I just watched the brand new video for SARABANTE‘s tune “Under The Shadows,” directed by Nick Petrihos, and I must say that this visual captures the band’s passion for real justice. The song is fucking on point, and I’m sure you will be pressing repeat on this video. The good news is that this song will be featured on their new 7 inch that is being released by Man In Decline Records, which you can pre-orer HERE! Check out our premiere of SARABANTE’s “Under The Shadows” official video below…All corrupt leaders can fuck off! Let’s head bang against their lies!
CVLT Nation is super stoked to announce our first ever Vancouver showcase coming up on July 19th, 2013 at The Rickshaw Theatre! Our comrades in darkness, Nothing is Heavy, have put together an epic fucking lineup featuring WITCH MOUNTAIN, EIGHT BELLS, OSS, LIFE AGAINST DEATH and HOPELEUS! CVLT Nation salutes Vancouver BC as our home in the Northwest (Southwest?) and we are hyped to smoke up and rock out with our Canadian homies! Tickets are $10 at the door and all the info is below, see you there!!!
San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland… Grind! Are you fucking kidding me? Can you possibly go wrong? A grindcore band from Oakland that fattens everything up by adding to their razorwire crust-grind assault elements of sludge and doom in the vein of Corrupted? I don’t think so! Augurs are a slimy, filthy, completely deranged and totally uncategorizeable extreme-everything foursome from Oakland that, among other things, feature on bass Jesika Christ (a former member of Ludicra), and their debut demo is like the first encounter with a new deadly disease no one had ever heard of or seen before.
Hello there Arizona! Sunny, warm… and it appears, really fucking pissed too! From the sunny and usually less musically roudy Grand Canyon State hail infact an extremely crusty, violent, confrontational and wacked out hardcore punk band with a super cool name, Windmill of Corpses! These young lads from Northern Arizona have been lurking in the underground for a while now, playing in and around their native state and even venturing further into the deep south of the country, but nevertheless their awesome debut demo (which has been out for a while now), the first manifestation of their musical intent, thankfully made it into our hands and oh boy what a joy it was to discover its existence.
Let DEATHRITE show you the way “Into Extinction” – needless to say, we at CVLT Nation and everybody else who has at least a minimum of love for the extreme side of music are more than excited for this release. “Into Extinction” is the first full-length record by DEATHRITE from Germany and undoubtedly one of the most severe, filthiest records you’ve ever heard. CVLT Nation is more than pleased to present you an exclusive stream of the entire record – witness the unbridled brutality of “Into Extinction” yourself and better seek shelter from the merciless riff bombardment and the lethal aggression brought on by this blast-beating fury. DEATHRITE provide the soundtrack to the ongoing downfall of this planet – tune in and welcome the final termination…Pre-order “Into Extinction” from PER KORO RECORDS HERE!
The new MURDERESS EP entitled The Gate, out now on Aborted Society Records, is straight up raging. All four songs have this sense of urgency that will make the listener pay attention to what MURDERESS has to say…I really dig how this band is able to create songs that have off the hook bursts of aggro melody that keep my head moving. Enough of me talking about this gnarly EP – CVLT Nation has the honor to be streaming the new MURDERESS record in full below!
That’s right, what we have here is yet another hardcore punk album that took a bit (about a year to be precise) to slither to the surface and land in our hands from the excruciating shadows it was birthed in, but its power and sheer force are just too grand for it to lurk in the unknown forever. What landed on our desk is in fact yet another extremely confrontational hardcore album, a voice that ruptured from the gutter of the uttermost underground with the sole intent of being heard loud and clear and to wreck complete havoc on our sorry and unexpecting ears.
