Most artists today come with some type of extraneous trait that they use to further their music and how to interact with it, but some artists choose to reject this notion. Across genres such as R&B, Electronic and Pop music, artists
The time has come to bring you the full-fledged barrage of old school death/sludge metal chaos that is the debut release of LEATHER GLOVE: the Skin On Glass demo! Masterminded by renowned Oakland-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of the mighty Earhammer Studios (who over the years has engineered albums by Iron Lung, Noothgrush, Pallbearer,