BOTTOM FEEDER: Do you feel the natural environments you live in have any impact on your music?
LADYBIRD: Whats does yous means?
Give us 5 pros and 5 cons about being Ladybird.
Pros: Drinking, driving, smoking, farting, playing. Cons: being a Guns n Roses cover band, not knowing really how to play instruments.
What type of music do you listen to at home and what’s your inspiration for making your type of music?
Country Metal like Kid Rock or anything by Steely Dan.
Give us the story on Ladybird.
Once upon a time, shut up.
Your music seems really filthy, depressing and aggressive at the same time. Where do all these emotions come from and how do you get them all into your music?
Occasionally a record comes along that, for some reason, is extremely difficult to write about. Whether that’s because it’s terrible or there’s a lot to take in or that you just love it so damn much, it can take on a life of its own and drag you down into a pit of complete despair before you’ve figured out that it’s happening. All Hail Corrosion is a tough work to talk about, and not because it’s awful – far from it. It’s not even that there’s too much going on but it’s because it’s so simple yet so overwhelming in its emotional structure and ritualistic vibrations. Ephemeros do more than tug on the heartstrings with their debut and this three track monolith of an album is so wonderfully despondent that sitting through it all at once in order to get some thoughts locked down becomes a struggle.
(Photo captured by Oakland Photographer Alberto Gutierrez)
Summers in The Bay Area are wonderful. The weather is nice, the air is damp yet refreshing with the precipitation of the close shorelines and the perspiration of others, and as long as you stay out of SF there’s hardly any preposterous hills that you will have to climb. During this time it’s easiest to get around on a bicycle, which makes things a lot more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about being a buffoon that actually operates a vehicle while presumably being intoxicated. Falling down and getting bruised up is no big deal, losing your life and the lives of others you potentially care about is fucking terrible- so don’t drink and drive, it’s not worth it. As school lets out every summer there is a stream of great bands/artists performing nightly in DIY houses and venues throughout our cities. Forward Thinking and Intellectually inclined individuals who’ve formed bands are getting the opportunity to travel after their semester is over and set off to share their ideas and artistic expression with the diverse culture and show community found only here in The Bay. This is a very unique place to reside if you are a fan of music and art.
I like my blues dipped in blood and my riffs soaked in THC-infused whiskey. Maybe this is why EYEHATEGOD is one my favorite fucking bands. Right now they are on a European tour that looks like they are straight killing shit! In honor of this filthy audio journey of pain, CVLT Nation has put together this EYEHATEGOD FTW 2013 European video essay! So press play motherfuckers and wish this band comes to your town so that you can get your anger out!
Photo: Sergio Albert
It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway for you, so we’re coming back with a bang with 2 pairs of tickets to this year’s The Power of the Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on August 9th & 10th! Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this year’s lineup features headliners The Obsessed, Final Conflict, Hirax, From Ashes Rise & Black Breath, alongside a ton of other rad bands like Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Children of God and many more. Today we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the show on August 10th! To enter this giveaway just email firstname.lastname@example.org with TPOTR Aug 10th in the subject, and we’ll choose a winner on Friday at noon PST! PS – If you entered the 9th giveaway, you can still enter this one too!
Lithotome was formed in 2010 by Esoterica (ex Chaos Moon/ Krieg/ Esoterica). Shortly after, Imperial (Krieg/Twilight) was brought into the mix, adding his beast-like vocals to the audio assault. March 10th of this year marks the birth of one of the most disgusting records to pass through human eardrums, Lithotome’s self-titled debut. To say this record is mean would be a gross understatement.
CVLT Nation HQ just got home from a few weeks up in Vancouver, BC and one of the highlights of the trip was the sweet fucking Weedeater show we went to at the Electric Owl! The neighborhood was right on point for a Weedeater show – sandwiched between junkies and drunks and across the street from punks. The crowd was early to catch locals Hoopsnake, who exploded with sound, bass and drums reverberating through the room and leaving us feeling like we were definitely going to be deaf at the end of the night. Hoopsnake are a part of the underground heavy revival happening in Vancouver right now, and are a promising look into Vancouver’s current and future impact on metal. Next up were local legends Bison B.C., who had packed the place by 10:30pm which is pretty unheard of in this city. They absolutely crushed our minds and eardrums, and justified the crowd’s early presence 100%. The drummer’s muse is definitely Animal, and he led the band with crazy abandon and wild thrashing. By the time Weedeater got up on stage, the crowd was primed, and so was Dixie as he slugged back what little was left of his bottle of Jack. With eyes askew, he led the band in their unique brand of sludgey Southern doom, but again their new drummer, Travis Owen (WHORES), was something of a focal point. Tossing his sticks and thrashing almost more wildly than Bison’s drummer, he laid down a pummeling beat and was highly entertaining at the same time. This one’s a keeper! Check out some amazing photos of this night taken by our Vancouver photographic homie Ted Reckoning…they will give you a better idea of the radness of this night than my words ever could!
There must be something in the smoke in Portland, because this city has produced some of the heaviest bands in recent history. EPHEMEROS happens to one of them. Once you hear their soon to be released record All Hail Corrosion, you’ll understand where I’m coming from. The record is 3 mammoth tunes that will be released on August 20th on CD via Seventh Rule Recordings and on vinyl via Parasitic Records. CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming EPHEMEROS’ “Stillborn Workhorse” below! Stay tuned for an in-depth review of All Hail Corrosion.
NIGHTSLUG’s Dismal Fucker is one of the heaviest, most fucked up records of this year and probably the following 20. Emerging from Germany’s Hardcore-Punk scene and featuring (ex-) members of infamous bands like The Now-Denial, Burial, Doomtown or Union Of Sleep, the quality of Dismal Fucker could have been foretold but still surprises with its blatant uncompromisingness. Sludge, as heavy as performed by NIGHTSLUG, is not easy to be found anywhere, but most people surely wouldn’t expect it to come out of Germany. Being the fanboys and –girls that we are here on CVLT Nation, we had to do an interview with NIGHTSLUG to get to know this band more. So I sat down with Jens, the singer and guitarist of the band, and asked him a few questions while having a few beers and listening to the new Black Sabbath album. Besides Jens, NIGHTSLUG is Philip on bass and Fabian on drums.
I guess you could say so. I really wanted to play music, just rehearse regularly. It wasn’t so much about playing live or anything, just to hang out and play music together. So I fell back on Fabian and Philip because it’s always cool to make music with these guys. At first I didn’t even know if they’d be into this kind of sound – because the stuff we did in the past was quite different for sure. But it clicked already at the first rehearsal, so that was that. READ MORE…