There’s no doubt in my mind that if Pushead’s Pusmort Records were still going, that Slimy Member would probably have an EP or two on it by now. Probably a split with Septic Death or Holy Dolls/Pyhaat Nuket – bands from a time when playing creepy punk rock meant you might
Review Written by John Villegas Post punk goth trio HALDOL come on strong with their most poignant piece to date. Band leader Geoff Smith lays forth a masterfully vehement clamor that sits satiated in it’s own twisted self portrait. Each song is a deranged soundscape that grows more eerie and intriguing
Annex began in the Summer of 2013, but only recently released their ambitious dark punk debut LP, Despues de VI, on Mass Media Records in the US and on Imminent Destruction in Europe. From the Texas/Mexico border town of McAllen (or closely surrounding areas), the band fuse together a sometimes
OK guys and ghouls, today we’re offering up COFFINMAKER VOL. II to the deathrock gods! This haunting mix will make you want to shake your bones in your favorite cemetery, and features old classics and new ones. If you love original gothic then you’ll love this mix! COFFINMAKER VOL.
If you read CVLT Nation, you know that we dig The Misfits, plus Glenn’s next band is one of our favorites as well! SAMHAIN was pretty awesome; they did things musically that were really interesting and pushed the boundaries. SAMHAIN had a killer work ethic and toured non-stop from coast to
For the past several years – since 2007 – writer Mikey Bean has quietly been working away (or, depending on who you ask, not so quietly!), gathering an oral history of California deathrock for his upcoming book Phantoms: The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene. He’s assembled a
LUNCH is a damn good postpunk band from Portland, Oregon that, like a lot of the best bands in the postpunk scene nowadays, has a direct tie into the underground DIY hardcore/punk movement. PDX has especially been ahead of the curve in this regard, what with formerly hardcore bands like
Everything old is new again. Or maybe things just stay old. Like punk itself, deathrock just doesn’t want to die, and depending on who you ask, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Deathrock is now undergoing its second revival, with bands like Salome’s Dance, Anasazi, Cemetery,
Shadow Age’s new Silaluk EP starts with a powerful backbeat, soon accompanied by rippling guitars and an atmospheric synth courtesy of Davey Bales, the singer of Lost Tribe. Singer Aaron Tyree’s kind-of-ethereal, kind-of-disaffected postpunk vocals kick in and you’re treated to a captivating, shadowy journey through a dreamlike musical experience.
I loved the world before MTV, before they started to co-opt the underground! In the early 80’s, weirdos found their kindred spirits on late night TV. In Los Angeles, we had New Wave Theater hosted by the late Peter Ivers. He championed the sonic freak circus while other media outlets wanted to
Chicago deathrock band Cemetery‘s debut LP, “Wind and Shadows,” started shipping April 1. Released on Mass Media Records, which is increasingly a one-stop shop for anything worthwhile coming out of the modern dark punk scene, the European version is set to be released on the UK’s Inflammable Material imprint. Cemetery
From June 11th to June 13th, the city of Vancouver will be experiencing one of the heaviest music festivals that the North West has ever seen – The COVENANT. The group individuals that banded together to make this event a reality have curated this three day fest to be about more than just music,