On June 25h of 2013, a mammoth epic portion of doom will be unleashed on to the world, in the form of the new album from LESBIAN entitled Forestelevision. It is a 44 minute force of sonic nature! Once you inhale this album, you will be running back to your bong for more! In the meantime, it’s CVLT Nation’s sticky green honor to be streaming LESBIAN’s Forestelevision in full below! This kick ass record is being released by Translation Loss Records…Read CVLT Nation’s in-depth review of Forestelevision HERE!
There are times when a band within the doom metal subgenre takes it so far it is quite difficult for even the initiated ones to the genre to tolerate what they are trying to achieve. This merely speaks to the lack of patience that all extreme metal fans occasionally have, but in this case, you should really rise above yourself and keep your gaze focused on Dark Buddha Rising’s latest gift, Dakhmandal.
If what you are looking for in music is just mere moments then this album is not for you, Dakhmandal is a holistic experience. Its eighty minutes can be compared to a very unpleasant (in a good way always) acid trip. The band from Finland has now reached its fifth full length and even though their style has not changed drastically, their ideas have matured. Their doom/sludge with a fair share of drone influences and the necessary inclusion of psychedelic influences leads the way to their dark inhuman creation.
If you don’t know, now you know: we at CVLT Nation are huge fans of music and we have a good feeling our readers are as well. One constant in my life has been the sound that I listen to, and how music has helped shape my life and the way I see the world. One band that has been a been there for me is NEUROSIS and they have never disappointed me. I know I’m not alone in saying that this band has created a tribe that has transcended the music they create. This is why today CVLT Nation’s favorite tumblr is FUCK YEAH NEUROSIS. What I really dig about this page, besides the killer photos & videos, is how you can stream some epic tunes while you are wandering around the page. So check our gallery of NEUROSIS images, but make sure to head over to FUCK YEAH NEUROSIS ASAP!…They are on tour in Europe starting on June 22nd peep the dates below!
HEAVY…AS…FUCK! I’m super excited about the upcoming NIGHTSLUG album entitled Dismal Fucker coming out via Per Koro Records in july. The pre-orders for this doom-laden masterpiece of audio murder will go up very soon! In the meantime, CVLT Nation would like to share with you the new NIGHTSLUG video for “All Is Hell” – check it out! Stay tuned for some exclusive streams happening in the very near future…I have their album Dismal Fucker ON REPEAT!
The Future of Weed: High Country, the new documentary from Vice is really nice to inhale and watch. This THC-saturated film takes an interesting look at the advances in weed growing technology that the city of Denver and surrounding areas are making on the Hi-Tech Herbal tip. Even if you do not puff the devil’s weed, this is a must see…Excuse me while I load my bong again and press play – I’m not zoning out, I’m tuning in!
Ides of Gemini are a captivating experience; there is a serene power to their sound. Sera Timms, J. Bennett and Kelly Johnston are a musical force to be reckoned with, and the blasphemous beauty of their music is brought to life today with our premiere of their video for “Starless Midnight” off their 2012 Neurot/Sige full length, Constantinople. Directed by Romanian sorceress Daciana Birladeanu, this visual is a nuanced visual journey through one of my favorite songs off the album. Like their music, it is bleak and dreamy at the same time, and although shot in black and white there is a warmth to it of fire and human body. Check out this gorgeous video below…
I have to be entirely up-front and say that industrial music, especially something as provocative and grim as Author and Punisher, is a new foray for me. The collision of metal and electronic music has always left me a skeptical in some ways, as I am oft reminded of bands such as Static-X or various artists from the Blade 1, 2, and 3 soundtracks. However, to lump Author and Punisher into that would be horribly idiotic and in no way am I attempting to do that. Rather, I see Author and Punisher in the same realm as industrial metal heavyweights and household names such as Jesu and Godflesh. Since listening to Women & Children, I’ve grown to value something I often discredited, which is indicative of the value of this album in general. So forgive me if I sound strange throughout this review because I’m tackling it from a place of newness, but understand that this piece of music is without a doubt remarkably woven and created by a highly creative and musically-learned individual.
Through some research I’ve found that the man behind Author and Punisher, Tristan Shone, is a mechanical engineer and metal sculptor who has created all of his own performance equipment; ranging from a contact microphone “arm” and an almost Saw-like vocal piece (don’t hate me for that reference) which distorts and complexifies his voice. Women & Children is the follow up to his popular and genre-breaking second album, Ursus Americanus. As I dove into my research on Shone, I found myself wholly captivated by live performance videos shot over the course of 2013. As a performer, he is without a doubt the perfect blend of man and machine; a musical cyborg locked into a rig that is both dark and twisted. Shone crafts a truly dense and unbridled set of doom and drove-inspired music, all of which is accompanied by a visceral, emotionally-rich live performance.
One of the gnarliest tours that has been taking place this summer is the Full of Hell and Seven Sisters of Sleep tour. We are huge fans of both bands, plus both of their new records are the shit. So when our comrade in video Kevin Hobbs told us he shot them and Badr Vogu in Oakland, I knew had to share with our readers. When you see all of this insane footage, you will realize why all three of these bands are ultra powerful! Press play and watch your eyes bleed…
Fórn is a new band from Boston(Mass) that is playing some of the heaviest sounds currently resonating from the East Coast. Chris, the vocalist, is a friend of mine and I’ve been following this band since their inception. I’ve been taking notice of the killer shows they are playing/putting together for their local community and I’m really digging what these folks are creating. It’s all about supporting friends and these friends of mine happen to fucking crush!
Chris sent me a copy of their debut demo prior to the official cassette release which is being self-released in early July by the band. Their demo clocks in at around 14 minutes and is composed of two slabs of nasty groovy heaviness. The first track is titled “Serpent’s Lair” and weighs in at a little over 4 minutes and the second track is called, “Dasein”. Both of the tracks on this debut are characterized by their punishing pace of skin-crawling dirge and all out heaviness. They’ve enlisted the artistic creations of Bryan P. of Clovenhoov/Natvres Mortes Illvstrations for their demo artwork which you can check out below.
CVLT Nation is stoked to announce our new mixtape series entitled DOOM NATION which starts NOW! Get ready for 19 bands and over 2 1/2 hours of the filthiest bass lines in this universe! This mixtape is a highly addictive listening experience, so download and get doomed!