Black Code is a french d-beat/crust/death n’ roll band from Besancon, and their debut album (appropriately titled “Hanged, Drawn and Quartered“), once again completely self-released, is so explosive and bile-drenched that from the first seconds of the opening track, “Death Patrol,” shit starts hitting the fan with such intensity that it feels like the god of all shit storms itself has decided to plunge from the sky and crash on our sorry skulls. There is not one corner of this beastly hardcore album that isn’t super-charged and fully injected with unstoppable fucking mayhem. Seriously, every nook and cranny of this thing is so stuffed with spite and rage that no room is really left for anything else besides uncontrollable destruction.
Now this is freaking intense – we are showing the G.I.S.M documentary called Subj & Egos, Chopped if you are fan of the band, it’s a must see!!!
It should come as no surprise that one of the most devastating crust/d-beat albums of 2012 comes from Spain – Barcelona to be exact. Anyone who is familiar with Europe’s crust movement knows that Spain has always been a stronghold of crust punk and anarchist punk. Might be the fact that fascism survived in Spain way longer than in the rest of Europe, or the fact that Spain is one of most Catholic countries in the world, but the truth is there is an underground that calls for the blood of the establishment and of narrow-minded morals, and takes the punk lifestyle and vision to next fucking level at any given chance. Nevertheless, if you take examples like Ekkaia, Ictus and Absurdo for instance, you will recognize in Spanish crust bands some obvious traits that make them stand out from the rest, mostly that crust punk is a serious matter and it seems to be more epic and incumbent, almost “militarized” in its tones, and dominated by a sense of urgency and alienation rarely seen elsewhere.
From this background hails Instinto, a quintet from Barcelona whose independently released self-titled debut screams vengeance all over the fucking place and declares a full-on war against the establishment with its merciless and disfiguring brand of crust/d-beat assault. This album literally howls with rage and is nothing short of a sonic riot in its own form. The songs are towering anthems of sour and rage, the production is spotless and the guitar tone is absolutely huge and as filthy as the smog and smoke infested skies of a dystopic slum turned upside down by raging riots. Think of Tragedy and From Ashes Rise and their beefy tones and apocalyptic moods, but with a stronger sense of urgency and a more savage delivery. There is also a nitid Behind Enemy Lines sonic silhouette as a backdrop in this work, which reinforces the pure pedigree this band beholds. That’s where Instinto stands, and their debut is packed to the fucking roof with heaviness and anger to the point of collapse, and the songs contained herein pave the way to a downright musical war zone, one blast of obliterating rage after another. The album has been out for a while and oh my, what a mistake it was to overlook it. Hit the play button on the player above and let this baby literally tear through your skull like a riot!
It’s bizarre to think that this label is now 13 years old; what started out as an art project and supplement to a print zine quickly kind of spiraled into much more than we ever anticipated. This mix represents the second half of ABSOC’s discography, and is intended to showcase the direction we have taken over the last 5 years or so. While all of these bands are quite different in nature, the one thing they all hold in common (outside of all of them being very nice people) is that they are all breaking out of typical genre molds and are doing something unique, while staying firmly rooted in DIY punk. We really try to identify bands we think are pushing the envelope, and keeping the underground challenging and provoking.
We are basically an analog label; our releases are all largely on vinyl and cassettes (very few CDs), and our only foray into digital distribution is via MP3 download cards. We really believe a record should be experienced with artwork, layout, and lyrics when available, and really put effort into making packaging unique. We are based in Seattle, and have largely focused on Northwest bands until recently with collaborations with partner labels in Sweden, Germany, and Canada.
We’d really like to thank Sean and Meghan and everyone involved at CVLT NATION for all of their amazing support over the past few years! And cheers to all of you whom have ordered from us, supported the label and came to the shows and tours we promote. It’s been an amazing ride and we are really excited for this upcoming year’s releases which will include the s/t debut full length from INSIDIOUS PROCESS, early 8” lathe and demo releases put to 12” by NÜ-KLĒ-ƏR BLAST SUNTAN, a re-issue of early material from KALASHNIKOV (Italy), and an upcoming split between ADELIT@S and KOHOSH (Seattle). Keep it DIY!
Rob + Matt