Occultist formed in the last couple years… why would you do that?
Jim: A few years ago a tentacled malevolence reached out to us from the great beyond demanding that we not play trend metal or rap-rock, and so Occultist was born.
What kind of drug stimulants do you use to prop up your anemic, vegan bassist, Nathaniel?
Anonymous Occultist Member: In short, all of them. Like most bassists, he isn’t good for much anything else. We’ve caught him numerous times huffing avocado in the van, doing lines of peanut butter in the bathroom, and walking the street for vegan mayonnaise. Despite this, Kent is really good at reminding him to smoke his crack on tour, and this keeps him from taking the veggies too far!
Who would you Marry, Fuck, and Kill from the following, and why: Deviated Instinct, Amebix, Rudimentary Peni?
Jim: As stinky as this business could quickly become we’d fuck or kill any of them but marriage is too cruel a fate for such killer bands; after all we’re not savages.
Do you get a lot of flack from the metal scene for having a girl in the band? Or do you think the scene has grown up enough to look at Leland as just a great drummer?
Anonymous Occultist Member: Leland gets harassed by suitors at nearly every gig. Sometimes it can be pretty stressful; we have a system in place and generally it works. Kind of a Chris Kattan playing the character “Mango” on Saturday Night Live thing. What I’m saying is that Leland fucked Garth Brooks.
Photo: Glenn Cocoa
Life is good, especially when I get the opportunity to turn the world on to so many sick fucking bands! Today I want the universe to get extra hyped on Iowa City’s WAX MOTH, and their EP entitled Spiracle. These humans are on some robo d-beat shit that will have you spazzing out like you drank ten gallons of ghetto lemonade! WAX MOTH are able to combine the rancid fury of Anti-Cimex with the whiskey dirge of LeechMilk, and blend it into their own beyond radical sound. Trust me, when you have their song “Drones” blasting out of your speakers, you will say to yourself, unholy fuck! WAX MOTH is crazier than Satan huffing glue! The thing about these warriors of demented sludge is they can fucking play the hell out of their instruments. Which brings me to their songwriting skills WAX MOTH’s compositions have multiple layers of hate that will have you transfixed. The vocal delivery of the singer is almost soul in a very odd way, meaning that you feel his pain down to your core. WAX MOTH use feedback and distortion as audio doorways that will lead you past the ugly things we encounter on the daily. Also, the lyrical content deals with the warped human condition created by the corrupt powers that be on this earth. WAX MOTH is a band that deserves not only to be heard, but also to be championed. If there are any other webzines, bands or music weirdos reading this, make sure to spread the word about WAX MOTH! Spiracle is brand new sound of epicness!
Stop what the fuck you are doing and tune into this ultra INSANE NAILS live set at This Is Hardcore, filmed by Hate5six. Hot damn, this set should be released as a live album, the band was on fire! We have heard some news about the new record: that it is even more ABRASIVE than the last! Wow, this footage is the best NAILS video I have ever seen; the sound & picture quality is just fucking on point! So peep how the NAILS kill shit after the jump – warning, you might want to punch walls after you see this.
One of the most influential punk bands to ever hit a stage was the almighty DISCHARGE. At the height of their existence, no one could fuck with their live shows, because they packed the power of gun powder! They gave a killer performance in 1983 at Victoria Hall Hanley Stoke, and today CVLT Nation would like to share it with you. I know I’m not alone in saying DISCHARGE reigns supreme! So after the jump, the nightmare continues – so peep the awesome show in full!!!
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Endless Grinning Skulls
Nottingham’s hardcore punk lineage has always been stronghold the genre’s nastier tendencies. Almost as though the city’s sonic language had been dredged up from the bed of the filthy River Trent that runs straight through it’s heart. Endless Grinning Skulls are one of the town’s latest exports and their pedigree is beyond question. These lifers have rooted their sound in the dirt of anarcho legends like Anti-Sect and Rudimentry Peni but injected it with contemporary forcefulness. 2011′s self titled debut lp seemed to turn heads both at home and abroad, and this month sees the release of the all new “Fear, Ignorance, Control” e.p. on hip young label Viral Age Records. Which no doubt will have the crust hordes singing along to every word word by the next time they play out.
Lich are a band from London who could teach the vast majority of metallic crust bands a few things, both about sheer sonic violence and injecting said violence with a bit of imagination. Featuring members of the much underrated Battle Of Wolf 359, Lich have earned a venue flattening reputation at hardcore shows up and down the country and this summer they’ve put out yet another split release, this time with south coast thrashcore band Man Hands. If you thought tragedy had wimped out on their last record, then check this.
I never get tired of seeing awesome photography from someone who is young and full of fucking talent, in fact, I get hyped. This is exactly what happened the other day when I found the tumblr Misplaced Lens Cap by Matthew Grant Anson. This epic young photo wizard has something special when it comes to taking pictures. His photos have a magic to them that makes you feel like you are in the photo, or there while it was being taken. It’s pretty clear that Matthew is a part of the scene, and this fact makes the people that he photographs extra comfortable in front of his lens. Not only are his flicks of bands off the chain, his pictures of the humans around at a party or gig are pretty killer as well. I’ve got to say, when I look at his pictures, I feel like I’m looking at the future when it comes to actually capturing what youth culture is really up to. This is why Misplaced Lens Cap is our favorite tumblr this week. Make sure to stay tuned for an upcoming Seven Stories featuring Matthew Grant Anson’s work. For now, see what the punk youth of Los Angeles are up to after the jump!
We at CVLT Nation are super siked about bringing you a full stream of Lake Of Misery, the crushing debut full-length of UNREST. Featuring some quite prominent names of the German Hardcore-Punk scene, UNREST are aiming for one goal only: to destroy all your comforts and deliver one of the most powerful, dirtiest yet heaviest Hardcore records in a while. Recorded at the famous Tonmeisterei, Lake Of Misery comes in a very tight balanced, punching sound that feels like a whole bag of slaps coming your way. Taking influences from Scandinavian Crust like Skitsystem or Martyrdöd as well as British Grind pioneers Extreme Noise Terror or early Napalm Death, UNREST are already playing in a league of their own – unstoppable, unmistakable and relentless.
Check out Lake Of Misery in its whole brutal entirety after the jump and be sure to get your physical copy (vinyl only, of course). Bring on the rage!
Dont let the name fool you, “Dis” prefix might be somekind of ‘standard’ for many d-beat bands. But this Canadian metalpunk assault wont compromise with their 7 songs debut EP tape titled “Dis Nightmare Continues” (released by Uncross Your Arms), an ugly mutation of d-beat, UK82, NWOBHM and crust – formulas to which they claimed as their main influences. They sent me the tape along with my shirt purchase, I really dig the cover art done by Halseycaust below!
When I drive through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, or walk through the streets of South London, I see the ill effects of our capitalistic society. Everyone deals with this fucked up reality in different ways, and as musicians, people often use the torment of the oppressed as fuel for their creations. OILTANKER are a perfect example of this – these d-beat warriors record protest anthems that inspire you to make a change. The band have combined both of their vinyl releases, the Shadow of Greed LP and their Crusades 7″ into their 1st CD release for Southern Lord, available today! CVLT Nation are beyond stoked that we are streaming the new OILTANKER CD in full below…16 tracks of pure rawness that will make you want to destroy the icons of greed!
TRACKS 9 THROUGH 16 AFTER THE JUMP…
Earier this year, AGE OF COLLAPSE released a kick-ass album entitled Burden of Beast via Aborted Society Records (check out our review HERE!). I was totally blown away by this record, and one of the many stand-out songs, “Hands That Take,” now has a video produced by Brian Myers. Every time I hear this song, I just know that we have to do something, no matter how big or small, to make a positive impact on this world! AGE OF COLLAPSE are now on a west coast tour – peep the dates plus the video after the jump. Also, stay tuned for Part Two of their artist to artist interview with Murderess.